G&L is the final legacy of legendary guitar builder Leo Fender. Creator of so many iconic instruments, Leo continued to re-work these designs when he founded G&L in 1979. The Legacy is an evolution of the classic S-type guitar that Leo originated bringing modern refinements to the guitar whilst staying true to the vintage look and sound of the original.
Body and Neck
The Basswood body on this guitar keeps it nice and light making it comfortable to play, especially for long periods and while standing; additionally, some say Basswood lends a balanced yet warm tone to guitars.
The Legacy has a comfortable “Medium C” neck profile which is easy to play and has a 12” fingerboard radius. This radius is more modern than traditional S-type guitars and is comfortable to fret chords on and is far more suited to playing leads and bends than the more curved, vintage radius fingerboards. The maple fingerboard also makes for a very smooth playing experience and it has been said that maple adds a snap and brightness to the tone.
Electronics and Hardware
This guitar comes loaded with three G&L CLF-100 Alnico V single-coil pickups for a bright yet versatile setup. These pickups were inspired by original prints found in Leo Fender’s G&L lab and are the result of studying the pickups and sound of vintage guitars, as well as talking to pickup wirers from the 50s. All that hard work has paid off as the Fullerton Deluxe Legacy has emulated that legendary vintage tone in a more affordable package.
The Leo Fender-designed Passive Treble Bass system adds greater functionality and flexibility to the tone controls allowing you to shape the bass and treble with more precision.
One of the significant innovations on this guitar is the Leo Fender-designed Dual-Fulcrum vibrato bridge which allows you to bend up or down with ease and greater tuning stability than its vintage counterparts.
- Construction: Bolt-on
- Scale: 25 1/2"
- Pickups: G&L CLF-100 Alnico V single-coils made in Fullerton, California
- Body Wood: Basswood
- Neck Wood: Hard-Rock Maple w/ Maple fingerboard
- Neck Width At Nut: 1 5/8"
- Neck Radius: 12"
- Neck Profile: Medium C
- Frets: 22 medium jumbo, nickel
- Tuning Keys: 18:1 ratio, sealed-back
- Bridge: Leo Fender-designed G&L Dual-Fulcrum vibrato
- Controls: 5-position pickup selector, volume, treble, bass (PTB system)