2013 G&L (USA) Legacy Special Electric Guitar

While the G&L "Legacy" model is a Strat in G&L pants, this Legacy Special is like a '70s hardtail Strat with '80s super-rocker pickup choices -- those being three G&L "twin blade" humbuckers. This is a US-made model and it's right up there with the nicer "factory" American Strats. It's ruugged, classic, and overbuilt in a good way -- it'll be reliable.

It also has late '70s styling, too -- off-white pickguard, natural-finished body, maple neck with a medium-C profile... you get it! Anyone with a bit of drive or toasty blues riffs in their sound will find this appealing.

All I had to do was give it a quick setup and mild adjustments and now it's playing spot-on and is ready to go. It's very clean as well -- almost as-new save for the pickguard's slightly-aged color and a little playwear on it as well. The fittings are all well-thought-out, too, with a Graphtech nut and string tree, locking tuners, and locking bridge.

Repairs included: setup, adjustments.


Body wood: solid ash

Bridge: locking G&L hardtail

Fretboard: maple

Neck wood: maple

Pickups: 3x G&L twin-blades humbucker


Action height at 12th fret: 1/16" overall (fast)
String gauges: 50w, 36w, 26w, 18, 14, 11 as I recall

Neck shape: medium C

Board radius: ~10"

Truss rod: adjustable

Neck relief: straight

Fret style: medium-narrower, vintage-spec


Scale length: 25 1/2"

Nut width: 1 5/8"

Body width: 12 3/4"

Body depth: 1 3/4"

Weight: 8 lbs 6 oz


Condition notes: it's almost "as-new" except that the pickguard was left with its cling-wrap on too long  at one point and so it has a light texture to the very top layer here and there after removal. It's not obvious but it also means the pickguard is not perfectly glossy throughout. The frets are in good order (not enough wear to need my customary level/dress job -- so almost-unplayed), the truss works as it should, and it's good to go.


It comes with: an original hard case and sales/G&L infomaterials.




 














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