G&L Tribute Series Legacy Sunburst 2008
G&L Tribute Legacy, made in Indo 2008, sunburst. G&L was founded by none other than Leo Fender and his longtime collaborator George Fullerton, and the brand offered Leo's final takes on his revolutionary designs. The Legacy takes the classic Strat and adds some modern features like medium jumbo frets, a 12" radius and a great two point vibrato bridge and some electronic wizardry. The swamp ash and rock maple combo would be easily fitting on a more expensive guitar, they look classy and dial out a stack of thick mids and crispy clear treble. The tone knobs are cool: the first acts in the traditional way as a master tone for all three pickups, and the second dials in Leo's 'Passive Treble Bass' system that fattens up both the lows and highs, adding strength and fullness to the standard spank. The neck is comfortable and quick, it feels very sturdy in the hands and loves a big bend. These are really well designed and made Strat-style guitars and are brilliant value new, so this 'looks almost new' example is surely a bargain. Thanks Leo!
Model: G&L Tribute Series Legacy
Made: Indonesia, 2008
Body: swamp ash
Weight: 3.7kg approx
Neck: one piece maple, dot inlays, 12" radius
Pickups: G&L USA made CLF-100 Alnico V single-coils
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. Neck and headstock pretty clean, there's a couple of tiny dimples on the end of the headstock. The back is very clean, just a couple of minor dimples behind the cavity cover. Sides and front are very clean, just some minor play scratches on the guard and top horn. Overall: excellent condition (9.5/10)
Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. All electrics tested and working properly. Frets have some light wear, 9/10 for life left. Wearing fresh 10/46s.