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Old 07-10-2012, 12:48 PM   #41
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Old 07-10-2012, 01:25 PM   #42
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Hey guys, I know you know G&L, so I need some help. First of all, what is the average price range of an ASAT and of a Legacy?

Next, I know I like a C-shaped neck, gibson SG '50s style. Which G&L option would be closest to that? I was thinking the G&L Wide C

Last, what are your opinions on ASATs and Legacies? If I'm looking for Led Zeppelin, Hendrix, Rock n' Roll tones which would suit me better? Basically which is more versatile? Can I get Legacy tone out of an ASAT and vice versa?
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Old 07-13-2012, 09:01 PM   #43
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Hey guys, I know you know G&L, so I need some help. First of all, what is the average price range of an ASAT and of a Legacy?

Next, I know I like a C-shaped neck, gibson SG '50s style. Which G&L option would be closest to that? I was thinking the G&L Wide C

Last, what are your opinions on ASATs and Legacies? If I'm looking for Led Zeppelin, Hendrix, Rock n' Roll tones which would suit me better? Basically which is more versatile? Can I get Legacy tone out of an ASAT and vice versa?

Bumping so I remember to answer your questions tonight.
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Old 07-14-2012, 04:33 PM   #44
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Old 07-15-2012, 10:30 AM   #45
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1 Hey guys, I know you know G&L, so I need some help. First of all, what is the average price range of an ASAT and of a Legacy?

2 Next, I know I like a C-shaped neck, gibson SG '50s style. Which G&L option would be closest to that? I was thinking the G&L Wide C

3 Last, what are your opinions on ASATs and Legacies? If I'm looking for Led Zeppelin, Hendrix, Rock n' Roll tones which would suit me better? Basically which is more versatile? Can I get Legacy tone out of an ASAT and vice versa?


1. pricing will vary based on the options you choose. Two places I recommend calling for exact pricing based on your specs would be doc woods or eddies guitars. At docs, pretty much anyone is good to talk to, at eddies talk to brett. (not that the other guys won't help, I've just dealt with Brett before and he's a great guy).
http://www.drwoodsguitars.com/electric/
http://eddiesguitars.com/electric-guitars.html/
If you look used the prices drop quite a bit, but then you lose the ability to select specific options unless you get lucky and find one with the neck you want, and are flexible on finishes etc.

2. I think you are correct. I went with the #3 (wide c) neck which is closest to my Gibson lp. it's very comfortable for me but it's not as fat as a 50s neck. It has the shape though without the "big shoulders" feel like some 50s neck profiles are prone to have.

3. Both models are very versatile. I was going for pretty much the same stuff you are and I settled on an asat bluesboy semi-hollow. While Hendrix was known for playing strats, he recorded with humbucker guitars frequently. Page recorded almost exclusively with the dragon Tele for most of the first 4 releases. That said, a nice legacy is something I'm gassing for anyway. But there isn't much that the bluesboy cant do spot on, except maybe srv clean tones. The neck bucker does a great job of it in its own right.

If you get me a list of the options you want, I can get you a quote through my contact at G&L. He took good care of my on my asat and usually gets back to me in a couple days.
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Old 07-15-2012, 12:44 PM   #46
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Ah, thank you. I think a bluesboy semi-hollow would be great. It's going to either be this or an Eastwood Airline 3p deluxe. Anyway here's my specs:

*G&L wide ''C''
*Med-Jumbo frets
Flatsawn Hard Rock Maple
*Clear Satin neck finish
Graph-tech nut
White neck binding
Single-bound white body binding
3-ply *white pickguard
Black pickup cover
*Tobacco sunburst finish

EDIT: oh shit I just realized that it's the tribute that's in my price range for the bluesboy classic semi-hollow. I can't find the options for the tribute guitars, if there are any. If most of these options are available for the tribute series, then that will work. I'll star the options that it would need to have. Thanks again.
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Old 07-16-2012, 08:34 AM   #47
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Here are the specs on the tribute semi hollow blues boy.

