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I picked up a Godin Exit 22 a while back and must say that I love it more every day. The neck is great to play and the tones are exceptional for a guitar at this price point. (not to mention it,s Canadian) The only things I,ve done to it are new strings and the pots have been upgrded to 500K, wich really opened up the tone even more. There must be some Godin owners on this site, hows your experiance been with these guitars? I,m actually thinking of getting one of the P90 equiped LGs next.

Thanks Tarl
 

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Yea, i love Godins. The people who put them down are...americans. i know from ultimate-guitar.com, some americans from like texas were saying that godins are garbage, but ive tried several of them at L&M, and they sounded awesome
 

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I dont think anybody hates a guitar company, whats there to hate? As for Godin, I think they are a great value for what you get. In the US, they are more cashola than here. I dont use Godin because I dont like their necks, or their choice of frets. But if you like the necks, its hard to get a better value for your dollar in Canada.............
 

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I have a 2004 LG Signature that I absolutely love. It's a AA flame top, but it's as nice or nicer than some the the AAA Godins I've seen. I love the neck myself, but it's not for everybody. The pickups aren't exactly what I like - a SD Custom V (I think - basically a Custom Custom with an Alnico V instead of an Alnico II, but I'm not sure exactly) and a SD Jazz II. A little too bright & twangy for my taste. It does sound great (excellent in-between jazzy tones), but I like it a little darker & not so twangy.

For what I paid for it new (factory second - very minor blemish), can't be beat. If they ever make a neck-thru, I'll be all over it.
 

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I used to own a couple and thier higher end stuff is very very nice and innovative. The LGX series is one of the best options out there if you are using a synth / piezo rig. Lots of options and the instruments are quality too!

- Sacha

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I'm thinking of picking up an SD.
$345.00 C
I think thats a fair price when I look at the quality of other guitars in the same price range.
It's just something to play at home and have fun with.
 

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I find the godin's awesome once they have been played for a couple years, they feel too new like the new les pauls, even the $3000 Les Pauls have that sharp edged dry fingerboard feel, rolled edges get rid of that.
 

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Godins

I also have the Godin Exit 22. The neck for my hands is superb. I wouldn't say that the Godin sounds as good as some of my other guitars. But it probably handles better then my other ones. I still play it a lot though. But I also play my Strat & Ibanez quite a bit too.
 

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LGX3- Artisan ST

I have owned an LGX3 for 4 years now. It is my favourite guitar. Of the four electrics I own, I clearly play this one 50% of the time. It has defined how I play, and the more I play it, the more I enjoy playing it. To be honest, my G&L Asat probably exceeds my Godin in workmanship but you would be hard pressed to find a non-synth-access guitar with the verstility of an LGX3. My son owns an Artisan ST Signature and that is his favourite guitar as well.
Let's face it, hands down, for price to value (especially in Canada) you can not bet a Godin!
 

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i'm getting an SD in may. they're awesome guitars.
 

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I don't own one but have played a friends many times. I have always liked it a lot. I think its a SD but can't remember. He plays it straight into a Marshall JCM900 with a 4x12 Randall cab. :cool: Sounds sweet.
 

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Sweet LG, been thinking about one of those myself.......mmmmmm!

Tarl
 

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I've got a Godin XTsa guitar.

Sure it isn't a recognizable as my tele, or have the history of a Les Paul.. but that guitar sounds friggen sweet. I love the sound and the acoustic pickup has come in handy more than once.
 

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Tarl said:
There must be some Godin owners on this site, hows your experiance been with these guitars? I,m actually thinking of getting one of the P90 equiped LGs next.
I have the LG w/P90's (in cognac burst). Mine is a very dark-sounding guitar with very hot, dynamic output. It is the liveliest electric I've ever played.

I love it except that, if I switch to a more conventional guitar mid-set (even an actual Gibson with P90's), I've had to completely change all my amp settings to get the same kind of volume.

Another annoyance is that the tuning peg material on mine is very brittle. If it get's bumped in a gig-bag, the peg splits off the thread and you're screwed for tuning (but ironically, the tuners themselves are great). I've heard that Godin has improved the material though.

I'm doing some recordings right now and plan to use the LG (into a Hiwatt Custom 50) for all of my electric-guitar tracks. The combination is awesome. :cool:
 

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Yep, I put new pots in my Exit 22....vast improvement.

Tarl
 

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I love it except that, if I switch to a more conventional guitar mid-set (even an actual Gibson with P90's), I've had to completely change all my amp settings to get the same kind of volume.
...i use a seymour duncan pickup booster when switching from my strat to my much louder les paul. i set it so that when its on, it boosts the strat to the same volume as the les paul.

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hi guys, i have a satin finished LGsp90 as well. quite versatile. i have even taken it into heavy crunch tones with no problems. mine has major big bad bottom.
but lately i have rekindled my hots for an SG.
i have owned several Godins and am very impressed with the workmanship for the money.
 
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