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The Fallout shares the original Leo Fender-designed SC-2 body shape, comfortable, sustain-rich G&L Saddle Lock bridge and easy-playing medium C-s...Read More

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The Fallout shares the original Leo Fender-designed SC-2 body shape, comfortable, sustain-rich G&L Saddle Lock bridge and easy-playing medium C-shape neck with a 12" radius and medium-jumbo frets. It comes with a great pairing of Paul Gagon-designed Alnico pickups: a gorgous P-90 and meaty humbucker splittable via a push/pull tone pot. The look transcends the SC-2's simplicity with a sweeping pickguard that complements the body shape perfectly. Balancing out the aesthetics is a sleeker interpretation of the ˜80s-era G&L headstock shape designed exclusively for the Fallout. Case sold separately.

Ready to cover today's sophisticated textures and tones.

FEATURES
  • Bolt-on construction
  • 25-1/2" scale
  • Paul Gagon-designed Alnico pickups, G&L AP4285B P-90 in neck position and G&L AW4470B humbucker in bridge positon
  • Mahogany body
  • Hard rock maple neck with rosewood fingerboard
  • 12" radius
  • 1-5/8" nut width
  • Medium C neck profile
  • 22 medium jumbo frets, nickel
  • 18:1 ratio, sealed-back tuners
  • G&L Saddle Lock bridge
  • 3-position pickup selector, volume and tone with push/pull coil tap
  • Case sold separately

Enjoy this great-playing Leo Fender spinoff for yourself. Order today.

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G&LTribute Fallout Electric Guitar
 
4.5

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (10)
  • Good feel (9)
  • Good pick up (8)
  • Good tone (8)
  • Solid electronics (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (8)
  • Recording (7)
  • Jamming (6)
  • Small venues (6)
  • Rock concerts (4)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Unique look, great sound and good deal

Overall, I was very pleased with the service and even more pleased with the quality of this guitar. I was initially attracted to the Fallout due its unique look. It is kind of...Read complete review

Overall, I was very pleased with the service and even more pleased with the quality of this guitar. I was initially attracted to the Fallout due its unique look. It is kind of a mix between a Fender Mustang and a Telecaster. And I also wanted a P-90 on the neck.

Everything about the guitar, in my opinion, is great except for the electronics. The humbucker on the bridge doesn't sound THAT great and tends to get fussy, i.e. crack and buzz sometimes, especially with certain effects, like chorus. The P-90 near the neck, however, sounds awesome and I have been using it a lot. It's an original design by one of the founders of G&L.

Another gripe is the tone/volume knobs and 3-way switch. They are cheaply made but can easily be replaced with better American parts. Also, the split coil option isn't all that great. Who really needs to turn their humbucker into a single coil? Maybe this function comes in handy with more expensive guitars, but in this case, I could do without it. Just doesn't sound that good for lack of a better way to put it.

That said, I think these are MINOR gripes. For the price, this is an EXCELLENT guitar that I think is not getting enough attention right now. G&L rocks. I originally intended on purchasing the more expensive model but due to small pocket book decided to go with this. NOT DISAPPOINTED AT ALL. ALL EXPERIENCED PLAYERS SHOULD OWN ONE OF THESE, TRIBUTE OR ORIGINAL. THANK YOU G&L AND MF. MADE MY CHRISTMAS!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

This wouldn't survive a nuclear fallout...

Drawn to it by its sheer unconventionalism, the Fallout Tribute is a very decent, different guitar. However, I had very bad luck with the thing, so I'm obviously a little biased. Straight...Read complete review

Drawn to it by its sheer unconventionalism, the Fallout Tribute is a very decent, different guitar. However, I had very bad luck with the thing, so I'm obviously a little biased. Straight up- those tone controls feel incredibly cheap and loose. As well, I found construction to suffer more than a Squire. The strap button on the bottom looks like someone whacked it with a hammer, so I unscrewed it to find that it was merely drilled...very crooked. Not to mention a few finish issues! This guitar, sadly, wasn't made with the highest amount of TLC. Pickups-wise, this guitar is pretty solid. The middle position has to be my favorite. While the spilttable humbucker mattered little to me, The humbucker itself is A-okay. This is my first time experiencing a P-90, and yes, it is quite powerful. When playing, however, realize you'll be very restricted getting the highest frets- the part of the guitar where the bolt-on is located is chunkier than Superchunk. All in all, I ended up returning it due to the manufacturer defects (it even had a tragically bent allen wrench...dear lord, what was going on?). While it at least looks cool, I didn't like it.

