The G&L USA Fullerton Deluxe Legacy captures the spirit of those early s-type guitars whilst adding some more modern touches to give you that vintage look and sound in a more playable package!
G&L represents the final legacy of legendary guitar builder Leo Fender and the company has always strived to evolve those classic designs Leo invented.
The Fullerton Deluxe Legacy is among the most true-to-the-original designs in the G&L range. This model has that familiar and iconic tone and aesthetic but with welcome additions such as an improved vibrato bridge.
Body and Neck
Much like the S-type guitars from the early 50s, the Fullerton Deluxe Legacy has an Ash body. Since Ash is known for its light weight this guitar will be easy on your back and it has been said that Ash offers a bright, yet well-balanced tone to guitars.
The neck on this guitar is incredibly playable with its “Modern Classic” profile and 9 and ½” radius. The Modern Classic profile is slightly slim so it won’t feel like you’re holding a baseball bat, has a slight taper and generously rolled edges for an almost played-in feel. The 9 and ½” radius maple fingerboard is smooth to play and is a happy medium between the more curved vintage fingerboards and flatter modern ones. This makes chords easy to fret without compromising your ability to play leads and bends.
Pickups 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 with its smooth and articulate sounds.
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 maintain greater tuning stability than its vintage counterparts.
The G&L USA Fullerton Deluxe Legacy adds just enough to the classic formula to make a more playable instrument, without compromising its vintage look and tone.
Here's What G&L Say About the USA Fullerton Deluxe Legacy
The 2018 Fullerton Deluxe Legacy™ bundles some of the most time-honored option combinations from the G&L Individual Order menu. We're talking G&L fan favorites from '60s vibes to '90s hits, supported by elegance that continues up the neck with the G&L polished Vintage Gloss finish that looks fantastic and feels silky, not sticky.
The G&L Legacy™ blends contemporary refinements from the Leo Fender-designed S-500™ and Comanche® models with classic Alnico V pickups. If your holy grail is faithful Alnico single-coil tone with modern refinements and superb craftsmanship, the Legacy makes for an excellent choice.
- Construction: Bolt-on
- Scale: 25 1/2"
- Pickups: CLF-100 Alnico single coils
- Body Wood: Swamp Ash
- Neck Wood: Hard-Rock Maple with Maple fingerboard
- Neck Profile: G&L Modern Classic with 9 1/2" radius
- Nut: 100% natural bone
- Frets: 22 medium jumbo, Jescar 57110 18% nickel silver
- 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)
- Case: Deluxe Tolex hardshell