Inspired by the classic surf sound born in Southern California, the new G&L Doheny™ takes its name from the iconic beach in the heart of Orange County where '60s surf pioneers became legends. Since those halcyon days, both music and surfing have evolved far beyond their roots, and so has the performance of the gear.
Doheny takes the bolt-on offset-body into new sonic territory with newly developed Magnetic Field Design™ jazz pickups, the first on any production G&L. Naturally, these new pickups will invite comparison to Leo’s jumbo MFD™ ASAT® Special pickups, given they employ a narrow bobbin aperture and broad coil splay. But Doheny's MFD pickups are more about jangle than twang, just as they should be for a guitar like this. With a classic jazz bobbin aperture wrapped with traditional Formvar wire, these pickups just might be the approach Leo would have taken had he been with us a few years longer.
Construction - Bolt on
Body Wood - Basswood
Pickguard - 3-ply White
Frets - 22 Medium Jumbo Nickel
Scale Length -25.5"
Neck Wood -Hard Rock maple
Fretboard Wood - Brazilian Cherry
Inlays - Blocks
Tuners - 18:1 ratio, sealed-back
Bridge - G&L Dual-Fulcrum™ vibrato
Neck Pickup - Leo Fender wide-bobbin MFD™ single coil
Bridge Pickup - Leo Fender wide-bobbin MFD™ single coil
3-way Pickup Toggle Switch