Godin Radium-X review

Mixing magnetic and piezo pickups, Godin is back with serious intent if the Radium-X is anything to go by. But it comes at a price. Worth a go? We plug in…

Godin Radium-X
(Image: © Future / Phil Barker)

Guitar World Verdict

This Radium-X’s unshowy, quite classic dress hides some superb sounds along with plenty of choice in how you use them. It’s a thoughtful design, and straight out of its gigbag is a really good player that’s also light in weight.


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    Classic, classy chambered-body build.

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    Good weight, neck profile, playability.

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    Good sounds – both magnetic and piezo 'acoustic'.


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    Be good to see a better gigbag at this price.

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    Colour choice could be expanded.

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It’s been a while since we reviewed a Godin electric guitar – actually just over two years. And you don’t need us to tell you that quite a lot has happened since then. 

World events, factory shutdowns and the rising price of raw materials, parts and shipping have all played their part. So you have to doff your cap because if Godin is to retain – or, perhaps more accurately, regain – some market share, then this new Radium-X is quite a statement of intent.

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Dave Burrluck
Gear Reviews Editor, Guitarist

Dave Burrluck is one of the world’s most experienced guitar journalists, who started writing back in the '80s for International Musician and Recording World, co-founded The Guitar Magazine and has been the Gear Reviews Editor of Guitarist magazine for the past two decades. Along the way, Dave has been the sole author of The PRS Guitar Book and The Player's Guide to Guitar Maintenance as well as contributing to numerous other books on the electric guitar. Dave is an active gigging and recording musician and still finds time to make, repair and mod guitars, not least for Guitarist’s The Mod Squad.