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Sergio Lara is a Latin Grammy nominated guitarist & composer. Lara began his musical journey at 9 years old learning classical guitar and Latin rhythms before moving on to various styles such as Blues, Jazz, Rock, Country, Folk, Bluegrass and Flamenco.

In 1989 Sergio formed the instrumental guitar duo 'Lara & Reyes'. The duo performed Flamenco-influenced Latin guitar music and quickly gained momentum in global popularity. With acclaimed performances in the USA & Mexico, Lara & Reyes became trailblazers for their genre. During their time together, they released seven albums and earned a Latin Grammy nomination in 2001 for "Best Pop Instrumental Album" for their sixth album "WORLD JAZZ".

In 2004 Sergio started his own record label "Fusion Acustica Music" and has since released several albums. He continues to perform globally, having shared the stage with musicians such as Julio Iglesias, Ray Charles, Strunz & Farah, Craig Chaquico, Larry Carlton, Bireli Lagrene, Sam Bush, Dr. John, Wayne Shorter and many more.

Now in 2017, Sergio continues his musical journey with different projects and plans to release a live DVD from upcoming concerts.


Roger Espinoza
Nicaraguan born Roger Espinoza is a product of American music and a faithful student of the traditional music of the gypsies. A guitar virtuoso who has studied with the legendary Jorge Strunz of the ever so popular guitar duo Strunz and Farah. Mr. Espinoza studied the "Latin Rhumba" and "Gypsy Rhumba" as well as those rhythms from Latin America and the Middle East. He was perfecting and experimenting with the rhythm style of his idols the Gypsy Kings and making it his own. He studied Flamenco rhythms with good friend Paco Arroyo and Gino D'Auri. Mr. Espinoza also studied at the Berklee School of Music. Mr. Espinoza and his band ESPINO are a very popular live musical act and are in constant demand. He has just released his Fourth CD, “Colors of the World."

Mr. Espinoza’ notable works include,  Super producer David Foster, Chris Botti, Randy Jackson, Il Divo (multinational classical crossover vocal group), Andrea Bocelli, Backstreet Boys, Mario Reyes, (Gypsy Kings).

He also, has had the pleasure to perform for The former President of the United States, Barack Obama, & former Governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, amongst many others.

Dan Peterson is a progressive guitarist/composer with rave reviews from national music publications such as Guitar Player Magazine, Vintage Guitar Magazine, Stereo Review, Audio Magazine, etc. A diverse player known for"impeccable taste and intense feeling" (Guitar Player Magazine) and technical virtuosity, he is also noted for creating complex and ethereal guitar compositions which focus on the listening experience over technique alone.

Acclaimed for his guitar tone, Peterson relied heavily on a La Patrie Hybrid Nylon for the beautiful and lush nylon string sounds heard on "Be a Blessing". He is currently in the studio using his Godin Nylon Multiac Ambient Duet, Godin A-4 fretless bass, and Godin Encore Nylon guitars. 

"I love the feel of these guitars, the recorded sound and the creative freedom they inspire. Not having to spend hours getting the mics just so in the studio allows more time to focus on creating music because of the quality of the electronics and the tone these guitars provide as soon as I plug them in. I’m planning on using a new Godin XTSA also for my current recording project.”


Gabriel Vicéns (1988) has quickly become a respected figure in the Puerto Rican jazz scene. He attended the Music Conservatory of Puerto Rico and graduated Summa Cum Laude as the first jazz guitarist.

In 2012, he completed his first solo album, Point In Time, which featured jazz legend Eddie Gómez. He has recorded and played on stage with renowned musicians like Eddie Gómez, David Sánchez, Alex Sipiagin, Miguel Zenón, Paoli Mejías and Henry Cole.

Vicéns has garnered much attention performing live at some of the most important jazz festivals in the country such as the Heineken Jazz Fest, Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico Jazz Festival and the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico Jazz Festival. He is also known as one of the best sideman guitarists in the Puerto Rican jazz scene, often playing with top groups like SM Quinteto, Jonathan Suazo Quintet and Henry Cole & The Afrobeat Collective. 

In 2012, he joined the faculty of the Music Department at the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico. Most recently, he recorded his second solo album, Days, produced with jazz trumpet player Alex Sipiagin.

Born in 1985, John Bailey is a classical/jazz guitarist from the Northwest of England. John studied at Leeds College of Music where he completed an MA in Performance specialising in Jazz. 

Over the years he has received tuition from Ralph Towner, Wolfgang Muthspiel and Mike Walker and combines live performance and studio recording work with a role as guitar tutor at The University of Liverpool.

Inventive and creative, John is developing a strong reputation as a forward thinking and innovative guitarist, contemporary composer and multi-instrumentalist. He is currently recording his third album with Jazz legend Arild Andersen and award winning saxophonist Julian Arguelles. John just finished a 60 date tour with number one classical recording artist Russell Watson.

You can find more information about John including reviews, gig dates and samples of his music at www.johnbaileyguitar.com


Artist JAYE
Artist JAYE (‘The Guitar Warrior’) is a Canadian modern-day leader in the field of music.  He is known for his live performances that exhibit his on point tones, attack, phrasing, melodic ideas, improvs, grooves, and captivating solos. His special events, performances, and public speaking engagements across diverse Canadian communities are dedicated to the support of music playing and the outstanding 'Sharing Music Unites Us™ cause of which he is the founder. 

His revolutionary teaching methods yield powerful results. Artist JAYE is an inspiration to musicians, fans, and students that connect with him from around the world.

More info at:  SharingMusicUnitesUs.com

Godin instruments are crafted with unparalleled attention to detail by outstanding people who are deeply passionate about building the best guitars.  I love the tone, comfort, and responsiveness of Godin guitars.” – Artist JAYE

Mike Kerr is a Brazilian born instrumental rock guitarist and composer residing in Massachusetts, USA. Influenced by heyday of guitar oriented rock of the 80s, Mike pushes the envelope as solo artist with his profound technical wizardry of the guitar molded to catchy and easily digestible songs.

Mike's new CD, The Truth of the Lion, is a collection of carefully crafted songs that connect directly to the listener using a soft touch and soothing orchestral accompaniment.

Playing live, Mike is a musician capable of stopping anyone and making them admire his playing, whether it is his original pieces, jazz improvisations, or a blues jam. Mike has performed in historical places such as Whiskey A Go Go, CA, The Palladium, MA, House of Blues, CA, and a myriad of other venues. The new CD tour, will be revisiting some of these historic venues. 

Mike's main guitar of choice is his Godin Progression Plus.

More info at: http://www.mikekerr.net


Bassist Patrizio Sacco is currently touring the world with powerhouse Italian pop opera trio, IL VOLO. The group is on tour in support of their latest release "Grande Amore" on Sony Music.

Patrizio plays his Godin Shifter 5 Classic Black Burst MN bass live on stage nightly!

