Godin xtSA - Light Burst

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 - Light Burst
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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: Light Burst
  • 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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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 Light Burst
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
Case Included Gig bag
Manufacturer Part Number 028672

Customer Reviews

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Wonderful guitar

Wonderful, beautiful guitar. I bought this guitar because I play worship music and often need to fill different roles. I run this through a Pod 500x The ability to go from an electric guitar with tube amp breakup to a nice acoustic sound has been incredibly valuable! I just select a different patch, turn up the piezo volume, and I'm off to the races. I have found that the piezo by itself has a very hot and "tinny" sound. I pulled the volume back on that patch to match the level of the electric settings. Since you can use the combined output jack, I also leave the neck pickup turned up when using the piezo. This really mellows out the sound and makes a much fuller, rounder sound. I'm thinking of putting a piezo pre-amp or acoustic simulator in the signal chain just to see if it makes a difference. If I do, I'll update the review. But as is, it is a very passable acoustic tone. I have gotten compliments on how good the "new acoustic" sounds.The electric pickups are pretty bright. Maybe it is just my ears due to coming from a semi hollow body to this. However, it fits in our mix nicely and really cuts through when I want it to. So I would say that it sounds great in a full band mix, but a little too bright for solo work (to me). Not a bad thing though, just more information if you're thinking about purchasing.The quality of this guitar is amazing! I also love the Light Burst color. Beautiful wood grain look. I really like that the neck has a satin finish. Very smooth and comfortable. Fret height is nice as well for my style of playing (mostly rhythm, a little lead).As usual, Sweetwater and Dustin Keesbury were amazing in the purchase process. Dustin was very knowledgable and helpful when I was deciding between this guitar and other choices. He kept me up to date between ordering the guitar, it arriving, and getting some accessories. The guitar was packaged very well for safe travel. Top quality packaging (and candy in the box). A quick string tune, and I was jamming! Love ordering from and working with Sweetwater!

Product and Experience

I've been looking at this Godin xtsa guitar for some time, and I finally baught it last year 2015 to add to my collection. I must say, it is a guitar to reckon with, I am amazed at the versatility of tones. The Piezo Pickup is the closest you're going get to an acoustic sound on a solid body guitar. I had a few issues where the bridge pickup got loose, and some other minor problems. I sent it back and they replaced it. That day when I decided to join the Sweetwater team, I have no regrets. Just want to say "BIG UP" to Ed and his team, how amazing you are.
Music background: Professional guitarist/musician

Love this guitar!

You can't find a more versatile guitar for this price. The RMC pickups are extremely sensitive, so if you're using the 13 pin cable with a VG-99 or GR-55 (or anythiing similar), make sure to turn down the sensitivity settings on the device to get the best sound. The magnetic pickups have great tone and a wide range of options and the piezo acoustic sound is amazing. This is a great guitar and a great value!
Music background: Musician and Audio Engineer

Excellent Guitar

I have been playing for 40+ years and within the past 5 have started using the roland synth. I was using a Strat but got curious about other Roland ready guitars and found this jewel. Not only is the synth tracking faster and cleaner, the electric and acoustic picup systems are hot and sound fantastic. I would like to have another one of these as back-up. The Roland ready Strat just does not hold up to the Godin
Music background: Pro Musician

My new go to guitar

I bought this guitar to replace two guitars I sold. It is very easy to dial in the sound I want on this guitar, much easier than my daughter's Framus. The electric tones are everything I need, from thick, warm tones to sparkly single-coil sounds. The acoustic tones are not quite perfect, but close enough to play through a PA. However, it fooled many in the auditorium, and with a dedicated acoustic DI it could sound even closer. The MIDI is fast and tracks better than anything I've played before. Fit and finish are what you would expect, very good. The neck is satin finished and has a good feel to it. I would replace this guitar with another one with if I ever lost it. The honeyburst color is beautiful and looks very classy. Well done, Godin!
Music background: worship musician, teacher
See also: Solidbody Guitars, Godin, Godin Solidbody Guitars, Godin MIDI Guitars/Pickups