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.
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.
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.
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.
Classic Wide C A full 1/8” wider than the Classic C Plus 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Important
Information
* All profiles have a +/- 0.015" tolerance

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

* There are no neck profile options available on Invader models equipped with Original Floyd Rose USA locking vibrato system.

* ASAT guitar models ordered with Bigsby vibrato will automatically come with 12" radius.
NOTE: 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”.
9 ½” A nice mid-way point between the vintage radius and a modern 12” radius. Standard on most guitar models.
12” Flatter for deep string bends and greater ease when soloing.



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



Neck Woods

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.
Flatsawn Hard Rock Maple Standard on guitars and basses, Hard Rock Maple is strong and stable.
Rosewood Fingerboard Less bright tone than Maple, Rosewood is a popular no-cost option.
Ebony Fingerboard About as bright as Maple, Ebony is dark, smooth and popular with players who like a "fast" feel.



Neck Finishes

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).
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).
Light Tint Gloss More of a subtle hue than Vintage Gloss, adds character and warmth to the look. Versatile.
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.
Clear Gloss A great choice for use with a Natural Gloss finish.
Clear Satin Standard on most models, satin is smooth and easy playing.
Colored Headstock A great way to add style, a headstock face that matches the body finish in burst, single-color transparent, or solid finish. Black also complements many body finishes.



Other Neck Options

Locking Tuners Aids tuning stability by reducing string shift around the post.
Bone nut Standard on most G&L guitars and basses, authentic bone nut material is hard, long lasting and provides good sustain.
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.
Reverse Headstock Like a left-handed headstock on a right-handed guitar (and vice versa). No model logo will appear.



Binding and Contouring

Neck Binding Neck binding is available in white only.

Not available on Invader models.
Body binding Body binding is available in white only, and can be ordered "single bound" or "double bound".

Available on ASAT guitars only.
Wood Binding Clear band around body perimeter. Especially beautiful with Premium Flame or Quilt tops.
Arm Contouring Optional on solid-body ASAT guitars and ASAT Bass, an arm contour provides additional comfort just like a double-cutaway model such as the Legacy or L-2000.
Rear Body Contouring Also known as a "tummy cut", optional on all solid body ASAT guitars. Comes as standard on ASAT Bass solidbody. Can not be used on Semi-Hollow models or any instrument with "double bound" bodies.



Bridge Options

G&L Dual Fulcrum Vibrato: optional on all ASAT guitars except models in the ASAT Classic range.

DFS Vibrato Upgrade: for Dual Fulcrum Vibrato adds 1018 cold-rolled steel bridge block and stainless steel saddles, both machined from billet materials.

G&L Saddle Lock fixed bridge: optional on F-100, S-500 models, Comanche models, Legacy models, and Invader models.

Bigsby Vibrato: available on models in the ASAT family, except ASAT Classic models. Not available on left-handed guitars. Not available with 7 1/2" radius.



Pickup Options

EMG 85/81 humbucker set : available on ASAT Deluxe / Semi-Hollow, Invader XL / Deluxe, Legacy HB2



Maple Tops

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

Premium Quilted Maple Top: available on all models.



Pickguard Options

3-ply pickguards: White Pearloid, Tortoise Shell, Creme, Mint Green, Black, White

1-ply pickguards: Black, White, Mirror



Pickup Cover Options

Model
Black
White
Creme
Mint
ASAT Classic / Rustic / Semi-Hollow / Alnico* / Solomente
*chrome neck pickup only
ASAT Classic 'S' / 'S' Alnico*
*chrome neck pickup only
††
ASAT Classic Bluesboy / Rustic / Semi-Hollow
*chrome neck pickup only
ASAT Classic Bluesboy 90
ASAT Deluxe / Semi-Hollow
ASAT Special / Semi-Hollow
ASAT Z-3 / Semi-Hollow
Comanche / Semi-Hollow
F-100
Fallout
Invader / Deluxe
Invader Plus / Deluxe
Invader XL / Deluxe
Legacy / Rustic / Semi-Hollow
Legacy Deluxe
Legacy HB
Legacy HB2
Legacy Special
Rampage Jerry Cantrell Signature Model
Superhawk Jerry Cantrell Signature Model
SC-2
S-500 / Deluxe / Semi-Hollow
Will Ray Signature Model / Semi-Hollow
† Neck pickup only
†† Middle pickup only