More info at:
http://www.ilvolomusic.com

 

Bassist Nelson Rios also known as Nelsinho Rios is proficient at electric, synth, and upright bass, guitars and keyboards. He has played, recorded and produced a variety of shows and artists such as:
Lee Ritenour, Steve Fister, Roger Espinoza/Cafe-Fuego, Alex Acuna, Emmett Skyy and many others. Nelson is also a voting member for the Grammy's Recording Academy.

Some of his favorite basses include his Godin A4-Ultra fretted and his Godin Shifter 4 Classic Black Burst MN.

More info at:
http://www.nelsonriosbass.com


 

In a career spanning over two decades, Rob Tardik has established himself as an award winning guitarist and contemporary jazz/world instrumental music artist.  

Rob has kicked off the New Year in 2016 with his new up-tempo single, “Rite of Passage”, which is set to debut in late January and again place Rob on the Billboard U.S Smooth Jazz charts, while his new 5th Album “Moments” was just released in November 2015. His last single “RobBop” was the #2 most added new track on the Billboard Smooth Jazz charts back in January. Rob released his 4th studio CD release “Limitless” which debuted at the end of summer 2013. His first single “One World” went to #1 on the charts for 3 weeks in summer/fall 2013. In 2010, Rob won the prestigious Canadian Smooth Jazz Guitarist of the Year; and held the #1 spot on the U.S.-based, Music Choice Contemporary Jazz charts for 4 weeks in Sept/Oct 2010. Rob is currently on the guitar faculty at Metal Works Institute, the Merriam School of Music and studied music at York University in Toronto.

Rob's guitars of choice are his Godin Multiac Nylon Duet Ambinance & ACS models, along with his Godin Passion RG-3 electric.


More info at: www.robtardik.com


Classic Rock Supergroup, Fleetwood Mac, just finished up the recent leg of their hugely successful "On With The Show" World Tour.

The tour saw all 5 original members playing to sold out arenas around the globe! Legendary bassist John McVie played a couple of his Godin Shifter 4 Classic basses live on stage nightly!

More info at: www.fleetwoodmac.com


California based guitar virtuoso, Eric McFadden, brings his fiery guitar style to every stage he plays. He has toured the world both as a solo artist, as well as traveling with funk legend George Clinton (Parliament/Funkadelic), and rock legend Eric Burdon (The Animals).

Eric's go to axe of choice is his custom Godin 5th Avenue Uptown Bigsby. "My Godin Uptown suits my needs like no other guitar. The look, sound and feel are impeccable. It's a true love affair."

Look for his latest solo album called "The Light Ahead" and tour dates near you!

More info at: www.ericmcfadden.com/

Guitarist & lead vocalist Ian Thornley, of acclaimed Canadian rockers Big Wreck, looks to his Godin A12 Natural SG electro-acoutic for a full-on, amplified 12-string sound. "Beautiful sounding, feedback-busting acoustic twelve string guitar. Wonderful for the stage; you can have it thundering without it feeding back. I've always loved the sound of the Godin plugged in through a DI and then out through a PA. It has such a beautiful tone."

Check out Ian's own solo album released in 2015 called "Secrets", under the name Ian Fletcher Thornley.

More info at: dev.ianfletcherthornley.com and www.bigwreckmusic.com

 

 

Guitarist Paulo Neta, of acclaimed Canadian rockers Big Wreck, has been playing Godin in studio and on stage for many years. His models of choice include his Godin LGXT and his latest Godin Summit Classic CT HB. "I am very impressed with the Godin Summit Classic CT! The tones are perfectly balanced, each note sustains for days and the craftsmanship gives it an incredibly polished feel. Every guitar off the shelf plays like a custom build."

More info at: www.bigwreckmusic.com

Guitarist & lead vocalist Neu Mannas, of Canadian rock outfit Head of the Herd, turns to his trusted Godin Montreal Premiere Bigsby and Icon Type2 Convertible both on tour & in studio. "The Montreal Premiere has become my go-to guitar. Pretty when she ought to be, and mean when I need that extra bite."

Head of the Herd is proud to unveil their 3rd LP, “Birds On The Roof,” available in stores and online through Universal Music Canada. Their most ambitious album to date, recorded in England, Wales, Canada & America, with producers chosen to match the songs that needed their particular touch, this album makes a statement that Head of the Herd doesn’t take the easy road.

More info at: www.headoftheherdmusic.com

 



Steve Fister is a California based guitarist, singer and songwriter, who has performed and recorded with many diverse artists such as: Steppenwolf, Bon Jovi, King Kobra, Quiet Riot, Tony Franklin, Joe Satriani, Marco Mendoza to name a few. Steve has produced 9 solo records, including the his "Live Bullets" which reached #2 on the European Blues charts. His current release is entitled "The Tri-fecta" / "A Triple Threat" includes the stellar rhythm section of Ric Fierabracci and Ray Brinker. The trio that has been road tested in Europe with over 250 shows including support tours and shows with Joe Satriani, Walter Trout, and Y&T. Steve plays a Godin Montreal Premiere Bigsby and Godin Summit Classic CT P90.

Click here, to watch Steve Fister's Godin Summit Classic CT demo.

More news & album info at: www.stevefister.com

David P Stevens is a fresh new solo artist on the contemporary jazz scene. With 4 albums to his credit, featuring people such as Gerald Albright, Steve Cole, Gerald Veasley, Jaguar Wright, Carol Riddick, Frank McComb, and many more, David has established himself as a main stay, within the genre.  Look for David to be performing at a jazz festival near you! David plays a Godin Montreal Premiere w/Bigsby and a Session Custom.

More info at: www.davidstevensmusic.com





UK bassist, Musical Director, Touring Musical Director and Godin A5-Ultra player, Lawrence Insula, is a multi-faceted professional musician who has established himself as a top call amongst session musicians on the UK scene. His melodic yet thunderously infectious groove has been duly noted to span across genres from Pop to Indie Rock to Gospel and Fusion/Jazz. "One of the bass worlds rising stars" as noted by Bass Guitar Magazine (April '11).

More info at: www.lawrenceinsula.com

California based singer/songwriter & Godin MultiUke player Brit Rodriguez is known for her soulful, smoky voice that beautifully contrasts with the bright, colorful sound of her ukulele. As a musician, she is renowned for her lyrical content and melodic prowess. As a performer, audiences are captivated by her unique sense of humor and down to Earth personality. Influenced by late fifties R&B and nineties dance music, Brit is a hybrid of the raw, youthful energy of today and the great soul and folk divas of the past.

More info at: www.britrodriguez.com

Godin endorsee Marco Pinna is an Italian guitar player who recently moved from Italy to Nashville TN. He immediately caught the attention of acclaimed musicians such as, Denny Jiosa (four time Grammy nominated guitar player), and Kenny Zarider, well known keyboards jazz player and composer. Marco's first US album "Amigus" was produced by well known bass player/producer Sean O'Bryan Smith. To record the album Marco put together a band of great musicians like Chester Thompson and Gleen Williams on drums, Kenny Zarider, Shannon Wickline and Peter Gallinari on Keyboards, Kyle Nachtigal, and Lee Hines on percussions.

