G&L Tribute Legacy
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G&L Tribute Legacy

Tribute Legacy, Chitarra Corpo tipo Stratocaster from G&L in the Tribute Legacy series.

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King Loudness 01/02/2012

G&L Tribute Legacy : Recensione di King Loudness (content in English)

"Great Strat type"
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The G&L Tribute Legacy is basically a take on the classic G&L Legacy guitar that was designed by Leo Fender to be like a better Strat, but made overseas as opposed to in the US. That being said it shares a lot of the high quality features as its US made versions. This one has an ash body, a maple neck with rosewood fretboard and 22 frets, sealed tuners, a G&L designed tremolo bridge, and a standard pickguard loaded with G&L Magnetic Field Design pickups wired to standard Strat controls. Pretty basic, but it blows away the typical Mexican Fender type Strat that it's competing with price wise.

UTILIZATION

The design of this guitar is pretty ergonomic. The one downsize is that it's kinda heavy for a Strat, but the body is nicely contoured and the feel is very professional and high quality. The neck has a nice profile to it that's like a nice medium C that I really like. Upper fret access here is fine... not really much different than any other Strat type, so there isn't much to say there. It's pretty easy to get good tones out of this ax, due to the high quality pickups that are used. The MFD single coils are really well designed and have a really nice wonderful Stratt-y "quack" that works really well for a variety of styles.

SOUNDS

The tones out of this guitar are excellent. Compared to a MIM Fender Strat, it's really worlds ahead. The pickups really have that Strat vibe down and it really excels at doing the classic Strat sounds as well as some modern sounds as well. The neck pickup has a nice glassy sound to it, the middle pickup has that wonderful nasally quality and the bridge pickup is nice and biting, definitely how a Strat should sound. Through a clean amp this guitar really sounds at home, with just the right amount of sparkle and definition for blues, funk or even country. The drive tones are great too, specifically if you're using this guitar for nice punchy rock sounds or soaring lead work - definitely a cool ax.

OVERALL OPINION

All in all I think the G&L Legacy Tribute is a great guitar for someone looking for a great quality Strat type guitar for not a lot of cash. These can be had for about $400 or so which is really a fantastic deal. You're getting a guitar with great quality, updated design, excellent parts and the same vibe as a Strat. It will smoke any stock MIM Fender or similar, so I recommend that you give this one a shot if you need a great S type for not a lot of dough.