G&L USA Instruments
The G&L Custom Creations Savannah Collection
[CONCLUDED JUNE 2015]
Imagine a late-summer sunset over the wild, beautiful African savannah. It’s easy when you gaze at the Savannah Collection. It’s the newest offering from G&L’s Custom Creations™ Department, and it might be our most beautiful to date.
Start with the body. It’s semi-hollow and it’s Okoume, an extremely light, sweetly resonant wood with a lot of mahogany’s warmth and a bit of maple’s snap. Top this with a cap of Korina, which has always been prized for its open, articulate tone. The result: a strikingly light axe with striking tones across the entire five-guitar collection.
Okoume and Korina are native to the African savannah – hence the name. But the collection’s distinctive finish – a golden-honey center and G&L’s rich Old School Tobacco Sunburst with its red highlights – also suggests natural beauty.
Add in quarter-sawn eastern maple necks with pao ferro fingerboards, carefully selected and spec’ed pickups, and Plek fret dressing, and you have a one-of-a-kind guitar that’s pure G&L.
Intrigued? Here’s more on the Savannah Collection.