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G&L USA Fullerton Deluxe S-500 Electric Guitar in Margarita Metallic

A modern, evolved S-type! Features G&L's innovative MFD pickups, PTB Tone System (passive treble/bass knobs) & smooth Dual-Fulcrum trem. Gig bag included.

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Product Description

Introduced in 1982, the G&L S-500 was Leo Fender’s own evolution of the iconic single-coil loaded, double-cutaway electric guitar that he designed in the early '50s. Over 40 years later, G&L's current Fullerton Deluxe S-500 model takes that re-imagined instrument and modernises it even further!

Featuring super-quiet, Leo Fender-designed MFD ('Magnetic Field Design') pickups and an ultra-smooth Dual-Fulcrum tremolo, the USA S-500 also comes supercharged with G&L's flexible PTB Tone System (passive treble and bass controls) as well as a mini-toggle "Expander" switch that provides additional pickup combinations. Not many contemporary guitars are more versatile than this!

Key Features

  • Alder Body — A balanced-sounding, medium-weight timber that serves as an ideal sonic foundation for the trio of pickups. Features a comfortable rear contour.
  • Bolt-On Construction — Produces a snappy note response for an immediate playing experience.
  • 'Modern Classic' Neck Profile — A fairly slim shape with a mild taper from 0.820" at 1st fret to 0.870" at the 12th fret. Enhanced with a slippery satin finish for fast playability.
  • Medium Jumbo Frets — Offer a controllable feel for wide vibrato and pitch-perfect string bends.
  • G&L MFD Single-Coil Pickups — A unique, Leo Fender concept considered a marked improvement over the traditional single-coil. This design transfers the magnetic field to the top of the pickup rather than the middle and features a ceramic magnet; yielding more output, greater balance and less noise!
  • PTB Tone System — Gives you two master tone controls, one that decreases the treble like a typical tone knob, and one that decreases the low-end. It's like having a built-in, passive 2-band EQ!
  • Expander Mini-Toggle Switch — Adds two additional pickup selections when used in conjunction with the 5-position switch; enabling combinations of the neck and bridge single-coils for a T-style configuration, or all three pickups together!
  • Dual-Fulcrum Tremolo — Another Leo Fender innovation! This two-pivot, low-friction design provides a smooth and "silky" feel that allows you to bend notes up as well as down. The hardened steel bridge plate pivots on knife-edge bolts which are set into massive brass inserts anchored into the body; yielding brilliant sustain and resonance.
  • G&L Deluxe Gig Bag — Included is a sturdy, lightweight and water-resistant soft case that sports a pair of shoulder straps for convenient travel.



  • Body Shape: S-500
  • Body Wood: Alder


  • Neck Wood: Hard Rock Maple
  • Neck Profile: G&L Modern Classic
  • Neck Finish: Clear Tint Satin
  • Neck Joint: Bolt-On
  • Scale Length: 25.5"
  • Fingerboard Wood: Caribbean Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5"
  • Fret Size: Medium Jumbo, Nickel
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Inlays: White Dots
  • Nut Width: 1.6875"


  • Bridge: Leo Fender-Designed G&L Dual-Fulcrum Vibrato with Forged Brass Saddles
  • Tuners: Sealed-Back (12:1 Ratio)
  • Pickguard: Pearloid
  • Hardware Finish: Chrome


  • Pickups: Leo Fender-Designed G&L MFD Single-Coils
  • Controls: Volume, Treble, Bass, 5-Position Pickup Selector Switch, Mini-Toggle Expander Switch


  • Case/Gig Bag: G&L Deluxe Gig Bag (Included)
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