G&L Fullerton Deluxe Doheny Guitar, Caribbean Rosewood Fretboard, Shell Pink
Indie rockers and offset lovers, take note - we're proud to bring you this Fullerton Deluxe Doheny from our friends over at G&L!
Tonally, you've got a wealth of options at your fingertips - With the characteristic single coil top-end shimmer but a beefier midrange and bigger, but tighter bottom end than you might be used to, the Doheny has a unique and fully realized tonal identity that will enhance a whole range of styles. The neck is sublime! It's round and extremely comfortable everywhere, with easy access to the upper frets. The pickups sound simply divine and G&L's PBT system really adds a wealth of versatility to this traditional design with passive bass and treble roll-off controls.
Leo's MFD pickup designs have always been a little hotter than vintage with a lot more muscle than their original 1960s counterparts (while easily being able to be tamed with the onboard passive bass and treble tone controls as well as playing technique). The Carribean Rosewood (also known as Chechen) wood on the fingerboard looks beautiful with streaks of red through it. Tonally, it's similar to Indian rosewood in its warmth, but with a bit more snappiness to it.
We plugged these Dohenys into an amp and listened in amazement as everything from bright, clean, and twangy, to dark, grungy, and heavy, to warm, mellow, and jazzy, to funky treble and bluesy distortion effortlessly translated from the guitar, through the amp, and every note was crystal clear, articulate, and defined.
Is this G&L's greatest invention in the last 25 years or so? Well... It definitely needs to be up there for serious consideration. But we'll let you make that call for yourself.
The Doheny takes the bolt-on offset-body into new sonic territory with newly developed Magnetic Field Design jazz pickups, the first on any production G&L. Naturally, these new pickups will invite comparison to Leo’s jumbo MFD ASAT Special pickups, given they employ a narrow bobbin aperture and broad coil splay. But Doheny’s MFD pickups are more about jangle than twang, just as they should be for a guitar like this and with the added P.T.B. System* for maximum versatility. With a classic jazz bobbin aperture wrapped with traditional Formvar wire, these pickups just might be the approach Leo would have taken had he been with us a few years longer.
The Fullerton Deluxe Doheny 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.
- Body Wood: Alder
- Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
- Color: Shell Pink
- Neck Wood: Hard Rock Maple
- Neck Shape: Modern Classic
- Radius: 9.5"
- Fretboard Wood: Caribbean Rosewood
- Fretboard Inlays: Dots
- Number of Frets: 21 Medium Jumbo Nickel
- Scale Length: 25.5"
- Nut Width: 1.6875"
- Nut Material: Bone
- Bridge: G&L Dual Fulcrum Vibrato, Brass Saddles
- Tuners: Sealed/Closed Gear, 12:1 ratio
- Pickups: G&L Wide-Bobbin MFD Single-Coils
- Controls: Volume, Tone, 3-Way Switch
- Strings: .010-.046
- Case: Deluxe Gig Bag
- Instrument Weight: 8.6 lbs
- Serial #: CLF2208185
Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized dealer for G&L. This Fullerton Deluxe Doheny is 100% brand new and is being sold with a full manufacturer's warranty.Photos are of the exact guitar you'll receive.
Our in-house guitar tech will inspect, test, set up, and clean all of our instruments on site prior to shipping. All of our instruments are guaranteed to be fully functional upon arrival.