I recently bought a G&L S-500 built in 1992 and it is easily one of the greatest guitars I've ever played, in over 20 years of playing hundreds of different guitars. After putting Lollar Blackface pickups in it, it is absolutely better or at least equal in playability and tone (and I haven't even had my tech fine tune the set-up yet) to every Fender Custom Shop and Boutique guitar I've owned or played. So, and I know I'm preaching to the choir to some here to a degree and not to others (but I'm hopeful the enthusiasts here will have some insight), what IS the deal? I bought this guitar for $525!!! Why is it that G&L guitars aren't widely regarded as equals to the greatest guitars ever made? Why are the used prices so low? We're seeing 70's Fenders go for thousands of dollars and late 80's early 90's G&L's going for hundreds, and the G&L's smoke every 70's Fenders I've ever played left right and every day... Now, I've only played 3 or 4 G&L's in my life, and this is the best of those 3 or 4, but the others were excellent guitars too. Did I just "luck upon" a stellar one? What's the story?