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String choices for Godin SDxt

Hello, a friend has been given a Godin SDxt, She is a beginner at guitar and has been seeking advice about strings that might prove to be easier on the fingers for beginners. I noticed from the pic she sent me that the guitar has a tremolo bridge. Can one use lighter strings on this guitar without affecting tuning stability? Or is the tremolo design robust enough to accommodate a variety of stings gauges? Thanks for reading this and for any responses.

Godin 5th avenue kingpin

Sharing , can I add pic?
Added Pierce arm rest
Additional mods coming are
Rosewood bridge from stew mac, any input related to its install is appreciated.
Bobs custom plates is working on a rosewood pick guard, hopefully the Godin logo all be on it.
Recommendations on rosewood tone and volume knobs are appreciated as they too are on wish list

Montreal Piezo Problem

I only just discovered that not of the three EQ sliders in the piezo control on my Montreal is not functioning. I bought the guitar used about 2-3 years ago and have been playing it regularly in the studio/den. But I kept the treble slider at the middle stop position and today while trying some adjustments .... discovered that sliding it in either direction produced no change in tone. The mid and bass sliders are great. I tried spraying with contact spray to no avail. Has anyone experienced this and is there a fix or is to one of those .... order a whole new control system? Thanks kindly ... Jackson

Godin XTSA

Hey, I desperately need help please: I have recently invested in a Boss SY1-000 Guitar Synth and I have tried to access the settings that will allow me to have the Godin pickups available to use independently to the GK Controls. I managed to do it on the Boss GR55 but this is driving me to distraction. All that is needed is a simple walkthrough not hours and hours of people demonstrating how much better they are than anyone else.

Any help would be gratefully received.

Stay safe,


Godin 5th avenue Kingpin II

I recently purchased a used Godin 5th Avenue Kingpin II guitar. Except for one issue, I am more than pleased. The one issue however is a problem. This could be a grounding issue, but am not sure. Whenever I touch and move a finger across the pick guard it get unwelcome static. Does anyone have any advice on how to address this type of issue?

Godin Passion RG4 discontinued ?

Godin Bass Passion RG4 is apparently discontinued.
Been told by a reseller from Ontario and Quebec the rosewood finger board model SKU 041978 was no longer produced.
The only option available was the maple finger board version SKU 041985
Today I got the information the RG4 was discontinued but they still had some parts to produce some of them, I assume with maple finger board only. The official ETA is June 2021
Sad if they really discontinue that model it had so many good reviews

Godin XTSA + Roland GR-S

Hi. Everything is working as it should using my new Godin XTSA + Roland GR-S except that the middle position (Pos. 2) of the 3-way toggle does not blend synth, electric and acoustic as the XTSA manual says it should when using the 13-pin cable. Position 1 outputs just the electric and acoustic guitar, as it should, but positions 2 and 3 seem to be synth only. i.e. they sound identical and the tone knob for the pickups and the volume/EQ sliders do nothing. Am I thinking clearly about this?

Dual Output Jack on Godin Multiac ACS

Hi can someone help me.

I have recently purchased a Godin Multiac ACS, and tried to use its dual output jacks to separate the sounds of my guitar and synth. The 13 pin is plugged to GR20 and to Amp1 and the 1/4” jack straight to Amp2. However, the sound only comes out only to where my 13 pin jack is in (Amp1). Both guitar and synth sounds (synth volume is less) and the 1/4” jack output dies. When I remove the 13pin jack, the guitar sound comes out to Amp2. I really want to maximize the sounds of the guitar and synth in 2 separate amplifiers. Connections are correct as I have checked and as I have used the same in my GK3 using a steel acoustic guitar. Has there anyone here who experienced the same? Any thoughts? What do you think is the problem?

Thank you in advance for the help.

Godin Montreal (dual voice) - pick up settings


I have a Godin Montreal - the dual voice model with two humbuckers and a piezo pickup. I don't have the manual so I'm trying to figure out, with the five way switch, when you are in position 2 or 4, what is that doing? My best guest is it is splitting the humbucker coil to a single coil or otherwise coil tapping. Any one know exactly what happens in position 2 and 4?

Nut replacement

Hello, I have Godin Progression guitar, this particular model is discontinued. I have experienced some buzz and pretty sure it's the nuts fault, so i want to replace it. It seems that I can't order parts from Godin site since I live in Europe. Are there fellow Europeans that dealt with such issue, where did you get spare parts? If anyone responds - thank you in advance.

Tuning issues

I recently purchased an A6 ultra Godin steel string guitar and I’ve had lots of tuning issues with it. Does anybody have any suggestions on how to improve the tuning?

