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G&L USA Skyhawk CLF Research Guitar, Clear Blue

$1,699.99
Swamp Ash Body, Maple Fretboard, SSS Pickup Configuration

Player's Perspective

After a few CLF Research releases that lit the bass world on fire (in a good way), G&L is adding a guitar to the mix and boy have they hit it out of the park with these.

Tonally, it's going to sound every bit like an S-500. This is a smooth, versatile, Leo Fender-designed, American crafted S style guitar, but with enough twists to really set it apart and a price tag way below what it should be. This guitar is a testament to the fact that the S-500 has found its own voice in the single-coil, double-cut world. With the characteristic single coil top-end shimmer but a beefier midrange than you might be used to, the S-500 pickups have a unique and fully realized tonal identity that will enhance a whole range of styles and sit in a mix a bit better in more modern applications, or with distortion.

But unlike the S-500, this has a unique, sleek, curvy, and we think very sexy body shape. The slimmed down body profile is not only extraordinarily comfortable to play, but looks really cool. The control plate and knobs are also a nice touch that harkens back to G&L's early days along with the red plastic switch tip. The combination of the maple fretboard and swamp ash body give this a nice, spanky top end that cuts through a mix really nicely.

Stand out from the crowd with this one!

Item Details

The new CLF Research Skyhawk™ brings back the best of 1980s CLF style and packs it with today's G&L performance.

It starts with George Fullerton's evolved double cutaway with a hint of offset, a slim waist and generous curves. This very comfortable body is complemented by his arched pickguard shape, his most pleasing iteration of the form.

The experience heightens with the tactile delight of those beautiful CLF knobs shimmering from an authentic CLF powder coated control plate. A 3/16" diameter stainless steel CLF vibrato arm continues the period look and feel. And of course, there's the legendary tone of those MFD single coil pickups shared with the modern S-500. Unlike the Skyhawks of the 1980s, the CLF Research Skyhawk leaves no tones behind, thanks to the addition of the S-500's mini-toggle expander with colored cap. The theme continues up the neck, thanks to the rounded, fast shape of the G&L Modern Classic profile with 9.5" radius paired with the slick feel of an old gloss finish. The original CLF/G&L Skyhawk headstock features a CLF string retainer and original style logo artwork.
 
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. With 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 inexpensive) 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!

Specifications

BODY

  • Model: CLF Research Skyhawk
  • Color: Clear Blue
  • Body: Swamp Ash
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply Black

NECK

  • Construction: Bolt-On
  • Fretboard: Maple
  • Neck: Maple
  • Neck Finish: Gloss, Vintage Tint
  • Scale Length: 25.5"
  • Fretboard Radius: 9.5"
  • Neck Profile: Modern Classic - 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.
  • Frets: 21, Medium Jumbo, Nickel, PLEK

ELECTRONICS

  • Pickups: G&L MFD Single-Coils
  • Control Knobs: Volume, Passive Bass, Passive Treble
  • Switches: Mini-Toggle Expander, 5-Position Pickup Selector

HARDWARE

  • Bridge: G&L Dual Fulcrum Vibrato
  • Tuners: G&L Standard

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Case: G&G Black Tolex Hardshell
  • Spec Sheet and Certificate of Authenticity Included
  • Instrument Weight: 9.7 lbs
  • Serial #: CLF2104045

Overall Condition

Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized dealer for G&L. This CLF Research Skyhawk 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 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.