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Open Box 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 pickups hav... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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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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Review Snapshot

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G&LLimited Edition Tribute Legacy Electric Guitar
 
4.4

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

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    (3)

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    (0)

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    (1)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best value, versatility & classic tone of any strat style

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...Read complete review

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.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

So Disappointed

Beautiful Axe, arrived in a timely manner. My Fathers Day Gift. Tried strumming it....Major String Buzz, all the way to the 7th fret. Contacted Customer Service and asked for a...Read complete review

Beautiful Axe, arrived in a timely manner. My Fathers Day Gift. Tried strumming it....Major String Buzz, all the way to the 7th fret. Contacted Customer Service and asked for a no cost set up or return instructions, I got neither. Pass the buck! They told me to contact my local guitar center! I said "You contact them! You're Guitar Center!!! We'll see what happens. Don't even know if I want this guitar. Wont ever buy one before I play it again. I'll keep y'all posted.

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(7 of 9 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

      (5 of 5 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

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        QUALITY at a GREAT price

        By MATT

        from ST LOUIS, MO

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

        I bought this as a buffer/insurance policy to protect my best guitars from my children. My best are still better ( Parkers) but these G&L are spectacular mid level guitars. I have owned Fender, (MIM & MIA), Gibson, and Parker, settling on the later. STRAT profile like designed and expected. Outstanding value, fun , and worth every penny. SERIOUSLY great product as expected from CNC machines whether in USA or Indonesia... the programs carve the body/neck. Only mod was Sperzel tuners bc once go Sperzel you never go back.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Really sweet deal, well made guitar.

        By A train

        from Philly

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        Verified Buyer

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

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

         
        5.0

        Awesome cheap guitar

        By Mark

        from Joliet il

        About Me Experienced

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • School Bands
          • Small Venues

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

          Great guitar, even stays in tune!

           
          4.0

          Ha Ha I got one and you DON'T !

          By Jimmy

          from CT.

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Feel
          • Good Tone
          • Nice to play

          Cons

          • I don't like the strings

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing

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

          Wonderful guitar, easy to play, came pretty well setup right out of the box. I did a few small adjustments to the pickups and changed the strings to what I like and we were good to go . Sounds great though my Vintage 30 watt Crate tube amp. Sweet looking and put together well ,I like the satin finish neck and the tremolo is nice, I like that the tremolo arm can be tightened so it stays were you want it to stay ! I am very happy with this guitar. It sits along side my other guitars and it is the first one to be picked up and played with everyday .

           
          4.0

          Awesome guitar for the price.

          By Bronze8020

          from NY

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

          I have to agree with most commenting. This guitar sounds great. But...... , and this is not a terrible thing, It came with #10 strings on it which I didn't know at the time. Every string was pinched in the nut slots. So I just used strings as files and widened the slots. Helped the tuning soooooo much. I found out it came with 10s when I put 9s on it and springs had to be let off O_O. Anyway I think it still would have pinched if it came with 9s on it. After that little bit of set up, intonation and, a neck adjust it plays and sounds better than my American strat in my opinion. It will take 9 or 10s now. It has a flatter neck like a Les Paul which I like very much. Has American electronics. Don't hesitate to by this guitar. With a little adjustment work you'll have a keeper that plays and sounds great. I doubt I'll buy another Fender because of this guitar. And... for some reason because of the extra tone capabilities - it likes some of my effects that the strat doesn't.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          So Disappointed

          By David Lee

          from Greenville, SC

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

          Beautiful Axe, arrived in a timely manner. My Fathers Day Gift. Tried strumming it....Major String Buzz, all the way to the 7th fret. Contacted Customer Service and asked for a no cost set up or return instructions, I got neither. Pass the buck! They told me to contact my local guitar center! I said "You contact them! You're Guitar Center!!! We'll see what happens. Don't even know if I want this guitar. Wont ever buy one before I play it again. I'll keep y'all posted.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          4.0

          A good axe for the price.

          By Josh

          from undisclosed

          Verified Buyer

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

          A really terrific guitar for the money. No sense in spending an extra $300 just to have Fender on the headstock. Wide range of tones from the pickups and it pairs well with my Vox amp. A little disappointed that it was manufactured in Indonesia and not the U.S., but them's the breaks.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I would recommend this guitar highly to anyone.

          By roger

          from undisclosed

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

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

          Great playing and great sounding guitar the neck plays great also,action was nice out of the box just a beautiful guitar,no defects AT ALL.

          (0 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Get the Legend be a legend

          By morganbucks

          from NY

          See all my reviews

          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

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