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Godin LGX-SA AA Flamed Maple Top Electric Guitar Cognac Burst

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This 3-voice guitar features electric and acoustic guitar sounds, plus the infinite tonal possibilities created by synth access. It has a gorgeous mahogany body with a AA-grade figured maple top. The ... Click To Read More About This Product

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This 3-voice guitar features electric and acoustic guitar sounds, plus the infinite tonal possibilities created by synth access. It has a gorgeous mahogany body with a AA-grade figured maple top. The mahogany neck has an ebony fingerboard that significantly improves synth tracking as compared to a rosewood fretboard. The custom RMC system provides acoustic guitar sounds from a bridge transducer, while Seymour Duncan custom humbuckers drive the electric tone. Synth access comes courtesy of the 13-pin connector for direct control of Roland GR Series and Axon AX100 guitar synths. Acoustic and electric outputs can be used alone or in tandem to further expand the tonal array.

Includes a gig bag.

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Features
  • Mahogany body with a AA-grade flamed maple top
  • Mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard for improved synth tracking
  • Custom RMC system deliver acoustic tone from a bridge transducer
  • Custom Seymour Duncan humbuckers
  • 13-pin connector provides synth/computer access for limitless tonal possibilities
  • Acoustic/Mix and Electric outputs can be used alone or blended
  • Includes a gig bag
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MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
Godin Original Purchaser's Limited Warranty

The Godin Guitar Co. warrants this instrument with regards to materials and workmanship for a period of ONE year from the date of original purchase to the original purchaser. The instrument shall be purchased only from an Authorized Godin dealer. Should the product require service, The Godin Guitar Co. will repair or replace the product free of charge during the warranty period. This warranty shall include all parts and labour. If service is required, contact your Authorized Godin dealer at which point it will be determined whether the guitar can be serviced locally, or should be returned to the factory. All return freight and insurance charges will be paid by the customer.

The following are not covered by the Godin warranty:
- Any instrument upon which the Serial number has been altered in any way. Any instrument that has been damaged due to misuse, neglect, or accident.
- Normal wear and tear including machine heads, worn frets, saddles and nuts.
Strings and batteries.
- Any instrument that has been subjected to extreme changes in temperature or humidity.
- Cracking or discoloration to the finish.

The Godin Guitar Co. assumes no liability for any loss of income, dissatisfaction, or damages arising from the loss of use of this product due to defects or availability of the product during service.


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GodinLGX-SA AA Flamed Maple Top Electric Guitar
 
5.0

(based on 7 reviews)

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Ultimate Guitar.

By replicand

from Hollywood, ca

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Tone Wizard

Cons

  • None Known

Best Uses

  • Other-worldly Sounds
  • Recording
  • Rock Concerts

Comments about Godin LGX-SA AA Flamed Maple Top Electric Guitar:

I have had a GK-2A pickup on Strat #1 for years, but I've always felt that the bulky, outboard nature of the GK-2A took away from the Strat's aesthetic. I was planning to build a synth controller, but then I remembered Godin. I purchased an xt-SA but realized that I didn't like the middle single-coil or the tremolo bridge (synth tracking errors). I returned the xt-SA and ordered the LGX-SA. I now have the ULTIMATE GUITAR OF THE UNIVERSE!!!!

In fairness, I'd prefer to have the AAA flame top (unavailable at the time of post; the delivery time would be conflicting with an overseas move, so weighing the benefits / consequences). That aside, what an incredible guitar!

Even unplugged, it's sound is snappy and responsive. The combination of the mahogany neck / ebony fretboard is intoxicating, who knew? Build quality is top notch.

This guitar is capable of a bewildering array of sounds. I do not understand why more builders don't incorporate the modern features this guitar has, because I feel this is the evolution of the electric.

The electro-mag pickups, to my ear, are middle of the road, which allows them to play a variety of styles, without leaning towards a specific sound. In this way, it would be an incredibly versatile session guitar. For those familiar with the Strat five-way pickup switch, positions 2 & 4 make their respective pickups single coil, and the difference is subtile but noticeable if you listen closely. However, I don't feel like you could get an authentic Wes Montgomery tone out of it, but you could probably conjure any other sound from 1960 to the present, without giving it much thought.

The bridge transducers sound like a mic'd acoustic, which is completely acceptable solution for playing live. It is weird but fun playing an "acoustic" through a distorted amp.

Of course, my main goal is to drive synths. I had a hunch that bridge transducers would be a better choice than the GK-x series pickups; generally, I think I prefer the bridge transducers included here. They *are* much more sensitive, as they should, making direct contact with the strings. I think its only problem is spurious triggering of sounds with instant attack, such as piano; but I have zero interest triggering piano / chromatic percussion sounds with a guitar.

Beautifully crafted, solid feel, ridiculously versatile tone; this is now guitar #1, with most humble apologies to Sharkfin (an Explorer) and Best Friend Guitar (Strat, rosewood fingerboard, C-profile neck).

