Immerse yourself in the rich heritage and remarkable craftsmanship of the G&L Legacy S-500 Emerald Blue. This extraordinary guitar seamlessly combines the finest elements from Leo Fender’s iconic S-500 and Comanche models, integrating modern refinements with classic Alnico V pickups. The vintage-spec CLF-100 Alnico V pickups, masterfully engineered by Paul Gagon, evoke the unmistakable chime and quack reminiscent of the legendary late ’50s classics. Gagon’s meticulous research, inspired by original prints stored in Leo’s private laboratory, led to a profound understanding of the unique qualities that make these guitars truly exceptional.
In the early ’80s, Gagon embarked on a quest to unravel the secrets of the early bolt-on guitars that had garnered immense praise. His journey involved analyzing revered instruments, consulting with seasoned builders, and delving deep into the pickup department’s legacy. This relentless pursuit for perfection resulted in a deep appreciation for the nuances and variations that made each instrument special. Translating this knowledge into the Legacy’s pickups proved to be a formidable task, surpassing the mere replication of blueprints. Gagon’s unwavering dedication bore fruit, as the Legacy garnered accolades from musicians and renowned publications like Guitar Player and Guitar World.
The Legacy is not confined to the past; it embraces the future with Leo’s PTB™ (Passive Treble and Bass) system, which unlocks an astounding array of tonal possibilities across all three pickups. Additionally, the Leo Fender-designed Dual-Fulcrum vibrato stands as a testament to engineering excellence, offering unparalleled stability and a silky-smooth feel courtesy of its robust aluminum vibrato arm.
The Legacy embodies the essence of timeless Alnico tone while embracing Leo’s contemporary refinements. Now, this extraordinary instrument is within reach of every dedicated musician. Once you experience the exceptional playability and unmatched versatility of the G&L Tribute Series, your musical journey will never be the same again. Elevate your performance to new heights with the G&L Legacy S-500 Emerald Blue.