SOLD Godin XTSA as new £600

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TTonyTTony Frets: 16667
edited February 18 in Guitars £
Let the pictures do some talking ...









Not sure that it's possible to get a more flexible guitar!

It can be used as pure electric, as electric/acoustic mixed (mix varied with the onboard volume control) or through any of the (eg Roland) guitar synths.    

The acoustic sound is pretty realistic - back in the day I used this to record something for one of the Riffs competitions here, and everyone assumed that I'd used a real acoustic.

This one is from 2006, so it still has the "proper" woods - Ebony fretboard on a Mahogany neck, flame maple top on top of the body which is poplar wings either side of a maple centre.

Locking tuners.  Schaller locking strap pins.  Medium nickel frets/

25 1/2" scale length.

Condition is as mint as it's possible to get.  No dings or dents  or scratches.  The plastics on the back still have their original protective coverings on them.  In the padded Godin gig bag with all the original  bits in it, including the whammy bar.

It's not a lightweight - 8lbs 10oz.


MR review


These seem to have been hit with a few price increases recently, now ~£1000 new, and you'll not find a proper ebony fingerboard on them any more.

£700.  £650.  £600.  You'll not find more sounds in a quality guitar for less money!

I'm on the Suffolk/Norfolk border.  Would prefer not to ship but could look to meet somewhere along the A12/A14, or a London (City) meet-up.
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  • FretwiredFretwired Frets: 21670
    These are great guitars - I have a few Godins and the build quality is top-notch. I have an XTSA (it's the same shape as the guitar above) and the ability to get a good electric and electro-acoustic tones, plus the ability to hook up to a Roland synth or soft synth makes this a great gigging or recording guitar.

    A great brand that's starting to go places. Well worth £700.
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  • TTonyTTony Frets: 16667
    I’ve always considered @fretwired to be one of the forum’s more knowledgable members, someone whose advice and opinion could be trusted ...

    D
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  • TTonyTTony Frets: 16667
    TTony said:

    £700.  You'll not find more sounds in a quality guitar for less money!

    £650?

    If someone buys this, then I can buy something else that someone else is selling, which means that the someone else can then buy a different something else that another someone else is selling, which probably means that the other someone else can go buy another other something else ... and eventually, someone's going to be able to buy that thing that YOU have been trying to sell for ages.

    See, it makes sense.  Buy this guitar!
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  • TTonyTTony Frets: 16667
    Unfortunately, all the PMs from all the people wanting to give me all their money for this guitar have mysteriously been lost, and never arrived.

     :/ 

    Please resend!!
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  • FretwiredFretwired Frets: 21670
    Are you on FB?
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  • TTonyTTony Frets: 16667
    Facebook @Fretwired ?

    No, I’m not.
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  • Any chance of a pic of the PCB in the control cavity, please?
    Be seeing you.
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  • FretwiredFretwired Frets: 21670
    TTony said:
    Facebook @Fretwired ?

    No, I’m not.

    There's an active Godin group - I could post the guitar for you with a link back here if you like.
    A good swordsman is more important than a good sword — Amit Kalantri

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  • TTonyTTony Frets: 16667
    Sure @funkfingers - but it’ll have to be tomorrow.

    I’d appreciate that - thanks @Fretwired.  I’ve successfully avoided joining FB thus far, and I reckon I’ve only got a couple more years to avoid it before it’s replaced with the next big thing ...
    ;)
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    @funkfingers - does that help?  The white foam on top of the  PCB is stuck to it (though you can see it peeling away at one end), and the PCB itself is screwed/fixed into the cavity.

    It's all as it left the factory.  I don't think I'd even taken the cavity cover off before!

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  • He may be looking for the subsonic filter (or so called circuit), which improves midi tracking.... Please enlighten us
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  • TTonyTTony Frets: 16667
    yuri_1973 said:
    He may be looking for the subsonic filter (or so called circuit), which improves midi tracking.... Please enlighten us
    Ahhhh - I'd never heard of that.

    If Godin were factory-fitting it as standard in 2006, then it's there.  If not, it's not!

