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

M

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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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cameron

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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.
 

Gasp100

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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?
 
M

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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?

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

Bryan
 

teleman1

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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.
 

BigPapiFan

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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.

The Tributes are actually very nice guitars. There is no deceit here as they are clearly marked "Tribute by".
 

Gasp100

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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.

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:
 

teleman1

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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.
 

Gasp100

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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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