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They even reacquired much of the original tooling and machines CBS had scrapped to built their “new” instruments!
This guitar has a swamp ash body with an old-time Two-tone Sunburst finish and gun-oil stained Bird’s Eye maple neck with 12” radius fingerboard with 6230 vintage frets.
The prefix "CL" and "CLF" stand for "Clarence Leo" and "Clarence Leo Fender", respectively. The George Fullerton model, which when changed to 4-bolt neck attachment, continued with serial numbers using the prefix "GF", for "George Fullerton" until discontinued.
Enthusiasts interested in production dates and serialization are well advised to visit Guitars By to research the registry and accompanying text.
But how would you fit a humbucker in the space of a single coil so the other positions are noise canceling too? The Legacy Special has 2 G&L Dual Blade pickups in the middle and neck position and 1 G&L Power Blade pickup (both made by Gotoh, Japan) in the bridge position to follow this idea. There is still a single volume control but as for all Legacy-models except the George Fullerton, the tone controls differ from the traditional Stratocaster.
The so-called Passive Treble and Bass (PTB) system provides you with both a treble roll-off and a bass roll-off, much like your stereo equipment, affecting all 3 pickups.
If your first thought upon seeing a G&L Bass is that it looks a lot like a Fender, you have a good eye.
Take the MFD pickups, for example: their Magnetic Field Design gives these pickups a characteristic sweet and clear tone.ABOUT THIS SECTION The information in the table and text below the horizontal bar was compiled by Paul Bechtoldt, columnist for Vintage Guitar Magazine, and is included in his book G&L: Leo's Legacy.While the serial number information below refers only to instruments produced through 1992, a significant change in serialization of instruments occurred in 1997, with the advent of 4-bolt neck guitars. Again leave it up to Leo’s final company G&L to at least make a viable attempt in the Legacy.The Stratocaster is well known to be a single coil guitar where the 2 in-between positions of the 5-way pickup selector would enable you to combine either neck and middle or bridge and middle pickups such that hum would be canceled.