Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by Jess 1971, Aug 29, 2017.
Coming September 12 according to Upfront Guitars.
Ah I just saw this! MFD jazz master pickups with saddle lock bridge?? I am too excited. If they do PTB controls like on the s500 I will be on board
I agree, that is very interesting.
What's a Doheny?
New G&L model. Duh.
The blue one looks real retro.
Doheny of you guys know my friend Howie? He's a mensch!
I don't like strat style tremolos on offsets. 1. That trem is part of what makes offsets great and 2. It leaves way to much empty space for no reason. Beyond that they put the 3 way right where I hate them (keep it on the lower horn). Fender made this mistake with their Pro Line JM too. Don't know why there are three knobs either. I would have been all over a G&L offset but I can't deal with those changes. Mainly the trem.
Agreed. Particularly on the second point.
Offsets without copious trem arrangements behind the bridge always look like cheap beginner instruments to me. Even if, knowing G&L, this is a well thought-out guitar.
Any maple neck models?
To me its a little disingenuous for G&L, this late in the game, to come out with a Fender Jazzmaster copy. I know they have Strat and Tele copies, but this feels different to me. They could just as easily brought out an entirely new/slightly altered/different body shape......imo.....
The hard tail looks great to me. Not a fan of Strat trems on offsets, partly because I like Jazzmaster trems better, and partly because what's the point?
But G&L can put a saddle lock hard tail on any shape they want. Or put a Floyd Rose on a Jazzmaster, which I'd never play, but I would respect.
As for the three-way, I like them out of harm's way, like on a PRS, although Strats and Teles are OK.
Since the L in G&L is for Leo Fender, I don't think these can be called copies. The company of the designer is now producing their version of his original design.
I know, but G&L really never did a straight out copy of the Strat or the Tele when Leo was alive, either. His versions of those body shapes always had the MFD pickups and other changes......
Looks pretty sweet to me! 25.5 scale or 24.75 scale?
Saw these on facebook and I think it's a great JM option by the looks alone.
Love the GL 2pt trem and the hardtail option much moreso than the normal JM trem.
Aside from the cool shape, pickups on a Jazzmaster are the best part of the design. I have long said that the big MFDs on an ASAT are close cousins of Jazzmaster pickups. No reason G&L can't make a really good jazzmaster pickup since they are most of the way there already. Otherwise, this design fixes most everything else that kept me from ever wanting to own a Fender JM. If the case isn't as big as a truck.
I'd hit it. Yes indeed. Surf's up.
So what tele do I let go....and how big is the case?
To me, the only thing that could possibly make this guitar preferable to an SC-2 is the pickups. But why not just put those pickups on an SC-2?
They spelled the model name wrong. It should be spelled "blatantripoffofafenderjazzmaster"
I like it. Of course, I don't like traditional Jazzmasters and all their quirks, but I really like the Strat style trem on this guitar.