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NGD: G&L USA S500

 
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Gabriel
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:47 am    Post subject: NGD: G&L USA S500 Reply with quote

So some of you may have seen me mention this in various threads - mainly the diary thread. But I picked up a new guitar on Saturday. Originally I had intended to get myself a telecaster, but after playing a couple I realised I'm more of a strat person. So then I popped onto ebay. Of course there are loads of American standards and that kind of thing, but really I wanted something ever so slightly different. Then I found a USA G&L in almost new condition, it was a bit out of my price range so I sent them a lowball offer, which much to my surprise was accepted!

So here it is, an early 90s G&L S500 - its a custom order with a premium finish (meaning it has an ash body) with legacy pickups (rather than mfds).



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

that looks and sounds great Gab. nice snag
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like you really scored! Great tones happening there, and the black guard on ash looks nice and '70s.

The MIA G&Ls I've had a chance to play have been some really nice pieces. Happy Stratting.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beauty! I was just extolling the virtues of the G&L PTB tone control system on my Tumblr. Great choice there, Gabe!
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Gabriel
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys!

Ankhanu wrote:
Beauty! I was just extolling the virtues of the G&L PTB tone control system on my Tumblr. Great choice there, Gabe!


The PTB system is great isn't it? I wasn't too sure if I was going to like when I bought the guitar but I've found it really useful.
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