The G&L S-500™ debuted in 1982 as Leo’s own evolution of the traditional double-cutaway bolt-on axe, delivering innovations including the Dual-Fulcrum™ vibrato and Magnetic Field Design™ single-coil pickups, each designed by Leo Fender† himself. These MFD™ pickups deliver a bright and sparkly top end and robust bottom end, all without losing midrange focus.
Lets add a special light weight swamp ash body that was an exclusive run for Northeast Music Center, Easy on the shoulder can you say? Exceptional resonance, glorious overtones, beautiful treble, and those oh so lovely "quack" tones.With the Vintage Natural finish we took this guitar back to a time when bell bottoms and big jewelry were in vogue from the 70s. Far out, Friend!!!
Leo’s forward-looking spirit is clearly reflected in the S-500, a guitar he designed for players who share that spirit. If that's sounds like you, you owe it to yourself to check out the S-500.
Body Wood - Swamp Ash
Body Finish - Vintage Natural
Pickguard - 3-ply Tortoise Shell
Frets - 20 Medium Jumbo
Scale Length - 25.5"
Neck Wood - Hard Rock maple (Gloss Light Tint)
Neck Profile - Modern Classic
1 11/18" Nut Width
1 5/8" String Spacing
.820" depth at first fret
.870" depth at 12th fret
Fretboard Wood - Birdseye Maple
Inlays - Black Face Dots
Tuners - G&L Standard
Nut - Bone
Bridge - DF Vibrato
Knobs - S Style Black
Neck Pickup - G&L MFD S-500 single-coil (Black)
Middle Pickup - G&L MFD S-500 single-coil reverse-wound (Black)
Bridge Pickup - G&L MFD S-500 single-coil (Black)
5-position blade selector