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My Ultimate Guitar

By Mark Evans

from Chicago, IL

Comments about Godin LGX-SA AA Flamed Maple Top Electric Guitar:

I have never owned such an exquisite instrument. The neck is a dream, the sounds are fantastic, it's light and thin and the finish is beautiful. Synth tracking is superior and you can mis three tones right on the guitar. Outstanding!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I am amazed

By Mark Evans

from Chicago, IL

Comments about Godin LGX-SA AA Flamed Maple Top Electric Guitar:

As close to the perfect instrument I have ever come.
I played this guitar for the first time today and I was literally overcome with astonishment. Mixing the acoustic pickup with the Jazz pickups gave me the most dynamic clean tone I could ever hope for. The neck action is the best I have ever tried too. I've been a player since 1979 and the thing left me speechless.
The neck feels better than a pro shop neck. Nothing I have tried comes close.
I've seen this guitar compared to a Parker Fly. That's 10 grand versus two. You do the Math.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Have Godin Will Travel

By Hurricane Ramon

from Coachella California

Comments about Godin LGX-SA AA Flamed Maple Top Electric Guitar:

This guitar is the future arrived now . Workmanship is superb , as good as it gets of a commercially made instrument for the masses . Sexy as it gets too - mine is the Cognac series model . Sound covers so much territory , Jazz - Blues - Rock-A-Anythang -Country Western and into the stratosphere with it's synthesizer power . The acoustic side is very decent . Plays so easily a fast neck right out of the case action is low and fast . No real tracking issues at all on the midi side once set up correctly with my Roland GR33 , I purchased them both new at the same time . Reaction from the musicians I play with is all positive . When I want Rock-A-Billy , I get it and I get it good ! When I start playing string arrangements as background fill , it does it super dooper . Great single coil Strat and humbucker LP sounds , the best of both worlds . Add a little acoustic piezo sound to the mix and I have a really authentic Telecaster sound . Most people ( who are not really knowledgeable on Godin's ) don't know much about this guitar and react accordingly in astonishment to it not being a Fender - Gibson - PRS or any of the other more popular names in the industry but to musicians it's a well know " DARK HORSE " :). You can not go wrong on this one price wise - quality wise and sound wise , this guitar truly falls under the category of " Too Good To Be True " because it is a fantastic guitar bar none .

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Get this Godin

By Gavin Rook

from Post Falls

Comments about Godin LGX-SA AA Flamed Maple Top Electric Guitar:

Godin makes exceptional guitars. This one is a masterpiece. It has a thick sound of a Les Paul, with all the bells and whistles of a Parker Fly. Great guitar!

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Stunning Sound - Strangely MoJo-Ic

By M.B.D.

from Payson, AZ

Comments about Godin LGX-SA AA Flamed Maple Top Electric Guitar:

The guitar came with a couple of small dings - though nothing to worry too much about. The flamed cap is nicely figured but was sanded too hard which led to micro depressions between the harder and softer (flamed) grains - this actually adds to the appeal as you get a tigered ripple effect in the Finnish. The neck pocket has formed a hairline crack in the year I have owned it - not a biggie. The routing where the strings let into the body are a little unevenly routed (looks like the body was hand pushed under a router on a jig rather than CNC'd. None of any of the cosmetic flaws would be noticeable to anyone Not scrutinously looking for them so Not a big deal. This guitar overall looks really nice.. Strapped on it has a weird retro contemporary Paul appeal.. Very nice. Playability It is lighter than a Les Paul, the neck is quite meaty yet very fast and and very comfortable. I can literally play this guitar for hours without wrist or strap fatigue. Sound... LOL... :o) ..Stunning... You can get just about any sound you want out of this guitar, the timbre, the tone and the sustain is just incredible, the pickups are not shreddingly hot but have nice bite and clarity. The tone control is the most variable I have found and allows you to dial in any type of sound you could want from heavy Gary Moore type rock to Soulful Joe Satriani tones to smooth sounding blues to jazz to a nice airy acoustic setting on pickup selector position number 4. The piezo bridge adds more sound variations and is highly adjustable to provide sounds from nylon to steel string guitars, you can even blend electric and Piezo outputs for even more tonal variations. Synth Tracking is nice and fast and With synth access you can make this guitar sound like a chorus of angels, a piano, violin, or group of be-bop singers if you want (requires additional Roland GR-20 hardware). Overall it's a beautiful thing.. If you are looking for a guitar that has visual Mojo, and the broadest sound spectrum on the market. This is the guitar you don't think twice about. Get it You won't be disappointed.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Total access

By C.E.O.

from mt view, HI

Comments about Godin LGX-SA AA Flamed Maple Top Electric Guitar:

Had it 1 year been playing 30 plus.Great setup/action out of box.Any 1 or combo's of output are great to use all 3 with PA/Roland GR20/Amp is more fun than you can believe also use a Boss 880 drum/Bass machine 5 inst. by myself totally nuts.I do solo recording and find this axe very handy.The beauty of the transparent blue is great.My 1 complaint is that it does not come with a hardshell case I would have paid extra for the option.If you like synth buy it tracking is excellant.

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