Godin A6 Tuning Issues

Not sure of your specific problem, but the A6 is set up for 12 ga strings with a wound 3rd. You might get away with 11's but still must have a wound 3rd or they won't stay in tune. I've been there and that's the answer I got from Godin and it's true, I have few issues with the 12's. Also wouldn't hurt to use the strings Godin specs or at least the same metal (sorry I can't recall what I currently have on). I believe it's a jazz type string but helps both the electric and and acoustic side sound its best in my optinion. Last thing I felt the humbucker had to much bass for me and I turned it around making the poles just a little closer to the bridge. Not sure how much it helps but a little might be better than nothing.

Good luck.

Glissentar strings

Hi,can anyone help me find strings for my glissentar. I gather they have been discontinued so I may be looking for an alternative.These strings are very thin , part nylon and part wound. I'm told that Godin had them specially made.

Godin A6 Pickup/Tone

I bought an A6 a couple years ago and I can't seem to dial the bass down enough. Strings are Nickel plated with wound G as recommended. I've tried different amps but even with treble all the way up and bass all the way down (both on guitar & amps) I still can't produce much treble. Anyone have an idea? Other guitars sound fine, just the A6 so wondering if I have a pickup/electronic issue.
Thanks much for any help!

Godin A-6 Ultra strong choice

Hello all:
I recently purchased the A-6 ultra for my live looping gigs.
Has anyone experimented with acoustic strings (80/20?)

Grand Concert vs Duet Ambience?

Hello friends,

Has anybody played either or both of these who can give me some insight for play action? I'm considering getting one but without having played before + cannot test drive instruments at stores, it's hard to guess on such a big purchase.

For clarification these are the ones I'm looking at. Just for my own clarification due to their names being similar.

Godin Multiac Grand Concert Duet Ambiance Nylon String Acoustic-Electric Guitar High Gloss Natural | Guitar Center

Godin Multiac Nylon Duet Ambiance Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural | Guitar Center

Godin duet ambiance play action

I just purchased a multiac grand concert duet ambiance nylon In April. The action is outstanding and it plays beautifully. I am playing it through an older fender acoustasonic 30 and what a beautiful sound. You won’t be disappointed with the purchase. I have the cedar top high gloss model absolutely flawless. Mine was ordered from the factory from Garrett Park Guitars, Annapolis Maryland. Super store these guys did everything right. I don’t live in Maryland but my local guitar store recommended them.

Session HT electronics pots loose

I have a Session HT, and it's a great guitar. I've done set up work on it but I noticed the push-pull pot is cheaply made and has a very loose spin to it. Does anyone know the specs of the post they use on this guitar? I want to switch it out for a high quality pot. The ones it has just seem like they won't last. I play several hours a week and perform every week, and need parts that will not fail over time. Any ideas?


Hey al lb,
New to forum, but not Godin. My LGX-SA has basically stopped working. I get sound, albeit reduced output only in the std 1/4 " with selector in center position only. My EQ, toggles are not responding. I don't know if the 13 pin connection will function, or not ? It's an 04 model. I'm looking to bring it back to life. I cant seem find any Seattle / Tacoma shop to take up the challence

splitting signal A6 ultra

I just spent to upgrade my humbucker to a PRAIL thinking it was all the rage, but honestly, going thru a straight mixing board, doing a solo acoustic gig, it really doesn't give me much other than a treble or bass boost depending on where I set it. So I'm thinking that to really take advantage I've got to start lugging my amp around and splitting the signal between the humbucker and acoustic pu. Anyone else do this on stage? Or is there a decent amp simulator I can put on my pedal board and just send humbucker dry thru mixer, humbucker into simulator, then onward into board?

Thank you!

PUP replacement & splitting

I also found the stock Korean neck pickup on my A6 Ultra to be really dull and boomy, with no EQ definition at all. So I replaced it with a Seymour Duncan Jazz Neck PUP. Made a huge difference to the instrument; very versatile now.

As far as splitting, for wiring simplicity I generally run a stereo split cable (2 mono plugs into 1 stereo) into a Fishman Loudbox 100 amp. When the amp senses a stereo signal in channel 2, it splits the two sides so the Jazz and piezo PUPs are separated into 2 discrete channels. The amp has effects loops for each channel and I put a small amp simulator on the Jazz channel. I set the amp simulator on an attachment to my mic stand so I can twiddle it handily. The Loudbox has 3 DI outs (1 per channel and 1 sum) so lotsa choices there. The amp itself serves as a monitor.

does the battery have to be removed when not playing

Hi does the battery have to be removed when not playing?

battery removed?

