Robert Godin, the founder of Montreal-based guitar company Godin Guitars, has been granted Order Of Canada Honour (C.M.) by the Governor General for his research and development activities in guitar manufacturing.
Godin started building guitars 46 years ago, and since then his company has become one of the largest guitar manufacturers in North America. It houses six brands, each covering a different area of the guitar world: Seagull, Simon & Patrick, Norman, LaPatrie and Art & Lutherie, and Godin.
The Order Of Canada was established in 1967 by Queen Elizabeth II, and recognises “outstanding achievement, dedication to the community, and service to the nation.” The Order recognizes people in all sectors of Canadian society. Their contributions are varied, yet they have all enriched the lives of others and made a difference to this country. Robert Godin joins other recipients of the honour such as Jack Long (Long & McQuade), Randy Bachman, Alain Caron, Alex Lifeson, Céline Dion, Sarah McLachlan, Tom Cochrane and Leonard Cohen.
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