Doheny

Doheny in Surf Green

Shown in Surf Green over alder, 3-ply white pickguard, rosewood fingerboard, Vintage Tint Gloss neck finish.

Introducing G&L Doheny: the Evolution of the Offset

Inspired by the classic surf sound born in Southern California, the new G&L Doheny™ takes its name from the iconic beach in the heart of Orange County where '60s surf pioneers became legends. Since those halcyon days, both music and surfing have evolved far beyond their roots, and so has the performance of the gear.

Doheny takes the bolt-on offset-body into new sonic territory with newly developed Magnetic Field Design™ jazz pickups, the first on any production G&L. Naturally, these new pickups will invite comparison to Leo’s jumbo MFD™ ASAT® Special pickups, given they employ a narrow bobbin aperture and broad coil splay. But Doheny's MFD pickups are more about jangle than twang, just as they should be for a guitar like this. With a classic jazz bobbin aperture wrapped with traditional Formvar wire, these pickups just might be the approach Leo would have taken had he been with us a few years longer.

So what’s it like? The sound is rich in harmonics yet surprisingly full, the result of carefully researching and applying Leo’s creative work across the decades. The Doheny pickups deliver the experience fans have hoped for, with their flexibility maximized by the PTB tone system that allows echoes of yesteryear while delivering more output and range for today’s music. Add in Leo’s finest vibrato for enhanced tuning stability and improved sustain, and the results are astounding.

Founded by Leo Fender† in 1980, 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™.

The G&L name, stylized G&L logo, distinctive "hook" headstock design, ASAT, 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† wide-bobbin MFD™ single coil
  • 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 Modern Classic with 9 1/2" radius
  • NUT: 100% natural bone
  • FRETS: 21 medium jumbo, nickel, Plek dressed
  • TUNING KEYS: 12:1 ratio, sealed-back
  • BRIDGE: Dual-Fulcrum standard or Saddle-lock optional
  • CONTROLS: 3-position toggle, volume, PTB tone circuit
  • CASE: deluxe Tolex hardshell

Doheny in 3-Tone Sunburst
Doheny in 3-Tone Sunburst with Tortoise pickguard, rosewood fingerboard with pearl block inlays, Vintage Tint Gloss neck finish.

Doheny in Jet Black
Doheny in Jet Black over alder, Tortoise pickguard, Maple fingerboard with Black block inlays, Vintage Tint Gloss neck finish.

Live! At Leo's: Full Demo with Griff Hamlin of BluesGuitarUnleashed.com. The Live! At Leo's studio is located at Leo Fender's historic G&L factory on Fender Avenue in Fullerton, California - The Birthplace Of Bolt-on™.