Godin LGXT - Black Pearl

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Maple Body, Mahogany Neck, Richlite Fingerboard, 2 Humbucking Pickups, Transducer Pickup, and Synth Pickup - Black Pearl
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Fantastic Tones, and Plenty of Them!

You'll absolutely love the range of sounds you get out of Godin's amazing (and great-playing) LGXT solidbody. This guitar starts with incredible electric tones, thanks to its pair of humbucking pickups. An onboard piezo pickup lets you blend in stunning acoustic-style sounds. That's quite a versatile guitar! But, believe it or not, the LGXT is only getting started! This beautiful instrument is also equipped with an individual synth pickup for each string. It also has seperate outputs for the magnetic/transducer pickups and the synth pickups. The LGXT's sonic possibilities are only limited by your imagination!

Godin made the LGXT from the ground up to sound great, and it definitely delivers. This gorgeous guitar has a Silver Leaf maple body, which gives you great sound and plenty of bite. The LGXT's mahogany neck is fast and comfortable, and it's topped with an exquisite Richlite fingerboard. For even more expressive playing, the LGXT comes complete with a smooth, stable tremolo bridge.

Since the early '70s, Godin has been crafting pro-quality instruments loaded with innovations. Whether you're a session pro or a re-creational player, Godin has a guitar built to suit you perfectly. You'll love the clean lines, exceptionally comfortable playing feel, and exquisite tone you get from a Godin guitar. You get it all: classic craftsmanship, modern features, and amazing tonality. Here's your chance to get your hands on a pro-quality guitar!

Godin LGXT Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • Black pearl color
  • Silver Leaf maple body
  • Mahogany neck
  • Richlite fingerboard
  • 16" fingerboard radius
  • 25.5" scale
  • 1.6875" nut width
  • Seymour Duncan custom humbuckers
  • 5-way switch
  • 3-way magnetic output
  • 13-pin synth output
  • RMC transducer saddles with custom preamp EQ
Godin's LGXT solidbody looks great, plays great, and sounds stunning in so many different ways!

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Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape LGXT
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Silver leaf maple
Body Finish Acrylic lacquer
Color Black pearl
Neck Material Mahogany
Neck Shape LGX
Fingerboard Material Richlite, 16" radius
Fingerboard Inlay Mini dots
Number of Frets 22
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Width 1.6875"
Nut Material Tusq
Bridge/Tailpiece Custom RMC bridge
Tuners Godin
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup Custom Seymour Duncan Humbucker
Bridge Pickup Custom Seymour Duncan Humbucker
Controls 1 x volume, 1 x tone, 1 x synth volume, 5-way pickup selector
Strings Godin E-10, (.010-.046)
Case Included Gig bag
Manufacturer Part Number 022892

Customer Reviews

4.5/5
Based on 6 reviews
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5/5

Good guitar

I have bought the guitars from Sweetwater for two years,, Surely i have known Ian Angle for two years. Thanks for Ian's service. Very professional, friendly, good service.. I was very satisfied with this guitar..
5/5

Breathtaking

The delivery man woke me up... I realized she had finally arrived. Wiping the sleep out of my eye with excitement building I opened the box, for once completely ignoring the candy Sweetwater graciously includes. Not particularly impressed by the gig bag I open it and don't take a breath for several seconds... it is that stunning in the morning light. Very dark, almost black in low light, the deep royal blue and amazing (how on earth they consider it only AA) maple dazzles under bright light. The back and sides, though apparently black in all but the brightest light are actually a very very deep purple, but still very handsome, particularly with the faux binding showing off the figured maple. I plug in and brace myself. After finding a good blend of the acoustic tone with the electric (usually around 40% piezo and full volume on the magnetics) I play a few chords that I have been thinking of articulating into a song some day and so help me I wept. This guitar sings like you wouldn't believe, and with acoustic, two very distinct but beautifully blendable humbuckers and the ability to split coil with every combo in between, you will have a very vast array of tone at your disposal. The guitar is very very bright, but can do distortion well also, and the "warmth" can be dialed in by using *gasp* a TONE pot that actually does something for once besides adding mud. The unfortunate thing is you'd be hard pressed to find one to play in person, but take my word, you are getting 4 times the value of this guitar and will not be returning it.
Music background: Little bit of everything, lot 'o' guitar
4.5/5

