G&L Tribute® Series Guitars
Shown in Fullerton Red
What would an ’83 G&L SC-2™ be if Leo Fender recreated it for today’s scene? The crew at G&L think it would be a lot like the new Fallout. After all, when inspiration comes from original G&L SC guitars modded by the likes of Devo’s Mark and Bob Mothersbaugh and Band Of Susans’ Robert Poss, there are lots of cues to follow.
The SC-2 was born as a cool looking, comfortable and light axe that could be thrashed mercilessly and not miss a beat. Fallout keeps those qualities in the mix but branches out to cover today’s sophisticated textures and tones.
Fallout shares the original Leo Fender-designed SC-2 body shape, comfortable, sustain-rich G&L Saddle Lock bridge and easy-playing medium-C-shape neck with a 12” radius and medium-jumbo frets.
From dirty riffs to jangly hooks, the G&L Tribute Series Fallout delivers with a great pairing of Alnico pickups: a gorgous P-90 and meaty humbucker splittable via a push/pull tone pot.
The look transcends the SC-2’s simplicity with a sweeping pickguard that complements the body shape perfectly. Balancing out the aesthetics is a sleeker interpretation of the ‘80s-era G&L headstock shape designed exclusively for the Fallout.
- • Fullerton Red over mahogany, 3-ply creme pickguard, tinted gloss neck finish, rosewood fingerboard
- • Gloss Black over mahogany body, 3-ply creme pickguard, tinted gloss neck finish, rosewood fingerboard
- • Sonic Blue over mahogany body, 3-ply white pickguard, tinted gloss neck finish, maple fingerboard
The G&L name, stylized G&L logo, Tribute, distinctive "hook" headstock design, Fallout and SC-2 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.
- CONSTRUCTION: bolt-on
- SCALE: 25 1/2"
- PICKUPS: G&L AP4285B P-90 in neck position and G&L AW4470B humbucker in bridge positon
- 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: G&L Saddle Lock™
- CONTROLS: 3-position pickup selector, volume, tone with push/pull coil tap
The SC models were such fun guitars in all three of their incarnations. There was the SC-1, which had a single jumbo MFD pickup and the SC-2 which had two. The SC-2's pickups were eventually installed in the original '86 ASAT, known today as the ASAT Special. The SC-3 had three single coil MFD pickups as used in the S-500 and Skyhawk. But no matter which SC was in your hands, it was just plain hard to put down.
That's why the SC models were perfect for mods. Take the collection of modded SCs by Band Of Susans' Robert Poss. From Leo's original MFD powerhouse single coils, Robert experimented by doubling them up in a humbucking configuration and even swapping for a traditional humbucker. So why didn't he just use other guitars? Simple: there's no substitute for the comfort and fun factor of an SC. Fallout takes inspiration from some of the coolest modded SCs around and lays down its own track with a humbucker for getting some great dirty grind and a P-90 for meaty jangle. Thirty years later, Leo's SC is now factory modded, inspired by some of its most passionate fans.