G&L S500 Tribute Sonic Blue
|PICKUPS||Leo-Fender-Designed G&L MFD™ singlecoils made in Fullerton, California|
|NECK WOOD||Hard-Rock Maple w/ Rosewood Fingerboard|
|NECK WIDTH AT NUT||1 5/8"|
|NECK PROFILE||medium C|
|FRETS||22 medium jumbo, nickel|
|TUNING KEYS||18:1 ratio, sealed-back|
|BRIDGE||Leo-Fender-Designed G&L Dual-fulcrum™ vibrato|
|CONTROLS||5-position pickup selector, volume, treble, bass (PTB™ system), push/pull expander on treble pot enabling additional pickup combinations of neck+bridge or all three pickups together.|
You’ll find plenty of punch in the MFD pickups, but what’s surprising is how glassy and detailed they become as you roll back the volume and bass controls, the latter a part of the S-500’s PTB™ (Passive Treble and Bass) system which functions on all three pickups. What’s more, the G&L Tribute® Series S-500 includes a push-pull expander switch on the treble pot to allow neck+bridge or all three pickups together. In a pinch, the neck+bridge combo does a convincing faux ASAT™ Special. Talk about versatile!
The new G&L Tribute Series S-500 features one of Leo’s favorite pairings: the power of MFD pickups mellowed by the high porosity of a mahogany body. Making the most of this delicious combo is Leo’s Dual-Fulcrum vibrato, a work of engineering art which allows bending up or down with unsurpassed stability, while offering a silky feel through its beefy aluminum vibrato arm.
Leo’s forward-looking spirit is clearly reflected in the S-500, a guitar he designed for players who share that spirit. And now, it’s available at a price within reach of every working musician. Once you play a G&L Tribute Series, you’ll never look back.