Farren Faz Goding is in Birmingham, United Kingdom.
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So just to put things into perspective regarding the current ridiculous set of circumstances raised by Godin Guitars (OFFICIAL) which is currently forcing us to close down.
This is Goding Guitars, Birmingham, Uk. We build hand made, built to order, custom one of, hand made best spoke lap steel guitars, made to order. The name Goding is our family name, it is pronounced “Go Ding,” theres is pronounced “God in.”
My original skill set of wood working was passed onto me by farther Mr J W Goding, before I served my apprenticeship, his original skill set was passed onto him by his farther (my grandfather) Mr S. L.H. Goding.
We build one instrument at a time by hand out of an 8’x5’ shed/workshop, they have 5 factories in Quebec and 1 in New Hampshire . There are no CNC machines or hired labour, we build our lap steels by hand and work on a 1-2-1 relationship with our clients.
All of our demo videos and media is produced in house with the help and support of family members.
It’s ironic that in my personal collection of guitars I own a “Norman” 12 string which is part of the “Godin” group, it is a beautiful instrument maple body with spruce top, well made and plays great, It seems such a shame that I will have to smash it up and burn it publicly, but it is my property and I can do with as I choose.
Just how am I a threat to there empire???
Last Edit: Apr 18, 2019 17:32:37 GMT -5 by RobertW
I think that it's important to understand that large family owned businesses have to have legal counsel that operate somewhat independently just like "the big corporations". The legal team simply follows what they feel are "standard legal protocols". I'd like to believe that at some point when the rubber was about to meet the road the Godin family put the brakes on the barristers.
I want to picture Simon and Patrick both saying to the lawyers, "C'mon you crazy lads and lassies, seriously?" We appreciate that you're on point with protecting our name but, cool your jets. Lets all go have a Labatt's and talk about this." (all of this in colloquial French, of course)
What would be the colloquial French be for "lads and lassies"? My Québecois grandparents are rolling in their graves, I know.
Last Edit: Apr 25, 2019 0:44:44 GMT -5 by optofonik