In May 2008 the G&L Custom Creations team located more of the exotic Spalted Maple, the same wood used for the tops on the Custom Creations ASAT Classic Bluesboy earlier in 2008. Spalting is a unique process which occurs when ancient logs, lying in the forest for decades, even centuries, are given character and texture by natural aging processes. Any wood is susceptible to spalting, but maple is the most commonly known. The spalting process results in the characteristic "spalting lines" and enhanced contrast between areas of the woodgrain.

Presented with an opportunity to acquire more of this wood, the Custom Creations Department decided to use some for a double-cutaway guitar, and the choice of the Legacy met with unanimous approval. This fine instrument has all the same features and specifications as the Legacy with the addition of a intricately figured Spalted Maple Top.

Legacy Spalted Maple

Legacy with Spalted Maple Top build info:

2008 - 100 instruments made

Specifications:

BODY WOOD:
Swamp Ash with Spalted Maple Top
BODY FINISH:
Natural Gloss
NECK WOOD:
Hard Rock Maple
(choice of Maple or Rosewood fingerboard)
NECK FINISH:
Clear Gloss
NECK WIDTH:
1 5/8” Width at Nut
NECK RADIUS:
12"
FRETWIRE:
Medium Jumbo 6100
TUNERS:
Non Locking
PICKUPS:
3 G&L vintage style Alnico V single coil pickups

BRIDGE:

G&L Dual-Fulcrum Vibrato

PICKUP COVERS/KNOBS:

Black
PICKGUARD:
Black 3-ply
CASE:

 

 

G&G Black Tolex with Black Plush lining

 

 

CONTROLS:

 

5-Way pickup selector
Volume
PTB system:
Bass roll-off (applies to all pickups)
Treble roll-off (applied to all pickups) with Push/Pull function enabling additional pickup combinations of neck+bridge or all 3 pickups together
DOCUMENTATION
AND ACCESSORIES:
  • Custom Creations Silver Certificate of Authenticity
  • G&L The Art of Fine Instrument Making Factory Tour DVD
  • 14 ft. G&L Custom Creations/Spectraflex Platinum 14' braided cable
  • G&L Custom Creations Polish Cloth
  • One spare set of D’Addario XL110 strings (.010-.046)