Godin xtSA - Dark Trans Red

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Silver Leaf Maple Body and Poplar Wings, Flame Maple Leaftop, Mahogany Neck, Richlite Fingerboard, 2 Humbucking Pickups, 1 Single-coil Pickup, 1 Transducer Pickup, and 1 Split Synth Pickup - Dark Trans Red
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A Beautiful Guitar with an Amazing Range of Tones!

Godin's xtSA solidbody guitar gives you the perfect combination of classic electric guitar design, amazing playing comfort, and fantastic tone range. A pair of custom humbuckers, along with a custom single-coil pickup between them, gives this guitar an incredible range of electric tone to start with. An onboard piezo pickup lets you blend in stunning acoustic-style sounds as well. That's quite a versatile guitar! But believe it or not, the xtSA is only getting started! This beautiful instrument is also equipped with an individual synth pickup for each string; the sonic possibilities are limited only by your imagination!

Godin made the xtSA from the ground up to sound great, and it definitely delivers. This gorgeous guitar has a lightweight silver leaf maple/poplar body with a beautiful flame maple leaftop. The xtSA's mahogany neck is fast and comfortable, and it's topped with an exquisite Richlite fingerboard. This guitar isn't just amazingly versatile; it's incredibly classy and fun to play too.

Since the early 1970s, 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, the exceptionally comfortable playing feel, and the 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 xtSA Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • Color: Dark Trans Red
  • Flame maple leaftop
  • Silver leaf maple body with poplar wings
  • Mahogany neck
  • Richlite fingerboard
  • 16" fingerboard radius
  • 25-1/2" scale
  • 1-11/16" nut width
  • Godin GHN1 humbucking neck pickup
  • Godin GS1 single-coil middle pickup
  • Godin GHB1 humbucking bridge pickup
  • RMC custom Poly-Drive system transducers and preamp in bridge
  • 3-band EQ for acoustic sound
  • 5-way switch
  • Guitar volume
  • Tone control
  • Synth volume
  • Program up/down
  • 3-way magnetic output
  • 13-pin synth output
  • Acoustic transducer output
  • Factory-installed Schaller locking strap pins
  • Tremolo bridge
  • Gig bag included
Godin's xtSA solidbody puts astoundingly versatile guitar tones in your hands!

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Additional Media

Electric Guitar Buying Guide
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Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape xtSA
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Silverleaf maple center with poplar wings
Top Material Figured maple veneer
Body Finish Acrylic lacquer
Color Dark Transparent Red
Neck Material Mahogany
Neck Shape Godin "Ergocut"
Fingerboard Material Richlite
Fingerboard Inlay Dots
Number of Frets 22
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Width 1.6875"
Nut Material Tusq
Bridge/Tailpiece Trem with RMC transducer saddles
Tuners High ratio front-loaded locking tuners
Number of Pickups 3
Neck Pickup GHN1 Humbucker
Middle Pickup GS1 Single-coil
Bridge Pickup GHB1 Humbucker
Controls Volume, Synth volume, tone, 5-way pickup selector
Strings Godin E-10, (.010-.046)
Case Included Gig bag
Manufacturer Part Number 025497

Customer Reviews

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XTSA is awesome !

Bought this guitar about 4 years ago and it has been a work horse for me. It quickly became my #1 guitar. I can get about any tone I'm looking for with the 3 pickup combination. The piezo gives a great acoustic sound and I still to this day have not replaced the battery ! The synth access tracks better than my guitars that I added the gk3 on ! I even do some dive bombs with the tremolo and stays in tune ! Love this guitar !
Music background: 30 year bar band player

A Great investment

I own a handful of guitars and find this one to be the most versatile of them all. Coupled with a guitar rig, the GR 55 synth and a second sound source the palettes is unlimited. The build quality is top notch. More than worth the money. Buy one and find out for yourself.
Music background: Recording artist

Beautiful full sound

This guitar combines great acoustic tones with electric humbuckers plus single coil tones and synth sounds for a full sound not possible with standard guitars. I use this with the Roland GR 55 which takes my playing to a new level. Think of a nice chorus acoustic blended with piano, strings and a overdriven tube amp sound. This is just one of the combinations. I have spent hours of playing and still not scratched the surface as to what this guitar can accomplish. Highly recommend the Godin xtsa for the guitarist looking for the holy grail of tones.

Godin's Red xtSA

I'm really enjoying playing this guitar. The action is easy, I feel like I can hold chords longer, and play licks and riffs faster than any of my other guitars. The sound is varied according to the pickup switch position. The only issues that I have are that the tone gets muddied when turned towards the bass. I usually keep it towards the middle to higher end, so not a big deal. And the gig bag isn't the greatest in the world. I'm looking to get a hard shell in the near future. I purchased a Roland GR-55 and with that, I feel that I can make this guitar sound similar to just about any (mainstream) guitar made. I've composed one piece and am starting another; both are complex, and have a depth of sound that I don't get with the synth settings included in my DAW. Plus, when I connect the GR-55 to my DAW through USB, and use it to monitor the output, I don't get the lag that I do when I plug directly into my computer. I love the finishes, both the satin neck finish and the wood finish under the red stain. I was going to purchase the black trans, but they didn't have it in stock, so I purchased the red and I'm much happier. This guitar has a nice sound no matter type of output you use and, of the three guitars that I own, it is my favorite to play.
See also: Solidbody Guitars, Godin, Godin Solidbody Guitars, Godin MIDI Guitars/Pickups