No, you just have to unplug any cable(s) the you have in the guitar's Acoustic/Mix and/or the 13-Pin ports, so the battery won't be drained. It's OK to leave the Electric jack plugged in.

battery life

Hi folks
I have a used Godin solid body classical guitar . My question must the battery be removed when not playing .

volum low 4th string (D)

Hi everyone ! my godin ACS multiac SA the strin D have a different volume is half volume than a other

Godin A6 Ultra Baritone

Greetings...I had been wanting a new A6 Ultra Baritone for some time, and finally took the plunge...its a gorgeous guitar...but the first several frets were buzzing, so had to adjust the truss...and in my anxious fervour, I brought it up on stage for a few songs...it sounded really dark and muddy, undefined, no matter the eq settings...hoping new strings will sort that out...my biggest concern is that the output jack crackles...I tried several high quality cords with the same result. Hoping to cure that this weekend. What might cause a new jack to crackle, and what do I need to do in order to remedy it ? Thanks, in advance.


Hi to all, I'm looking at the 2 voice solidac and would like to add synthetic. Does any one know if the Graph Tech midi system will work with the LR Bags in the Solids,

Godin LR Baggs Acousticaster

Good morning, are there set up manuals available for the godin lr baggs acousticaster? I had a setup done but intonation still off. Or I live in the Rahway, Linden area. Does anyone know of a good luthier with godin guitar experience. Thanks, Sean

Godin Multiac Encore Nylon

I own a Godin Multiac Encore left handed nylon guitar, which is a dream to play, but from new if seems as if the blend control has no effect. If I slide the control up to maximum nothing seems to happen, and the saddle microphone that is supposed to kick in to alter the sound does not work. It's a great sound from the piezo under the bridge, but the added mic sound is absent. Any ideas?


I too am lefty and own the Multiac nylon. I do not hear an appreciable difference when the body microphone is in the on position. But, I do hear quite a difference when I tap the surface of the guitar. Great for flamenco stuff. I also own the Godin SA. In my opinion the SA is built to higher standard, better woods, better sound.

Godin LGXT Build Quality

I am looking at a 98 LGXT and what appears to be a newer model- serial number 15392234. Both guitars are black, in pretty good condition and are currently in a Guitar Center in Ohio. The new model is only $50 more, but would the '98 have a better build quality?

acoustiv/electric toggle switch

I have a Godin XTSA and would like to put a toggle switch on the guitar to switch from using acoustic to electric, rather than using the volume knobs to turn the volume on each up and/or down. Wondering if there are any problems I would encounter by doing this. I am not planning on using the synthesizer for the guitar.

Godin Multiac problems.

I have some questions about a used Multiac I recently aquired.

First off, I bought this as a test guitar to see how I liked Godins, have been considering a new Godin electric and/or acoustic electric.

I do like the guitar, it has problems though. It was a test , buying it used, to see if I wanted other Godin products.
I have decided I do not, because I can find little tech support for their instruments, either in the literature that came with the guitar or on line. It seems they do not have a phone number to call for tech support.
I don't buy things from companies that are hard to contact, and the first thing I do with any major purchase is to find and call their tech number to see if they do indeed have real support.

Anyone knowledgeable about these problems please help me out.

/ 1) the Saddles are apparently a bit oxidized or otherwise corroded, I had a ground problem or some other contact problem with one and solved the problem by putting pressure on the saddle. Which leads to the first question:
Are the saddles hard wired to the piezo or d they rest on it? If so is it safe to remove them and clean them as well as clean the piezo and saddle rest with some Doxit and a Qtip?

2) The 1/4" output only works when the synth is plugged in. The synth works whether there is a battery in the guitar or not, and the output to an amp works with the synth active.
It does not work with the synth not on.
I suspect that the 9v batter is merely to drive the preamp when the synth is not plugged in. I suspect the jack, which apparently disconnects the signal path for the 9v when unplugged, has a problem. I have cleaned it with deoxit and cleaned inside the jack with steel wool, which so far has not fixed the problem.
I suspect there is either a bad connection between the 9v and the jack ( unlikely) or that the circuit board where the jack is has a fault, or the jack itself is not passing the battery signal. The only other consideration is that the 9v is not making it to the preamp or the preamp has a bad solder joint or connection.
Anyone who can shed some light on this would be greatly appreciated.


13 pin output connector repair

I have a beautiful Godin XTSA and Im afraid I stupidly pulled the cable out of the guitar without releasing the catch.
Has anyone any advice as to how repairable or replacable the 13 pin output connectors are?