Marco's Godin guitars of choice are his Multiac Grand Concert Nylon SA and LGXT. More info at: www.marcopinna.net


"My favorite Godin is the Summit CT. A good guitar only sounds great because it feels great. This one does just that!" says guitarist Lee Caruso Jr. of the band Big Atlantic.

Hailing from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Big Atlantic, an emerging up and coming progressive/alternative/modern rock act is leaving no stone unturned on route to the top. Backed by fans, they have established themselves without the backing of a label. In rewards to the hard work of their community, their latest album is available as a FREE DOWNLOAD at:
http://noisetrade.com/bigatlantic/motive

Currently, Big Atlantic is dedicating their time recording their NEW RELEASE coming in Fall of 2014. It will be available for FREE download through their website:
www.bigatlantic.com

James Scholfield is a Berlin based guitar player who tours regularly with singer Curtis Stigers. He has recorded as a leader with legendary jazz drummer Billy Hart and has performed and recorded as a sideman with a variety of artists. He has performed all over the world including opening for Paul Simon and Eric Clapton.

James' Godin of choice...The Montreal Premiere!

More info at: www.jamesscholfield.com

Godin endorsee Jimmy B has added a Session Custom to his arsenal along with his Godin LGX-T and A8 Mandolin. The Rickie Lee Tanner Band (with Jimmy on guitar, mandolin and backing vocals) have played over 150 shows so far this year and planning on playing over 200 shows in 2014.  Rickie Lee Tanner's new CD "This Here" (Fravik Records) is now available, featuring Troy Luckketta of Tesla on drums.

www.reverbnation.com/jimmybonguitar

www.rickieleetanner.com

 

Guitarist Saúl Delgado (also known by his nickname "El Guitarro") has worked as a producer/composer/arranger/multi-instrumentalist with several projects dabbling in multiple genres and styles (Rock, Pop, Electronica, Reggae, Jazz, Hip Hop, among others) which have taken him to many renowned events, important stages, newspapers, websites and TV shows around the world.

From San Juan, Puerto Rico, Delgado was inspired at an early age. His love for the fine arts was felt with a knack for painting, drawing, writing poetry and playing the guitar. Self taught, his first performances in front of an audience took place at age 14, triggering a musical journey that has not stopped since.

Saul plays a Godin LGX-SA, Multiac Grand Concert Nylon SA and a Montreal.

www.elguitarro.com

Gabe Treiyer is an Argentinian musician who played, toured and recorded with such artists like Bobby Kimball (Original Lead Singer from TOTO), Jimi JamisonGene Loves Jezebel, Joe Lynn Turner, Tommy Denander, David Palau among others, and currently is the band director and guitar player for the  Steve Rothery (Marillion) & Friends Band.

Gabe's main guitar on this tour is his Godin Progression Boutique USB.

(photo credit: PH Federico Echeverria)

 

www.gabetreiyer.wix.com

Takis Barberis is a Greek, Athens based guitarist, composer and educator. His music is jazz with a lot of elements from Indian, Funk, Rock, Balkan and Greek music. He has rich personal discography in which has participated almost all of the greatest greek jazz players and worldwide known musicians like Trilok Gurtu, Debashish Bhattacharya, Shankar Lal, Petroloukas Chalkia.

He has been using Godin guitars since 1997 for recording, live preformances and as a session guitarist with Eleytheria Arvanitaki, D.Savvopoulos, Alkinoos Ioannidis.

His favorite Godin models are Multiac Nylon SA, LGX-SA, 5th Aveneu CW Kingpin II and the Montreal Premiere.

www.myspace.com/takisbarberis

Felton Offard is a guitarist/composer/producer and educator. He is a versatile artist who has worked with diverse acts from pop star Barry Manilow to jazz legend Clark Terry. He was a touring and house guitarist for several Broadway shows including Oprah Winfrey’s Presents: The Color Purple, Jersey Boys, Standing In The Shadows of Motown Live with Peabo Bryson, and Leela James, The Addams Family, Crowns and numerous others. Offard has written for TV and radio for HBO, Food Network, Centric and numerous others.  TV appearances include NBC’s The Playboy Club and Three Mo’ Divas. His new album "INVINCIBLE" is coming in May 2013, a follow up to his critically acclaimed Gospel Jazz album RISE.

Mr. Offard teaches guitar, jazz and popular music and music business at Chicago State University.

For more on Felton, check out: feltonoffard.bandcamp.com

Montreal based guitarist & multi-intrumentalist, Jeff Smallwood has shared the stage with some of the biggest artists in the music business, including Celine Dion, James Taylor, Roch Voisine, Dennis DeYoung, Bryan Adams, Robbie Robbertson and on & on...For him to have access to different sounding instruments in various settings is very important. The Godin Inuk Ambiance Steel 11-string is certainly an instrument that fits his needs: "as a multi-instrumentalist I'm always looking for new sounds...the INUK isn't just new...it's unique...it's INUK!"

Guitarist David Dafre from the Brazilian indie folk Rock band Vanguart on tour with his Godin Montreal Premiere. This year sees them opening for UK alternative Rock band Keane on their South American tour.

www.vanguart.com.br

Guitarist David Levita has played with some of the biggest artists in the industry including Alanis Morissette, Rod Stewart, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw to name a few, and one guitar that shares the stage with him is his Godin Multiac Nylon Duet Ambiance. "The Multiac embodies a great combination of electric and acoustic guitars; it has the feel of a classical nylon string, with the sonic versatility of an electric guitar... feedback is never a problem and she has plenty of warmth and feel for a solidbody guitar...a fantastic gigging guitar!"

Renowned singer/songwriter France D'Amour has been a force on the Quebec music scene for many years. She recently got her hands on the new Godin Montreal Premiere thinline semi-hollow body electric to play live in support of her latest album called "Bubble-Bath & Champagne" (Tandem.mu) - her first English album.
(photo credit: Mylene Belzile)

www.francedamour.ca

Guitarist Derrick Zajac has been a Godin endorsee since 2002, performing guitar duties for Thirty Ought Six. Now with his new project; SPYGLASS EMPIRE, he has expanded his collection of Godin guitars, including the new Godin Core P90. With the completion of their new self titled record. The band is rehearsing for upcoming showcases and a regional tour. The new sound is very radio rock friendly full of hooks and stellar guitar tones. "I have always loved the tone, flexibility and quality of my Godin guitars. Not to mention, how well i have been treated by all the guys at Godin. I can't imagine playing any other guitars and or supporting a better company".

www.spyglassempire.com

Bassist Carlos Soria, from the legendary and influential Montreal Punk Rock band THE NILS , live on stage with his Godin Shifter Classic 4 bass. The band is currently in studio working on a new album for 2013 release! (photo credit: Martin Charbonneau)

www.reverbnation.com/THENILS

Godin endorsee and multi-instrumentalist Koby Hayon is a world renowned composer and performer. Originally from Israel, Koby, now based in New York, plays Guitar, Bass and Oud as a band member of the internationally acclaimed Trio Shalva. The trio (most recently performed in Brazil and opened for Pat Metheney in Belleayre Festival, NY), will be releasing their second album in late 2013. Koby also leads his own jazz trio, whose first release Gemini received much critical acclaim. Koby’s most recent project, is a globally influenced group with musicians from around the world (Lebanon, US, Pakistan, Israel) which brings in each musicians unique voice on their instrument and their various heritages to create a new global musical vocabulary. This group will also release an album in 2013.