Very Flexible Guitar

Buying a guitar like this is a tough decision, so I'll start by explaining what I was looking for and whether it met my expectations. I'm a worship leader at my church, and I wanted to be able to swap between acoustic and electric tones without having to completely switch guitars. If you've done any amount of searching, you'll know that this isn't easy to find. I looked at guitars like the Taylor T5, and MANY other high-end models, and nothing quite suited me. I picked up this guitar after TONS of research, and overall, I'm very happy with it.Let's talk first about how flexible it is. This Guitar can do pretty much anything. If you can imagine it, this guitar can probably make the sound. Not only can you do acoustic or electric sounds, but synth as well. Unfortunately, I don't have a synth pedal of any kind, so I've never been able to test it's capabilities. Everything I've read would seem to indicate that this is one of the best synth guitars out there, but alas, I'm not a synth player.The electric side is a very warm sort of sound. Think maybe along the lines of a Gibson SG or similar. I'm not going to say it sounds THAT good, but it's definitely a good sound. Just beware that it's hard to get brighter sounds out of this. It's definitely not going to sound like a Telecaster, so take that into consideration before buying. It plays very smooth, and has a nice action to it. As always, Sweetwater will make sure that it's set up perfectly before it gets to you!The acoustic part is probably less stellar than the electric. These are "piezo electric" pickups, that sort of "simulate" the sound of an acoustic guitar. Please bear in mind that this guitar will NOT replace your acoustic guitar. There's pretty much no way to make an electric guitar sound 100% like an acoustic, but this things gets close. The main reason I didn't give this guitar a solid "5 stars" is because of the acoustic pickups. These things run VERY hot, and tend to sound pretty bright and harsh. This, however, is easily mitigated by even a very cheap preamp/ DI box of some kind. I bought an extremely cheap Behringer DI box to plug the acoustic into, and did a very nice job of mellowing out the sound, as well as bringing back the volume a bit. Is it a little disappointing to need an additional piece of equipment to get the most out of this guitar? Perhaps, but you're going to need an amp and some effects for the electric part anyway, so perhaps just think of it as one more pedal to add to your collection.I suggest running this guitar in the following way: have the electric side running to your pedal board/amp and the acoustic side running to a separate DI box (this guitar has separate outputs and volume controls for each set of pickups if you want to use them). I would also have a volume pedal for each output. It sounds like a lot, and it is, but fiddling with the volume controls for each part of the guitar in the middle of the song is just a pain in the neck, and this setup will give you TONS of flexibility that is easy to work with. You certainly CAN run both sounds through the same output at the same time, but I can't think of a reason why you'd want to do that, aside form maybe a pseudo "12 string" effect. The acoustic side uses sliders rather than knobs, and I find them rather tricky to adjust on the fly, hence, the volume pedal.So who is this guitar for? Well, I'd say it's either for people like me, who need the ability to easily change sounds on the fly, or perhaps for people who are the only guitarist in the band, and want access to lots of sounds without lugging a mountain of gear around.TL;DR: This guitar is worth the money! It's extremely flexible and sounds great. You'll just need to invest in some additional equipment to get the most out of it, particularly for the acoustic side.
Music background: Worship Leader
4.5/5

Godin LGXT

I have 3 midi rigs - an external GC3 on a Les Paul, A GC1 Strat and this is really the best one from most perspectives. First, the electronics are just what they should be. You can easily control your mix of pickups and midi and when you are just using the magnetic pickups this is a very serious sounding guitar. It tracks the midi much better than the Fishman TP. The neck is a 1 piece mahogany and is has a fast shape and feel. The locking tuners hold tuning nice even when I am working the tremolo a lot. I have a couple of nits. First, the knobs that came with it have no numbers or markings so while you're trying to manage what is a fairly complex sound machine you have to guess what levels you're working with. It was a quick fix to put some Gibson top hat knobs. The other nit is that the fretboard and frets don't quite feel all that nice to me. I play rosewood, ebony and maple fretboard guitars but this has a different feel that I can't explain but it's just not quite as comfortable to dig into some solos as my LP's or strats. Yes, I know, it's a nit. I'm getting used to it. It's a very good guitar and I especially recommend it if you are looking for a midi solution.
Music background: Advanced
4.5/5

Godin LGXT

I've been playing this guitar for a few weeks now. It's a great instrument. The synth tracking works great, and they made a great choice with Duncan pickups. The controls and knobs are positioned nicely. Nice neck and fingerboard. Love the locking tuning keys! Overall, it feels solid. I received this guitar the day before a gig. The first time I played it, I was tuning up before the show. It performed flawlessly. Great purchase! Thanks Sweetwater!
Music background: Local band scene for 25+ years.
See also: Solidbody Guitars, Godin, Godin Solidbody Guitars, Godin MIDI Guitars/Pickups