Specifications
CONSTRUCTION: bolt-on
SCALE: 25 1/2"
PICKUPS: Paul Gagon-designed AS4255C alnico neck humbucker, Leo Fender†-designed G&L MFD™ single coil bridge pickup made in Fullerton, California
BODY WOOD: semi-hollow Swamp Ash with twin voice chambers and f-hole
NECK WOOD: Hard-Rock Maple with Maple or Rosewood fingerboard
NECK WIDTH AT NUT: 1 5/8"NECK
RADIUS: 9"
NECK PROFILE: medium C
FRETS: 22 medium jumbo, nicke
lTUNING KEYS: 18:1 ratio, sealed-back
BRIDGE: traditional boxed-steel bridge with individual brass saddles
CONTROLS: 3-position pickup selector, volume, tone

For me one of the big things was wanting a flatter radius, but I probably could have gotten along with a 9, I preferred the 12.
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Old 07-16-2012, 07:27 PM   #48
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Oh you can't choose your own options on tribute series guitars?
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Old 07-16-2012, 09:53 PM   #49
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Oh you can't choose your own options on tribute series guitars?

nope.

how they come is how they come.

i sent a message to the guy that hooked me up with my bluesboy. when i hear back from him i'll let you know. i hadn't messaged him in a while so i just sent him a "hey do you want to get a quote on another guitar?" type of message. i didn't send him the full specs. i figured it's better to ask him about it first.

but you can send your specs to the two guys i linked above and see what they say about a USA custom order.

Edit, just heard from my guy, he's not with G&L anymore.
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Old 07-17-2012, 11:44 AM   #50
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Ah well, looks like I'll go with the Eastwood then. Thanks for your help.
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Old 07-22-2012, 06:34 PM   #51
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Try the S-500 if you can too, the pickups have a nice beefy tone, but they still have that single coil sound
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Old 07-22-2012, 09:26 PM   #52
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Went up to October Guitars in Wausau and played a few Comanches today while I was up there for other reasons. I definitely feel the difference in the 9" to 12" radius with the rosewoods. Flatter seems to be better with G&L to me.
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Old 07-22-2012, 09:49 PM   #53
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Old 07-23-2012, 10:57 AM   #54
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Ippon we need a pic showing that top.
Looks like its complete win either way.
Edit: oops I think it's black and the smudges on my iPad screen made it look quilty.


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Went up to October Guitars in Wausau and played a few Comanches today while I was up there for other reasons. I definitely feel the difference in the 9" to 12" radius with the rosewoods. Flatter seems to be better with G&L to me.

For me it was just preference. I think my prs is somewhere inbetween and I get along with it just fine. I like the feel of my lp best so thats what I went for.
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How much do the sound differ between the Legacy and the Comanche?
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Old 08-15-2012, 08:10 AM   #58
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AFAIK the Comanche has Z-Coil humbucking pickups. The shape of the pickups give more bass response for the EAD strings and more bite to the GBe strings. It has the mini switch which allows for more pickups combinations. I think the Comanche has a wider range of tones in comparison to the Legacy, but I'm not too sure if it has the traditional strat tone. Someone who owns one will have to help you there
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I have a G&L SC-3 Series 2 owned from new since 1989 - black with Leo's signature in gold. I've blocked off the trem with a bit of wood and taken the springs out though, 'cos I don't like them. I'll post pictures as soon as I take some and figure out how to load them up.

Student guitars my arse!

She has 3 single-coil MFD pickups which are "supposed" to be similar to P90's (I'm going no further than that), but given the SC-3 is all solid maple, it seems to be a good match as the darker pups tame the brightness of the maple body, although I do need to play with the tone control depending on the amp.

All I know is that I've recorded a '63 Strat (not mine!) and my SC-3 (which is now over twenty years old) and compared both back-to-back, and they are tonally very similar to my ears, which is pretty nice. Well done Leo!
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Does anyone know if G&L has factory financing options? Also, Greg, can you still get me a quote on something Custom? If you can, PM me what you get for this:


Legacy in Himalaya Blue
1d Neck
Medium Jumbo Frets
Colored Headstock (Himalaya Blue)
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