Legacy™

Legacy in Lake Placid Blue

Shown in Lake Placid Blue

The G&L Legacy™ blends contemporary refinements from the Leo Fender†-designed S-500™ and Comanche® models with classic Alnico V pickups. 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 nalyzed 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. Once you play a G&L Tribute Series, you’ll never look back.

Available in:

  • • Candy Apple Red over basswood, 3-ply crème pickguard, clear satin neck finish with color-matched headstock, rosewood fingerboard
  • • Lake Placid Blue over basswood, 3-ply white pickguard, tinted gloss neck finish, rosewood fingerboard
  • • Gloss Black over basswood, tortoise pickguard, tinted gloss neck finish, maple fingerboard
  • • 3-Tone Sunburst over swamp ash, 3-ply black pickguard, clear satin neck finish, rosewood fingerboard
  • • Blueburst over swamp ash, pearl pickguard, tinted gloss neck finish, maple fingerboard
  • • LEFTHANDED Blueburst over swamp ash, pearl pickguard, clear satin neck finish, rosewood fingerboard

The G&L name, stylized G&L logo, distinctive "hook" headstock design, Tribute, Comanche, Legacy, S-500, Dual-Fulcrum, Magnetic Field Design and MFD are registered trademarks or trademarks of G&L Musical Instruments / BBE Sound, Inc.

† 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 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.

Specifications

  • CONSTRUCTION: bolt-on
  • SCALE: 25 1/2"
  • PICKUPS: G&L CLF-100 Alnico V single-coils made in Fullerton, California
  • BODY WOOD: Swamp Ash on translucent and burst finishes, Basswood on solid finishes
  • NECK WOOD: Hard-Rock Maple with Maple or 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)

Legacy in 3-Tone Sunburst
Legacy in 3-Tone Sunburst

Legacy in Blueburst
Legacy in Blueburst

Legacy in Lake Placid Blue
Legacy in Lake Placid Blue

Legacy in Gloss Black
Legacy in Gloss Black

Legacy in Candy Apple Red
Legacy in Candy Apple Red

Legacy Lefty in Blueburst
Legacy Lefty in Blueburst

Check out Nick Jaffe's demo using a BBE Two Timer (1:11 - 2:04) and G Screamer (2:05 - 2:58):