A lot to like in a moderately priced package
My search for alternative guitars that could feed a guitar synth such as the Roland GR55 led me to the Godin LGX-SA. I already owned a Godin Acoustisonic guitar that I held in fairly high regard. I did my research online with respect to reviews, Youtube assessments and Ebay sales and seller commentary. Overall the picture looked pretty rosy. Lots of features at a price point well below 2K if you accept are OK with an AA Maple top. (as opposed to AAAA, not sold by Sweetwater) When you seek to purchase a guitar like this, (new), it will likely be based on a photo since the major chains don't seem to stock these guitars. (a Canadian product, BTW) Since Sweetwater had them, and offered a generious return policy, I felt there wasn't much to lose and took the plunge. I should mention, not only did I want synth access (SA) I also "needed" a blue guitar to add to my collection. (which includes 3 PRS models) The first one that I received played beautifully out of the box but had some surface and finish flaws that were minor, but bothersome to me. (bleeding of top color into maple trim, a small scratch on the lower bout) not bad but not typical of an out of the box experence. When I informed Sweetwater, they asked no questions, apologized very nicely, and without my asking, put a brand new replacement in the mail the same day they received my email with all shipping expenses on them. The replacement was much more to my liking....providing sufficient eye candy to quell the desire for "blue".
They trusted me to ship the original back as opposed to first having to return it before receiving the replacement. I guess they value their customers.
As for the guitar sound set, beautiful and varied tones abound. As for the communicating with my GR55, safe to say, best in class...virtually no lag when producing midi sounds. The ability to mix three volume levels (humbuckers, piezo and synth sounds) from the guitar itself, I believe, is a one of a kind control set.
The LGX is also beautifully contoured making it very comfortable to hold against your body.
As for looks, the LGX is elegantly understated. Subtle, raised contours of the carved maple top keep it interesting to the eye when compared to a flat top solid body guitar. If you don't care for blue, they offer this ax in a cognac burst finish as well.
As for playability....nice low action and a comforatble ebony fretboard with seemingly just the right amount of curvature to it. I took to it immediately
All things considered, I know a keeper when I see it. This one will stay in the collection indefinitely.
Hope this helps.