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Alex interview on his new Limelight guitar


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It's a sweet guitar. They're made by Godin, a Canadian builder who do really nice work. I like the pickup configuration, and the Vega bridge looks nice. I also like that it has a 12" fingerboard radius (like a Les Paul) and stainless steel frets. Overall, the specs are great.

 

If I were to nitpick, I'm not a fan of the control layout -- I'd like the volume knob closer to the pickup (like on a normal Strat) and the pickup switch might be too far away, but I'd have to try it.

 

They go for $3,999 USD. That's a lot of money for what is basically a modified Strat. Could you build your own for a lot less? Yeah, and lots of players have done it.

 

That said, Sweetwater sells them and are already sold out. https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/LERXSTALLCV--godin-lerxst-limelight-alex-lifeson-signature-electric-guitar-limelight-cream-with-vega-tremolo

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not sure I agree with alex about the pickup switch on the horn. I prefer "pinky" switching close to the bridge. but what alex wants, alex gets.

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15 hours ago, HemiBeers said:

not sure I agree with alex about the pickup switch on the horn. I prefer "pinky" switching close to the bridge. but what alex wants, alex gets.

 

The whole guitar, including the control layout, is modeled after the original Hentor Sportscaster. I don't like that switch location either, but guess Alex didn't want to change it from the original.

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On 2/11/2024 at 12:33 PM, 1-0-0-1-0-0-1 said:

It's a sweet guitar. They're made by Godin, a Canadian builder who do really nice work. I like the pickup configuration, and the Vega bridge looks nice. I also like that it has a 12" fingerboard radius (like a Les Paul) and stainless steel frets. Overall, the specs are great.

 

If I were to nitpick, I'm not a fan of the control layout -- I'd like the volume knob closer to the pickup (like on a normal Strat) and the pickup switch might be too far away, but I'd have to try it.

 

They go for $3,999 USD. That's a lot of money for what is basically a modified Strat. Could you build your own for a lot less? Yeah, and lots of players have done it.

 

That said, Sweetwater sells them and are already sold out. https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/LERXSTALLCV--godin-lerxst-limelight-alex-lifeson-signature-electric-guitar-limelight-cream-with-vega-tremolo

 

$4K for a Strat is PRS/Suhr like money.  PRS doesn't even charge that much for a Silver Sky.  Godin are really reaching far for this one.  

 

That's gonna be a hard pass from me, dawg.

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