Godin Ships Guitars To Grand Prize Winners

Canadian based Godin Guitars awards Grand Prize Winners of the 2006 John Lennon Songwriting Contest with limited edition guitars. As the official exclusive guitar sponsor of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, Godin Guitars has provided the 2006 contest winners with their very own limited edition Godin Flat Five guitars. This is one of several prizes bestowed on these winners, who then become eligible for the Maxell Song of the Year which will be presented on May 17, 2007 in New York.

Twenty of the Grand Prize winners each received a finely crafted, North American made Godin Flat Five in trans blue with a flame top of the highest grade. The channeled hollow body of the Flat Five consists of a silverleaf maple center with poplar wings and a beautiful solid, flame maple top. Other features include a tune-o-matic bridge, mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard, two Godin humbuckers and a 5-way switch to choose from the guitars exceptional tones. Each of these guitars has been personally signed by Robert Godin and includes a special Certificate of Authenticity.

The session I & II Grand Prize winners were the “cream of the crop” from twelve musical categories --- Children’s, Country, Electronic, Folk, Gospel, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Latin, Pop, R&B, Rock and World.

About Godin Guitars:

With its early beginnings in 1972, the Godin Guitar family now includes 6 lines of guitars. These include the renowned Godin electric line, 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. 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.

About the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus:

The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus is a non-profit state-of-the-art mobile recording and multimedia studio that provides music and video education programs for young people. In its 10th year of touring, the endeavor is an offshoot of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, which is dedicated to providing opportunities for both professional and amateur songwriters around the world. The Bus travels across North America year-round, providing visitors with free, hands-on experiences using the latest audio and video technology, gear and products. The Bus, a 501(c)(3) venture, is made possible through the generosity of sponsors in and around the music industry. The John Lennon Songwriting Contest and Educational Tour Bus are made possible by an agreement with Yoko Ono Lennon.