A night with Mr Godin

Master Class by Robert Godin, founder of the Godin Guitar, on lutherie: how to choose the most suitable instrument for us, how to use it to the fullest and all the technical construction details for a targeted choice.

Detailed program of the Master class:
Choosing the wood: The most suitable cut and essences for the various parts of the instrument. The choice of solid or laminated wood.
The use of the different variety of wood according to the type of sound but also of musical genre ... and "level" of the musician playing/listening to the instrument.

Which kind of wood "age" and improve over time and which one does not. The different varnishing techniques, which are the most suitable in order not to impede the movement and vibration of the wood.

Internal structure of the instrument. Hints at the different types of catenatures according to the type and level of the instrument. The construction of the instrument from the most "technical" point of view: Short or long scale – Rosewood, Ebony or Maple keyboard.

The adjustment of the handle on the various instrument models. Obtain different results with more or less tension by adjusting the inclination. Positioning and adjusting pickups on electric guitars

Thursday, April 19th, 2018
h 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
Saint Louis via urbana 49/a
Free entrance by booking writing to francesca@slmc.it

Credits for academic courses: 1/2 CFA

Robert Godin, Bio

Robert Godin built his first guitars in a small shop in Montreal more than 40 years ago. Thanks to the success of the store, he had the opportunity to open a building dedicated to the construction of guitars in the area of La Patrie, Quebec.

Motivated by the desire to create acoustic guitars that had a reasonable price, a beautiful sound and that were easy to play, Robert created the Seagull S6, whose popularity has grown steadily since then, so much so that it has become one of the most renowned guitar brands in the world.
Robert then became famous for his customized electric guitars, as well as for the handles and speakers he was producing in La Patrie for large American companies of quality guitars.

Pieno di innovative idee di design, alla fine degli anni ‘80 Robert ha iniziato a creare strumenti a suo nome. Oggi la famiglia della Godin Guitar comprende 7 tipi di chitarre, tra cui la famosa linea di chitarre elettriche Godin & Richmond e le ottime chitarre acustiche quali Seagull, Simon & Patrick, Norman, Art & Lutherie e La Patrie.
Godin Guitar is also the creator of the revolutionary TRIC case for acoustic guitar. He is also involved in the North American distribution of Acoustic Solutions amplifiers and Sarha percussion.
Godin Guitars has an excellent reputation due to the quality of the materials used and the workmanship and boasts distribution channels in over 65 countries.
Godin Guitars has more than 600 employees and operates in 5 factories in Quebec and an assembly point in Berlin, New Hampshire.