Go Back   UG Community @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com > Instruments > Electric Guitar
User Name  
Password
Search:

Reply
Old 12-12-2012, 03:47 PM   #1
blaksabath
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
G & L Legacy Vs Fender Strats?

What is the difference, in your opinion/experiences, of these two makers of guitars?
-Difference in quality control, sound, playability, etc.


I've always been a strat guy, and love my Fenders.
But I was thinking of getting something a little different.
blaksabath is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2012, 03:51 PM   #2
Dave_Mc
Chirp and Swirl
 
Dave_Mc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Northern Ireland
which exact models are you looking at?
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cathbard
We had a guy in the band admit that he liked Nickelback. We immediately started looking for his replacement.


Dave_Mc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2012, 04:11 PM   #3
Robbgnarly
Registered User
 
Robbgnarly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: NSB, FL
I prefer the G&L legacy over most any non MIA/MIJ Fender. G&L tribute use the same electonics as the USA series, and for being an import they are great guitars.


EDIT: realizedTS is talking the USA made G&L and yes I would take one over just about any MIA/MIJ Fender also
__________________
2002 PRS CE22
2013 G&L ASAT Deluxe
2009 Epiphone G-400 (SH-4)
Marshall JCM2000 DSL100
Krank 1980 Jr 20watt
Krank Rev 4x12 (eminence V12)
GFS Greenie/Digitech Bad Monkey
Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate

Last edited by Robbgnarly : 12-12-2012 at 04:20 PM.
Robbgnarly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2012, 04:40 PM   #4
Dave_Mc
Chirp and Swirl
 
Dave_Mc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Northern Ireland
yeah i haven't tried very many of them, but (unless i wanted something that looked exactly like a vintage fender) i'd probably take a USA G&L over anything short of the USA Fender reissues.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cathbard
We had a guy in the band admit that he liked Nickelback. We immediately started looking for his replacement.


Dave_Mc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2012, 09:21 PM   #5
JustRooster
Organ Donor
 
JustRooster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Depends on which one you try. I generally have found that most Tribute models are on par with most CIJ fenders I've played. Regardless, a Strat is a Strat. When you find a gem, buy it.
__________________

BUCKY
JustRooster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2012, 09:50 PM   #6
57Goldtop
Piano Player in Disguise
 
57Goldtop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: On a barstool
I've owned several Fender Strats over the years (MIM, MIJ and MIA) and I recently picked up a mid 90's USA-made G&L Legacy. I love it! It's one of the best (if not THE best) Strat-style guitar I've ever owned. Leo Fender said it himself, he made his best guitars at G&L.
__________________
Current Gear:
1966 Gibson ES330
MIM Standard Strat with USA guts
Ovation IDea
Mesa Boogie Maverick 4x10
57Goldtop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2012, 12:57 AM   #7
dannyalcatraz
Registered User
 
dannyalcatraz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Personally, I've never found a Fender that felt right to me. No issues with their quality, they just didn't feel right in my hands.

G&L and Godins, OTOH, have always seemed to be more comfortable to me. And since their quality is equivalent...
__________________
Sturgeon's 2nd Law, a.k.a. Sturgeon's Revelation: “Ninety percent of everything is crap.”

Why, yes, I am a lawyer- thanks for asking!
dannyalcatraz is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:33 AM.

Forum Archives / About / Terms of Use / Advertise / Contact / Ultimate-Guitar.Com © 2014
Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.0.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.