G&L Tribute® Series Guitars
Shown in Trans Black
The Fiorano: Tradition Turns Groundbreaking
G&L founder Leo Fender† had a vision for a new guitar, and his partner George Fullerton sketched that vision. G&L’s Steve Grom uncovered the sketch three decades later in Leo’s workshop, and his colleague Paul Gagon set about turning the vision into reality. He enlisted Jackson Guitars founder Grover Jackson – a long-time friend and collaborator – to contribute.
The result is an instrument that’s steeped in rock-guitar history but groundbreaking: the Fiorano, the first set-neck, 25½”-scale, three-tuners-to-a-side guitar G&L has ever offered. It’s a striking instrument and, quite simply, it kicks ass.
It joins the pioneering 24¾”-scale Ascari in G&L’s Tribute Series, and it delivers on its promise. The 24-fret neck and Gagon-designed humbuckers are made for brutal riffing and detuned/drop-tuned heaviness – but the Fiorino cleans up beautifully when asked.
The sweeping lines and three-by-three headstock (inspired by the original drawing) are both powerful and refined. Fittingly, we named Fiorano after the curvaceous test track of Italy’s most renowned supercar maker, a place where tradition turns groundbreaking.
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† The personal name, likeness and signature of Mr. Clarence Leo Fender are property of G&L Musical Instruments / BBE Sound, Inc. and may not be used in any commercial capacity without prior approval. For commercial enquiries regarding the use of the "Leo Fender" name, likeness or signature, please contact us. G&L is not associated with Fender Musical Instruments Corporation.
- CONSTRUCTION: set-neck
- SCALE: 25 1/2"
- PICKUPS: G&L AS4255B in neck position, G&L AW4368B in bridge position; designed by Paul Gagon
- BODY WOOD: Mahogany with Flame Maple top
- NECK WOOD: Mahogany with Rosewood fingerboard
- NECK RADIUS: 12"
- FRETS: 24 medium jumbo
- NECK WIDTH AT NUT: 1 11/16"
- NECK PROFILE: modern slim C
- NECK INLAY: Abalone dot
- BRIDGE: Tone-Pros locking C-TPFP bridge and CT1 tailpiece
- CONTROLS: 3 position pickup selector, volume, tone with push/pull coil tap
- FINISH: Trans Red or Trans Black, bound body and neck
There's nothing more rewarding than winning the the prestigious Guitar World Platinum Award. But when you show up with two new guitars and both go Platinum, now that's a pretty awesome achievement.
What else would you expect from G&L and the dream team of Paul Gagon and Grover Jackson, the masterminds behind these killer axes? Ascari GTS and Fiorano GTS breath new life into the segment where flashy looks are a given but substance often falls short.
These axes deliver far more than their price tag suggests, with no excuses or compromises. They say you get what you pay for. We say you can get a lot more.
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There's nothing like a great review to turn heads, and when the mag is Guitar Player and the reviewer is Dave Hunter, you know it's going to create a major buzz. What's more, when the guitars are designed by Paul Gagon and Grover Jackson, you know they're going to be amazing. Check out the full review. Here's a couple of tasty bits about the Fiorano GTS from Dave's review:
"Although their core voices are allied, the Fiorano has a slightly tauter low end, and a tad more clarity amid heavy distortion versus the Ascari's warm, airy vibe. Though a subtle twist, it makes for a significant difference where eviscerating cutting power and thumping dropped-D tunings are desired, and gives the Fiorano GTS more of its own soul..."
"...a fun and affordable option for the scorched-earth brigade, or any 'Fender scale' player seeing big double-bucker power."
Guitar World's Paul Riaro reviews Ascari GTS and Fiorano GTS.
G&L Manufacturer Representatives McFadden Sales has a nice demo vid with Andy Yost on the Ascari GTS and Fiorano GTS.
Guitar Player Senior Editor Art Thompson sits down with G&L VP Engineering Paul Gagon to talk about the development of the ASAT Deluxe Carved Top, Ascari GTS and Fiorano GTS.