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G&L USA Comanche Electric Guitar, Blueburst, Maple Board

$1,649.99

Player's Perspective

Music Store Live is proud to present this USA G&L Comanche! We have way too many good things to say about the G&L Comanche. This S style guitar plays like a bat out of hell, has killer tone, some wonderful pickup combinations and a terrific trem system to wail on. The final product is a mysterious blend of recognizable tones the likes of David Gilmour, Allan Holdsworth, Jimi Hendrix and Frank Zappa. But let's get something straight. These aren't your daddy's single coil pickups. These smooth sounding Z coils put out plenty of bite and thicken up nicely with a little crunch from a tube amp but can sound nice and mellow with a supple twist of the volume knob. You'll never experience the ice pick high end in the bridge or muddy neck and quack positions that some lesser S models can be known for. The playability is off the charts on this Comanche. You can play everything from conservative Jazz to wailing, over the top Van Halen, and the guitar will keep up with you.

Item Details

The G&L Comanche is Leo’s final word on the traditional double-cutaway bolt-on axe. Fact is, the first thing you’ll notice about the Comanche is the distinctive shape of the Magnetic Field Design Z-Coil pickups designed by Leo Fender himself. These pickups deliver a bright and sparkly top end while offering a robust bottom end, all without any 60-cycle hum.

You’ll find plenty of power in the Z-coil 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 Comanche’s PTB (Passive Treble and Bass) system. What’s more, the Comanche includes a mini-toggle expander switch to allow neck+bridge or all three pickups together. In a pinch, the neck+bridge combo does a convincing faux ASAT Special. Talk about versatile!

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.

The Comanche was the very last double-cutaway bolt-on guitar designed by Leo Fender, the culmination of everything he had learned during his amazing lifetime. Founded by Leo Fender in 1980, the Comanche and all G&L USA instruments continue to be made in the historic G&L facility on Fender Avenue in Fullerton, California, the Birthplace of Bolt-on.

Music Store Live is proud to be one of the top authorized G&L dealers on the planet. We do our best to stock inventory of what our team of experts feels is the best combination of specs, specifically so you don't have to wait for a custom order from G&L.  

That said, if you haven't found what you're looking for, we would be happy to custom order a G&L for you. G&L’s factory works like a big custom shop, so it’s easy (and cheap) to get exactly what you want. Finish, body wood, fingerboard, pickguard, bridge, neck profile, neck finish, nut type, frets, tuners, binding – there are nearly 1 million possible combinations of specs on a G&L. We love helping our customers make their dream guitar, so don't hesitate to reach out to us if you want to make your custom G&L a reality!

Overall Condition

This G&L Comanche is brand new, in pristine mint condition, with absolutely no nicks, scratches, or blemishes of any kind and is being sold by an authorized dealer.
NOTE: The photos above may not be of the actual item. Please feel free to get in touch with us for an in-hand description.

Specs

  • G&L USA Comanche
  • Blueburst
  • Swamp Ash Body
  • Hard Rock Maple Neck
  • G&L Classic C Neck Profile - This is the profile most G&L fans associate with the post 2000 era. 1 5/8” nut width, slight edge roll, medium taper from 0.830” to 0.960”. It starts off fairly slim and gets beefier up the neck. These specs were part of the #1 neck.
  • Satin Neck Finish
  • Maple Fretboard
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Bone Nut
  • 22 Frets
  • Dot Inlays
  • Scale Length 25 1/2"
  • 3 Magnetic Field Design Z-Coil Pickups
  • Mini Toggle Switch - enables neck + bridge or all three simultaneously
  • 5 Way Switch
  • Dual Fulcrum Vibrato Bridge
  • Chrome-Platted Brass Saddles
  • G&L Sealed Tuning Machines - 12:1 ratio, sealed lubrication, adjustable knob tension
  • Chrome Hardware
  • 3-Ply White Pearloid
  • G&L Deluxe Hard Shell Case
  • G&L Owners Info, Certificate of Authenticity, and Specs Sheet Included

Our in house guitar tech has inspected, tested, and cleaned all of our instruments on site prior to shipping. All of our instruments are guaranteed to be fully functional upon arrival.