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Stryker Ryder 10/27/2019

Godin SDxt : Stryker Ryder's user review

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Value For Money : Excellent Audience: Anyone
I am using this guitar with a Fender Blues Junior 3 amp.
I play mainly rock and blues so I use the Bridge or Neck pickups most of the time.

Godin is a brand that I had heard a lot of positive things about. The wood from Canada assembled in America...
The workmanship is excellent on this guitar. Having owned a number of Indonesian made guitars, many of them very good; the neck, frets, fit, and finish on the SDXt are better.
Intonation was excellent. I haven't needed to tweak anything, no neck or pickup adjustments.
The only things I have done with this guitar is a string change(D'Addario 10-46 Nickel Wounds)and a cleaning of the maple fretboard. The maple neck and fretboard are easy for me to play. I have smaller hands so this neck radius works very well for me.

In this price range I really didn't expect much from the stock pickups. I was pleasantly surprised and don't plan on changing them. The Neck humbucker has the sweet, smooth tone I appreciate. The Bridge humbucker has a bark or quack. I did find a downloadable guide from Godin that listed the genres for the various selector switch settings. There is a lot of versatility with the pickup configuration.
That's what I was looking for- a maple neck and fretboard guitar with the HSH pickup configuration.
I have found no cons with this model and Godin has lived up to my expectations with this guitar. And I got a really good deal on it. It also came with a Godin gigbag that was much better than the typical gigbag. This one is heavier duty.