G&L USA Guitar Custom Options

NECK PROFILES

Modern Classic 1 11/16” nut width with 1 5/8” string spacing allows a generous edge roll for superb comfort without string fall-off. Fairly slim with mild taper from 0.820” at 1st fret to 0.870” at the 12th fret.
ORDER CODE: MCNK

Slim C 1 5/8” nut width, slight edge roll, mild taper from 0.820” to 0.870”. These specs were part of the #1a neck.
ORDER CODE: 1ANK

Classic C This is the profile most G&L fans associate with the post 2000 era. 1 5/8” nut width, slight edge roll, medium taper from 0.830” to 0.960”. It starts off fairly slim and gets beefier up the neck. These specs were part of the #1 neck.
ORDER CODE: 1NK

Classic Plus C Just 1/16” wider than the Classic C with added string spacing. A good choice for players with big hands who find 1 5/8” a little too narrow. 1 11/16” nut width, slight edge roll, medium taper from 0.830” to 0.960”. It starts off fairly slim and gets beefier up the neck. These specs were part of the #3 neck.
ORDER CODE: 3NK

Classic Wide C A full 1/8” wider than the Classic C with added string spacing. The extra width is welcome not just for players with big hands, but those who value more string spacing. 1 3/4” nut width, slight edge roll, medium taper from 0.830” to 0.960”. It starts off fairly slim and gets beefier up the neck. These specs were part of the #4 neck.
ORDER CODE: 4NK

Heritage '86 Faithful to the early G&L years with a 1 5/8” nut width, slight edge roll, and medium taper from 0.790” at 1st fret to a 0.910” at 12th fret. These specs were part of the #1b neck.
ORDER CODE: 1BNK

Modern U Fans of Leo’s early U-shape necks often want a chunk down low but not too much at the top. While some of those early U-shape necks were extremely thick, the Modern U offers a bit more chunk but not too much. 1 5/8” nut width, slight edge roll, mild taper from 0.850” at the 1st fret to 0.910” at the 12th fret. These specs were part of the #1c neck.
ORDER CODE: MUNK

Soft V A gentle V-shape is heaven for some players, and this is one will delight. Mild V-shape down low which fades to almost C-shape up top. 1 5/8” nut width, slight edge roll, mild taper from 0.830” at the 1st fret to 0.960” at the 12th fret. These specs were part of the #2a neck.
ORDER CODE: SVNK

Deep V A more aggressive V-shape for those who can’t get enough V. Pronounced V-shape down low which fades to moderate V-shape up top. 1 5/8” nut width, slight edge roll, mild taper from 0.890” at the 1st fret to 0.930” at the 12th fret. These specs were part of the #1d neck.
ORDER CODE: DVNK

NOTE: * All profiles have a +/- 0.015" tolerance

* SC-2, Fallout and F-100 have no neck profile options available at this time.

EFFECTIVE
DATE:
The above neck profile names and specifications became effective with orders received to the factory July 1, 2015 and later. To see the earlier neck profile numbering system, click here.



NECK RADIUS

7 ½” This is close to the vintage 7 ¼” radius of the ‘50s and ‘60s, and feels virtually the same yet allows guitarists just a bit more note bending before a note will “choke” or “fret out”.
ORDER CODE: R75

9 ½” A nice mid-way point between the vintage radius and a modern 12” radius. Standard on most guitar models.
ORDER CODE: R95

12” Flatter for deep string bends and greater ease when soloing.
ORDER CODE: R12

NOTE: * Invader models equipped with Original Floyd Rose locking vibrato may only have 12" radius.

* ASAT guitar models ordered with Bigsby vibrato will automatically come with 12" radius.