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5.0

Awesome!!

By Mike

from Rhode Island

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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 Tribute Fallout Electric Guitar:

    Great guitar! Low priced but doesn't feel cheap. Great pickups - the P90 stays clear even with some grit and the humbucker sounds beefy. If you're on the fence about this guitar, just go for it.

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    4.0

    Best guitar in its price range

    By User of too many commas

    from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    About Me Novice

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Great Design / Beautiful Shape

    Cons

    • Fret Buzz
    • Poor Quality Craftsmanship
    • Poor Set Up

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about G&L Tribute Fallout Electric Guitar:

    I use the guitar for everyday practicing, jamming with the band and playing in small venues. The guitar sounds great. The P90s in the neck really pop well and the the coil splitter really gives the guitar a diverse array of tones for all pickup options. The neck feels good, it is feels comfortable and it is very playable and easy to move around on. As far as cons go, the action was super low, which feels good, but the fret buzz is very noticeable. Also, when mine came in, I had to unscrew where the jack goes in, because the nut kept falling off and the jack fell into the guitar. The guitar itself is very nice, but the setup wasn't very solid, which can be expected from a guitar made in Indonesia. If you are looking for the best (inexpensive) guitar for your money, don't take another step. This guitar was what I went with instead of forking over an extra 300 for a Fender, which I don't regret at all, but make sure you have your tools with you to tweak the setup.

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    5.0

    Awesome guitar!

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    By Mike the Knife

    from Georgia

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    Pros

    • Comfortable size
    • Extremely good quality
    • 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 Tribute Fallout Electric Guitar:

      This guitar is awesome. I have about 40 guitars and played for over 50 years. This guitar came with one of those amazing set ups that is just right with low action like I TRY to get on my other guitars! It's light weight, beautiful ash woodgrain showing, and the pickups cover all sounds, you have the bright P90 for the neck and the splitable humbucker for bridge that is actually good when split--sounds more clear and bright just like a single coil. I don't use split option on any of my others but this one works! The finish is perfect on this body even around the neck, and the neck pocket is tight around the neck--when did you see that on a Fender? Frets are perfect. Action is low and fast. Tuners work great. The bridge is rock solid, makes guitar easy to play, no metal unfinished edges jabbing into your palm. Step up to the other side, buy one today!

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      5.0

      Love it

      By Ken

      from Ill

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Pick Up
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about G&L Tribute Fallout Electric Guitar:

          Can't put this guitar down. Great tone and sound clean or with an edge. Set up from factory was spot on which is rare. Even unplugged this guitar sound good and smaller body size fits in lap nice when sitting in a chair practicing. Baby blue color is real cool. Thin and fast neck feels alot like my stat.

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          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          This wouldn't survive a nuclear fallout...

          By Burp

          from Florida

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Cool Looks
          • Good Pick Up
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Hard To Play Upper Notes
          • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about G&L Tribute Fallout Electric Guitar:

          Drawn to it by its sheer unconventionalism, the Fallout Tribute is a very decent, different guitar. However, I had very bad luck with the thing, so I'm obviously a little biased. Straight up- those tone controls feel incredibly cheap and loose. As well, I found construction to suffer more than a Squire. The strap button on the bottom looks like someone whacked it with a hammer, so I unscrewed it to find that it was merely drilled...very crooked. Not to mention a few finish issues! This guitar, sadly, wasn't made with the highest amount of TLC. Pickups-wise, this guitar is pretty solid. The middle position has to be my favorite. While the spilttable humbucker mattered little to me, The humbucker itself is A-okay. This is my first time experiencing a P-90, and yes, it is quite powerful. When playing, however, realize you'll be very restricted getting the highest frets- the part of the guitar where the bolt-on is located is chunkier than Superchunk. All in all, I ended up returning it due to the manufacturer defects (it even had a tragically bent allen wrench...dear lord, what was going on?). While it at least looks cool, I didn't like it.