Guitarist Dominic Cifarelli has been busy in studio working on his musical project called The Chronicles of Israfel. With him in studio, along with a Godin A8 mandolin, is his Godin 5th Avenue Uptown GT.
(photo credit: Bruno O'Hara Photography) For info and updates on The Chronicles of Israfel visit: youtube.com/israfelworld

 

 

Mike Gowin is a rockabilly guitar player/singer from Poland. His guitars of choice are the Godin 5th Avenue Kingpin P90 and Godin 5th Avenue CW Kingpin II. "I dig the tone from the 50's and the P90 equipped Godin delivers that vintage flavour. Plus, it's a beautiful looking guitar. It's great, no matter if I'm rocking along with my Million In Cash Band or during solo gigs, when I play more of the Travis picking style songs."

www.reverbnation.com/mikegowin

Guitarist and composer Matthias Muller, originally from germany, is the founder of the world-wide acknowledged indo-jazz formation Ahimsa. His extensive engagement with indian music made him perform with some of greatest indian classical musicians like Grammy award winner Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, L.Subramaniam or Bickram Gosh. Matthias has been playing Godin guitars for almost 20 years now, including his Godin Passion RG-2.

www.ahimsamusic.com

Born in Greece, Jazz guitarist and Godin endorsee Theo Kapilidis talents have placed him among Greece's most outstanding musical personalities. Since 1991, Theo is back in Switzerland, where he is currently an instructor at the "Zurich University of the Arts" and the department of Jazz at the "Zurich Conservatory". He has participated in various musical projects, including: 676nuevotango, Diet Band, Johnny Vidacovich (John Scofield), Mark Soskin (Sonny Rollins), Keith Copland to name a few. His great commitment to music shows clearly, both in his expression of sincerity and in his innovative spirit.

www.theo-kapilidis.com

Godin endorsee Yalil Guerra is an award-winning Cuban guitarist and composer based out of Los Angeles, California, where he is busy as a renowned record producer all the while promoting the music of his native country.

Yalil was also a Winner at the XIII Latin Grammy Awards in the "Best Classical Contemporary Composition" category for his piano work for "Seducción".

www.yalilguerra.com

"A longtime strictly acoustic artist, New York based songwriter Mal Blum is now thrilled to also be writing on and playing a Godin 5th Avenue CW Kingpin II at shows and proudly endorsing Godin's ethically made and great sounding archtop 5th Avenue series!" (photo credit: Jamie Philp)

www.malblum.com

Since 2003, Greek studio guitarist, producer and arranger, Christoforos Krokidis has been touring and playing all over the world with the likes of Giorgio Dalaras. Marinella, Adonis Remos, Dimitri Basis, Gianni Parios, Kostas Makedonas and Gianni Ploutarxos to name a few. While on the road Christoforos uses his Godin Multiac Nylon SA and LGX-SA

Christoforos is currently in the Studio recording his highly anticipated Instrumental CD which will be a fusion of Ethnic Music and Hard Rock. The Album will feature his Godin guitars, including the Godin MultiOud nylon.

 

Karim Kadiri is the co-founder, composer and oudist for the Oriental & World Jazz band M’Oud Swing. Based out of Philadelphia and Casablanca Karim has seen his horizons stretched with the advent of the Godin MultiOud. A lover of avant-garde jazz as well as traditional Arabic music, Karim has found great joys in naturally mixing his two main influences on his Godin MultiOud without having to deal with the drawbacks of feedback or weak volume while playing with much louder jazz instruments.
www.moudswing.com

 

 

Long time Godin player and jazz guitar virtuoso Lionel Loueke is set to release his latest album called "Heritage" on Blue Note Records, August 28, 2012. It features Lionel's world class playing and some of his favorite Godin models, including his Godin Multiac Grand Concert Duet Ambiance, Multiac Spectrum Steel SA and his 5th Avenue Jazz.

www.lionelloueke.com

Godin Progression Boutique USB in the hands of guitarist Tyrone Buccione, from Rock n’ Roll quartet out of Toronto, ON...TimeGiant. Featuring soaring vocals, thunderous bass, stampeding drums, and piercing guitar harmonies making up a sound stemming from the 70s with a modern outlook. Music industry professionals and fans alike are raving about TimeGiant: “With a self-titled EP and a full-length dubbed Grow already available, TimeGiant is joining the ranks of younger bands like The Sheep Dogs and more locally, Monster Truck, looking to music four-decades their senior for inspiration.” -Ric Taylor (View Magazine – Hamilton, Ontario)

www.timegiantband.com

 

Godin endorsee Francesco Lo Castro and Bruno D'Ambra release "Songs for Duke" featuring Francesco's playing his Godin Multiac Nylon Duet.
"For a duo, Bruno and Francesco produce a big warm sound on this delightful set of original compositions inspired by Duke Ellington. Highly recommended!" Jim Mullen.
The album Songs for Duke comes from a musical collaboration that started over two years ago at the Archduke jazz Club in London’s South Bank between pianist Bruno d’Ambra and guitarist Francesco Lo Castro. The pair wanted to pay homage to the harmonic style and melodic clarity of Duke Ellington’s jazz pieces as well as to the art of jazz improvisation, which features here in a tasteful, sophisticated way.Given the wealth of recordings that present arrangements of Duke’s music, the pair wanted to get further into the bones of his compositional style and so decided to write pieces with the flavor of Duke’s sophisticated harmonic structures and beautiful melodic lines. The result is this elegant collection of tunes.
www.flocastro.com

Joel Whitley is a Multi-instrumentalist , songwriter, performer and producer. Joel has performed and/or recorded  with: Stevie Wonder, Prince, Dr. Dre, Lauren Hill, Everlast, House Of Pain, Flo Rida, Darious Rucker, Chris Martin, The Temptations, James Ingram, Natlie Cole, Musiq Soulchild, Thunder cat and a host of others.

https://twitter.com/Silktone

Adam Ross is an L.A. based guitarist, producer and songwriter who has also established a career as a touring guitarist for the likes of Grammy winning artist Rihanna, as well as Tricky, The Pogues, Bleu, Stefy among others. Adam also fronts the band Yours Til Death. Adam includes a Godin LGX-SA and Multiac Nylon SA in his guitar arsenal.

www.adamrossmusic.com



Michael atonal Vick aka VVV is a multi-instrumentalist whose main focus is performing and composing music on fretless guitars, basses, the Godin A11 Glissentar & iPads. Michael is also a promoter, and in 2005 he founded the NYC Fretless Guitar Festival as a way to promote this often overlooked instrument. Vick has performed at the American Festival of Microtonal Music, the Spoleto Festival USA & the National Slide Guitar Festival, and he is endorsed by Godin Guitars, Unfretted Records & FreeNote Music. Vick currently records & performs with VVVEAD, and he also teaches about tuning systems at Furman University in South Carolina.

www.TheMichaelVickTrip.com

Noah Adams and The Dirty Bourbon River Show is currently touring the United States in support of their most recent studio album, Volume Three. "As a full-time professional bandleader and multi-instrumentalist with a penchant for sweaty, fast, high-energy shows, I demand a lot from a guitar. My current live performance set-up is a black Godin 5th Avenue Kingpin with Thomastik JS 111 flatwound strings. Plain & simple, it does its job, and it does it right. Whether it's rhythm or lead playing, light fingerstyle or heavy strumming, my set-up never fails me. It is everything I need."

