The annual Musikmesse international trade fair takes place from March 21st to the 24th, 2012 in Frankfurt, Germany. Godin is pleased to announce that the legendary John McLaughlin will be stopping by for a visit and autograph session on Wednesday March 21st from 11:00am to 12:00pm at the Godin booth B10, located in Hall 4.0.
It was also announced that John McLaughlin will be the recipient of the 2012 Frankfurt Music Prize.
This honor is awarded to musicians, composers, teachers and personalities from the world of music for special achievements in the fields of interpretation, composition, musicology or teaching. The presentation of the 30th Frankfurt Music Prize will be held on the eve of the coming Musikmesse, on March 20th 2012.
McLaughlin has been a Godin player for years and has played a number of Godin guitars both live and in studio. His favorites include the Godin Freeway SA, Godin LGXT and most recently his Godin Passion RG-2. The Passion RG-2 model features 2x Custom Godin Humbuckers, Godin High-Definition Revoicer, 13-pin capabilities and USB output for recording & direct computer access. The RG-2 also features a spruce body and highly figured carved flame maple top, along with synchronized resonance chambers in the body making it incredibly lightweight and resonant.
McLaughlin’s latest release entitled “To the One” (2010, on Abstract Logix) reflects the ongoing profound impact of John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme on McLaughlin’s musical and spiritual quest.
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Godin Guitars is also proud to feature endorsee performances at the booth and on the Musikmesse Acoustic Stage during this year’s fair. Booth performances include Hungarian jazz guitarist Bela Rak, Italian classical guitarist Francesco Buzzurro and Turkish Oud virtuoso, Fatih Ahiskali. Fatih will be showcasing the Godin MultiOud at the Godin Booth Thursday through Saturday and will be on the main Acoustic Stage on Thursday March 22 at 5:30PM. American fingerstyle phenom Brooks Robertson will also be performing on the main Acoustic Stage on Wednesday March 21st at 5:00PM.
Visit Godin Guitars at Musikmesse in: Hall 4.0 – booth B10
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About Godin Guitars:
With its early beginnings in 1972, the Godin Guitar family now includes 7 lines of guitars. These include the renowned Godin & Richmond electric lines, as well as the finely crafted acoustic lines such as Seagull, Simon & Patrick, Norman, Art & Lutherie and LaPatrie nylon stringed classical guitars. Godin Guitars is also the manufacturer of the revolutionary TRIC acoustic guitar case and is the North American distributor of high-end Italian made SR Technology acoustic amplifiers. Based in Montreal Quebec, this Canadian company has 6 factories, 5 of which are located in the Eastern Townships of Quebec and 1 located in Berlin New Hampshire.