History (source from seagullguitars.com)
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.”