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 ... Click To Read More About This Product
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.
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.
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Comments about G&L Comanche Electric Guitar:
I am really happy with my G&L Comanche. Playability is awesome. The guitar has a unique sustain to it that has some attack but a warm follow through. The guitar is very well made. The sound waves travel through the entire guitar. The thing vibrates in your hands in a good way. It's like a Strat except better. I'm using all three pickups together which are giving me a little softer edge and great distortion tones. I have had to alter my playing style a bit though. I played a PRS Custom 24 10 top before this and the G&L actually has more personality. I could not be happier with the guitar. I did have the guys at Guitar center set up the intonation and action for me though because it came in out of balance. Buy this one. You won't regret it.
Comments about G&L Comanche Electric Guitar:
I recently bought a G&L Comanche and am impressed with its build quality and tone options. Overall I think it sounds great, looks great, and feels comfortable to play. These are the things I like about the G&L Comanche: - Tone controls: The Comanche's tone controls are different from a typical Fender Stratocaster - One of the controls adjusts treble, and the other adjusts bass. Being able to adjust the treble and bass independently gives a wide variety of tone, making this guitar very flexible. Also, the treble & bass controls apply to all pickups equally. - "Expander" switch that enables 2 additional pickup options: With this enabled, you can use the bridge & neck pickups together (positions 1 & 5 on the pickup selector) or all 3 pickups together (positions 2 & 4 on the pickup selector). Personally I like the sounds from both of those options. The bridge & neck pickups together sounds a little more twangy (what some might call a Telecaster-like sound), and all 3 pickups together sound a little more sparkly/balanced (I'm not sure how to best describe it). - Hum-cancelling pickups: The split-coil (AKA Z-Coil) pickups on the Comanche are designed to cancel out hum that you would typically get from surrounding electronics (such as fluorescent lights, etc.) from a typical single-coil pickup. I like to not have to be bothered with the typical single-coil hum. Despite being hum-cancelling, these pickups are not muddy-sounding - They sound open and clear. While they don't sound 100% like what you might expect from a typical single-coil Strat pickup, they still sound great, just a little different. You can still get the guitar to sound very close to a Strat by adjusting the treble & bass controls. - Well-built and customizable: The guitar feels very solid and well-made. Also, G&L allows their guitars to be custom-ordered but still at a fairly reasonable price. Depending on the options, the price can be around $200 more than a Fender American Standard Stratocaster (as opposed to Fender's Custom Shop, which would cost at least twice as much). I think that makes G&L a great value. I ordered mine with the blue burst finish, maple neck (with G&L's "slim C" profile), locking tuners, and white pearl pick guard.
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