The Ultimate in Versatility
I've been playing daily for a couple years now after getting back into guitar from when I was a kid. In those two years, I've picked up a Strat, a Tele, a Les Paul with a Bigsby, a classical, a steel string, a 12 string, and a bass. I enjoy playing them all. They're all great Chinese guitars, but none of them could be called professional. I'd been dreaming of what I would get for a professional guitar. I play in a band that plays blues, country, and classic rock. There are times when playing with the band that I'd like to pick up any one of my guitars so it was impossible to make a decision on what professional guitar to buy. That is, until I found the Godin LGXT.
Since getting it, I have been very satisfied. Here's how I use it:
With these pickups, I play the humbuckers to get Les Paul tones, or use the split coils to get a Tele or Strat tone. I can't quite get the "classic" tones that you get from the Tele or Strat bridge pickups, but the twang from the bridge pickup definitely gets the job done.
When we switch to a song that calls for an acoustic, I don't need to switch guitars, but can rather just switch to the transducer pickup. It sounds like a good steel string guitar. Not quite as good as my Fender six string acoustic/electric, but again, it gets the job done with style.
The synth pickup coupled with the Roland GR-55 does a nice classical guitar tone. Not quite as good as my Takemine, but very good for an electric guitar. Good enough to satisfy the band. I also use the synth to imitate bass when I'm working alone with my looping pedal. I can drop in a bass line without having to switch guitars and amps. I haven't even begun to explore the myriad tones you can get from the synth. But I'm looking forward to recording some new age songs in the future. I believe there are over 900 voices total, so the sky is the limit in terms of what you can do.
So you're probably thinking, you're using that guitar in a band? And the answer is yes, because first and foremost, it is a great electric guitar. The Seymour Duncan pickups are great, the neck with satin finish is very fast, the Graphtech Tusq nut keeps the guitar in tune when I use the tremelo, and I can blend in some acoustic tone in with the electric if I want. It is a great guitar for playing in a band. The quality of the instrument far surpasses that of my Chinese guitars. And the looks of this guitar are stunning. So with this guitar you're getting quality equivalent of a Fender American Standard, along with unbelievable versatilty. With my eclectic musical tastes, I don't think I would have been satisfied with any other guitar. Owning this guitar has cured me of perusing music store ads dreaming of my next guitar.
The gig bag it comes with is very nice, but an instrument of this quality really deserves a hard case. The Godin hard case I bought is excellent for the price.
The guitar is a winner and so is Sweetwater. The guitar came setup well and I got it in just two days. And my sales engineer really took care of me to make sure that I was satisfied.
So what are you waiting for? If versatility is important to you, this is the guitar for you!