This canadian manufacturer has always made interesting and good guitars but it gets my attention when the guitar I used to drive the Roland Guitar Synth got lost and I need to replace with something else. As explained by the manufacturer, this is a three-voice guitar featuring electric and acoustic guitar sounds, plus the infinite possibilities provided by synth access.
The output from the bridge transducer system in the LGX-SA produces six separate signals—one for each string. This divided signal is called hexaphonic and is used to drive guitar synths. The LGX adapted itself to this application quite easily. However, in addition to the electronic modifications, the guitar itself was altered in order to achieve the best possible performance. The most visible difference between the standard LGX and the LGX-SA is in the ebony fingerboard. The use of the ebony fingerboard improves synth tracking. Guitar synth systems in the past were technically complicated and required radical changes in playing technique. The LGX-SA/RolandTM GR-synth combination represents a new standard in user friendliness and performance.
This is truly a ‘plug in and play’ system. Very interesting is the sound of the Semour Duncan humbuckers and impressive is the quality of the body finish. The original set of strings was to thick for me but it was very easy to change them.