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G&L Legacy Electric Guitar with Tinted Maple Neck Blonde 

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This beauty features an alder body, 3 G&L vintage-style Alnico V single coil pickups, a tinted hard rock maple neck with rosewood or maple fingerboar...Read More

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Designed by Leo Fender.

This beauty features an alder body, 3 G&L vintage-style Alnico V single coil pickups, a tinted hard rock maple neck with rosewood or maple fingerboard, 18:1 sealed-back tuners, G&L-designed Dual-Fulcrum vibrato, 5-way selector switch, volume, versatile passive treble/bass system.

FEATURES
  • Solid Swamp Ash body with a premium Blonde finish
  • 3 G&L vintage-style Alnico V single coil pickups
  • Hard rock tinted maple neck with rosewood or maple fingerboard
  • 12" (304.8mm) neck radius
  • 1-5/8" (41.3mm) width at nut
  • Schaller non-locking tuners
  • G&L Dual Fulcrum vibrato
  • 5-position pickup selector, PTB system
  • Chrome hardware
  • 3-ply white pickguard

It's time you got serious about guitar. Order your Legacy today.

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G&LLegacy Electric Guitar with Tinted Maple Neck
 
4.9

(based on 31 reviews)

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good feel (3)
  • Good pick up (3)
  • Good tone (3)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

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      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Holy Grail? Yes.

      The G&L Legacy Blonde is IT, friends.
      I've owned one other USA Legacy and played at least a dozen more, but this one is the dream date: Toneful, easy...Read complete review

      The G&L Legacy Blonde is IT, friends.
      I've owned one other USA Legacy and played at least a dozen more, but this one is the dream date: Toneful, easy to play, a real looker. The see through finish is delicious and, trust me, you want the gun oil tinted neck. It makes the others look pale & sickly.
      The PTB system allows for maximum verstility.
      Dual fulcrum vibrato is solid and guitar stays in tune
      My *only* complaint is that the jumbo frets are a bit tall, but even this is easily overlooked in light of the guitar's other significant attributes. Mine is a 2008 and weighs 7 lbs, 15 oz.
      In short: If you are considering one, buy it. It may be the holy grail you've been looking for in a Strat-style guitar.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      It didn't do it for me

      I had high expectations for this guitar and maybe they were just too high but I returned it. The guitar was built well, had a good feel, good pickups but all things considered,...Read complete review

      I had high expectations for this guitar and maybe they were just too high but I returned it. The guitar was built well, had a good feel, good pickups but all things considered, I think it's overrated for the price. It played and sounded comparable to my American Deluxe Strat but the Fender won in overall looks, feel and features.

      The Breakdown:

      G&L Neck is nice but I didn't like the lacquer on the fretboard. Shape is similar to the C shape of the Strat.

      The white color of the G&L was ugly to my eyes. It was a thin finish to allow the ash grain to show through and this made the guitar look white-washed. I tried to like it by placing it next to my strat and it just wasn't happening. Knowing that the two guitars cost about the same, when sitting next to the Deluxe, it looled like a cheap knock-off.

      One other thing about the guitar was the weight. The ash makes it a heavy guitar and although I appreciate the heavier Les Paul, I realized I don't like heavy in a Strat syle axe.

      Overall, I can't fault the guitar for sound or playability. If I didn't already own a Strat, maybe I would have seen things slightly different but the whole package just didn't work for me... just made me appreciate my Fender that much more.

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      5.0

      Very nice guitar

      By Joe Shmoe

      from Virginia Beach VA

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues

        Comments about G&L Legacy Electric Guitar with Tinted Maple Neck:

        After many years of playing a Gibson Les Paul Standard, and an old parker Nightfly, I started to fall in love with the music from groups like the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jimi Hendrix, Steve Ray Vaughn, and Sublime etc. I was missing the Stratocaster sound. I started to research which guitars are the best deal because I typically am a very picky person when it comes to instruments. I went to 2 local music shops and played every Fender American Standard that I could get my hands on. I would have been pretty satisified with most of the ones that I played but then I played a Used G & L Legacy at Guitar Center. The G & L felt like the guitar for me. The neck is so nice, I actually prefer it over my Parker Nightfly which are known for their awesome playability. I don't think that there is a better neck out there right now truely. The action is fast but the neck has a bit of thickness to it which feels great. Something about the frets makes pulloffs and hammer ons more prounounced and effortless. I find myself playing difficult runs easier on this neck than my other guitars. The Fit and finish is flawless (Mines Tobacco Sunburst)and the guitar screams quality. The price on these guitars are truely a bargain for what you are getting so if you are on the fence and you want Strat like tone with a bit more flexibility and a better playing neck, pull the trigger and i'm willing to bet you will be happy. Guitars that I payed about twice as much for are being neglected now. As a matter of fact I am thinking of selling some of my other stuff and buying a humbucker equipped G & L. The dual Fulcrum Tremelo seems very quality and I have had no tuning issues yet. The pickups can sound vintage Strat like but are more flexible with the tone controls. You can get thin to fat tone by tweaking the tones controls and I usually use the guitar treble tone at about 8 with the bass at about 6. The tone controls seem more useful than a strat which I usually just set on 10 and forget.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Really happy with this guitar!