FRETS

Medium Jumbo Jescar 57110 18% Nickel Silver fretwire is standard on all G&L Made-In-Fullerton guitars. A great balance, easy to chord and solo.
ORDER CODE: MJF

Stainless Steel Medium Jumbo Jescar 57110 Stainless Steel fretwire is extra durable for longetivity. Recommended for extensive touring or musicians with an aggressive playing style. Not available with 7 1/2" radius.
ORDER CODE: SS

Vintage Jescar 43080 18% Nickel Silver fretwire. For players who prefer the slim frets of '50s and '60s Leo instruments
ORDER CODE: VF




NECK WOOD

Quartersawn Hard Rock Maple This method of cutting the maple boards results in the endgrain being directed about 45° to 90° from the face of the fingerboard. This cut results in a more stable neck and is recommended for players who tour as it better withstands substantial changes in temperature and humidity.
ORDER CODE: QS

Flatsawn Hard Rock Maple Standard on guitars and basses, hard rock maple is strong and stable.
ORDER CODE: NOT APPLICABLE

Rosewood Fingerboard Less bright tone than maple, rosewood is a popular no-cost option.
ORDER CODE: RW

Ebony Fingerboard About as bright sounding as maple, ebony is dark, smooth and popular with players who like a "fast" feel.
ORDER CODE: EB




NECK FINISH OPTIONS

Vintage Tint Gloss Has a hue of an aged finish. Can work well for both a vintage or modern look. Not recommended with Wood Binding on a Swamp Ash body (doesn't match well).
ORDER CODE: VTGN

Vintage Tint Satin Has a hue of an aged finish with the modern feel of a satin finish. Can work well for both a vintage or modern look. Not recommended with Wood Binding on a Swamp Ash body (doesn't match well).
ORDER CODE: VTSN

Light Tint Gloss More of a subtle hue than Vintage Gloss, adds character and warmth to the look. Versatile.
ORDER CODE: LTGN

Light Tint Satin More of a subtle hue than Vintage Gloss with the modern feel of a satin finish. Adds character and warmth to the look. Versatile.
ORDER CODE: LTSN

Clear Gloss A great choice for use with a Natural Gloss finish.
ORDER CODE: CGN

Clear Satin Standard on most models, satin is smooth and easy playing.
ORDER CODE: CSN

Painted Headstock Painted Headstock (choose body matching or Jet Black)

ORDER CODE: PH for body matching

ORDER CODE: BH for Jet Black headstock

Jet Black headstock automatically comes with Silver-on-Black G&L logo and Model Logo Delete. It is strongly recommended to choose either Silver-on-Black or Black-on-Silver G&L logo and Model Logo Delete on other Painted Headstock colors.


Gloss Headstock Face Gloss finish on the front of the headstock only. Combine with standard CSN, LTSN or VTGN.
ORDER CODE: GH

Neck Binding White neck binding  ORDER CODE: NB
Model Logo Delete No model logo on the headstock.  ORDER CODE: LD
silver-on-black G&L logo treble clef and border are silver. Use on dark colored headstocks. Requires Model Logo Delete.  ORDER CODE: SBL

black-on-silver G&L logo treble clef and border are black. Use on light colored headstocks. Requires Model Logo Delete.  ORDER CODE: BSL




OTHER NECK OPTIONS

Locking Tuners Aids tuning stability by reducing string shift around the post.
ORDER CODE: LT

Bone nut Standard on most G&L guitars and basses, authentic bone nut material is hard, long lasting and provides good sustain.
ORDER CODE: NOT APPLICABLE

Graph-Tech nut Self-lubricating to reduce friction, allowing the string to travel more smoothly between the nut as tension changes due to string bends.
ORDER CODE: GTN

Graph-Tech string retainer Self-lubricating to reduce friction, allowing the string to travel more smoothly under the string tree as tension changes due to string bends.
ORDER CODE: GTST

Reverse Headstock Like a left-handed headstock on a right-handed guitar (and vice versa). No model logo will appear.
ORDER CODE: RH



FIGURED MAPLE TOPS

Premium Flamed Maple available on all models. Note that some models include Premium Flamed Maple Tops as standard.
ORDER CODE: PFMT

Premium Quilted Maple available on all models.
ORDER CODE: PQMT

Premium Quilted Maple Substitution Premium Quilt Maple top substitution for models which come standard with Premium Flame Maple top.
ORDER CODE: SQMT

NOTE: When applied to an alder body, Premium Flame or Quilt top may be ordered in any transparent Standard finish.

