jack-of-all-trades, and master of all of them, the xtSA’s incredible
sound power begins with three distinct voices: electric guitar, acoustic guitar
and synth controller.
The xtSA delivers big time electric sounds via the Godin humbucker-single-humbucker
pickup configuration and thanks to a special 5-way switch setup extra meaty
humbucker tones co-exist with glassy split-coil sounds in the second and forth
position. Turn down the electric output and raise the volume on the RMC transducer
saddles and the xtSA becomes an incredibly authentic-sounding ‘acoustic’
guitar. The acoustic voice of the xtSA is enhanced by an onboard preamp with
a three-way graphic EQ. The two outputs are set up so that the electric and
acoustic voices can be blended in the guitar using a single patch cord or
at the amp/mixer using both outputs. The icing on the xtSA cake comes in the
form of its synth tracking, which simply put, is the best in the business.
As with all of Godin synth-ready instruments, a built-in 13-pin connector
provides direct access to all Roland GR-Series synths as well as most other
All of this sound power
would be a lot less interesting if the guitar didn’t feel great and
great is exactly how the xtSA feels thanks to the same 25½” scale,
mahogany neck used on the Godin flagship LGX-SA guitar. The ebony fingerboard
is shaped with Godin’s ergocut technique and equipped with medium jumbo
frets. The body is made from a silverleaf maple center with poplar wings and
decorated with a figured maple veneer on top or the highly figured KOA wood top on the Natural KOA model.
Body - Silver Leaf
Maple center with Poplar wings
Fingerboard - Ebony
Neck - mahogany
Scale - 25½"
Electronics - Godin humbucker-single-humbucker, tremolo bridge with RMC transducers,
custom pre-amp with 3 band EQ for acoustic sound
3 outputs - electric, acoustic/mix, 13-pin for Roland GR synths & most
other 13-pin devices
Colors : Lightburst HG, Dark Trans Red HG,
Trans Black HG & Natural Koa HG