The Godin performance Series guitars are designed with the working musician in mind. As is the case with all Godin models the Performance Series instruments are made entirely in North America-bodies and necks are crafted in Quebec, Canada and final assembly takes place in New Hampshire.
This year marks the arrival of the SDxt, the latest member of the Godin Performance family. The SDxt is a bit of a jack-of-all-trades but unlike other instruments that attempt to serve a variety of purposes, the SDxt also manages to master several of them. For starters the hum-single-hum pickup configuration delivers a truckload of sonic possibilities. The classic, high gain, humbucker sounds are superb and the single coil adds that glassy definition to the sound not usually available in a humbucker-only equipped guitar.
Sound isnt just about pickups and the SDxt delivers plenty of snap thanks in part to its 25 1/2" scale and rock maple neck. Abundant sustain is enhanced by the precise fit of the neck and deep neck pocket (all traces of paint, glue and finish are meticulously removed from the pocket to ensure a perfect wood-to-wood connection). The center block of Silverleaf maple in the body provides a solid foundation for the neck and hardware while the poplar wings on each side help to keep the weight comfortable. The floating trem provides stable tuning even under a heavy hand.
The SDxt neck is crafted using Godins new Ergocut shaping technique, which carves the fingerboard and frets in towards the center of the neck for an extremely comfortable feel.
The SDxt is also available with the Godin Leaftop finish, which applies a highly figured maple veneer to the top. Quilted tops are available with the lightburst finish and Flame tops are offered in blue. Maple or Rosewood fingerboards are optional in all colors.