Sold '16 G&L Legacy Strat - Paulonia, 6.6 lbs EXC++

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  1. bobbymack

    bobbymack Supporting Member

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    Here is my Exc+ G&L Legacy in Fullerton (Fiesta) red. I can't find a mark on it, but I'm sure somebody can so I'll call it Excellent++ rather than Mint...

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    The Legacy is a great example of how Leo expanded on one of his original bolt on designs. This Legacy features a super resonant, VERY light Paulownia / Empress wood body that is a new, limited offering for G&L in 2016. The guitar rings like a bell, and guitar weighs in at 6 lb 9 oz.

    The new G&L CLF PAUL GAGON DESIGNED Alnico 5 pickups are by far the best sounding, most bell-like pickups I've heard from G&L, again new for 2016. The satin rock maple neck is a very comfortable modern classic profile with a 9.5” fretboard radius. G&L has also redesigned their trem system to eliminate the initial design issue associated with the set screw. It works flawlessly now.

    These new Empress Legacys street for $1599, and they are not easy to find. Grab this one here, in excellent + condition, for $850 shipped in lower 48. Check my refs here and on TGP etc, buy with complete confidence! This guitar will ship in a mint padded gig bag, double boxed.

    I take all kinds of payment, please add $25 if you choose to use regular Paypal. Thanks!

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    From G&L:
    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.

    The Legacy’s vintage-spec CLF-100 Alnico V pickups have that unmistakable chime and quack reminiscent of the best examples from the late ‘50s, thanks to the work of Paul Gagon, G&L VP Engineering. Gagon found his inspiration reviewing original prints stored in Leo’s private laboratory at G&L, but that was just the start. About 30 years ago, Gagon was an R&D engineer at another company when he was tasked with finding out what was so special about the early bolt-on guitars many players raved about. Gagon tirelessly analyzed many examples of what were considered holy grail guitars, spending time out on the shop floor talking to builders still working in the pickup department since the ‘50s, all on a quest to discover where the real mojo was – and wasn’t. What he learned from the builders matched his own engineering analysis. You see, back in the day, the actual spec of pickups coming that down that old production line varied considerably. That meant coming up with the right specs for the Legacy pickups was more challenging than simply following the prints. Gagon’s persistence paid off as the Legacy garnered rave reviews from both players and magazines like Guitar Player and Guitar World.

    This axe is no slave to the past, however, starting with Leo’s PTB™ (Passive Treble and Bass) system which functions on all three pickups for dramatically more variety than the vintage setup. What’s more, the Legacy features a Leo Fender-designed Dual-Fulcrum vibrato, a work of engineering art which allows bending up or down with unsurpassed stability, while offering a silky feel through its beefy aluminum vibrato arm. The Legacy’s hard-rock maple neck features an easy-playing satin finish, comfortable 9 1/2" radius and Jescar 57110 medium-jumbo nickel-silver frets for silky playability. The moment you open the luxurious hardshell case, you’ll be greeted with a stunning instrument and delicious aroma that’ll have your pulse racing.

    Founded by Leo Fender in 1980, G&L USA instruments continue to be made in the historic G&L facility on Fender Avenue in Fullerton, California, the Birthplace of Bolt-on™.
     
  2. rwe333

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    Is the maple fingerboard a slab (glued on)?
     
  3. bobbymack

    bobbymack Supporting Member

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    Nope it's one piece solid rock maple
     
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  4. rwe333

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    Thanks... For a time they had slab maple necks (after move to CNC).
     

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