G&L 2012 Special Collection Legacy

Available for a limited time

Product Overview

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 Alnico V pickups have that unmistakable chime and quack reminiscent of the best examples from 1959, thanks to the work of Paul Gagon, G&L VP Engineering. Gagon found his inspiration reviewing original prints stored in Leo’s private laboratory at G&L, but that was just the start. About 30 years ago, 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 tirelessly 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 that 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 Legacy is especially tasty with its Nearly Naked™ (NENA) Honey Ale finish over its swamp ash body, tastefully accented with a NOS Baltic Amber pickguard. Its rosewood-capped hard-rock maple neck features an easy-playing satin finish, while its 12" radius lets you bend notes deeply and its Plek-dressed medium-jumbo nickel frets deliver silky playability. The moment you open the luxurious custom-fit Tolex hardshell case made by G&G Quality Case, you’ll be greeted with an instrument of timeless elegance and a delicious aroma that’ll have your pulse racing.

† 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

  • PICKUPS: G&L CLF-100 vintage Alnico pickups specced by Paul Gagon
  • BODY WOOD: 2-piece Swamp Ash
  • BODY FINISH: Nearly Naked™ (NENA) Honey Ale
  • NECK WOOD: Hard Rock Maple with Rosewood fingerboard
  • NECK FINISH: Clear Satin
  • NECK PROFILE: G&L #1 with 12" radius
  • FRETS: Medium Jumbo; processed by PLEK
  • TUNING KEYS: 12:1 ratio, sealed lubrication, adjustable knob tension
  • BRIDGE: G&L Dual-Fulcrum™ vibrato
  • CONTROLS: 5-position pickup selector, PTB system
  • PICKGUARD: NOS Baltic Amber
  • CASE: Deluxe Hardshell Tolex Case w/Fitted Interior