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G&L Tribute Legacy Left-Handed Electric Guitar

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The G&L Tribute Legacy Left-Handed Electric Guitar blends contemporary refinements from the Leo Fender-designed S-500 and Comanche models with cl...Click To Read More About This Product

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

The G&L Tribute Legacy Left-Handed Electric Guitar 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
Body 
Body shape: Double cutaway
Body type: Solid body
Body material: Solid wood
Top wood: Not applicable
Body wood: Swamp Ash body on translucent and burst finishes, Basswood on solid finishes
Body finish: Gloss
Orientation: Left handed
Neck
Neck shape: C medium
Neck wood: Hard-rock Maple
Joint: Bolt-on
Scale length: 25.5 in.
Truss rod: Standard
Neck finish: Gloss
Fretboard
Material: Rosewood
Radius: 12 in.
Fret size: Medium jumbo
Number of frets: 22
Inlays: Dot
Nut width: 1.63 in. (41.4 mm)
Pickups
Configuration: SSS
Neck: CLF-100 Alnico V
Middle: CLF-100 Alnico V
Bridge: CLF-100 Alnico V
Brand: G&L
Active or passive pickups: Passive
Series or parallel: Series
Piezo: No
Active EQ: No
Special electronics: None
Controls
Control layout: Volume, treble, bass (PTB system)
Pickup switch: 5-way
Coil tap or split: No
Kill switch: No
Hardware
Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
Bridge design: G&L Dual-Fulcrum
Tailpiece: Not applicable
Tuning machines: Die-cast sealed
Color: Nickel
Other
Number of strings: 6-string
Special features: Body finish
Case: Sold separately
Accessories: Truss-rod tool
Country of origin: Indonesia

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

SPECIFICATIONS
CONSTRUCTION: Left-handed, 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 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 Left-Handed Electric Guitar
 
4.2

(based on 6 reviews)

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (6)
  • Good tone (6)
  • Solid electronics (6)
  • Good feel (5)
  • Good pick up (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (5)
  • Jamming (4)
  • Recording (3)
  • Small venues (3)
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4.0

Yes it does

By JoeP

from Pacific NW

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Pros

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

Cons

  • Fret Buzz

Best Uses

    Comments about G&L Tribute Legacy Left-Handed Electric Guitar:

    Lefty: we do have to appreciate G&L making a lefty model.

    Q1 Does it compare well to a MIM Strat? I think it does. Does it do anything *better* than the Strat? Well, the trem is a bit smoother, with the bar a bit lower, which rather suits a Chris Isaak vibe.

    Q2 Electronics. Pickups are comparable. Treble and bass pots apply to all pickups, so that's a different setup. And they really work -- when I got mine, the bass pot was rolled all the way to nothing, so no sound came out of the guitar at all. That's some pretty serious roll-off.

    Q3 Feel. A smooth satin neck seems like they might have forgotten to put a finish on it. Actual playing proves a fine experience. Is it heavier than a Strat? Maybe, but not by much. When I'm playing it, I'm not noticing.

    Q4. Setup. I'm not one of those people who expects a shipped guitar to be in perfect tune and setup. Surprisingly, it was pretty much in tune, but the setup is a little buzzy. This is a non-issue; it's entirely reasonable to make adjustments to get a guitar the way you like, especially when it's brand new.

    Q5. Would I buy one again, not on sale? I think I would. My only real complaint is the darkness of the finish -- so dark that one could think it was black, except under bright light. But then I could just repaint it. Lefties can't be too choosy, and performance matters over color. This is now my main go-to guitar.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great guitar for the price

    By Etherman

    from Cincinnati, OH

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    Pros

    • Excellent value
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Tone
    • Great feeling neck
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • The blue finish is darker than the picture.

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about G&L Tribute Legacy Left-Handed Electric Guitar:

    An amazing guitar for the price.

     
    5.0

    Finally!

    By Abe

    from NYC

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording

      Comments about G&L Tribute Legacy Left-Handed Electric Guitar:

      This is by far one of the best S style guitar I have ever owned for the money. It came with a low action which was way too low and there was a buzzing at the low position. Never expect any guitar to come fully setup-it is absolutely silly to base your review on that!
      ..so I got to work right away on the neck relief, truss rod, saddles and bridge adjustment. I'm not a luthier but one has to know how to do this on his own I believe! Nobody can get a better setup than yourself..that's what 30 years of playing has thought me.. I admit that that process always involves a trail and error and it too took me nearly a month to find my comfort zone in terms of the action and feel. I actually wanted a maple fretboard but this rosewood board feels tight and fast! Great jumbo frets which I personally love.
      Tuners are good and electronics seems just fine.
      The pots are good although the treble is little too sensitive so you might jump from a very bright tone to a dark one little abruptly. I don't use the term much but it stays in tune after a movement without a problem.
      I have had dozens of American made guitars and some REAL high ends too. This one is not a that at all and it doesn't pretend to be one. It is simply a great gigging guitar that you can take out at anytime while knowing it will get the job done.

       
      4.0

      My G&L

      By Dave

      from Easley SC

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      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Fret Buzz

      Best Uses

      • Practicing
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about G&L Tribute Legacy Left-Handed Electric Guitar:

      The tone on the guitar is cool. You have a treble and a bass on the guitar that you can control. When I put my Metal M. in the mix with some low distortion it made a P90 sound. I was playing thought a Laney Iron Heart 60W tube amp head and a Carvin 412 cab. The swamp ash body is a little heavier than my Fender Strat. but I like it. The neck is a little bigger than the Strat. also. All in all its a nice guitar.

      (0 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Nice product, lousy customer service

      By Chris Cogan

      from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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      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 Legacy Left-Handed Electric Guitar:

        Good quality guitar, received with no issues (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada).

         
        5.0

        This Guitar Rocks!

        By A String

        from Kalamazoo Mi

        About Me Experienced

        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 Legacy Left-Handed Electric Guitar:

          I bought this on the Stupid Deal of the Day. I had been watching it for awhile and jumped when I saw the awesome price! I also own a G&L Asat Special USA. I like this Legacy Tribute better. Had to shim the Asat neck but not this Tribute. The setup is spot on. The pickups sound great, the Blue burst finish looks amazing! Not a flaw on it. I couldn't be happier. The neck is nice and thin. Very comfortable. No sharp fret ends like I've seen on some MIM Strats. It has that great quack that Strats are famous for. I can't believe G&L can make a guitar this nice for such a low cost. I also ordered a Musicansfriend ABS case but have'nt received it yet.
          The only negative For me is the strings are too light for my taste. I'll likely need a new setup after swapping for heavier strings.

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