Gerry Hoeller plays his Godin  5th Avenue Jazz on a nightly basis. As Gerry says, "I love this guitar. It really brings out my individual tone whether I'm playing Jazz or Blues". He now tours internationally with his wife in their duo project 'Sweet Surrender'. They are currently in production of their first album.

April Wine`s founder and leader Myles Goodwyn announced that he will be the opening act this year for the legendary band he started in Nova Scotia back in 1969.

"I’m looking forward to a more intimate connection with the audience than I personally get in a full blown April Wine concert. I`ll get to play some songs that were inspirational to me growing up and I`ll also play some more obscure April Wine songs."

Myles intends to give fans a wee taste of his long awaited blues CD, as well. He added that the choice of songs he’ll play on any given night will be dictated by how he feels, the type of venue and audience. And yes....... he’ll take requests.

Goodwyn stressed that his opening set will not affect the main event, which is an April Wine rock concert. "The evening is first and foremost an April Wine show and that won’t change. That’s still my main priority at this time.”

Myles Goodwyn and his band April Wine were inducted to the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 2010.

www.aprilwine.ca

Godin Multiac player Ron Jackson is a New York City jazz guitarist, composer, arranger, producer, recording artist, and instructor. Ron has 2 new CD’s on his Roni Music Label. Jazz guitar trio, “Burning Gums”, “it’s clear that there isn’t much these three can’t do.  This self-titled release could have been twice as long, and never gotten old.” Nick DeRiso Rating:  5 stars (out of 5) “Flubby Dubby” Produced by late Guitar great and mentor Melvin Sparks. “this album Jackson affirms his reputation among fellow musicians as a top-tier guitarist in modern jazz.” Ed Blanco, All About Jazz CD Review.

www.ronjacksonmusic.com

Roger Waters has been performing with his Godin Multiac Spectrum SA steel string model and playing it nightly while on tour for his incredible Roger Waters The Wall Live Tour. As Roger says "I love this guitar. I use it live on Hey You."

www.roger-waters.com

Theodis Ealey “The Bluesman” brings the Juke Joint Flavor! IFGAM Records recording artist,  Blues Guitarist, Vocalist, Songwriter, Producer, and consummate entertainer, are just a few of the titles to describe the phenomenon of this Mississippi native, Theodis Ealey.

Theodis is currently on tour with “The Blues Is Alright” national concert tour playing around the USA. He is also a current member of the Tommy Castro Legendary Blues band.
Theodis made a grand splash on the 2012 January’s Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise again this year. Theodis Ealey generated industry recognition for his innovative style and authentic Mississippi flavor, and is the proud recipient of many awards bestowed upon him by the industry and his peers.

Guitarist Michael Cavallo of the Toronto based band Manic Drive has been rocking his Godin LGX-SA and Icon Type 2 live and in studio. The guys have just wrapped up a fall tour with International Christian artist the NEWSBOYS across Canada and the United States. Their new single "Halo" from the album "EPIC" is receiving excellent radio response.

www.manicdrive.com

Doron Zor is a Toronto based producer and session guitarist with over 400 sessions under his belt. Doron owns a production house studio www.bigbangstudio.ca where he develops and produces artists of all genres of music. In addition to his recording studio Doron owns a music school and he is the founder of "Making Music the guitar series"  his books are sold worldwide. Currently Doron is writing and co-writing music with artists nation wide, playing on productions for American idol producers, Canadian idol singer, Juno award producers and with many different musicians. Visit www.doronzor.com for more about Doron.


Godin Multiac Nylon endorsees Roger Harmon and Jonathan Barlow have released their debut album “Massif Trio plays Schumann, Schubert and Strauss.” The CD is distributed internationally by Naxos and is available worldwide through your favorite digital and retail outlets. ALL MUSIC GUIDE reviewed it as “a masterful performance filled with keen musical insight, evocative text painting, and enticing sound quality (4.5 out of 5 stars).” The album features Jonathan Barlow’s arrangements of 19th Century German art songs for 2 guitars and tenor. "Our Godins have allowed us to explore the music we perform in ways we didn't think were possible. Their tone and playability are unequalled anywhere in the industry."

jonathandavidbarlow.com
rogerlouis.com 

Jay Malinowski, guitarist and front man of Juno Award winning trio Bedouin Soundclash has recently been performing with his new Godin 5th Avenue CW Kingpin II while on tour. Jay is also a long time Godin Acousticaster player, both live and in studio.

www.bedouinsoundclash.com

Guitarist Nathan Afilalo from the power heavy meal outfit Dissension was quickly drawn to his Godin Redline Nemesis. "The Nemesis has a @^%*ing great name, and an even better sound. The Gods themselves would strum it", says Nathan of his active EMG equiped Nemesis. The band combine power metal with thrash and death metal elements, and push the genre even farther, replacing the traditionally clean vocals with raspy aggression and giving the guitars a heavier crunch.

dissensionmtl.bandcamp.com

Guitarist John Baker of Mars Hollow plays his Godin LGXT on a nightly basis. The progressive rock band's second album, "World In Front of Me" sold out just one week after release and was produced by Billy Sherwood, former member of Yes. Be sure to catch them on tour near you.

www.marshollow.com

Zach Deputy's new album, "Another Day" (Eusonia Records), reflects more of his singer-songwriter side. Best described as an R&B / soul record, the album was recorded with some of New York's first call, top studio and tour side men. Zach continues to tour aggressively coast-to-coast in North America, employing his Godin Multiac Nylon SA in his "Island Infused, Drum 'n' Bass, Gospel Ninja Soul" one-man show. By the end of 2011, Zach will have performed 218 shows, including over 30 festivals. For more info please check out www.zachdeputy.com.

