Sometimes, you can tell from a very young age what people are going to make of their lives. That was definitely the case for Robert Godin, who began playing guitar at 7 years old and was giving lessons by the time he was 15. The intricacy of guitar design was something that had always appealed to Robert, so he started up the Godin luthier company to follow his passions and create instruments that would be renowned on stages everywhere.
That's a goal that Godin has definitely achieved in the more than 20 years since then. Godin guitars have hit the stage in the hands of musicians like Brian May, Roger Waters, Jeff Lynne, Darryl Hall, Kirk Hammett, Tony Fredianelli, Billy Corgan, Win Butler and Ritchie Blackmore. That's an artist roster that any other guitar maker would be right to envy, and it really puts into context the level of performance you can expect from a Godin guitar.
The versatile options to be found in Godin's selection have something to offer for any player. If this is your first Godin, a great way to get your foot in the door is with the Redline HB Electric Guitar. This model makes legendary performance accessible on a beginner or hobbyist budget, with a double-cutaway body and gorgeous flame maple top. It's outfitted with Godin's own humbuckers, ready to give you all the tone you could ever ask for.
Do you like to play it smooth? If so, check out the 5th Avenue Jazz Guitar. Aimed squarely at the professional club crooner, this instrument is jazz through-and-through, with stunning tonewoods that look beautiful and sound even better. This is the sort of guitar that makes you wonder how you ever performed without it - and it's only one example from the jaw-dropping range of instruments Godin has to offer.
A great guitar always starts with passion: the luthier has to be as committed to your performance as you are yourself. Godin has really nailed this. Their guitars are built to be played, and played hard, on the stage as well as in the studio. If you've been wondering where to get a guitar that's an absolute work of art visually and acoustically, then wonder no more - it's right here.