        By Tschuba

        from Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about G&L Legacy Electric Guitar with Tinted Maple Neck:

            I just received this G & L Legacy (blonde). I am impressed with everything from the aesthetics to sound to playability. If my initial impressions do not bear out over time, I'll let you know! So far... SWEET!

            Comment on this review

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Holy Grail? Yes.

            By Arch

            from SF Bay Area

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Beautfiul Tone
            • Luscious Finish
            • Ptb System
            • Tinted neck

            Cons

            • Frets A Tad Too Tall

            Best Uses

              Comments about G&L Legacy Electric Guitar with Tinted Maple Neck:

              The G&L Legacy Blonde is IT, friends.
              I've owned one other USA Legacy and played at least a dozen more, but this one is the dream date: Toneful, easy to play, a real looker. The see through finish is delicious and, trust me, you want the gun oil tinted neck. It makes the others look pale & sickly.
              The PTB system allows for maximum verstility.
              Dual fulcrum vibrato is solid and guitar stays in tune
              My *only* complaint is that the jumbo frets are a bit tall, but even this is easily overlooked in light of the guitar's other significant attributes. Mine is a 2008 and weighs 7 lbs, 15 oz.
              In short: If you are considering one, buy it. It may be the holy grail you've been looking for in a Strat-style guitar.

              Comment on this review

              (3 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              It didn't do it for me

              By LPstandard

              from USA - South Mississippi

              About Me Novice

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                Cons

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                    Comments about G&L Legacy Electric Guitar with Tinted Maple Neck:

                    I had high expectations for this guitar and maybe they were just too high but I returned it. The guitar was built well, had a good feel, good pickups but all things considered, I think it's overrated for the price. It played and sounded comparable to my American Deluxe Strat but the Fender won in overall looks, feel and features.

                    The Breakdown:

                    G&L Neck is nice but I didn't like the lacquer on the fretboard. Shape is similar to the C shape of the Strat.

                    The white color of the G&L was ugly to my eyes. It was a thin finish to allow the ash grain to show through and this made the guitar look white-washed. I tried to like it by placing it next to my strat and it just wasn't happening. Knowing that the two guitars cost about the same, when sitting next to the Deluxe, it looled like a cheap knock-off.

                    One other thing about the guitar was the weight. The ash makes it a heavy guitar and although I appreciate the heavier Les Paul, I realized I don't like heavy in a Strat syle axe.

                    Overall, I can't fault the guitar for sound or playability. If I didn't already own a Strat, maybe I would have seen things slightly different but the whole package just didn't work for me... just made me appreciate my Fender that much more.

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                    5.0

                    Excellent Guitar.

                    By Mikey Smokey

                    from Oregon

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Fun To Play
                    • Good Feel
                    • Good Pick Up
                    • Good Tone
                    • Solid Electronics

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Jamming
                      • Practicing
                      • Recording

                      Comments about G&L Legacy Electric Guitar with Tinted Maple Neck:

                      This is a superior guitar, I have played Fender strat Customs and this guitar is at that level but at a much better pricepoint. Incredible tone = the PTB is awesome, even can get some Tele tones with it in the 4 position with the bass rolled off. The neck feel is one the best I ever had in my hands, just smooth and perfect hand fit, mine is the classic C shape. I play blues and this guitar love the blues too! Enough said, Amen. And thank you G & L! You all know what your doing, getting the Bluesboy ASAT next!

                      Comment on this review

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      The Real Stratocaster

                      By Savageman

                      from Detroit Metro Area

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                      Comments about G&L Legacy Electric Guitar with Tinted Maple Neck:

                      A WELL BUILT STRAT! I have about 7 Fender strats all types ( Strat Plus. American Deluxes limited editions ect.) I was really surprized with this one you can't put it down plays really nice. All can say is your getting a better than custom built strat for the price ( maybe less than with the sales they are offering) of an American Stantard!
                      A quality built axe just like in the olden days with G&L all there guitar are custom
                      A great price thanks to Musician's Friend I did months of reshearch they had the best price

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                      (9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      G&L legacy

