G&L Legacy Tribute Series
Here we have a new G&L Legacy Tribute, this guitar has been stored away for the past 6 years and therefore you can see on the pickguard and pickups it already started with its ageing process although it has never been owned before. We have given the guitar a good cleanup and set up for you to come by and try it out. The price has been reduced from its original selling price.
"G&L Guitars and Basses are the best instruments I have ever made" Leo Fender
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 G&L's Paul Gagon. Gagon found his inspiration reviewing original prints stored in Leo’s private laboratory at G&L, but that was just the start. In the early '80s, 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 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 guitar 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. Once you play a G&L Tribute Series, you’ll never look back.
Leo Fender passed away on a rainy day in March of 1991, an event which shook the Music World: The father of modern music was gone. It was on that very day that Leo had completed his last prototype instrument, after which he declared to his wife Phyllis that he had given all he can to the musicians of the world. Before his passing, he wanted to be sure that the legacy of G&L would continue to shine even brighter in the future. He knew that he must look after the people of G&L, his family, so that they would remain secure and free to continue building the finest guitars and basses in the world. His wife Phyllis shared his dream, and she chose BBE Sound, under the leadership of Chairman John C. McLaren, to take over the management of G&L and to expand and develop it in the way Leo would have wanted. Leo had begun discussions several years before with John, who Leo respected. Leo felt he could entrust John to continue his work with G&L, in which he took such great pride. John shares Leo's vision of G&L as a maker of superb instruments, lovingly crafted for discerning musicians. The arrangements were made that the ownership would be transferred to John's company, BBE Sound. Leo's wife Phyllis remains as Honorary Chairman of G&L - reminders to the world that the spirit and integrity of Leo Fender will continue on in every instrument made at G&L.
Today, G&L is committed to preserving the memory and rich history of Leo Fender, as well as his passion for creating instruments musicians will embrace for decades to come.
-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)