If you think that only quality acoustic and electric guitars can be made in the United States, then think again. Canadian guitar manufacturer Godin produces some of the finest quality acoustic guitars, electric guitars, and basses around, and at an affordable price to boot.
Godin actually makes a number of instruments under various company names, including Norman (entry to mid-level guitars), Simon & Patrick (mid to high-range acoustics), Seagull (entry to high-end acoustics), LaPatrie (classical guitars), and the Godin brand itself (mid to high-quality electric and acoustic guitars).
Godin is perhaps best known for its synth-ready guitars that feature 13-pin Roland-Ready outputs such as the Freeway SA, LGX-SA, xtSA, LGXT, Multiac Jazz, Multiac Steel SA, and Multiac Nylon SA.
In addition to their wide variety of models and their commitment to advancing technology (such as their synth-access instruments), Godin guitars are well known across their line for their aesthetic beauty, playability, and attention to detail. They purposely build their instruments in six different factories in various different locations (Quebec and New Hampshire). Godin prides themselves on having a small-builder feel with a large-scale production. For example, they still hand-finish the necks on every single Godin guitar.
If you’ve ever seen a Godin guitar up close, you also know that they take great pride in the fit and finish of their instruments. Read any Godin guitar review, and they’ll say the same thing. These are guitars that are built with the player in mind.