                      By scott jansen

                      from Sunny San Diego

                      Comments about G&L Legacy Electric Guitar with Tinted Maple Neck:

                      It is the blonde Finish with tinted maple neck. Some of the reviews for this guitar are not for this actual guitar, but of Legacys in general. This is for the one being sold here. First of all the price. I was looking to get a Legacy from a local guitar shop. When we added things up, like a premium finish and color, deluxe case, fancy pick guard, graphite nut, locking tuners and tinted maple neck it got to be up higher than this price. Maybe more with tax. The one offered here has a premium finish included, swamp ash and looks just awesome in person. You now get a deluxe g&g vintage case included that fits the guitar tight. The pick guard is the 3 ply, not the single, so that's a plus. No graphite nut but a bone one.No locking tuners but a great Schaller system. So if you can sacrifice a few things, this guitar is a steal. Better features than a standard Legacy. You get some nice upgrades included like the finish, color, pick guard, abalone dot inlay and deluxe case. This thing is beautiful . I was really impressed. It still is custom built like all G&Ls are. It comes with all the paper work hand signed with the specs of the guitar, a C.O.A signed by Mrs Fender, and all the hardware. Now the best part is, if it's in stock, you will have a custom made, premium Legacy guitar in as little as 5 days! Not the 6 to 8 week wait for a guitar shop to order one for you. Sure ,if you want a G&L totally custom you will pay and wait more and longer. But for what you get here it is a gorgeous handmade, custom built guitar. I'm not going to review the sound or specs , you can get that on YouTube and here, but just a review of what musicians fried is selling, and it impressive. Plus, with the promos they have all the time , you can get this guitar for a steal. Highly recommended .

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                      5.0

                      Look no further!!!

                      By BluesBoy89

                      from St.Louis

                      Comments about G&L Legacy Electric Guitar with Tinted Maple Neck:

                      I've been playing guitar for about 3 years now and by far this is the best investment I could of ever made. The neck on this beauty is perfect. I have small hands and this baby complements them very well. The tonal versitility is out o fthis world.Its light weight. You cannot find this kind of craftmenship in any other guitar. Leo Fender left Fender and made G&L for a reason...that reason was to a legacy and that is exactly what this guitar did.

                      Comment on this review

                      (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      G&L user since 1982

                      By Sadhu

                      from Saint Louis, MO

                      Ask me a question

                      Comments about G&L Legacy Electric Guitar with Tinted Maple Neck:

                      This is the 3rd G&L I've owned. I'm a pro with 40 years experience. I play through a Fender reissue Blue Deluxe. (PERFECT tone!). I've owned Strats, SG's, 335's, Ricks, Gretch, Tele's you name it.... So, this G&L Legacy is the instrument you want if you're looking for a strat sound, but QUALITY, USA, HANDMADE craftsmanship. It looks great, is made out of quality components, and sounds superb. I did have some issues "out of the box". The intonation was off and so I replaced the strings. It was still off, and had to remove some of the bridge springs on the low E through G. Cut them in half on the B&G. It's almost like the bridge was set a quarter inch to close to the neck or something? Anyway, that gave me "room" to set the intonation perfectly. I added some 'roller tree' string guides. I don't know why G&L only had one roller guide for the E&B. I used the stock pickups for a couple months. They sounded great, but were just too noisy with the 1,3,5 positions. Couldn't stand it no more.... I had to swap them out for noiseless Fender Solarium Cobalt pickups. Now it's a 'perfect instrument'! So, no noise, even greater tone. I was really impressed with the pickup upgrade. The Fender 'quack' is allot more pronounced on the 1,2 pickup position. I modified the bass control also, to be a "Controlled Bridge" volume control, giving me a nice 1,3 and 1,2,3 pickup combo. (Don't know why G&L didn't think of this!?!" So now, everything is fine tuned and rockin'. I personally found the bsss roll-off tone control useless. I never used it anyway. G&L is the 'next generation Fender', designed and manufactured by the man himself, Leo Fender! So try and understand... it's "where you wanna be with a Fender Strat"! I will use this baby till' I die. If it gets damaged or stolen, I'll buy another one! I've got the cream white with the maple neck. Beautiful. Feel free to e-mail me if you want more info. Best Regards, SADHU.

                      Comment on this review

                      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      AMAZING!

                      By Anonymous

                      from Undisclosed

                      Comments about G&L Legacy Electric Guitar with Tinted Maple Neck:

                      Bought my Legacy and had never played one before. I researched them a lot on the web, and this was the first guitar I bought without playing it. I am glad I did. These guitars are so well made they are incredible. I just needed some light action adjustments, move the pickups a little and is screams. Its playability is out of this world and easily rivals the PRS I have. Great guitar

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