When applied to a swamp ash or mahogany body, Premium Flame or Quilt top may be ordered in any transparent Standard finish or Premier finish except for Blonde and Butterscotch Blonde.



BODY WOOD SUBSTITUTION FOR ALDER

Swamp Ash body for models and colors which come standard with alder, swamp ash may be specified.  ORDER CODE: ASH



OTHER BODY OPTIONS

OLS body depth Original Leo Spec body depth for solid-body ASAT guitars. Reduced body thickness to 1.625" mill-depth from 1.780". This is the original body depth for ASAT guitars in the mid '80s.
ORDER CODE: OLS

Front Arm Contour Optional on solid-body ASAT guitars, an arm contour provides additional comfort just like a double-cutaway model such as the Legacy. Can not be used with top binding
ORDER CODE: FC

Rear Body Contour Also known as a "tummy cut" for ASAT guitars. Can not be used on Semi-Hollow models or any instrument with "double bound" body.
ORDER CODE: RC

Body binding Top Bound White  ORDER CODE: TBW

Double Bound White  ORDER CODE: DBW

Natural Wood Binding Clear band around body perimeter. Especially beautiful with flame or quilt tops. Not available with Blackburst, Blonde, Butterscotch Blonde, Lemon Drop, Natural, Vintage Natural.
ORDER CODE: WB



BRIDGE SUBSTITUTIONS/OPTIONS

G&L Saddle Lock bridge substitute on all models which come standard with Dual Fulcrum vibrato. Not available on any ASAT Classic variant or JC Rampage.
ORDER CODE: SLB

G&L Dual Fulcrum Vibrato substitute on all models which come standard with Dual Fulcrum vibrato. Not available on any ASAT Classic variant, JC Rampage or JC Superhawk.
ORDER CODE: DFV

G&L DFS Vibrato full upgrade: adds stainless steel saddles and 1018 cold-rolled steel block to Dual Fulcrum vibrato.
ORDER CODE: DFS

G&L DFS block only 1018 cold-rolled steel block upgrade for Dual Fulcrum Vibrato.
ORDER CODE: CRSB

Original Floyd Rose locking vibrato and nut for Invader models. Right-hand only.
ORDER CODE: FLYD

Bigsby Vibrato for ASAT guitars equipped standard with Saddle Lock bridge. Right-hand only.
ORDER CODE: BIG



HUMBUCKER SUBSTITUTIONS

SEYMOUR DUNCAN HUMBUCKER SUBSTITUTIONS

Seymour Duncan ’59 substitute instead of G&L Alnico neck humbucker

White ORDER CODE: 59W
Black ORDER CODE: 59B
Chrome ORDER CODE: 59C


Seymour Duncan TB-4 substitute instead of G&L Alnico bridge humbucker

White ORDER CODE: TB4W
Black ORDER CODE: TB4B
Chrome ORDER CODE: TB4C


G&L ALNICO NECK HUMBUCKER SUBSTITUTIONS

G&L AS4255C with chrome cover instead of G&L AS4255B black or G&L AS4255W white
ORDER CODE: AS4255C

G&L AS4255B black humbucker instead of AS4255C with chrome cover
ORDER CODE: AS4255B

G&L AS4255W white humbucker instead of AS4255C with chrome cover
ORDER CODE: AS4255W

G&L ALNICO BRIDGE HUMBUCKER SUBSTITUTIONS

G&L AW4368C with chrome cover instead of G&L AW4470B black or G&L AW4470W white
ORDER CODE: AW4368C

G&L AW4470B black humbucker instead of AW368C with chrome cover
ORDER CODE: AW4470B

G&L AW4470W white humbucker instead of AW368C with chrome cover
ORDER CODE: AW4470W




