G&L : Left Handed Guitars & Basses

Neal Beedie May 5, 2011 7

G&L Guitars was founded in California, USA in 1979 by Leo Fender, George Fullerton and Dale Hyat.  The company name is formed from the initials of George and Leo.  G&L instruments are similar to the classic Fenders, but with a few modern innovations which makes them highly regarded by many musicians and collectors.

As a left handed guitar player it may be difficult getting your hands on a G&L as there are only 3 lefty models on offer from this USA brand.  Also take into account that G&L are not very widely distributed so owning one of these could be a rare privilege indeed.

Let’s take a look…

G&L Legacy Left Handed Guitar

G&L Legacy Left Handed Guitar Lefty

  • PICKUPS 3 Fullerton-made G&L vintage style Alnico V single coil pickups
  • BODY WOOD Swamp Ash
  • NECK WOOD Hard Rock Maple with Rosewood fingerboard
  • NECK RADIUS 9″ (228.6mm)
  • NECK WIDTH AT  NUT 1 5/8″ (41.3mm)
  • TUNING KEYS 18:1 ratio, sealed-back
  • BRIDGE G&L Dual Fulcrum vibrato with nickel plated die-cast saddles
  • CONTROLS 5 position pickup selector, volume, PTB system
  • FINISH 3-Tone Sunburst with Tortoise Shell pickguard
  • OTHER G&L Deluxe Gig Bag included in USA

 

G&L ASAT Classic Lefty Guitar

G&L ASAT Classic Left Handed Guitar Lefty

  • PICKUPS 2 traditional-size Fullerton-made G&L Magnetic Field Design single coil pickups
  • BODY WOOD Swamp Ash
  • NECK WOOD Hard Rock Maple with Maple fingerboard
  • NECK RADIUS 9″ (228.6mm)
  • NECK WIDTH AT NUT 1 5/8″ (41.3mm)
  • TUNING KEYS 18:1 ratio, sealed-back
  • BRIDGE traditional boxed steel bridge with individual machined brass saddles
  • CONTROLS 3 position pickup selector, volume, tone
  • FINISH Natural Gloss with Tortoise Shell pickguard and Maple fingerboard
  • OTHER G&L Deluxe Gig Bag included in USA

G&L L2000 Left Handed Bass Guitar

GG&L L-2000 Left Handed Guitar Lefty

  • PICKUPS 2 Fullerton-made G&L Magnetic Field Design humbucking pickups
  • BODY WOOD Swamp Ash
  • NECK WOOD Hard Rock Maple with Rosewood fingerboard
  • NECK RADIUS 9″ (228.6mm)
  • NECK WIDTH AT  NUT 1 3/4″ (44.5mm)
  • TUNING KEYS Open-back traditional tuners
  • BRIDGE G&L Saddle Lock bridge with nickel plated die-cast saddles.
  • CONTROLS G&L Tri-Tone active/passive electronics, 3-way mini-toggle pickup selector, series/parallel mini-toggle, preamp control mini-toggle
  • FINISH Natural Gloss
  • OTHER G&L Deluxe Gig Bag included in USA

G&L Website

The G&L website is very basic in its design, but the clean and simple layout does make for an efficient browsing experience.  There is no option to quickly check out which guitars are available left handed, but the lefty guitars are clearly displayed separately from the right handed models, making them very easy to find.

For more information:
G&L Guitars Website

7 Comments »

  1. David S September 26, 2011 at 4:41 am - Reply

    I picked up a great Legacy HB for a good price, I love this guitar, great tone natural finish with a maple fretboard. and best of all made in the USA !!

    • Neal September 26, 2011 at 11:54 pm - Reply

      Good stuff, nice guitars for sure :)

      Anyone else interested in a lefty G&L should take a peek at Adirondack – they’ve a great selection http://www.adirondackguitar.com/lefty/g_l/menu.htm

  2. Alvin January 7, 2012 at 6:54 pm - Reply

    One more thing, IRC their CEO is left handed. While they only make three Tribute models left handed, they will make just about any USA model left handed. I was looking at their version of the P-Bass and I could get it in a number of finishes, with neck wood options at less than a USA Fender Precision price (depending what you get on it, options add up of course).

  3. Jon Way January 15, 2012 at 11:23 pm - Reply

    Here is a link to a video review of the G&L Legacy:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQp-P1R16gM G&L Legacy

    Enjoy
    Jon

  4. Philip Chilton July 4, 2013 at 2:39 pm - Reply

    I have not used this company. But look into

    www.rguitars.co.uk

    where they have the above three guitars on sale in the UK. Use type drop down on main menu, left handed. Hope this helps.

  5. Nick July 29, 2013 at 3:56 pm - Reply

    This is partially incorrect – as stated by Alvin above, almost all USA G&Ls are available left handed, with all the different options that you can get right-handed too. it’s just the Tribute series for which there are only 3 lefty models.

  6. Bubbatrubba September 1, 2013 at 8:13 pm - Reply

    Great website!!! I ordered a lefty S500 no problem.

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