I have exactly the same

I have exactly the same problem. If anyone can help, I will appreciate. Thanks!

Multiac nylonstring low e no longer picks up. Dead at saddle.

Unsure if pickup needs replacement, or what to do. Everything else seems ok. Tapping at saddle, that string no sound. All other strings OK. Any advice is so appreciated. Thanks!

Saddle problem/Multiac

I decided, since I was getting nowhere trying to get tech help, to take the leap and try to remove the saddle of the A string on mine.
It was a bizarre problem, like a ground problem. The A string had sound, but it was far less than the other strings.
The guitar had an electrical buzz, fluorescent light type. When I would touch just the A string that hum would intensify greatly.
I took a small screwdriver and carefully wedged it between the 5&6 saddles and barely put pressure. That solved the problem , which told me the problem was a contact in the saddle.

So, the next day I decided ( partly because I wanted to make sure it was a solid fix, partly because I can't not tinker with stuff to figure it out) to try to remove the saddle and see what it was made of.

I took a small pair of needle pliers and grasped the saddle to slowly lift it up and to my surprise the top of the saddle lifted off. Beneath it was the rest of the saddle, which had a small wire sticking up that was bent in a sharp curve, apparently so that when the top of the saddle was placed back it makes contact with that wire.

I cleaned it with Doxit, and put it back in place.

At the same time I realized that between the top of the saddle ( which I had assumed to be a solid piece) and the body of the saddle there is a gap. I sprayed Doxit in each of those gaps on the rest of the strings.

So, my conclusion ( which may be faulty) is that , being as the saddles appear to be made of some kind of light brass, I had corrosion either on the bottom of the top of the saddle or on the wire itself. Or perhaps the top of the saddle was corroded where it contacts with the saddle body.

My point being, if you are not feint hearted you might try as I did and spray some Doxit ( that is the only de-oxidizing cleaner I will use, I avoid tuner cleaners) in that gap and see if you get contact again.

In the case of the extreme, and again, not to shy about experimenting, you might lift the top of that saddle off and inspect what is beneath.
The top of the saddle is very small, it appears as if the sides of the saddle body protrude up and the saddle rests between them, held by pressure from them. I wish I had taken a picture of it when I had it apart that I could send you.

Again, I am kind of balsy about working on stuff and have the attitude that if I screw it up and need to take it to someone else and shell out $ to fix it, big deal, it already doesn't work and that is the only other option anyway, so I got nothing to lose by nosing around in stuff. Aside from, that is how I educate myself.
So far that works, local musicians often come to me rather than go to a shop to get stuff fixed. And I haven't had to pay a tech for decades, I always seem to figure it out myself.
It also may be of some note that some of my education is in electronics so I am not doing what I do without already having significant knowledge.

My xtSA Bridge plate bottom edge is rotating up as I tune....?

I recently purchased a 2017 xtSA and while restringing and tuning the guitar for the 1st time, the bottom edge of the bridge is rotatating/lifting above the plane as I continue to tension/tune the strings (Elixer 0.10" - 0.047" extra lights). Looking from the rear/back of the guitar, this bridge-plate appears to be anchored down in place via multiple springs.....
This is my 1st solid-body electric guitar and I feel like I'm missing something obvious. I'm sure the bridge plate was rotated/lifted like that when I received it or I would've noticed -
Thanks in advance !

Any resolution on xtSA bridge bottom plate lifting?

I have the same issue with my xtSA. I know this is an old thread, bu have you figured out how to fix it? Thanks.

GODINE multiac grand concert


I have the multiac classical model

I’m seriously fine a good midi interface with no latency
I was prove a Roland footswich with poor results

What’s recomend ?

- Roland UM 2 interface cable
- focusrite clarett 2 Firewire
- RME Fireface UC

Thanks in advance

Hi I have the multiac


I have the multiac classical model

I’m seriously fine a good midi interface with no latency
I was prove a Roland footswich with poor results

What’s recomend ?

- Roland UM 2 interface cable
- focusrite clarett 2 Firewire
- RME Fireface UC

Thanks in advance

A few very basic questions about the LGX-SA

I have played guitar for many years (well over 40) but I am totally new to all the high-tech stuff, and solid body electric guitars in general. I just got a brand new Godin LGX-SA and I am ashamed to admit that I have a few very basic questions about it:
1) what are the correct setting to connect it to my Roland GR-55?
2) what small, home, amp would be ideal to fully use all the sound possibilities of the LGX-SA
3) the guitar comes with two humbucker pick-ups (SH II jazz in the neck and a Custom III in the bridge) but the 5 way switch selector offers 5 positions: how can that be?! Or are positions A and D "half a humbucker" positions?!
4) Is it normal that the volume of the bridge transducers (piezos) is much stronger than the volume of the humbuckers (when both volumes are set to max)
5) finally, while I like the guitar, I am less than awed by the sustain. What is your experience?
Thanks a lot for answering these primitive questions!