PICKGUARD OPTIONS

1-ply Black
3-ply Black
3-ply Creme
3-ply Mint
1-ply Mirror
3-ply White Pearloid
4-ply Tortoise Shell
1-ply White
3-ply White*

Pickguard Delete


ORDER CODE: 1PB
ORDER CODE: 3PB
ORDER CODE: 3PC
ORDER CODE: 3PM
ORDER CODE: MIR
ORDER CODE: PRL
ORDER CODE: TOR
ORDER CODE: 1PW
ORDER CODE: 3PW *3-ply white is standard on models with pickguard.

available for all ASAT Classic models with two pickups, ASAT Special and ASAT Special Semi-Hollow.  ORDER CODE: PD



KNOB OPTIONS

Legacy, Comanche and S-500 models with pickguards come standard with bell style knobs. If no knob color option is selected, knobs will match the pickups (e.g. black pickups, black knobs).

BELL STYLE KNOB COLORS

Black
Creme
Mint
White
ORDER CODE: BK
ORDER CODE: CK
ORDER CODE: MK
ORDER CODE: WK


CHROME KURLED KNOBS

Legacy, Comanche and S-500 models with pickguards may substitute chrome knurled knobs instead of standard bell style knobs.  ORDER CODE: CHK




PICKUP COVER OPTIONS

Legacy Alnico V Single Coil

Black
Creme
Mint
White
ORDER CODE: BPU
ORDER CODE: CPU
ORDER CODE: MPU
ORDER CODE: WPU


If no pickup cover color is selected:

Legacy guitars with 3-ply white, 1-ply white or pearl pickguard will be equipped with white single-coil pickup covers. Same for middle pickup of ASAT Classic S Alnico and ASAT Classic S Alnico Semi-Hollow.

Legacy guitars with 3-ply black, 1-ply black, mirror or tortoise pickguard will be equipped with black single-coil pickup covers. Same for middle pickup of ASAT Classic S Alnico and ASAT Classic S Alnico Semi-Hollow.


S-500 Magnetic Field Design

Black
White
ORDER CODE: BPU
ORDER CODE: WPU


If no pickup cover color is selected:

S-500 guitars with 3-ply white, 1-ply white or pearl pickguard will be equipped with white pickup covers. Same for middle pickup of ASAT Classic S and ASAT Classic S Semi-Hollow.

S-500 guitars with 3-ply black, 1-ply black, 3-ply crème, 3-ply mint, mirror or tortoise pickguard will be equipped with black pickup covers. Same for middle pickup of ASAT Classic S and ASAT Classic S Semi-Hollow.


Z-coil Magnetic Field Design

Black
White
ORDER CODE: BPU
ORDER CODE: WPU


If no pickup cover color is selected:

ASAT Z-3 and Comanche guitars with 3-ply white, 1-ply white or pearl pickguard will be equipped with white pickup covers.

ASAT Z-3 and Comanche guitars with 3-ply black, 1-ply black, 3-ply crème, 3-ply mint, mirror or tortoise pickguard will be equipped with black pickup covers.


Jumbo Magnetic Field Design (ASAT Special / SC-2)

Black
Creme
White
ORDER CODE: BPU
ORDER CODE: CPU
ORDER CODE: WPU


If no pickup cover color is selected:

ASAT Special and ASAT Special Semi-Hollow guitars with 3-ply white, 1-ply white or pearl pickguard will be equipped with white pickup covers.

ASAT Special and ASAT Special Semi-Hollow guitars with 3-ply black, 1-ply black, 3-ply mint, mirror or tortoise pickguard will be equipped with black pickup covers.

ASAT Special and ASAT Special Semi-Hollow guitars with 3-ply creme pickguard will be equipped with creme pickup covers.


P-90 (Fallout / Bluesboy 90)

Black
Creme
ORDER CODE: BPU
ORDER CODE: CPU


If no pickup cover color is selected:

Fallout and Bluesboy 90 will have black P-90 cover with any pickguard.