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SKU GL-LGCY-3TS-RW-1

G&L USA Legacy Guitar, 3 Tone Sunburst, Rosewood, Modern Neck, Under 6.5 lbs!

$1,399.99
  • G&L Legacy
  • 3-Tone Sunburst 
  • Empress Body (similar to swamp ash, but lighter in weight)
  • Hard Rock Satin Light Tint Maple Neck 
  • G&L Modern Classic Profile - 1 11/16” nut width with 1 5/8” string spacing allows a generous edge roll for superb comfort without string fall-off. Fairly slim with mild taper from 0.820” at 1st fret to 0.870” at the 12th fret. 
  • Rosewood Fretboard 
  • 9.5" Fretboard Radius
  • 22 Frets 
  • Dot Inlays 
  • Scale Length 25 1/2" 
  • G&L USA CLF-100 Alnico Pickups 
  • PTB Tone Control System 
  • 5-Way Switch 
  • Dual Fulcrum Vibrato Bridge 
  • Chrome-Platted Brass Saddles 
  • 1-Ply White
  • G&L Sealed Tuning Machines 12:1 ratio
  • Chrome Hardware 
  • G&L Deluxe Hard Shell Case 
  • G&L Certificate of Authenticity and Build Spec Sheet
  • Instrument Weight: 6.4 lbs

Player's Perspective

This little devil is in it to win it and it's not afraid of anything! We put this axe through the paces and it's ready for any gig you may have on your calendar. This is literally one of the best guitars you can get for your money to go out gigging with. It can stand up to any style of playing, it sounds terrific for almost any style of music and it doesn't cost $5,000 so you don't have to worry about it as much as you would with a vintage axe. This Legacy has excellent tone. It's clear, bright, full and very rich. It has plenty of Stevie Ray style snarl on it and the dual fulcrum vibrato unit opens up some serious doors for your playing. One of the best parts about these is the tone controls. Using G&L's "Passive Treble/Bass" or "PTB" system, you get one global volume, one global bass cut and one global treble cut. No more icy harsh high end from the bridge pickup on a G&L. Add to this one the lightweight empress body, which sounds a lot like swamp ash, and rings this bad boy in at under 6.5 lbs., pair that with a slim modern classic neck, and you've got a guitar that you can comfortably play and shred on all night long.

 

Item Details

 

The G&L Legacy 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 that 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’s hard-rock maple neck features an easy-playing satin finish, comfortable 9 1/2" radius and Jescar 57110 medium-jumbo nickel-silver frets for silky playability. The moment you open the luxurious hardshell case, you’ll be greeted with a stunning instrument and delicious aroma that’ll have your pulse racing.

Founded by Leo Fender in 1980, 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.

Overall Condition

This G&L USA Legacy is in brand new pristine mint condition with no nicks, scratches, or blemishes. Photos are of the exact guitar you'll receive.

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