Jimmy B is the guitarist and mandolin player for country singer Rickie Lee Tanner. His current CD "Fast Lane"  features Jimmy on lead guitar, using his Godin LGXT,  and has also added the Godin A8 mandolin and uses it in the live shows with Rickie.

http://www.reverbnation.com/#!/jimmybonguitar

www.rickieleetanner.com

Godin Redline 3 player Artagoth from the Progressive Metal band Unexpect hits the stage every night with his wicked Redline 3 guitars! The band is bringing their intense sound to Czech Republic on the Brutal Assault Festival after the release of their new album "Fables of the Sleepless Empire."

www.myspace.com/unexpect

Guitarist Corey Rozzoni from the Nashville modern alternative rock band Adalene with his Godin Icon Type II Convertible. "The Icon is the first guitar I’ve picked up in years that made me say ‘I need one (or two) of these.’ I love this guitar.” Check out their release "Night On Fire" www.myspace.com/adaleneband

Hungarian Godin endorsee Béla Rák plays the Multiac Grand Concert SA and 5th Avenue Kingpin P90. He started to learn guitar at the age of 6 and won many national and international competitions, awards and scholarships. His repertoire consists as classical guitarist of the masterpieces of the guitar literature spanning from the Renaissance to the Contemporary. He also frequently perform as lead guitarist and vocalist with his band the Rak Bela Combo, a jazz ensemble. www.rakbela.hu


The firey fretwork of guitarist Corey Diabo is the back bone of Montreal based hard rock outfit Jonas & the Massive Attraction's studio albums and live shows. Corey continues to rip up the stage with his Godin Icon Type 2 Convertible: "My Godin Icon Convertible is an inspiring Tone Machine! Awesome Sustain & Resonance. The Seymour Duncan P-Rail pickups are an amazing match, allowing a pallet of single, P90 and full on humbucker…Chime to Sublime! The Icon does it all…and then some!" Catch Corey with JMA on tour across the nation and check out the bands latest album "BIG SLICE" out now! www.jonasandthemassiveattraction.com


Andrea Razzauti recently released his CD "Painting the Music" produced by 2x Grammy Award winner, Paul Brown, featuring, Grammy Award winning jazz vocalist, the legendary, Patti Austin. "Painting the Music" is an eclectic blend of Smooth Jazz, Classical and Brazilian music. "As a guitarist the Godin Multiac ACS-SA creatively inspires me to compose and move from one artistic genre to another with ease. The ACS-SA is a palette with endless possibilities."

Guitarist and singer Alpha Yaya Diallo, from Guinea in West Africa, is one of the hottest acts on the current world music scene. Now based in Vancouver, Canada, he’s earned a matchless reputation internationally for the excellence of his musicianship and the excitement of his live shows – whether performing solo or with his band Bafing. Diallo is a uniquely multi-talented artist. His dexterous acoustic and electric guitar-playing, with its fluid melodic lines and compelling grooves, places him in the front ranks of African axemen.

Recently returning from a tour to the Philippines with his band Quartered, Jeff Wang currently plays the Godin Redline 2. He has played with many different guitars on stage and the Redline 2 has definitely been the best sounding guitar yet. "The set up is very solid. I play in a progressive metal band and this guitar comes across well with both high and low gain settings. The sound and tone is very heavy when I need it to be." Jeff and his and his Redline 2 will be embarking on a cross country Canadian tour from Vancouver British Columbia to Montreal Qubec and back, in promotion of Quartered`s new album, "Walks Like A Ghost" to be release in the summer of 2010. www.myspace.com/Quartered 

Godin artist and legendary Billy Idol guitarist Steve Stevens stops in at Steve's Music Store in Montreal for a "Meet & Greet" with a line up of excited fans. Steve was onstage rockin' his Godin guitars that same night with Billy Idol at Metropolis Theatre. Catch Steve and Billy on Tour in a city near you!

Godin Multiac Nylon artist Francesco Buzzurro started to play guitar at the age of 6. As a classical guitarist he won three national competitions and was awarded by the Italian President Giorgio Napolitano for the composition of the soundtrack of the docu-fiction “Io ricordo” produced by the Muccino brothers.
His passion for classical music is also strongly linked to a deep activity of research in the field of jazz, in fact the guitarist has developed on his own a particular way of improvising on the nylon-string guitar mixing the elements of bossa-nova, flamenco and latin music.
Thanks to his ability he had soon the opportunity to join three big Sicilian ensembles: the Sicilian Jazz Big Band, the Sicilian Jazz Orchestra and the Contemporary Music Orchestra in Palermo.
Within the orchestras the guitarist has played with some jazz giants such as Toots Thielemans, Arturo Sandoval, Diane Schurr, Bob Mintzer, Joe Bowie, Frank Foster, Bill Russo, Mickey Howard and many others. As a sideman he has also collaborated with Lucio Dalla, Renzo Arbore,Ornella Vanoni etc...
The guitarist has recently played at the Blue Note in Milano presenting his last cd for solo guitar entitled “L’Esploratore”.

Armed with a new record, entitled "RED", The Alaya Conscious featuring guitarist and Godin LGX-SA player Evan Dunn brings a fresh new sound to the instrumental genre. Recorded by Ben Soliem (Skinless, Wilco, The Lifeline, Macabre) at The Sterling Group Studios in New Lenox, IL, "RED" is the result of an experimental and organic writing and recording process, a concept new to the band. Released on June 9th, 2009, the new record exhibits a broad range of dynamics and timbres not often used in the instrumental genre to produce a sound of melodic, inspiring backdrops grounded in aggressive, carefully sculpted rhythms. www.myspace.com/thealayaconscious

Godin Guitars is proud to announce that they’ll be backing "The Gods of Now" on their upcoming album currently being recorded at Montreal’s Moonbabe Studio. Endorsee, songwriter/producer Schrecker will continue his mission to wrench and tear at aural time travel and sonic mind control. When asked about his Godin LGX-SA as a writing tool Schrecker said “With three outputs and endless combinations of the result, the Godin LGX-SA is the instrument equivalent to standing at the edge of the universe; there are no limits, only possibilities.”

Raised in a family where playing music was as natural as breathing, David Maldonado’s early influences encompassed a broad range of music, most notably Classical and Flamenco. By the age of eight, David was already an accomplished violinist, immersed in the Classic world of Bach and Mozart. When he was ten, David’s father gave him his first and only guitar lesson. That lesson awoke in him a passion that has never wavered. By the age of fourteen, David was performing classical guitar concerts at the University of Arizona. Two years later, he began to study under the world-renowned classical guitarists, Celin and Pepe Romero, and their father, the late Celedonio Romero, from whom David learned his incredible rasqueado technique. David Maldonado started using Godin Guitars for live shows in 2009.  "The Godin Grand Concert Duet Ambiance is the best guitar I've heard through an amplifier, producing a very rich Flamenco & Classical sound. It's unbelievable, and I can't wait to share its new sound across the world and on my new records."

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Godin endorsee Tor Talle is a Norwegian guitarplayer/songwriter best known for the Northern light project and working with Joe Lynn Turner (Deep purple, Rainbow), Fergie Frederiksen (Toto), Rob Moratti (Saga), Steve Overland (Fm) and Tony Mills (Tnt, Shy) among others.Tor has also written music for National tv, commercials, webmovies and documentary. During the last years Tor has worked as a session guitarist and songwriter. For the moment Tor is writing and recording songs for Rob Moratti(Saga) and Steve Overland(FM). His main guitars of choice are the Godin Velocity, Ultra A6 and ACS nylon.
www.tortalle.com

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The Bermondsey Joyriders have they're own spin on punk & blues, largely due to the vocals and fiery slide guitar work of guitarist Gary Lammin, whose axe of choice is the Godin Radiator of which he owns six. Check out the bands latest self-titled album on Cherry Red Records.