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          5.0

          Very happy with the Tribute Fallout

          By J

          from Grants Pass, OR

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Recording
          • Small Venues

          Comments about G&L Tribute Fallout Electric Guitar:

          Very nice neck. With the splittable humbucker and the P90 in the neck, a lot of tone choices. Dial back the volume and you will be rewarded with nice cleans. Solid guitar at a very reasonable price.

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          (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Guitar...heavier than it looks?

          By Scout

          from Austin, Texas

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practicing
            • Recording

            Comments about G&L Tribute Fallout Electric Guitar:

            Great guitar although I was disappointed with it's weight. I was expecting a much lighter guitar. Not that's it's heavy but it is a bit heavier than some of my other tele/ strat types. I really wish the weight was published with all new guitars, it's an important factor in my purchasing choice.

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            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Unique look, great sound and good deal

            By Patrick D.

            from Clarksburg, WV

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Tone
            • Well made

            Cons

            • Humbucker Not The Best
            • Slight fret buzz

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Rock Concerts
            • Small Venues

            Comments about G&L Tribute Fallout Electric Guitar:

            Overall, I was very pleased with the service and even more pleased with the quality of this guitar. I was initially attracted to the Fallout due its unique look. It is kind of a mix between a Fender Mustang and a Telecaster. And I also wanted a P-90 on the neck.

            Everything about the guitar, in my opinion, is great except for the electronics. The humbucker on the bridge doesn't sound THAT great and tends to get fussy, i.e. crack and buzz sometimes, especially with certain effects, like chorus. The P-90 near the neck, however, sounds awesome and I have been using it a lot. It's an original design by one of the founders of G&L.

            Another gripe is the tone/volume knobs and 3-way switch. They are cheaply made but can easily be replaced with better American parts. Also, the split coil option isn't all that great. Who really needs to turn their humbucker into a single coil? Maybe this function comes in handy with more expensive guitars, but in this case, I could do without it. Just doesn't sound that good for lack of a better way to put it.

            That said, I think these are MINOR gripes. For the price, this is an EXCELLENT guitar that I think is not getting enough attention right now. G&L rocks. I originally intended on purchasing the more expensive model but due to small pocket book decided to go with this. NOT DISAPPOINTED AT ALL. ALL EXPERIENCED PLAYERS SHOULD OWN ONE OF THESE, TRIBUTE OR ORIGINAL. THANK YOU G&L AND MF. MADE MY CHRISTMAS!

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            A Lot of Guitar for the Money

            By Ronson

            from Los Angeles

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            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Tone
            • Solid construction
            • Strong Bridge Pickup

            Cons

            • Flimsy Electronics

            Best Uses

            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts

            Comments about G&L Tribute Fallout Electric Guitar:

            There's a lot to love about the Tribute Fallout. Not least is the price, which made it easy for me to pull the trigger and order my first G&L.

            Right out of the box, I was struck by the solid construction, super-stable and well-made bridge, smooth tuners, comfy neck profile and nicely-rounded fret ends; all much better than I had expected for the "entry-level" price-tag. The sound doesn't disappoint either - this is a lively and resonant guitar that's loud and spanky acoustically and has a tight, focused tone when plugged-in. The humbucker in the bridge position is right on the money; strong and present and the coil-tap works great. I really don't care for the P-90 at the neck, which sounds kinda wooly and vague to my ears, but to be fair this is a matter of personal taste and playing style - for all I know it might be just right for subtle jazz parts or rootsy blues.

            Aside from the neck pickup, the only real negative comment I have is about the electronics, which are on the flimsy side. The knobs/pots and switch feel wobbly and loose and there may be some kind of grounding problem too. But perhaps these issues are to be expected at this price and would be easy/cheap things to fix.

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            (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            wort the money

            By highwaymen

            from circleville ohio

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Small Venues

              Comments about G&L Tribute Fallout Electric Guitar:

              is it the best guitar i ever play no but for the money it a great guitar probly could use a good set up but what guitar that come through the mail dosn't i like the retro look always like Danolecto guitars has that type of look but built a lot more solid so it a little bit more heavier. sounds great plays good stays in tune good

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