LGXT Review

manufacturer: Godin date: 08/27/2004 category: Electric Guitars
Godin: LGXT
The unprecedented power of this instrument comes from its combination of electric guitar sounds, acoustic guitar sounds, and fast guitar synth tracking.
 Sound: 10
 Overall Impression: 10
 Reliability & Durability: 8
 Action, Fit & Finish: 8
 Features: 10
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overall: 9.2
LGXT Reviewed by: Dyuha, on august 27, 2004
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Features: - Mahogany neck - Ebony Fingerboard - 16" fingerboard radius - 25 1/2" Scale - 1 11/16" nut width - Silver Leaf Maple body - Figured Maple Top (on Trans. colors) - Seymour Duncan Custom Humbuckers - 5-Way Switch - Guitar volume, Tone, Synth volume - Program up/down - 3-Way selector - Magnetic Output - 13-pin Synth Output - X-Bridge/Mix Output - Custom RMC X-Bridge with Pre-Amp EQ for: Acoustic Volume, Treble, Mid-Range and Bass controls. The unprecedented power of this instrument comes from its combination of electric guitar sounds, acoustic guitar sounds, and fast guitar synth tracking. This combination of fast synth tracking and a tremolo system makes for incredible sonic power. // 10

Sound: The pickups on this sound fantastic, whether clean or distorted, and there are many sounds available between the pickup settings and the tone knob. This guitar has some great qualities though, the acoustic setting is damn good through a keyboard or acoustic amp. Take the LGXT and it will suit your style from crisp clean to ultrafat lead. The bridge PU has an awesome lead sound. Unplugged, it is fairly mellow and warm, with a rich resonance that you can feel against your body, with masses of sustain. The Piezo output is very versatile with its 3-band EQ. You can go from hollow Ovation type sounds to a pretty good impersonation of a Strat bridge pickup. This guitar tracks quickly and accurately using the GR-33 like no other! Using simultaneously electric and/or acoustic with synth gives really extended possibilities. // 10

Action, Fit & Finish: The guitar was set-up almost perfect for me except for a few things: the bridge pickup had been set on a nasty angle and the neck pickup was a little low. It's a very comfortable guitar and easily playable up to the highest frets. Paintwork is excellent, hardware even better. The finish was beautiful. The tuning is good. All of the workmanship is solid and well-crafted. // 8

Reliability & Durability: Seems very solid, but with all those electronics, something's bound to go bad sooner or later. Strap buttons are small but they will except Sperzel strap locks. The flaw is the PU-switch became noisy. The hardware is good quality, and the factory fitted strap locks are a nice touch, although I don't understand why they don't supply the strap part. Finish is good and thick on the body, but there sre some fine scratches where it has been played by someone with a watch or bracelet on their right wrist. The magnetic output will always work but had problems gigging because the circuit board inside refused to stay seated for too long. // 8

Overall Impression: The quality of the workmanship on the guitar is absolutely beautiful. The LGXT is a marvel at tracking, even piano chords sound awesome! This is the finest, versatile instrument. It's a really polyvalent instrument at an interesting price tag. The positives greatly out weigh the negatives. All in all the quality is outstanding. The synth feature is well integrated. // 10

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