Which G&L to buy?

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  1. bluescube

    bluescube Supporting Member

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    returing a Fender Cabronita Telecaster. sub-par workmanship. Going back to a G&L Tribute

    Had the ASAT Special Mahogany with MFD soapbars.

    Thinking of one of these:

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    I like the orange finish over ash. I think the Fallout will have great tones with that neck P90 and the bridge humbucker for rock stuff.

    The ASAT Bluesboy can do jazzy blues on that neck humbucker and the MFDbridge is tele style

    :anon
     
  2. Iceman6937

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    Are both pickups in the bluesboy made in the USA? Everything I read says the MFD bridge is but does not address the humbucker. You may wind up replacing it (as suggested from a post to your thread over on Tele Forum).
     
  3. bluescube

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    I am pretty sure they are wound overseas to USA specs.
     
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    That orange on ash is pretty. It's nice having a thin line in the herd. Good luck!
     
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    I have a Fallout and find it to be a fun guitar to play. Very light weight too.
     
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    Why not consider a used USA model?
     
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    I didn't notice those were Tributes. My Fallout is a USA model and I've never head an import to know if it's heavier or not if that even matters to you.
     
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    The pickups are wound here in Fullerton, CA - you can see this happening, being packaged up etc. on the G&L Facebook page.

    If you want to buy a G&L Tribute, don't forget Prymaxe Vintage and their awesome coupons. Sometimes 20% off.

    If you like to custom order a US model, you need to go to a dealer and get a quote. Do some comparison shopping and get quotes from different places.
    On the east coast check into MusicStoreLive and on the west coast check into "The Guitar Store" from Seattle.
    Both are great G&L places for both custom orders and Tributes.
    For options check the G&L web site and make yourself a shopping list. Click on USA Finishes and USA Options at the top.
    Keep in mind that every USA G&L is a custom order!
    Their Facebook page is pretty awesome, you can see daily built updates etc.

    I have both a G&L ASAT Alnico and a G&L S-500 - both made in the USA.
    Both are very much awesome!
     
  9. bluescube

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    I am looking around $400-600 area.
     
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    Buy used. It's doable for an American G&L.
     
  11. bluescube

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    Cheapest USA on Reverb is $750
     
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    I have to wait for my refund from Sam Ash. Shopping Carbonita back. Fender quality was a bummer.

    I really like the Fallout pickup configuration. I just know that P90 would snarl with my Vox TB18.
     
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    Found this. I had the mahogany version and stupid me, sold it for a crappy Fender
     
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    I've been wanting one of those Bluesboy for a while. Awesome guitar.
     
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    I'd go Fallout. I didn't care for the MFD pickups in my S500.
     
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    I was set on Bluesboy, but I already have telecastertones covered. Fallout is growing on me
    Did I mention the Fender Cabronita had a 4 piece body! And I could see the seams in the CAR paint! Ugh. So bummed.
     
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    I have a USA Fallout. It rips. I have tried the Tributes and have been pretty impressed by those, also. They are great guitars and not very expensive. Do it!
     
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    +1

    Because among other things, I find the USA example looks better in person than it did in the picture, and the Indonesian examples look bleah in person (although I usually prefer their appearance to the Korean ones).
     

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