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G&L Tribute Legacy Electric Guitar  

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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.

 

Tribute Legacy Electric Guitar Specifications:

  • 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
 
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5.0

Not what I ordered but the right choice

By Fun King

from NY

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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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    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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