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Sold-G&L Legacy Honeyburst Empress Body Electric Guitar

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The super light weight (6.3 pounds!) of the Empress body has quickly become one of the most popular options from G&L. The beautiful Honeyburst finish highlights its beautiful grain and complements the vintage satin tint on the neck very nicely.

If your tone goal is faithful Alnico single-coil tone with modern refinements and superb craftsmanship, the Legacy makes for an excellent choice.

The Legacy’s vintage-spec CLF-100 Alnico V pickups have that unmistakable chime and quack reminiscent of the best examples from the late ‘50s, thanks to the work of Paul Gagon, G&L VP Engineering.  Gagon found his inspiration reviewing original prints stored in Leo’s private laboratory at G&L, but that was just the start.  About 30 years ago, Gagon was an R&D engineer at another company when he was tasked with finding out what was so special about the early bolt-on guitars many players raved about.  Gagon tirelessly analyzed many examples of what were considered holy grail guitars, spending time out on the shop floor talking to builders still working in the pickup department since the ‘50s, all on a quest to discover where the real mojo was – and wasn’t.  What he learned from the builders matched his own engineering analysis.  You see, back in the day, the actual spec of pickups coming that down that old production line varied considerably.  That meant coming up with the right specs for the Legacy pickups was more challenging than simply following the prints.  Gagon’s persistence paid off as the Legacy garnered rave reviews from both players and magazines like Guitar Player and Guitar World.

What’s more, the Legacy features a Leo Fender-designed Dual-Fulcrum vibrato, a work of engineering art which allows bending up or down with unsurpassed stability, while offering a silky feel through its beefy aluminum vibrato arm. The Legacy’s hard-rock maple neck features an easy-playing satin finish, while its 12” radius lets you bend notes deeply and its Plek-dressed medium-jumbo nickel frets deliver silky playability.  It also comes with a luxurious hardshell case.