NAMM 2016: Godin Guitars to Unveil New Models at Winter NAMM

Published 7 years ago on January 11, 2016

By Jonathan Graham

(PRESS RELEASE): Join Godin Guitars at the 2016 Winter NAMM Show, from January 21st to the 24th in Anaheim California, where the company will be showcasing the latest additions to its family of guitars in a new larger showroom (211 A & B), which will also include artist performances throughout the 4 days, and a special autograph session by legendary guitarist Steve Stevens on Saturday January 23rd at 4:00PM.

New Godin Models for 2016

The newest member of the family is the Godin Passion RG-4 Swamp Ash Bass. Part of the upscale Passion series, it features 5 tuned, Synchronized Resonance Chambers interconnected inside the body that allow for optimal air transfer, exceptional resonance and a lightweight, vibrant body. The bass also features an ergonomic, rounded contoured body made of Red Cedar with a carved Swamp Ash top and is powered by a set of Seymour Duncan Quarter-Pound PJ™ pickups, 1x volume, 1x tone and a 4-way switch, all housed in a 5-ply tortoise shell pickguard. Rosewood or maple fingerboard options are available on a rock maple neck with large clover style high-ratio tuning machines.

Godin Passion RG-4 Swamp Ash Bass

Godin Passion RG-4 Swamp Ash Bass

Other new solid body electrics include the 2016 redesign of the rocking carved top Godin Core CT and Summit Classic CT models. Both models feature a 24 ¾” scale, chambered mahogany bodies and mahogany set necks. The Core CT includes the Graphtech ResoMax wraparound bridge, and available pickups options include 2x Seymour Duncan P90s (neck: Vintage SP90-1 / bridge: Classic SP90-3), or 1x Godin GHN1 (neck) & 1x Seymour Duncan 59’ humbucker (bridge). The Summit Classic CT features a beautifully bound Richlite™ fingerboard & headstock, large dot inlays, the Godin High-Definition Revoicer system, and Graphtech ResoMax bridge. Available Seymour Duncan pickup options include a P90 model (neck & bridge: Vintage SP90-1), Humbucker HB model (neck: Alnico 2 / bridge: 59’) and Convertible model with P-Rails, which allows the player to select between humbucker, single-coil or P90 tones. New color options on the Summit Classic CT HB include: Black HG, Burgundy HG and Cherryburst HG.

New Acoustic Models

Seagull Performer CW Concert Hall Burnt Umber QIT

An all new logo & branding for the Seagull line, making its debut at Winter Namm. New Seagull acoustic models include the Seagull S8 Mandolin, and S6 Original QIT, S6 Original Slim Concert Hall GT QIT, Performer CW Concert Hall QIT, and Maritime SWS Mahogany GT QIT models, all available in the stunning new Burnt Umber finish. The Simon & Patrick line will see the new S&P Songsmith Concert Hall A3T and S&P Songsmith Sunburst Folk GT A3T making their debut at Winter Namm. The Art & Lutherie line will see the debut of the paired 6-string Cuban style steel string acoustic in the A&L Tres. Godin will also have the latest TRIC cases and Italian-made Godin Acoustic Solutions. All guitar models in the Godin family of brands feature Graphtech’s “Laser Etched” Tusq nuts & saddles.

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