Acoustic Steel Guitars

By: Vancouver Music Gallery  09-12-2011
Keywords: Guitars, acoustic guitar, Acoustic Design

History (source from
In 1982 Robert Godin and a few friends produced the first Seagull guitars in the Village of La Patrie, Quebec. The concept for the Seagull guitar was to take the essential components of the best hand-crafted guitars (such as solid tops and beautiful finishes) and build these features into guitars that could be priced within the reach of working musicians.

A few years ago, the Godin Guitar Company opened the Godin Acoustic Studio—a workshop dedicated to the development of new acoustic guitar designs and construction techniques. Since the inception of the “Studio” Robert Godin has been working with several of the company’s top luthiers on a series of projects that have culminated in complete re-design of the company’s Seagull acoustic guitars.Robert explains: “Our motivation for this project was to create a new acoustic design that would simultaneously improve sound and structural integrity. As a general rule better sound comes with more delicate construction. Conversely, stronger construction, such as thicker tops and heavier bracing, stifles the sound.”

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When we chose to carry guitars in our store to meet the needs of local guitarists, we decided to look first at guitars that were made in Canada. After carefully studying the various brands of Canadian-made guitars we have decided to become North Vancouver’s authorized Godin guitar shop. Vancouver Music Gallery offers a selection of classical, acoustic, electric, 12-string and bass guitars. Guitar cases, guitar accessories and equipment.


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This Custom Polished Finish, as opposed to "thick" polyester finishes, allows the top not only to be protected but also to breathe and vibrate freely allowing the effective and very important “aging” process to take its course. They’re meticulous in every aspect of building these guitars, which leads them towards the creation of an exceptional instrument that they themselves can be proud to name after the very place they are from.