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I only had the luxury of plugging both guitars into a Fender Vibrolux, so no heavier tones were available. Has anyone else had experience with this new model or G&L in general? I agree that Korean quality is getting better all the time..prices seem to be going up acordingly. Greg The top of the line models (S-500 Premium) goes for around 9.99 (per the latest MF catalog).
I was pleasantly suprised and am considering picking one up. I had a ASAT Special: amber clear over ash/rose board (tele with P-90 style pups). The store's price was a bit higher, but they can certainly match a competitor price.
These currently include the ASAT Classic, ASAT Classic Semi-Hollow, ASAT Special, ASAT Special Semi-Hollow, Invader XL, Legacy, Legacy SB, and S-500 guitar models and L-2500 & L-2000 bass models.
The SB-2 was offered briefly but was discontinued, however, it was reintroduced late 2006/early 2007.
They indicate all the fulcrum tremolo parts are manufactured overseas, but match the specs of the USA version exactly. They play pretty nice (although most use too round of a radius for me), look great and are well made. The only real problem with them is resale value sucks. Edit - also my S-500 has all the custom options and was something like 00 (it was a NAMM feature model). These use US-made pups, the hardware is nearly identical to the USA stuff, and I've heard that the guitars are all inspected and setup at the plant in Fullerton. These use US-made pups, the hardware is nearly identical to the USA stuff, and I've heard that the guitars are all inspected and setup at the plant in Fullerton. The only other fender type guitar Id touch this day would be another vintage or a G&L.
I think it's purdy - the twelve guitars I own, two of the best sounding are my G&L SC-2 and my customized Legacy with large MFDs in the neck and bridge and a Z-coil in the middle. Randy Of the twelve guitars I own, two of the best sounding are my G&L SC-2 and my customized Legacy with large MFDs in the neck and bridge and a Z-coil in the middle. Randy If you want the best of Fender your better off getting a G&L. Despite how cliche it is to talk about the CBS buyout of fender, the fact is most guitar makers, including all the origional fender designers that were alive at the time (george and Leo Fender (G&L)), believe that to this day the company has not come back to any kind of decent manufacturing like it was before that time. So you should feel very confident about G&L if your a fender lover.
Overall, this Korean model appears very well-built.
If guitars are in your blood – really in your blood – you can’t walk away from them.
However, there are other names on the musical landscape that are not so obviously the children of Leo Fender, as represented here by this ’81 G&L F-100-I.
Even after Fender sold Fender Musical Instruments to CBS during the corporate feeding frenzy of 1965, he couldn’t walk away from the love of his life.
id say to save up a while longer and pick up an american made G&L for a grand or so...
it will be worth the wait, later -Ran Yes, darren, but g&l guitars was a company founded by Leo Fender, george fullerton was a good friend of leo fender, leo named the company G&L (G for George Fullerton and L for Leo Fender) After Leo died his wife chose John C.
But when production in Japan became more expensive and the best Korean manufacturing raised to the same quality level, the production moved to Korea.