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G&L Tribute Legacy Electric Guitar Blueburst Maple Fretboard

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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...Read More

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Alnico single-coil tone with modern refinements and superb craftsmanship.

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 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 is all about honest, classic Alnico tone complemented by Leo’s own modern refinements. And now, it’s available at a price within reach of every working musician.

Case sold separately.

FEATURES
  • Swamp Ash body on translucent and burst finishes, Basswood on solid finishes
  • Hard-Rock Maple neck with Maple or Rosewood fingerboard
  • G&L CLF-100 Alnico V single-coils made in Fullerton, California
  • 5-position pickup selector, volume, treble, bass (PTB system)
  • Leo Fender-designed G&L Dual-Fulcrum vibrato
  • Case sold separately

Once you play a G&L Tribute Series, you’ll never look back. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS

Tribute Legacy Electric Guitar

  • CONSTRUCTION: bolt-on
  • SCALE: 25-1/2"
  • PICKUPS: G&L CLF-100 Alnico V single-coils made in Fullerton, California
  • BODY WOOD: Swamp Ash on translucent and burst finishes, Basswood on solid finishes
  • NECK WOOD: Hard-Rock Maple with Maple or Rosewood 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)
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G&LTribute Legacy Electric Guitar
 
4.2

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (3)
    • Practicing (3)
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    5.0

    G&L Legacy Tribute is a great guitar!

    By Sixkiller

    from Greensboro NC, USA

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about G&L Tribute Legacy Electric Guitar:

        It really felt great. I compared it in the storte to a number of different Strats and really liked it, and the price really made it easy for me to get it! Love it!

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        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        tremendous value

        By drjho7

        from delaware

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Rock Concerts
            • Small Venues

            Comments about G&L Tribute Legacy Electric Guitar:

            I wanted to try a G&L as I had heard about their high quality, and they are used by one of my favorite guitarists. I've been gigging with a deluxe player's strat for 8 years, among several other guitars. I have played guitar for 40 years.
            What I notice about the tribute legacy right away is: excellent quality finish of the neck and body (black, with maple board, tortoise shell guard, white pickups/knobs), nicely trimmed medium jumbo frets, superior quality dual fulcrum tailpiece/bridge/vibrato (big improvement over the competing brand), master "PTB" treble and bass tone controls that can be used with all pickup settings and are actually useful in EQ'ing the sound of the guitar depending on the pickups selected, the amp and the song. I never used the tone controls on my strat, and always wished for one controlling the bridge pickup. Hooray!
            The pickups are a little brighter than the noiseless pups of the DPS and they produce high quality strat tones across the spectrum. They do well with a good amp and effects, in a band situation. The guitar is nicely resonant unplugged, no dead spots. It's well made.

            concerns: neck was bowed with excess relief. truss rod was loose, initially, but with proper careful adjustment, the neck relief was easily corrected with the supplied hardware. I changed the strings to those of my liking, 10-46, and adjusted the bridge saddles which were set too high. (Nice saddles!). String alignment was off a little. I found a fix for this on an online forum for G&L's. There was excessive crackling/static on touching the pickguard, while plugged in. I also found a fix for this on the online forum and was able to perform this myself by shielding the underside of the pickguard with aluminum tape. This worked well. I put straplocks on it, and obtained a quality gig bag for it, as it did not come with a case. So, I've had to do a bit of work to tune it up, but the outcome is a high quality/high value guitar that meets my standards, and is superior to the competition in its price range, for a better price!

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            G&L Legacy Tribute - Blue burst

            By Kurtie1

            from Rolling Meadows, IL

            About Me Novice

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Color Not Exactly What I

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing

            Comments about G&L Tribute Legacy Electric Guitar:

            At first I was a little disappointed because the finish was darker than I expected. It almost looks black. In certain light, you can see the blue. It's still a sharp looking guitar. It plays nice and sounds nice. Over all, I'm happy with it. This is my second G&L guitar. I also have an ASAT that I purchased over 15 years ago. I would recommend both to anyone.

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            (3 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            What a way to do business, G & L . . .

            By Zeke

            from Loyal, Wisconsin

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

              Cons

              • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

              Best Uses

                Comments about G&L Tribute Legacy Electric Guitar:

                The adjustable truss rod in the neck became disconnected internally, and now the neck has a terrible bow to it now. I tried buying a replacement neck from a number of G & L dealers-they just can't get replacement necks. Fender or other brands don't fit either. Now I have a completely unusable guitar that's only 2 years old. The funny thing is, I'm not a kid. I'm an older guy who made every effort to give this guitar the best treatment available.

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Not what I ordered but the right choice

                By Fun King

                from NY

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Good Pick Up
                • Good Tone
                • Great Build
                • Great Value
                • Solid Electronics

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording

                  Comments about G&L Tribute Legacy Electric Guitar:

                  I ordered a G&L Legacy Tribute months ago. It was on back order for a long time. Delivery kept getting delayed. Finally they sent me an HB version in error. It seemed OK but I really wanted the SSS version to try out so I sent it back. More waiting and then a month later they send me the same HB version again! But this time, I really begin to see that it has some extra versatility with the splittable Humbucker pickup at the bridge. Really nice. The tone knobs are really sensitive and you can dial up a wide range of sounds. I decided to keep it. The guitar gods wanted me to have this one. G&L makes quality guitars and the Tribute versions are top notch. I seemed to have gotten the last HB version on MF's site. Perhaps G&L will be coming out with a new version for 2014.

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  My newest favorite.

                  By Sean488

                  from Texas

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                        Comments about G&L Tribute Legacy Electric Guitar:

                        No complaints at all. Just be aware that the blueburst is very dark. The instrument appears black in darker rooms. Considering the quality of the finish I would not be unhappy if it were actually black. Great tone,sounds like a Strat should, and it ressonates forever.

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