Are all G&L Bluesboys, made in America? Or are they Tributes?

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  1. teleman1

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    And new ones do not have the Seth Lover in the neck,correct?
     
  2. Bryan T

    Bryan T Guitar Owner Silver Supporting Member

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    Bluesboys are both made in the US (G&L) and overseas (G&L Tribute). I think the regular specification for US built Bluesboys is a G&L humbucker, but a lot of dealers order the guitars with Seth Lovers.

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    The US made ones all had the Seth Lover until sometime last year. They switched so that the G&L-made humbucker (same as used in the Tribute) is the standard now, but the Seth Lover can be ordered as an option.
     
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    Why are US made ASAT Bluesboy's so much more than classic's? Is it just the Seth Lover humbucker in the neck position or am I missing something? You can always replace the pickguard with one that will fit a humbucker, can't you?
     
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    Bryan T Guitar Owner Silver Supporting Member

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    If I recall correctly, the Classics aren't routed for a humbucker.

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    It has iritated me about how many versions there are of Fender Strats,from crap to excellance. Now G&L has the balls to call a Tribute a Bluesboy. Bluesboy to me for the last few years signified and awesome G&L product that was hard to compete with. I wish they would call their lower end models ,"something else". Its borderline deceit.
     
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    The Tributes are actually very nice guitars. There is no deceit here as they are clearly marked "Tribute by".
     
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    The Tributes are nice (especially the Korean ones). What part of "TRIBUTE" is misleading? It's akin to "SQUIER", right? What's the problem?:confused:
     
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    I understand what Tribute is and I agree that its a good guitar. BUT. G&L are often compared to Custom shop fenders;and I the think the comparison is deserved. BUt to call a Tribute a Bluesboy is wrong. It is not the same as a Tribute, it is a higher quality guitar all the way around,better wood, (better electronics)? THe Tribute Bluesboy is belw $600. The real Bluesboy isclose to $1500 new. Its like a Women calling a Gigalo and a 13 year old shows up.
     
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    I'm a huge G&L fan... I have owned a Tribute and I own an early 90's 3 bolt G&L Legacy. Of course, the Legacy is killer (and I would venture to say close to "custom shop" but different). The Tribute (mine was Korean) is still a great player.
    I don't know why they tagged on the bluesboy name to the Tribute series now, but isn't it semantics? I mean, the bluesboy denotes a T style body with a tele bridge pup and humbucker type in the neck... that's it. So, they now have a Tribute version with the same config - they didn't before, right? Correct me if I am wrong on this one.
    FWIW I think G&L is one of the few companies doing right by their customers and their product - amazing quality but attainable priced high end gear, very favorably priced solid gear for the rest of the world.
     

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