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The man is gone, but the spirit lives on.
Leo Fender - 1909-1991

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Do you know about G&L Guitars? If you play electric, you should!

The "L" in G&L is Leo Fender. He started the company in the late 1970s after famously selling his original company to CBS in 1965. Leo Fender passed away in 1991 but before his death he arranged for the operation to be overseen by John C. McLaren of BBE Sound. Leo's wife Phyllis is the honorary Chairman of the company. G&L continues to make electric guitars and basses the way Leo Fender would have wanted them to be made - and it shows.

Ironically, after the CBS transaction, Leo Fender lost the rights to use the original names of the guitars he invented including the Telecaster and the Stratocaster. (These model names are now registered trademarks of Fender Musical Instruments Corporation, no relationship to Leo Fender or his estate.)

So, as you browse through the impressive instruments below, keep this in mind: If you're thinking Telecaster, look at the G&L ASAT model.; if you're thinking Stratocaster, look at the Legacy and S-500 models. Either way, you'll be impressed by the quality and playability.

We think G&L guitars are superior in materials, craftsmanship and playability to today's Fender-brand instruments - at comparable or better prices! Come see if you agree.

Current Inventory - G&L Guitars and Basses

We carry two lines of G&L instruments:

    The 'Tribute' series of guitars and basses is designed in the USA and manufactured in Asia under strict G&L quality controls, offering the intermediate player a great sounding and great playing G&L instrument at a more affordable price. Jump to the Tribute Series instruments >>>

USA Series Inventory

As of December 5, 2022 we have the following USA Series guitars and basses in stock or on order. Click on a model or just scroll down to see descriptions and photos of each instrument.

 

USA Series Guitars and Basses

Fullerton Deluxe Legacy HSS in Jet Black

If you're in the market for an 'S' style guitar to use in higher gain settings, this Fullerton Deluxe Legacy HSS could be the one for you. Featuring an alder body in the sleek Jet Black finish, a vintage tint satin modern classic neck, two single coils, and one zebra humbucker bridge pickup. The humbucker is really noticeable when cranking up the rock n' roll yielding higher output and sustain than the neck and middle pickups. But when you need that original snappy and bell-like chime, the neck and middle single coils are right there for you. The bridge humbucker can also be coil-tapped with the mini toggle switch for an original style setup. Asking $1,499.00 with G&L deluxe gig bag included.

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The specs:

  • Made in Fullerton, CA
  • Alder body in Jet Black finish
  • 3-Ply tortoise pickguard
  • Hard rock maple neck
  • Caribbean rosewood fingerboard
  • Pearl dot inlays
  • Vintage tint satin neck finish
  • Modern Classic neck
  • 25-1/2 inch scale
  • 9.5 radius
  • 1-11/16 inch nut width
  • Med/jumbo frets
  • Bone nut
  • 2x CLF-100 Alnico V single coil pickups (Neck/Middle)
  • 1x G&L zebra humbucker (Bridge)
  • Mini toggle coil-tap for bridge pickup
  • 5-way selector switch
  • Volume, treble, bass PTB system
  • Parchment knobs and covers (humbucker black/parchment)
  • Dual Fulcrum vibrato bridge with brass saddles and whammy bar
  • Chrome tuning machines
  • Deluxe gig bag included

Fullerton Deluxe Legacy in Lake Placid Blue

The deep color Lake Placid Blue finish really stands out on our most recent Fullerton Deluxe Legacy to arrive here at the store. Dial in those familiar bright and quacky sounds with the 5-way selector switch and three CLF-100 Alnico V single coils. The vintage tint Modern Classic neck with 1-11/16 inch nut width appeals to most players we find. $1,499.00 in deluxe G&L gig bag.

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Here is a recording of this guitar

The specs:

  • Made in Fullerton, CA
  • Alder body in Lake Placid Blue
  • Tortoise pickguard
  • Parchment knobs
  • Hard rock maple neck
  • Caribbean rosewood fingerboard
  • White pearl dots
  • Modern Classic neck profile with 1-11/16 inch nut width
  • Med/Jumbo frets
  • Vintage satin tint neck finish
  • 9.5 inch radius
  • Bone nut
  • G&L CLF-100 Alnico V single coils
  • 5-way selector switch
  • Dual Fulcrum Vibrato bridge
  • Volume, treble, bass PTB controls
  • G&L chrome tuners
  • G&L Deluxe Gig Bag included

Fullerton Deluxe LB-100 in Old School Tobacco Sunburst

Like very early original Fender instruments, G&L has decided to use pine in their tone wood arsenal. This new Fullerton Deluxe LB-100 features a western sugar pine body in the classic Old School Tobacco sunburst finish. The Caribbean rosewood fretboard and parchment pickguard round out the look. If you're in the market for a straight-forward, solid feeling and sounding bass, it's a great choice.

Simple volume and tone controls with a punchy split coil G&L pickup. At the moment we happen to have another LB-100 in Old School Tobacco sunburst but with an ash body and Indian rosewood fretboard. Come down to compare the two! Asking $1,699.00 in G&L deluxe gig bag.

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The specs:

  • Made in Fullerton, CA
  • Western Sugar Pine body
  • Old School Tobacco Sunburst finish
  • 3-ply parchment pickguard
  • Hard rock maple neck
  • Caribbean rosewood fingerboard
  • Vintage tint satin neck finish
  • Pearl dot inlays
  • 34 inch scale
  • 9.5 inch radius
  • Medium C neck profile
  • 1-5/8 inch nut width
  • Med/jumbo frets
  • Saddle lock bridge with chrome-plated brass saddles
  • G&L Alnico V split coil pickup
  • One volume, one tone control
  • Ultra-lite tuning machines
  • G&L Deluxe Gig Bag included

Fullerton Deluxe JB

Those who prefer a bass with a slimmer neck profile should consider the JB. Easy to wrap the hand around, the vintage tint satin neck finish enhances the smooth playability as well. Traditional look on this one with the 3-tone sunburst, Caribbean rosewood fingerboard, and tortoise pickguard. Blend the two pickups together using the dual volume controls, another classic offering from our friends at G&L. $1,699.00 in deluxe gig bag.

Click here to see a short video about this guitar.

The specs:

  • Made in Fullerton, CA
  • Western sugar pine body
  • 3-tone sunburst finish
  • Tortoise pickguard
  • Hard rock maple neck
  • Caribbean rosewood fretboard
  • Pearl dot inlays
  • 34 inch scale
  • 1-1/2 inch nut width
  • Medium C neck profile
  • Vintage tint satin neck finish
  • 9.5 inch radius
  • Med/jumbo frets
  • Saddle lock bridge with chrome-plated brass saddles
  • Two G&L vintage Alnico jazz pickups
  • Two volume, one tone control
  • Ultra-lite tuning machines
  • Deluxe gig bag included

Tribute Series Inventory

As of November 29, 2022 we have the following Tribute Series guitars and basses in stock. Click on a model or just scroll down to see descriptions and photos of each instrument.

 

Tribute Series Guitars and Basses

Tribute S-500 in Sonic Blue

The specs:

  • Poplar body in Sonic Blue finish
  • 3-ply white pickguard
  • Hard rock maple neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Vintage tint satin neck finish
  • Medium C profile
  • 1-5/8 inch nut width
  • 12 inch neck radius
  • 25-1/2 inch scale
  • Medium/jumbo frets
  • Dual-Fulcrum vibrato bridge
  • Three M.F.D. single coil pickups
  • 5-way selector switch
  • Volume/treble/bass controls
  • Push/pull on treble control for extra pickup sounds
  • Chrome tuning machines
  • Gig bag included

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