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G&L Legacy Electric Guitar  (Open Box)
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OVERVIEW

Tradtional looks and single-coil sound with a comfortable neck and performance vibrato.

The G&L Legacy blends contemporary refinements from the Leo Fender -designed S-500 and Comanche models with classic Alnico V pickups. If your holy grail is faithful Alnico single-coil tone with modern refinements and superb craftsmanship, the Legacy makes for an excellent choice.

The Legacy's 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 Paul Gagon, G&L VP Engineering. Gagon found his inspiration reviewing original prints stored in Leo's private laboratory at G&L, but that was just the start. About 30 years ago, 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 tirelessly analyzed 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 wasn't. What he learned from the builders matched his own engineering analysis. You see, back in the day, the actual spec of pickups coming that 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. Gagon's 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 Leo's PTB (Passive Treble and Bass) system which functions on all three pickups for dramatically more variety than the vintage setup. What's 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's hard-rock maple neck features an easy-playing satin finish, while its 12" radius lets you bend notes deeply and its Plek-dressed medium-jumbo nickel frets deliver silky playability. The moment you open the luxurious deluxe Tolex hardshell case, you'll be greeted with a stunning instrument and delicious aroma that'll have your pulse racing.

Founded by Leo Fender in 1980, G&L USA instruments continue to be made in the historic G&L facility on Fender Avenue in Fullerton, California, the Birthplace of Bolt-on.

FEATURES
  • Alder body with bolt-on neck construction
  • Hard-rock maple neck and roswewood fretboard
  • G&L Classic "C" neck profile with 12" radius and 22 medium frets
  • CLF-100 Alnico single-coil pickups
  • Leo Fender-designed G&L Dual-Fulcrum vibrato bridge
  • Includes case

Continue Leo's legacy with this special guitar. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS
  • CONSTRUCTION: bolt-on
  • SCALE: 25 1/2"
  • PICKUPS: CLF-100 Alnico single coils
  • BODY WOOD: Alder
  • NECK WOOD: Hard-Rock Maple with Rosewood fingerboard
  • NECK PROFILE: G&L #1 with 12" radius and 1 5/8" nut-width
  • NUT: 100% natural bone
  • FRETS: 22 medium jumbo, nickel, Plek dressed
  • TUNING KEYS: 12:1 ratio, sealed-back
  • BRIDGE: Leo Fender-designed G&L Dual-Fulcrum vibrato with forged brass saddles
  • CONTROLS: 5-position pickup selector, volume, treble, bass (PTB system)
  • NUT: 100% natural bone
  • FRETS: 22 medium jumbo, nickel, Plek dressed
  • TUNING KEYS: 12:1 ratio, sealed-back
  • BRIDGE: Leo Fender-designed G&L Dual-Fulcrum vibrato
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G&LLegacy Electric Guitar
 
5.0

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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

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (3)
  • Recording (3)
  • Small venues (3)

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Suprisingly Excellent Guitar

By Michael N

from Burbank' Ca

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Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Nice color
  • Pleked Neck - Great
  • Solid Electronics
  • Solid Well Crafted Case

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about G&L Legacy Electric Guitar:

    I shopped for several months to get a Strat type guitar and played dozens of really good instruments. BUT...nothing said "Buy Me Now" until I picked up the Legacy by G&L. The one was solid and slightly warmer than any of the Fenders. It just felt better in my hand. These are subjective observations but the objective facts are these: excellent workmanship, no fret buzz, clean sound, MADE IN AMERICA (always a PLUS).
    I really like this guitar. I owned a Strat many years ago and gave it up because of the thin sound, this guitar is rounder, warmer and brighter than my previous Strat. The first string is always present and does not fade in any switch position.
    I recommend this guitar as a Strat alternative.

     
    5.0

    Simply Better

    By QM2

    from Austin, Texas

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about G&L Legacy Electric Guitar:

      I have owned and still own several Fender Strats. Over the years I've researched G&L several times and had thought long and hard about not just purchasing one, but which model to buy. My decision was made for me when a friend of my mentioned that his sisters' boyfriend was in serious need of funds and was liquidating some of his guitars. One of them was a 2014 Legacy in like new condition. It is the best Strat-style guitar I have ever owned. It has a beefier feel and the neck and fretboard play like butter. The Alnico V pups have a rounder tone than my Fender and can do anything from chicken-pickin to blues wailing. It has a better made look and feel to it than my American made Fender. If you're looking to buy an American Strat, go with one from the man who invented it, Leo Fender, and at least try out a G&L Legacy. You will not be disappointed! I wish I would have never waited so long.

       
      5.0

      This is a great guitar!!

      By justmemdb

      from South Carolina, USA

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Beautiful finish! solid!!
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • pro level!!
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • Small Venues

        Comments about G&L Legacy Electric Guitar:

        I had been wanting a shoreline gold Strat for a long time, but the Fenders available now only have maple fretboards, so I then noticed this model and the more I looked, the more I liked it so I splurged. You pay a little more but, it feels more solid, the pickups have a unique tone,way nicer bridge, made in USA in old Fender factory, and, ships in a very nice case! So, when you really think about it this is a lot of guitar for the money. If you think you want shoreline gold, go ahead, you will not rest until you get a guitar that color!!

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