Comanche®

Comanche in Honeyburst with Flame Maple top

Shown in Honeyburst over Flame Maple top with Pearl pickguard, White pickup covers and knurled aluminum knobs
Bird's Eye Maple neck with Vintage Tint Gloss neck finish and Graph-Tech nut

The G&L Comanche® is Leo’s final word on the traditional double-cutaway bolt-on axe. Fact is, the first thing you’ll notice about the Comanche is the distinctive shape of the Magnetic Field Design™ Z-Coil™ pickups designed by Leo Fender† himself. These pickups deliver a bright and sparkly top end while offering a robust bottom end, all without any 60-cycle hum.

You’ll find plenty of power in the Z-coil pickups, but what’s surprising is how glassy and detailed they become as you roll back the volume and bass controls, the latter a part of the Comanche’s PTB™ (Passive Treble and Bass) system. What’s more, the Comanche includes a mini-toggle expander switch to allow neck+bridge or all three pickups together. In a pinch, the neck+bridge combo does a convincing faux ASAT® Special. Talk about versatile!

Making the most of this delicious combo is Leo’s 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 Comanche was the very last double-cutaway bolt-on guitar designed by Leo Fender, the culmination of everything he had learned during his amazing lifetime. Founded by Leo Fender in 1980, the Comanche and all G&L USA instruments continue to be made in the historic G&L facility on Fender Avenue in Fullerton, California, the Birthplace of Bolt-on™.

Due to the offset pickup design, the Comanche is available in Right-Hand only.

The G&L name, stylized G&L logo, distinctive "hook" headstock design, ASAT, Comanche, 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: Leo Fender†-designed G&L MFD™ Z-Coil™ hum-cancelling
  • BODY WOOD: Swamp Ash on Premier Finishes, Alder on Standard Finishes
  • NECK WOOD: Hard-Rock Maple with Maple or Rosewood fingerboard
  • NECK PROFILE: G&L #1 with 12" radius and 1 5/8" nut-width
  • NUT: Graph-Tech self-lubricating
  • FRETS: 22 medium jumbo, nickel, Plek dressed
  • TUNING KEYS: 12:1 ratio, sealed-back
  • BRIDGE: Leo Fender-designed G&L Dual-Fulcrum™ vibrato with forged brass saddles
  • CONTROLS: 5-position pickup selector, volume, treble, bass (PTB™ system), mini-toggle expander switch enabling additional pickup combinations of neck+bridge or all three pickups together.
  • CASE: Deluxe Tolex

Comanche in Gold Metal Flake
Comanche in Gold Metal Flake with matching headstock, Mirror pickguard, Black pickup covers and knurled metal knobs, Hard Rock Maple neck with Rosewood fingerboard and Graph-Tech nut

Comanche in Redburst
Comanche in Redburst over Swamp Ash with Pearl pickguard, White pickup covers and knobs, Hard Rock Maple neck with Light Tint Gloss neck finish and Graph-Tech nut

Comanche in Ruby Red Metallic
Comanche in Ruby Red Metallic with 3-ply Black pickguard, Black pickup covers and knurled aluminum knobs, Hard Rock Maple neck with Clear Gloss neck finish and Graph-Tech nut

Comanche in Honeyburst with Flame Maple top
Comanche in Honeyburst over Flame Maple top with Pearl pickguard, White pickup covers and knurled aluminum knobs, Bird's Eye Maple neck with Vintage Tint Gloss neck finish and Graph-Tech nut