Godin CEO Simon Godin flew into the UK from the company’s headquarters in Quebec, Canada to meet distributors JHS and UK store owners.

Godin CEO Simon Godin, flew into the UK from the company’s headquarters in Quebec, Canada for a whistle stop tour to meet with JHS, who are distributors for the full line of Godin electric and acoustic guitars in the UK and the republic of Ireland and  for an opportunity to meet newly appointed Godin stockists in geographically chosen areas to fit in with his tight schedule.

The first stop was Hickies Music in Reading, who have been in the Music Retail trade since 1864 and are a very strong supporter of local artists. Hickies very recently began carrying Art & Lutherie and Seagull guitars.

The next stop Wunjo Guitars in London’s iconic Denmark Street, where Wunjo owner Brian Rowe commented,

“We were delighted to have Simon visit us here at Wunjo Guitars, we’ve always admired the quality involved within the construction and playability of the Godin family of guitars and delighted to be dealers for this innovative Canadian brand of high-quality instruments.”

Then across to Hobgoblin Music – a great place to find interesting folk instruments. The Hobgoblin Music London store carries Art and Lutherie, and a selection of Godin world instruments, such as the Godin Multioud Encore.

From the capital, Simon travelled first to Richard’s Guitars in Stratford on Avon, where he met owner Richard Cholerton – a long time Godin enthusiast.

Then onto Reidy’s Home of Music, Lancashire, where he was also made welcome by Paul Nuttall, owner of the family run Reidy’s Home of Music.

“What a pleasure to have Simon Godin visit our store in Lancashire all the way from Canada!” comments Paul. “It’s a great privilege to be able to put a face to the Godin name and get to talk to the man behind some of the best quality guitars we are seeing in the UK market right now.”

Whilst a CEO of Godin, Simon’s ‘hands-on’ skills also play a major role spearheading the company’s highly successful instrument designs, wood and hardware choices and overall research and development.

Paul continues, “The quality of Godin and Art & Lutherie is second to none and talking to Simon about the production and quality of the wood for these instrument lines, explains why our Reidy’s customers love the range, and why they’ve been one of the top selling brands in recent months. We can’t wait to see how Godin will flourish in the UK, and for many more items to be stocked at Reidy’s.”


Based in Montreal, Quebec and with hundreds of models within their vast catalogue, Godin are Canada’s biggest guitar manufacturer.

Since producing such an enormous range of quality instruments, from the beginning in 1972, Godin has continued to evolve with an immense passion, blending age old traditions with modern designs and build techniques, whilst catering for musician’s needs at different price points to help players blaze the trail within all music styles, from folk to country, world to blues, jazz to rock, heavy-metal and more.

With forests and natural resources literally in their back garden offering a steady supply of the finest handpicked tonewoods, Godin has maintained consistency for its supply of supreme quality instruments with necks and bodies crafted and assembled within the company’s 6 factories located in the Eastern Townships of Quebec and Berlin, New Hampshire.

The full range of Godin instruments are distributed exclusively in the UK and the ROI by JHS.

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