Godin xtSA - Trans Black

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 - Trans Black
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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: Trans Black
  • 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

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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 Transparent Black
Neck Material Mahogany
Neck Shape Godin "Ergocut"
Fingerboard Material Richlite
Fingerboard Inlay Mini 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 025503

Customer Reviews

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Godin xtSA (Trans Black)

I've owned this guitar for five years now so I think I can comment without bias. This is my first choice ax for live or midi recording. I can't express the reactions I get when I start in acoustic piezo for first verse, add organ or string swells to the second, then distorted guitar onto everything else with a little wawa added in just for good measure. Add a looping pedal as I've done and rock out Rick Wakeman style. I have a Roland Gr 1 and a boss GT 5, and have never thought about gear again. That is... I keep buying it but my rig or confidence never wanes. If I need to gig out, its this combo every time, if I'm jamming with the buds its this rig, if I'm adding horn stabs in 9ths to a song its this rig . I'm super picky about sound and articulation and this setup has everything and can be sculpted to nail every sound. I have 22 electric guitars and some are just fantastic, but none can get an acoustic, and electric and sitarr at the same time. I'd love to tell you about all the things wrong but out of all my guitars this one is the best. I never even had a neck adjustment, can't say that about any of my other ones. I change the battery every 6 months whether it needs it or not. Thanks for your time. I hope I didn't come off too glowing, just want to share my opinion.
Music background: Guitar,Bass,Drums, Engineer, Project studio owner, Teacher

This is an incredibly versatile, quality instrument.

I just got this guitar today from Sweetwater, and am blow away by the craftmanship, sounds, options - pretty much everything about this guitar. I have to admit, I was a bit hesitant about purchasing a guitar online without ever playing it, but I own and have owned other Godins before and I know they are quality instruments. Every Godin I've ever played had a great neck, which was my main concern. The neck on this beaut feels like butter in my hand. The finish is beautiful, yet understated and not too flashy. The pickups sound excellent, I had planned on replacing at least one humbucker but now I think I'm gonna stick with these. I can make this guitar sound like my SG, or get that Fender twang, really perfect for every situation. And then of course, there's the piezo pickup; again, the sound is STELLAR! Just shocking how good the acoustic sounds coming out of this thing are. Last but not least, there's the synth output, which I immediately hooked up to my Juno 106, blending a warm string-esque synth sound with the electric pickups and just a slight hint of the piezo-everyone in the room was blow away by that, it sounded like there were two guitarists and a synth player in the room. This guitar has immediately become my main axe, everything about it is just perfect, you can tell a lot of thought went into the design and "amenities", from the schaller strap-locks to the locking tuners-this is an amazing instrument especially given the great price. Buy it!
Music background: Pro Musician

Review The Godin xtSA (Trans Black)

The guitar is well made and the sound and playing are great, but there are no instructions for all the knobs and switches.
Music background: Songwriter, sometimes perform, and recording studio
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