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L'homme derrière les guitares Godin
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The Man Behind Godin Guitars

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L'homme derrière les guitares Godin De La Patrie au monde entier

The personal story of the most famous luthier in the world.

Robert Godin is the creator of the guitars that bear his name and the largest manufacturer of these musical instruments in North America. Each year, his six factories produce some 250,000 guitars, 98% of which are sold in 65 countries. Among his clients are Taylor Swift, Paul McCartney, Roger Waters, Bruce Springsteen and many others. In South America, 90% of Latin music is played on Godin guitars, considered to be the Ferraris of the guitar world. Robert Godin's story is bound to strike a sensitive chord in readers. It's the story of a Québécois who began to play guitar at age 7, invented a string design unique in the world at 17, and eventually threw himself into one of the most competitive markets there is. He carved out a niche among the greats, becoming the gold standard on both sides of the Atlantic, as attested to by his title of lecturer at Boston's Berklee College of Music. More than the glamour of his craft, it's the very idea of the guitar that feeds Robert Godin's passion. In his pursuit of perfection, his only goal is to achieve a perfect balance between yesterday and today, between the instrument's ancestral traditions and the new technologies that guide its evolution.

• Never before has Robert Godin told his story and shared the details of his personal journey so generously.
• The notebook of coloured photos contains unpublished images from his personal collection.
• This biography lifts the veil on an influential and talented music lover who has changed the sound of music all over the world. See complete product information (French)
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29.95 $ CAD
Publication date : 
April 2019
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232 pages


Johanne Mercier

Johanne Mercier

Ideas and words have always been part of journalist JOHANNE MERCIER's life. She has contributed to the content of 250 programmes on the history of music and popular culture, among others. See full author information (French)

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