In 1979 Leo Fender and George Fullerton joined forces to perfect Leo's trademark instruments and innovations, the result became the fine instruments made by the good people at G&L Guitars. Come check out Colorado's only music store with a full-line of brand-new GL Legacy and ASAT Tribute Guitars (USA Models Made to Order). Don't see the one you want? Come in and order it, we welcome the discerning musician looking to find his personal ax. Why buy any old Fender guitar when you can buy the guitar Leo Fender himself always meant for you to have?
The Legacys vintage-spec CLF-100 Alnico V pickups have that unmistakable chime and quack reminiscent of the best examples from the late 50s, thanks to the work of G&L's Paul Gagon. Gagon found his inspiration reviewing original prints stored in Leos private laboratory at G&L, but that was just the start. In the early '80s, Gagon was an R&D engineer at another company when he was tasked with finding out what was so special about the early bolt-on guitars many players raved about. Gagon nalyzed many examples of what were considered holy grail guitars, spending time out on the shop floor talking to builders still working in the pickup department since the 50s, all on a quest to discover where the real mojo was and wasnt. What he learned from the builders matched his own engineering analysis.
You see, back in the day, the actual spec of pickups coming down that old production line varied considerably. That meant coming up with the right specs for the Legacy pickups was more challenging than simply following the prints. Gagons persistence paid off as the Legacy garnered rave reviews from both players and magazines like Guitar Player and Guitar World. This axe is no slave to the past, however, starting with Leos PTB (Passive Treble and Bass) system which functions on all three pickups for dramatically more variety than the vintage setup. Whats more, the Legacy features a Leo Fender-designed Dual-Fulcrum vibrato, a work of engineering art which allows bending up or down with unsurpassed stability, while offering a silky feel through its beefy aluminum vibrato arm. The Legacy is all about honest, classic Alnico tone complemented by Leos own modern refinements. And now, its available at a price within reach of every working musician. Once you play a G&L Tribute Series, youll never look back.
- CONSTRUCTION: bolt-on
- SCALE: 25 1/2"
- PICKUPS: G&L CLF-100 Alnico V single-coils made in Fullerton, California
- BODY WOOD: Basswood
- NECK WOOD: Hard-Rock Maple with Maple fingerboard
- NECK WIDTH AT NUT: 1 5/8"
- NECK RADIUS: 12"
- NECK PROFILE: medium C FRETS: 22 medium jumbo, nickel
- TUNING KEYS: 18:1 ratio, sealed-back
- BRIDGE: Leo Fender-designed G&L Dual-Fulcrum vibrato
- CONTROLS: 5-position pickup selector, volume, treble, bass (PTB system)