Introducing G&L USA Doheny: the Evolution of the Offset
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.
So what’s it like? The sound is rich in harmonics yet surprisingly full, the result of carefully researching and applying Leo’s creative work across the decades. The Doheny pickups deliver the experience fans have hoped for, with their flexibility maximized by the PTB tone system that allows echoes of yesteryear while delivering more output and range for today’s music AND the awesome G&L Saddle Lock bridge is oh so friendly for alternate tuning. The Doheny is also available with Leo’s most stabile & best sounding tremolo bridge ever- his Dual Fulcrum bridge, for the same price. Doheny is also available in LEFTY version for same price, AND there are a gaggle of cool dress-up options and 40 colors to choose from, including neck binding, block inlays, matching peghead, etc.
Founded by Leo Fender† in 1980, G&L USA instruments continue to be made in the historic G&L facility on Fender Avenue in Fullerton, California, the Birthplace of Bolt-on™. Wolfe Guitars is G&L’s largest East Coast Dealer.
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