G&L Tribute Series Rampage Jerry Cantrell Signature in BlackRosewood Fingerboard, Kahler Tremolo
'Caribbean Rosewood' Fretboard
This G&L model may feature a Metopium Brownei fretboard, which is often referred to as 'Caribbean Rosewood'. Despite its common name, Caribbean Rosewood is not a Dalbergia family species, and therefore it isn't CITES restricted. For more information about CITES, check out our dedicated guide.
Jerry Cantrell is arguably one of the most influential guitarists and songwriters of the last 30 years. Pioneering the Seattle grunge sound back in the early ‘90s, Cantrell continues to tour the world with Alice in Chains, and has relied on his trusted G&L Rampage models since the very beginning.
The Rampage formula is a tried and tested design over decades of playing. You know exactly what you're going to get from this aggressive, no frills guitar.
With a “superstrat” vibe, the G&L Jerry Cantrell Signature Rampage models feature Soft Maple bodies; a relatively unusual tonewood choice. Emitting a bright sound, this allows the Rampage guitars to really cut through in live or studio mixes.
Paired with a Hard Rock Maple neck, that unmistakable snap is accentuated further, adorned with sleek Ebony fretboards to add some darkness and warmth.
Electronics & Hardware
The Rampages are fitted with single Custom-Wound Jerry Cantrell Alnico V humbuckers, a pickup that is exclusive to only these models. With an extremely hot and chunky tone, this thick-sounding humbucker counteracts the excessive brightness offered by the Maple woods, sounding remarkable with the high-gain tones that Jerry is known for using.
You’ll also notice that it's installed with a Kahler USA Hybrid tremolo systems, letting you imitate the distinctive divebombs and flutters heard in tracks like “Grind” and “Rain When I Die”. Fitted in conjunction with a Floyd Rose-style nut, this preference of Jerry's has been loyally adhered to; believing that it is a more reliable and effective locking nut than Kahler’s equivalent design.
- CONSTRUCTION: bolt-on
- SCALE: 25 1/2"
- PICKUPS: Custom Wound Jerry Cantrell Alnico V humbucker
- BODY WOOD: Soft Maple
- BODY FINISH: Ivory
- NECK WOOD: Hard-Rock Maple with Ebony fingerboard
- NECK FINISH: Clear Satin back with color matched headstock
- NECK PROFILE: G&L custom profile with 13.75" radius and 1 3/4" nut-width
- NUT: Floyd Rose style locking
- FRETS: 22 medium jumbo, nickel
- TUNING KEYS: 18:1 ratio, sealed-back
- BRIDGE: Kahler® USA Hybrid
- CONTROLS: volume