I have a variety of guitars, Strat, Teles, Hollow Body etc and went shopping for a Gibson Les Paul, tried every one in the store and then picked up the Godin LGXT... the guitar spoke to me... it said take me home and have lots o' fun. I did !
Model Year: 1999
Price: $1500.00 Canadian (new)
Where Obtained: The Twelfth Fret - Toronto, Canada
Made in the province of Quebec, Canada, assembled in the U.S.A. -- LGXT Specs
16" fingerboard radius
25 1/2" Scale
1 11/16" nut width
Silver Leaf Maple body
Hard Maple Top (on Trans. colors)
Seymour Duncan Custom Humbuckers
13-pin Synth Output
Custom L.R. Baggs X-Bridge with Pre-Amp EQ for: Acoustic Volume, Treble, Mid-Range and Bass controls
Color: Transparent Deep Red
My action is set medium to high using 10 guage strings. When I pick up a guitar the first thing I notice is the "feel" of the neck. This neck just feels right to me, it's fairly flat compared to my Srats or Teles. It has medium-jumbo frets and plays very smoothly. The single cut-away is tapered to allow easier access to the higher frets and the body is contoured a la Strat. The controls are in the right place for me. This is a VERY versatile guitar... I can get great Rock or Blues tones then flick a switch and get warm acoustic sounds or plug it into my Roland GR-33 and get a variety of synth sounds i.e. instant keyboard. All three options can be blended with each other for an infinite array of expressive tones and sounds. I like this axe. A lot.
Currently I use a Line 6 Flextone II Plus which provides me with a variety of very usable and pleasing tones for both stage and recording. I run two outputs from my Godin LGXT guitar... One for my Roland GR-33 guitar synth and the other for the humbucker/acoustic. Both outputs go to a mixer then to the Line 6. I play Rock/Blues and can easily dial-in a wide range of tones to suit each song. This arrangement has really increased the fun-factor for me. Bottom line... I could'nt do what I do without the versatility that this guitar provides.
The guitar is classy looking yet rugged. The tremolo bridge is the best I've ever used it is very smooth and responsive and comfortable for palm muting etc. After 8 months of heavy use everything is holding up perfectly.