A Brief History
It was obvious from an early age that Robert Godin had a passion for the guitar. He started playing guitar when he was seven years old and by the age of 15, he was running his aunt’s music store where he offered guitar lessons and repair services. Then in 1971, he discovered the small village of LaPatrie Quebec and began the preliminary stages of what was to become a respected lineage of both acoustic and electric guitar brands known the world over.
From his early days in the 1970's of building replacement necks and bodies for other leading electric guitar companies, to travelling the roads of New England selling acoustic guitars out of an Econoline van, to establishing factories throughout the Eastern Townships of Quebec and in Berlin New Hampshire, one thing has remained constant…his passion for building guitars.
Made in Canada
Being able to say these words and truthfully mean it, is something we are very proud of in this day and age. All of our acoustic and Richmond guitars are made in Canada from start to finish. Canadian Made also applies to our Godin electric guitars, which originate from parts hand-crafted in Quebec Canada, with final assembly in Quebec and Berlin New Hampshire.
Today, Godin Guitars includes 7 lines of guitars, featuring both electric and acoustic guitars with steel or nylon strings, along with models ranging from parlor size acoustics, to electric models offering access to the world of MIDI and computers, to an 11-string fretless nylon wonder!
In other words, Robert Godin's enthusiasm for the instrument has developed into one of the largest and most innovative guitar companies in the industry today.