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G&L Limited Edition Tribute Legacy Electric Guitar Olympic White

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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 picku... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

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 G&L's Paul Gagon. Gagon found his inspiration reviewing original prints stored in Leo’s private laboratory at G&L, but that was just the start.

In the early '80s, 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 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 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 is all about honest, classic alnico tone complemented by Leo’s own modern refinements. And now, it’s available at a price within reach of every working musician. Case sold separately.

Features Body
  • Body shape: Double cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body wood: Basswood
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: C medium
  • Neck wood: Hard-rock Maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 25.5 in.
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss
  • Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 9.5 in.
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: 1.63 in. (41.4 mm)
  • Pickups
  • Configuration: SSS
  • Neck: CLF-100 Alnico V
  • Middle: CLF-100 Alnico V
  • Bridge: CLF-100 Alnico V
  • Brand: G&L
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: None
  • Controls
  • Control layout: Volume, treble, bass (PTB system)
  • Pickup switch: 5-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
  • Hardware
  • Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
  • Bridge design: G&L Dual-Fulcrum
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: Die-cast sealed
  • Color: Nickel
  • Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Body finish
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: Truss-rod tool
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Limited 10 year warranty on all guitars.


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G&LLimited Edition Tribute Legacy Electric Guitar
 
5.0

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5.0

Maui says Cheehoo

By Ronald

from undisclosed

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Comments about G&L Limited Edition Tribute Legacy Electric Guitar:

It's my newest trophy. I just want to be able to play up to its capabilities

 
5.0

Really sweet deal, well made guitar.

By A train

from Philly

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Comments about G&L Limited Edition Tribute Legacy Electric Guitar:

Amazing pickups and tone system. Real value in a beautiful maple neck guitar

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best value, versatility & classic tone of any strat style

By OldManRivers

from Philadelphia PA

Pros

  • Fantastic pickups
  • Great classic tones
  • Price!
  • PTB versatility

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Making music

    Comments about G&L Limited Edition Tribute Legacy Electric Guitar:

    These G&L tribute legacy guitars are beautifully crafted with great sounding electronics. They extend the start versatility with the PTB system. All the old fave tones are there, plus a lot more bass heavy options-quack, spank n roll! The white with maple neck looks lovely.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Get the Legend be a legend

    By Morgan bucks

    from New York

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    Comments about G&L Limited Edition Tribute Legacy Electric Guitar:

    Jimmy used an Alpine White Strat at Woodstock, Leo Fender made it even better after such a great Legend displayed it

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    MIM killer

    By smallaxe

    from Zephyrhills FLA

    Pros

    • Craftsmanship
    • Pickups

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about G&L Limited Edition Tribute Legacy Electric Guitar:

        Just received my guitar. WOW
        This will smoke any MIM Strat and a lot of American made
        The passive treble bass controls turn this guitar into a tone monster
        Leo Fender nailed it

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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