Montreal Thrashers Chris Arsenian and Patrick Poliquin from Endast will be shredding the new Godin Redlines on Endast's up coming fall tour entitled the 'Blue Skies Tour'. This tour is supported by Jagermeister, stretching 6 1/2 weeks across Canada coast to coast. Keep an eye on there myspace page www.myspace.com/endast for tour dates to see if they are coming to a city near you.

Award winning blues rock guitarist Natalie Wells and her band have had a busy year. Aside from playing lots of club dates and festivals in the KY/OH/IN/WV regions, they have been opening for and sharing the stage with national acts like Elvin Bishop and Little Ed and the Blues Imperials, have garnered positive press and radio airplay from many different places and are planning a tour of the southern U.S. in the summer of 2010. They will also be recording a full length studio release in the very near future. Natalie has recently started playing slide and will only do it on her beloved Freeway Classic. She also loves her new Summit CT and plans on using it extensively at live shows and in the studio. You can check out their live videos and schedule at www.nataliewells.net

The firey fretwork of guitarist Corey Diabo is the back bone of Montreal based rocker Jonas' studio albums and live shows. Corey got turned onto the Godin Passion RG-3 at the Montreal International Jazz Festival and has been tearing up the bands live sets ever since. Catch Corey with Jonas on tour and check out the bands latest album "Promised Land" and live DVD "The Quest".

All facets of Jamie Nudds are primed for action, as showcased on his latest album "Saints vs Sinners" distributed in Canada by Universal music and by IndienInk music in the U.S. Jamie tours extensively throughtout Canada and the U.S. and has recently fell in love with the Godin 5th Avenue Kingpin.

Guitarists Ahrue Luster and Diego Verduzco from New Jersey based alt-metal band ILL NINO bring a nylon string flavor to their heavy sound using the Godin ACS Nylon SA & Multiac Nylon SA both live and in studio. Check out their latest release called "Enigma" on Cement Shoes Records. The band is currently on a 2009 tour of South America.

Discovered by Peter Gabriel in the mid-90's, singer-songwriter Joseph Arthur is a true talent. Releasing 4 EP's and a full length album called "Temporary People" to much praise in 2008 alone and on his own label "Lonely Astronaut Records". He recently held opening spots for Tracy Chapman, Bruce Springsteen and The Killers respectfully while in Europe. Catch him on tour with his Godin Multiac Spectrum.
"One of our most emotionally revealing and talented singer-songwriters” – Vanity Fair

Canadian songwriter, poet and music legend Leonard Cohen has been playing his Multiac ACS Nylon each night while on his recent 2009 world tour, which has been garnering rave reviews from critics everywhere. This tour was recently released as both a live 2 CD album and DVD called Leonard Cohen: LIVE IN LONDON.

Jazz / Blues guitarist and Godin artist Curtis Ray Smith specializes in recording and performing guitar instrumental arrangements of a diverse range of musical styles, so tonal flexibility is a must.  “Since I’m playing melody vocal parts instrumentally, as well as covering rhythm parts and solos, my guitar has to cover several bases within a single song.  With my Godin Montreal, I can move from an acoustic guitar melody part to a warm jazz tone for a solo, to single coil cut for a rhythm part – all with the flick of a toggle and twist of a blend pot.  I got hooked on Godin when I used a Multiac Jazz on my 2007 CD release “Masquerade”, but when it came to performing that CD live, the Montreal saved the day."
www.curtisraysmith.com

Versatile is a word you can use to describe mutli-instrumentalist & 2009 JUNO Award Nominee Levon Ichkhanian.  In the past few months alone, Levon has performed in Marion J. Caffey's hit "Three Mo' Divas", the Canadian Tour of the Tony Award winning production "Spamalot" with shows in Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto; a cross Canada Tour with Maryem Tollar ensemble including master musicians from Egypt, Dr Afred Gamil and Mohamed Aly; and an Olympic's concert Tour in China with Dee Dee Bridgewater, Oliver Jones, Taylor Dane Sheila E. and others.  In between, he found time to produce CDs, perform locally in Toronto with his own band, with Marvin Hamlisch and Simon Spiro, at the Ashkenaz and Toronto Jazz festivals, and write a few articles for Canadian Musician Magazine.  He closed off 2008 as the cover feature in Muzik etc magazine, and rang in the New Year performing at Nathan Phillips Square with the cast of the hit show "Jersey Boys" , where he is currently performing.
www.levonmusic.com and also check out Levon on youtube.com.

Photo credit: Al Kay

Guitarist, band leader and Godin artist Eric McFadden, has been taking the rock energy and dark americana vibe of his Eric McFadden Trio on the road this past year in support of his latest release "Delicate Things". Along for the ride is Eric's main axe, the Godin 5th Avenue Kingpin P90. "I have never been happier with a guitar than I am with my Godin 5th Avenue Kingpin...Awesome feel and tone." Eric and company are busy working on new songs and recordings as well as preparing for an upcoming spring tour.
www.ericmcfadden.com

Long time Godin endorsee and jazz heavyweight Mordy Ferber, recently finished recording in L.A. for a Film/TV project "Gypsy Guitar" with the Godin 5th Avenue Kingpin P90. His busy touring schedule has him heading over seas to play the Opera House in Tel-Aviv with the Beatle Jazz band. While in Tel-Aviv he will also be giving a Master Class at Rimon University and upon his return will be starting work on his Composition book to be released in the fall. He also released an in depth instructional DVD entitled "Make the Tune your Best Friend" on Mel Bay. For more information visit www.mordyferber.com.

Guitarist Mark Potter from the UK alternative rock group Elbow plays the Godin Montreal, enjoying its smooth tones and versatility. Elbow were recently winners of the coveted 2008 Mercury Prize for their latest release "The Seldom Seen Kid". The Mercury prize is awarded for the best album from the United Kingdom each year. The band also recently received the award for "Best British Group" at the Brit Awards in February 2009. Look for them on Tour before they head back into the studio to record their fith album. www.elbow.co.uk (photo credit: A.Nissim)

