The lavishly grained swamp ash body has a transparent finish to let it show through. The hard rock maple neck and maple fingerboard are fast and sleek. It’s equipped with 2 Magnetic Field Design single-coils that serve up traditional tone. Hardware includes Schaller nonlocking tuners, a 3-position pickup selector, volume, and tone controls. Includes hardshell case.
The patented Magnetic Field Design pickups use a ceramic bar magnet installed underneath each coil, with soft iron adjustable pole pieces to transfer the magnetic field to the surface of the pickup. By contrast, traditional Alnico type pickups, such as used in the Legacy and George Fullerton models, use nonadjustable Alnico pole pieces leaving the only adjustment being pickup height. The Magnetic Field Design has this adjustment, but further offers individual adjustment of each pole piece, letting the player effectively adjust the output of each string on each pickup. Magnetic Field Design (MFD) yield about twice the output per wind, making the pickup quieter while allowing a greater overall output. The sound of Magnetic Field pickups is slightly warmer with a broader frequency response. One major Nashville session guitarist remarked that G&L Magnetic Field single-coil pickups sounded as balanced and sweet as his favorite old vintage Alnico equipped axe. The difference is that the MFD pickups sound that good right into his amp without all the EQ tweaking of his mixing console that made his other guitar sound so good. When he ran his G&L though his studio rig, he was truly amazed at the rich and warm, yet clear and sparkly sound.
- Swamp ash body with natural finish
- Hard rock-maple neck with maple fingerboard
- 7-1/2″ neck radius
- 1-5/8″ nut width
- 22 frets
- Standard size Magnetic Field Design single coil pickups
- Traditional boxed steel bridge with individual machined brass saddles
- 3-position pickup selector, volume, and tone controls
- Chrome hardware
- 3-ply pickguard