Godin Guitars unveils Richmond electric guitars

Unveiled by Godin Guitars, the Richmond line consists of its first two models: the Belmont and the Dorchester. Made in Richmond Quebec Canada by a dedicated team of guitar craftsmen, the Richmond Belmont and Dorchester models exemplify serious tone for players looking for a vintage vibe backed by meticulous craftsmanship, innovation and modern playability. These "Titans of Tone" conjure up seminal classic rock images from the 50's, 60's & 70's, while giving players all the sonic bliss they could ask for.

new LTD models
The Belmont Duo
new LTD models
The Dorchester Duo

The sizzling Belmont with its 24-3/4" scale and solid mahogany body features two single coil Lipstick pickups along with the vintage bite of a Seymour Duncan '59 humbucker in the bridge, a mahogany neck with rosewood Ergocut fingerboard, 5-way switch as well as separate volume and tone controls. The full bodied, 25-1/2" scale Dorchester model features two Lace Alumitone humbuckers, housed in a chambered silver leaf maple body with poplar wings and a rock maple neck with rosewood or maple Ergocut fingerboard. The controls consist of separate volume and tone knobs along with a 4-way switch with a "beefy" 1st position with the neck/bridge in-series, producing more output and a fatter tone. Both models feature a chrome roller bridge with a fixed tailpiece, chrome Kluson tuning machines, Nordic white pickguard and truss rod cover with matching binding on the back.

Richmond Belmont Specifications:

- Neck: Mahogany
- Fingerboard: Rosewood or Maple 12"
- Radius: 12" (300 mm)
- Nut Width: 1-11/16" (43 mm)
- Scale: 24-3/4" (629 mm)
- Body: Solid Mahogany
- Pickups: 2 x single coil Lipstick pickups & 1 x Seymour Duncan '59 humbucker in bridge
- Bridge: Chrome Roller bridge with fixed tailpiece
- Tuning Machines: Chrome Kluson tuning machines
- Tone Controls: 5-way switch, 1x Volume, 1x
- Colors: Black Wash HG or Burgundy HG
- Case: Richmond hardshell case included
- Price: U.S. List: $1195.00 / MAP: $995.00

Richmond Dorchester Specifications:

- Neck: Rock Maple
- Fingerboard: Rosewood or Maple 12"
- Radius: 12" (300 mm)
- Nut Width: 1-11/16" (43 mm)
- Scale: 25 -1/2" (647.5 mm)
- Body: Chambered silver leaf maple body with poplar wings
- Pickups: 2 x Lace Alumitone humbuckers
- Bridge: Chrome Roller bridge with fixed tailpiece
- Tuning Machines: Chrome Kluson tuning machines
- Tone Controls: 4-way switch, 1x Volume, 1x Tone
- Colors: Black HG or Cherry Burst
- Case: HG Richmond hardshell case included
- Price: U.S. list: $1250.00 / MAP: $1049.00

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As a Quebecer I find it beyond puzzling that these (beautiful) guitars, designed and built in Quebec with American pickups don't yet have a French-language web site and are only available in British-Colombia, the Netherlands, Bangkok and Milan.

BTW, you can go directly to www.richmondguitarscanada.com.

Daniel, there is a french language site (http://www.richmondguitarscanada.com/richmondguitarscanadaf.html). And I'm pretty sure these babies will be on store shelved all over the place very soon.

Way to go Godin!

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