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Tribute Comanche Electric Guitar Black Rosewood Fretboard

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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 ... Read More

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Overview

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 Tribute Series Comanche includes an expander switch on the treble pot to allow neck+bridge or all three pickups together. In a pinch, the neck+bridge combo does a convincing faux ASAT Special.

The new G&L Tribute Series Comanche features one of Leo's favorite pairings: the power of MFD pickups mellowed by the high porosity of a mahogany body. 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.

The Comanche was the very last double-cutaway bolt-on guitar designed by Leo Fender, the culmination of everything he had learned during his amazing lifetime. And now, it's available at a price within reach of every working musician.

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Features
  • Mahogany body
  • Hard-Rock Maple neck with Rosewood fingerboard
  • Leo Fender -designed G&L MFD Z-Coil hum-cancelling made in Fullerton, California
  • 5-position pickup selector, volume, treble, bass (PTB system)
  • Push/pull expander on treble pot enabling additional pickup combinations of neck+bridge or all three pickups together
  • 18:1 ratio, sealed-back tuners
  • Leo Fender-designed G&L Dual-Fulcrum vibrato bridge
  • Case sold separately
Specifications
  • CONSTRUCTION: bolt-on
    SCALE: 25-1/2"
    PICKUPS: Leo Fender-designed G&L MFD Z-Coil hum-cancelling made in Fullerton, California
    BODY WOOD: Mahogany
    NECK WOOD: Hard-Rock Maple with Rosewood fingerboard
    NECK WIDTH AT NUT: 1-5/8"
    NECK RADIUS: 12"
    NECK PROFILE: medium C
    FRETS: 22 medium jumbo, nickel
    TUNING KEYS: 18:1 ratio, sealed-back
    BRIDGE: Leo Fender-designed G&L Dual-Fulcrum vibrato
    CONTROLS: 5-position pickup selector, volume, treble, bass (PTB system), push/pull expander on treble pot enabling additional pickup combinations of neck+bridge or all three pickups together.
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G&LTribute Comanche Electric Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 5 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (3)
  • Good pick up (3)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (3)
  • Practicing (3)
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4.0

G&L Comanche Nice Guitar It Just Didn't Work Out For Me

By Johnny Z

from Oregon

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Solid Electronics
  • Well made

Cons

  • Very Bright Sounding

Best Uses

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

Comments about G&L Tribute Comanche Electric Guitar:

Got this Comanche off the GC used gear site. It was in VG condition and the price was right. Played like a Strat with some good options and noiseless pickups. I think that was the problem for me, It sounded too bright a little sterile to my ear. I changed strings and played it through 2 different Fender amps, a Deluxe Reverb Reissue and a '81 Princeton Reverb. I'm not saying it's a bad guitar, for some it would be a great guitar. I did like the Sunburst finish and the neck was great, easy to play! Stayed in tune well and the tremolo worked better than most Fender Strat's I've owned and I've had several over the last 40 years. Ok, that's part of my problem, I'm just not a Strat kind of guy, although at times I wish I were. I go more for Gibson's HB's and sometimes a P-90. My main guitars being a Guild X170 and a EPI LP, I have to admit I own a Jazzmaster that I really love playing, kind of weird huh? I'd say if your looking for a Strat type of guitar you might like the Comanche with it's options. For me it just didn't work out so I returned it.

 
5.0

great guitar!!

By Rick

from Monterey California

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about G&L Tribute Comanche Electric Guitar:

    I recently, purchased a used G and L Comanche. Wow what a guitar!! Nice fat sound for the Z pick ups.
    One of my complaint about single coil pickups is the thin sound from the middle and neck pick ups. No problem here. I was surprised how powerful and expressive the z coil pickups are. Definitely, a super strat. I definitely will buy another one just in a different color. I hope G and L comes out with a tribute Comanche with a maple neck.

     
    5.0

    Great Instrument

    By Matt

    from St. Louis

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Great pickups
    • Great Tone

    Cons

    • Bulky...but that has its own appeal
    • Will replace locking tuners with Sperzels

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about G&L Tribute Comanche Electric Guitar:

    I mainly play Ken Parker era Parker guitars. Absolutely wonderful instruments built around the philosophy that guitars can be engineered better. However, I missed the nostalgic feel, sound, and look of a strat. After a bit of research I felt this product was the best bang for the buck to deliver not only that nostalgic feel and sound, but also adhere to the philoophy of improvement. Quite simply, the Comanche is a better designed strat than Leo's flagship. It feels like a giant block of wood compared to a Parker, but delivers some serious tones I can't tweak out of my go to instruments. A great addition to my sound repertoire and it definitely fulfilled my nostalgia. I remain a very happy guitarist.

     
    4.0

    Good value for the price

    By YK

    from Fullerton

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

    Best Uses

      Comments about G&L Tribute Comanche Electric Guitar:

      This guitar is a Strat on steroids. It is built like a tank: bigger, thicker and heavier body (because of the ebony body I think). It has a nice deep contour which I feel is not very prominent on the MX Strats. The pickups give a unique sound and are noise cancelling. This especially sounds nice on a modeling amp which otherwise creates a lot of noise. My only complaint is that the edges of the frets were very sharp, as if they had not been filed down to make them smooth: easy to cut yourself if you run your hand along the neck. Otherwise I would've given this guitar five stars. I did not see this flaw in the MX Strats that I own. Overall this is a great value for money. I am curious to see how the US Comanche would feel.

      (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Strat Lover's Guitar

      By Harry Sappington

      from Blue Mountain, MS

      Comments about G&L Tribute Comanche Electric Guitar:

      Being an old school guy,and having owned many different guitars, I've always found myself coming back to the strat body style. I took a total shot in the dark with this guitar,being intriuged by the z-coil pickups. I had never played a comanche or even a G&L for that matter. this guitar is the most versatile i've ever played, no small thing from a guy that's been playing for 30 years and owned a 79 stat for most of that time. The only thing I don't like is the black on black color, but i can live with it.I love the neck, body and the sounds i get when I play it through my Marshall amp. It is one of my main guitars now and I think the next one i'll buy will probably be a G&L of some sort. By the way I've had this guitar for over a year now, waiting to see how it held up before writing this. it definitely passed the test.

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