Juno Award Winning band Bedouin Soundclash singer/guitarist Jay Malinowski has been a Godin Acousticaster player since their first album in 2001. The electro-acoustic sounds of Jay’s Acousticaster can also be heard on the subsequent albums such as their latest release “Street Gospels” wich has proven to be another success with singles like “Until We Burn in the Sun”,  “Walls Fall Down” and “12:59 Lullaby” which has since been featured on the hit TV series Grey’s Anatomy.
Uriah Heep is currently on tour and guitarist Mick Box has been playing his Godin A6 Ultra on a nightly basis with the band. The UK Tour is in support of their latest release called "Wake the Sleeper."
Dacia Bridges has made a very good name for herself as a singer/songwriter. Her number #1 hit for Dannii Minogue and a special guest feature with Lemmy Kilmister from Mötorhead on her last record with the track 'Losing You' with Dacia & The WMD has proven that. She shared the stage with Limp Bizkit, Stone Sour, Disturbed, Die Ärtze and rocked the festival classics Rock am Ring and Rock im Park. With her new solo project which is acoustic driven, she has chosen the Godin ACS Slim model as her partner in crime on the path of melancholy. She dosent limit herself to just one style. Dacia's debut acoustic record will be presented in late spring next year. For info and date's go to: www.daciabridges.com
Bolivian composer, master flutist and guitarist Oscar Reynolds never parts with his Godin Multiac Grand Concert SA with 13-pin capabilities, whether onstage or in the recording studio. A Godin player since 1999, Oscar accompanies classical and Spanish-influenced guitar with haunting panpipes, playing both instruments simultaneously. The Grand Concert SA provides the guitar work on his albums, starting with his 2005 CD of originals “Rio de Luz,” debuting at #7 on the New Age Reporter charts. He is a 2008 Arts Recognition Awards Honoree of the Arts & Culture Commission of Contra Costa County for his contributions in the preservation, promotion, and education of U.S. audiences on the traditional arts of Bolivia. www.oscarreynolds.com

Guitarist & singer, Bryant Kamlade, from Canadian based Last Day Lost makes the Godin LG Signature his weapon of choice. In 2008, LDL performed at the highly revered New Music West, as well as the Creation Fest 2008 at the Gorge Amphitheatre in Washington, toured extensively throughout the U.S., and earned a support slot for Theory of a Deadman. They have played with the likes of Rick Derringer, Edgar Winter, The Headpins, Chilliwack, Hedley and Faber-Drive. Look out for the release of their new music video, "Bleeding For You", off of their new album "Places to Hide". Their music is available at www.myspace.com/lastdaylost and on itunes.

 

Giovanni Guido was the lead guitarist of the Jazz Crusaders from 1994 to 1998. Also performed live with Linley Marthe, Bobby Lyle, Patty Austin, Mario Canonge Ronnie Laws, Jon Lucien, Francis Lassus, Bobby Caldwell, Alphonso Johnson, John Beasley, Walter Calloni, Stefano Cerri, Silvano Borzacchiello. He was awarded 1st Prize at the International Contest of Jazz Soloists in Monaco. For 7 years he has been playing Godin guitars and now the Godin A6 Ultra gives him all the versatility of his playing in acoustic and electric sound.

Mick Myette, guitarist for Quebec Rocker Eric Lapointe, recently got his hands on the Godin Velocity with High-Definition Revoicer and loves the versatility and bite the guitar provides him. Mick and his new Velocity are currently on tour with Eric Lapointe throughout Quebec.

Guitarist Mike Risko, owner of the Mike Risko School in Ossining NY, is a proud endorser of Godin Guitars. Mike is the author of three instructional books that are designed as the curriculum for the school. This guitar method gets students of all levels to understand the guitar in a practical way and complete way, playing all over the neck in weeks, not years. Mike also gigs regularly with his wife Miriam in their acoustic duo, Jazz Trio and 5 piece electric band. Mike plays a Godin LGX-SA, Multiac Steel Duet, Montreal, A6 Ultra and a Multiac Jazz Spruce.
Visit mike at mikeriskomusicschool.com

Mike Scott, the talented and versatile guitarist in Justin Timberlake's band, loves the tone and feel of his Godin LGX-SA. It allows him to access so many different sounds while playing on stage on a nightly basis. Currently on the road, the band will finish up its North American dates before the Justin Timberlake Tour takes them to Australia, New Zealand, Thailand and Dubai.

William Bycenko is destined to be a future star on the Canadian Music scene. This 9 year old "Rocker" has already played a number of live theatre shows to rave reviews. Pictured here Rockin' out with his new Godin Velocity, William's father says, "Music flows in his veins & his talent keeps flourishing. The guitar is part of him & to be on stage is a passion that continues to grow."

Derrick Zajac has been a Godin player for the past 7 years. His guitars of choice are the Godin LGX and LGX-SA. As the guitarist for the heavy rock outifit Thirty Ought Six, Derrick brings his aggresive and melodic style to their sound reaching an ever growing fan base. Their fist full length album titled "Amazing Attractions for Rebellion" was recently released to much acclaim from radio station managers and industry A&R. The band will be featured on MTV2's upcoming show "Band on the Rise". Watch out for Derrick and the band on tour near you.

Godin endorsee & Multiac Grand Concert Nylon player Tomas Janzon released "Coast to Coast to Coast" on Changes Music in January 07 to critical acclaim. An Album of original compositions recorded in L.A., New York & Stockholm. He recently completed tours of Scandinavia with his American Jazz Quartet as well as Brazil & Argentina playing concerts & teaching masterclasses in improvisation for classical & jazz musicians.
www.tomasjanzon.com

Bassist Trevor Bolder of Uriah Heep keeping the low end of the bands sonic spectrum with his Godin A4 SA with 13-pin capabilties. Being a key member of the band since 1976, he continues to write, compose and produce for the legendary group. They are currently in the UK recording their new album scheduled for release in Fall of 2007. Previous other bandmates of Trevor's included David Bowie & the late Mick Ronson on Bowie's classic album "The Rise & Fall of Ziggy Stardust & the Spiders from Mars".
Italian guitarist, composer and conductor, Sandro Di Stefano, is a strong believer in his Godin Multiac Grand Concert SA with 13-pin capabilities. He recently released his latest DVD, a Classical & Midi Guitar Project. He's also touring throughout Europe and will be coming to the US in 2008. www.sandrodistefano.it

BD Lenz is releasing his 5th recording "Straight Up" on Apria Records in the following months, featuring bassist Will Lee & Joel Rossenblatt, as well as the sweet sounds of his Godin Montreal. This funky outing will be supported by a national radio campaign and rigorous tour schedule throughout the Northeast. BD Lenz's music continues to show up all over the television including recent placements on VH-1, A&E, Spike TV, & the Travel Channel to name a few.

Paul Wallace Esch is an avid player of Godin guitars. His arsenal includes the Godin A6, ACS Slim, Freeway Classic and a Flat5. His latest release is entitled "Everything". An eclectic mix of flamenco, blues and world music which hits the streets in early July.
Country artist Kelly McDonald released his debut CD in 2007 entitled "Better half of me" featuring his Godin A6. Kelly's new single "I Keep Calling" has landed a spot on the nationally syndicated "The Back Porch Show" hosted by Mitchell Keller and co-host K Wilder, during their "Indie Artist Cafe" segment.
Thorn, guitarist for the Quebec based metal band 24 Seven, recently picked up a Godin A12 semi-acoutic. He was thrilled with the 12-string acoustic sound when plugged in and used the A12 on all the acoustic tracks for their up coming album entitled "Chain of Events."
French guitar master Sylvain Luc is very much inspired by the guitars he chooses to play. Continually inspired by the Godin Multiac series, Sylvain relies on their incredible tone and playability both live and on record. His dazzling jazz style can be heard playing his Multiac Jazz, Multiac Nylon SA and Multiac Steel SA on his latest album called JOKO.