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G&L Tribute S-500 Left Handed Electric Guitar Maple Fingerboard Tobacco Sunburst

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The G&L S-500 debuted in 1982 as Leo's own evolution of the traditional double-cutaway bolt-on axe, delivering innovations including the Dual-Ful...Click To Read More About This Product

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Packed with Leo's final innovations for exceptional value.

The G&L S-500 debuted in 1982 as Leo's own evolution of the traditional double-cutaway bolt-on axe, delivering innovations including the Dual-Fulcrum vibrato and Magnetic Field Design single-coil pickups, each designed by Leo Fender himself. These MFD pickups deliver a bright and sparkly top end and robust bottom end, all without losing midrange focus.

You'll find plenty of punch in the MFD pickups, but what's surprising is how glassy and detailed they become as you roll back the volume and bass controls, the latter a part of the S-500's PTB (Passive Treble and Bass) system which functions on all three pickups. What's more, the G&L Tribute Series S-500 includes a push-pull expander switch on the treble pot to allow neck+bridge or all three pickups together. In a pinch, the neck+bridge combo does a convincing faux ASAT Special.

The G&L Tribute Series S-500 features one of Leo's favorite pairings: the power of MFD pickups mellowed by the high porosity of a mahogany body. Making the most of this delicious combo is Leo's 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.

Leo's forward-looking spirit is clearly reflected in the S-500, a guitar he designed for players who share that spirit. And now, it's available at a price within reach of every working musician. Once you play a G&L Tribute Series, you'll never look back.

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FEATURES
  • Gloss-finish solid mahogany body
  • 25.5"-scale hard-rock maple neck with 22-fret, 12"-radius maple fingerboard
  • Leo Fender-designed MFD single-coil pickups, 5-way switch plus expander switch
  • G&L Dual Fulcrum tremolo bridge, sealed high-ratio tuners

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SPECIFICATIONS
Body
  • Body shape: Double cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood:
  • Body wood: Mahogany
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Left handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: C standard
  • Neck wood: Hard-rock Maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 25.5 in.
  • Truss rod: Dual-action
  • Neck finish: Gloss
Fingerboard
  • Material: Maple
  • Radius: 9 in.
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width/material 1.62 in. (41.3 mm) Not specified
Pickups
  • Configuration: SSS
  • Neck: MFD single-coil
  • Middle: MFD single-coil
  • Bridge: MFD single-coil
  • Brand: G&L
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Parallel
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: PTB system, Push/Pull Expander switch
Controls
  • Control layout: Volume, treble, bass
  • Pickup switch: 5-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
  • Bridge design: Dual-Fulcrum
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: Die-cast sealed
  • Color: Chrome
Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features:
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories:
  • Country of origin: Indonesia

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