NAMM 2013 - Godin Acousticaster 40th Anniversary

The Godin limited edition 40th Anniversary Acousticaster is the highlight of Godin's anniversary celebration at Winter NAMM 2013.

Godin Acousticaster 40th Anniversary

Scheduled on January 24 to 27, the 2013 Winter NAMM show will witness the unveiling of this limited edition acoustic-electric guitar, along with other new models.

For those that are not familiar with Godin, or want to better understand the background of the company, they provided a quick historical look on their press release, an it follows:

Montreal based Godin Guitars has come a long way since the early days of President & Founder Robert Godin traveling the eastern U.S. and Canada, selling guitars to dealers out of his Econoline van. Its early beginnings in 1972, as a small company in Lapatrie Quebec, also included building replacement necks for some of the industry’s top brands of that time.

The Godin Guitar Company of today, is one of the largest guitar manufacturers in the business, and now includes 6 factories and seven guitar brands sold all over the world. The Godin brand in itself also features the widest range of guitars & stringed instruments in the industry today. This opens the door to a full spectrum of players & playing styles from folk, to jazz, to world, to rock, heavy-metal and more. Models span the gamut of straight-up 6-string electrics, to steel & nylon string electro-acoustic hybrids, to revolutionary 3-voice guitar wonders, to acclaimed innovations such as the 11-string MultiOud fretless & Inuk fretted series instruments, Godin Guitars continues to help players push the envelope in every genre of music out there.

Godin Acousticaster 40th Anniversary
Godin Acousticaster 40th Anniversary

Central to their 40th anniversary celerbration is the new Limited Edition 40th Anniversary Acousticaster, with its stunning Rosewood or Koa optional top. It is an upgraded version of their Acousticaster, the original electro-acoustic hybrid guitar that made Godin popular.

This limited edition guitar comes with eighteen tuned metal tines mounted under the bridge to reproduce the unique sound of the Acousticaster, and it has upgraded features including a GNJ1mini-humbucker, custom voiced top mounted preamp and two 1/4" outputs for electric and acoutic mixing.

The guitar has a two-chamber mahogany body, capped by a solid cedar top and great looking figured Koa wood leaftop. Other notable specifications include a 12" radius fretbaord, 25.5" scale, 1.7" nut width and a choice of Rosewood or maple fingerboard on a rock maple neck.

Aside from this gorgeous limited edition instrument, Godin is set to unleash other new models including the 40th Anniversary Norman B20 acoustic, a modern remake of the first guitar released by Godin back in 1972.

There are other notable Godin instruments that will be introduced this 2013 NAMM, namely the tenor size electro-acoustic ukelele - Godin MultiUKe, a thinline semi-hollow electric guitar - Godin Montreal Premiere, a gloss top version of the Godin 5th Avenue Composer, and two Inuk instruments - the Godin Inuk encore and Inuk Ambience.

For more information on the Godin Acousticaster 40th Anniversary, you can head over to Godin Guitars.

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