What makes it super?
Godin has been at the forefront of building guitars that offer acoustic tones from bridge transducers alongside the standard electric sounds for years. The xtSA adds a ‘third voice’ by functioning as a synth controller via a standard 13-pin output that will connect to a Roland guitar synth or others that use the same protocol.
The potentially confusing user interface is uncluttered and easy to use with a combination of 13-pin output plus two jacks that allow either mixing or separation of electric and acoustic sounds. There's a three-way toggle switch that selects synth only, audio only or a blend of the two, with the volume of synth sound in the mix being controlled by an adjacent knob. A non-latching toggle switch is used to step through the patches on any connected synth unit.
FULL REVIEW: Godin xtSA