    I've had the guitar from new, and never changed a thing on it, so it's completely as factory-spec.  Can't say that I've noticed any issues with midi-tracking, but then I've hardly used it extensively either.
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  • I am familiar with the Roland 13-pin stuff. I was trying to understand why the Godin lacked a three-way Guitar/Mix/Synth selector switch. (Perhaps, it does have one and another of the familiar Roland functions is absent?)
    Be seeing you.
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  • TTonyTTony Frets: 16667


    @Funkfingers ;

    That bottom 3-way selector switches between  the acoustic, eletric & synth outputs (via the 13pin output).
    - pos1 = acoustic/electric (which can be blended by the respective acoustic/electric vol controls)
    - pos2 = acoustic/electric/synth (ditto)
    - pos3 = Synth only.

    :)
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  • Thank you. 

    It appears that Godin has merged the S1/S2 functions into a single DPDT or DP3T. 
    Be seeing you.
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  • TTonyTTony Frets: 16667
    edited December 2019
    https://manualsbrain.com/en/manuals/1444554/

    Switch #2 is a momentary switch. A momentary switch always
    springs back to its starting position, which in this case, is the
    center position. The momentary switch duplicates the functions
    of the S1/S2 buttons from Roland's GK pickup. (See your
    Roland GR manual for details). This switch can be assigned to
    access the tuner, wah pedal, or to select sounds (patches) on
    the synth. Clicking the momentary switch downwards duplicates
    the S1 function and clicking it upwards duplicate the S2
    function.
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  • TTonyTTony Frets: 16667
    Buy buy buy buy buy buy buy buy buy buy buy buy buy


    (I’ve just read ‘subliminal advertising techniques for dummies)
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  • TTonyTTony Frets: 16667
    Time to try a different approach ...



    DON’T buy DON’T buy DON’T buy DON’T buy DON’T buy DON’T buy DON’T buy DON’T buy DON’T buy DON’T buy DON’T buy DON’T buy DON’T buy



    ... that should do it ...
    :D
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  • TTonyTTony Frets: 16667
    Any offers?

    Looking for a smallish amp if anyone's got anything that they'd like to add towards a trade?
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  • TTonyTTony Frets: 16667
    TTony said:
    Any offers?

    Looking for a smallish amp if anyone's got anything that they'd like to add towards a trade?

    No longer looking for a smallish amp, nor a largeish one, nor even an inbetweenish sized one.

    But still open to cash offers on the XTSA
    :)
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  • TTonyTTony Frets: 16667
    Bump.
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  • TTonyTTony Frets: 16667
    Bump with another £50 off the asking price.
    :)

    Now just 600 of your English pounds.  
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  • ennspekennspek Frets: 1159
    That is a lot of guitar for the money. 
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  • TTonyTTony Frets: 16667
    edited January 21
    ennspek said:
    That is a lot of guitar for the money. 
    ^^ That's a very knowledgeable comment from an obviously expert and wise man.  I'd wis it, but I've already paid him the £5 for the comment.


    [edit - offer expired!]

    Price dropped to £550. 

    Quite simply, if I can raise £550 (and achieve 1-out), then I can afford/justify/defend spending somewhat more than £550 on another shiny shiny (and get 1-in).

    Obvs, if the shiny shiny that has caught my eye gets sold, then there's no point in me selling this so cheaply, so it's a brief price reduction.


    [edit - offer expired!]
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  • notanonnotanon Frets: 376
    I'd love to try that but too far away :-(
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    notanon said:
    I'd love to try that but too far away :-(
    Looks like you're on the opposite side of the country @notanon ;, so, yes, a bit far away for a try out!
    :(

    And Godin's online presence is almost non-existant.  I just had a quick look for any decent demos/reviews, and found nothing.  Not even on their own website, nor YT.  Perhaps that's one explanation for the low profile and lack of appreciation of what they are?
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  • TTonyTTony Frets: 16667
    edited January 21
    Here it is again, £600 for an as-new,  2006 spec, XTSA.

    Synth access, decent acoustic sounds from the piezo and 3-way standard electric p'ups *ALL* in a single guitar!
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  • TTonyTTony Frets: 16667
    Bumpy bumpy
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  • TTonyTTony Frets: 16667
    TTony said:
    Bumpy bumpy
    ^^ what he said
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  • FretwiredFretwired Frets: 21670
    Stuck on the Facebook Godin Guitar Owners group for you ...
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