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G&L Legacy Electric Guitar Lake Placid Blue

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Sale Price $1,237.50 Was: $1,499.99
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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...Click To Read More About This Product

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A classic with three single-coils, 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 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.

FEATURES
Bolt-on construction
25-1/2" scale
CLF-100 Alnico single coils
Swamp ash body on Premier Finishes, alder on Standard Finishes
Hard-rock maple with maple or rosewood fingerboard
G&L C-shaped neck with 12" radius and 1-5/8" nut width
100% natural bone nut
22 medium jumbo frets, nickel, Plek dressed
12:1 ratio, sealed-back tuners
Leo Fender-designed G&L Dual-Fulcrum vibrato with forged brass saddles
5-position pickup selector, volume, treble, bass (PTB system)
G&L deluxe Tolex case

Experience the genius of Leo's contribution to the guitar-playing world. Order today.

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G&LLegacy Electric Guitar
 
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5.0

G&L underrated

By Joe

from New York

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Pros

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

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      Comments about G&L Legacy Electric Guitar:

      I own a few G&L guitars, but never played a Legacy. On the strength of quality of my other G&Ls I knew this would be a great guitar. Right away I could hear the 50s chime from the pickups, they sound great! The PTB system is far superior to the fender tone controls. Wonderful sounding. My Legacy has the modern classic neck profile with a 12 inch radius and a ebony fret board. Superb playability with snap. The trem stays relatively in tune, it's a better system then the fender, my only qualm is the block material, though Fender uses zinc. I would highly recommend this guitar, it's better then any USA Fender.

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      4.0

      Great looking guitar.

      By Paul

      from Lemont, IL

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      Comments about G&L Legacy Electric Guitar:

      Great looks. But at this price one would expect a few more refinements. Better tuners and a neck thru design could be provided at this price.

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