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SKU GL-LGCY-CAR-MP

G&L USA Legacy Guitar, Candy Apple Red, Maple Board, Modern Classic Gloss Neck

$1,549.99
  • G&L USA Legacy
  • Candy Apple Red Metallic
  • Lightweight Basswood Body
  • Maple Neck
  • G&L Modern Classic Neck Shape - 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.
  • Maple Fretboard 
  • Clear Gloss Neck and Fretboard Finish
  • Mother of Pearl Fretboard Inlays
  • 9.5" Fretboard Radius
  • 22 PLEK Dressed Medium Jumbo Frets 
  • Dot Inlays 
  • Scale Length 25 1/2"
  • Pickups: G&L CLF-100 Alnico 5 Single-Coils (Reverse Wound Middle)
  • 5 Way Switch 
  • Parchment Pickguard, Knobs, and Pickup Covers
  • G&L Dual Fulcrum Vibrato Bridge
  • G&L 12:1 Ratio Tuners
  • Bone Nut
  • Chrome Hardware
  • PTB System - Passive Treble/Bass Knobs
  • Model Logo Delete
  • G&L Deluxe Hard Shell Case 
  • G&L Certificate of Authenticity and Specs Sheet
  • Instrument Weight: 7.8 lbs.

Player's Perspective

When Paul Gagon, G&L VP Engineering and all-around tone and pickup guru, was tasked with creating a guitar that honored the tradition of great American tone, he drew from decades of experience in the industry and came up the G&L Legacy. It's a straightforward yet innovative guitar that honors the past while providing subtle refinements for today's player. The tone is the epitome of great single coil American sound. It has that classic quack and chime, with a warm woody quality to the mids and lows. Clean, it's crystal clear and articulate, perfect for rhythm parts or a no-nonsense blues tone. With distortion, this guitar can handle any blend of rock, country, blues, pop, surf, and just about everything else. The feel has been dialed in just right, so it's comfortable and familiar the first time you pick it up.

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. 

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 Legacy 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. 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.