Info On Godin EZ5520 LGX3

I just purchased this Godin guitar at a local music store. I can't find much information about it. Looking for some help. I found one in a different color and came up with the EZ5520. The only guitar I found with the exact Headstock. LGX3 is After the word Godin in Small Letters on the headstock. Unlike others that are at the top. I was told it was a 2000. Also that they didn't make many of them. Mine is a Blue with a flame maple top. Dual Voice. The one on Gruhn Guitars is the same guitar but a different color.

Godin serial numbers

I found so little about the Godin serial numbers online. I contacted Godin via email.
I have a 2004 Montreal 2 voice. The discontinued model that's Mahogany semi-hollow.
.Seem the first 2 numbers designate year made.
My serial number is: 04416341...……….I'm assuming the first 2 digits are year. Yep, assuming. Easy to contact on Godin site. Quick reply with the info I wanted, which was..Year made..FWIW
I believe Godin guitars are exceptional. This Montreal has a bolt on neck. Not your usual type.

The 'ergonomic' neck makes me a better player. I'm fine with that. I solid Mahogany, carved guitar that sold for around $ 1500 new. The LR Baggs transducer bridge is wonderful. Graphtech nut.
I've had other models, and they too were nicer than the big names of same cost.

My subjective 2 cents regarding Godin Guitars. Hope this info may be of help. Nice to find a site for these fine Guitars.

unidentified model

Does anyone know which model is this?



xtSA Battery

I know it's recommended to unplug the guitar after playing to preserve the 9V battery for the acoustic preamp. My question is, which instrument cable? Only from the acoustic/mix jack? The 13-pin cable? All three (including the electric)? Simple matter but I'd like to know the answer. Thanks for any help.

When to unplug cables on Godin guitars to save battery

I have an LGXT and the Electric plug can stay in but the Acoustic/Mix jack will drain the battery. I don't know about the 13-Pin cable, but it seems likely that it would drain the battery.

I just started using a Boss GP-10 this week and I found that even with the Godin's battery removed, if you use the 13-Pin cable the piezo pickups will work. The Piezo Pickups are getting powered by the GP-10, so I don't have a battery in and I don't have to unplug the 13-pin cable. The 13-Pin can transmit all the pickups in the guitar, so I don't need to use the 1/4" jacks anymore at all, unless I wanted to use separate amps or run separate channels to a mixer.

Loving the Boss GP-10.

What Colour Is Desert Blue?

Looking at the official Godin website pictures, their desert blue colour shows as a blue-green colour (think dark cyan) which I like. But I see this same colour shown as on other sitres as dark blue (almost a "royal blue"), which I DON'T like. I'd love to place an order, but I just don't know what to expect.

I understand the issues around colours on different monitors, colour perception and so on, but there seems to be two radically different colours called desert blue.

Can anyone clarify?

Godin blue

Yes...difficult one mine is bluey green ..sometimes looks bluee somtimes looks greenee depending on light....but whatever .
It looks bonny

Godin guitar unknown model

I have a black Godin electric/acoustic guitar which I am not sure what model it is. I am not the original owner. The original owner told me he it cost him about $1,000. I bought for half but it was physically in bad shape. It haves steel strings on it. Can't put nylons on it because the slot on the nut are too thin for nylon. There is no serial number on the whole guitar. It does not have the Godin signature below the volume and equalizer control. There is a piece of clear label that reads "MULT XLR". The brand on top of the neck looks authentic of Godin. The plate that holds the body and the neck behind haves the Godin signature. Haves 2 plain plates with four screws each. One has the electronic boards where you set the 9 volt battery. The other haves nothing just cables. The mic are individually set on the bridge for each string. Just like regular Godin guitar. It have 2 output plugs: one is a regular 1/4 phono plug and a 13 pin connector to connect a Roland guitar synth. The neck is mahogany, it haves the dots set like the Godin guitars. It is the description what could be a Multiac but with steel strings. Can't locate the original owner for more info. Have search on the internet if I could one like it. Seems to be the only model. I have heard that there have been some models that were discontinued, but the ones that I found are not the ones. Want to know what exactly I have.

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