Fullerton, CA (August 20, 2012) – The G&L S-500 debuted in 1983 as Leo Fender’s own
evolution of the double-cutaway bolt-on axe, showcasing his G&L innovations including the
Dual-Fulcrum vibrato and Magnetic Field Design single-coil pickups. These MFD
pickups deliver a sparkly top end and robust bottom end without losing midrange focus.
Supported by the S-500’s PTB (Passive Treble and Bass), a wide range of tones can be
dialed in from traditional glassy to all-out punch. A push-pull expander switch on the volume
pot allows additional pickup combinations of neck+bridge and all three pickups together.
The new G&L Tribute Series S-500 delivers the quintessential modern Leo experience with a
twist that harkens back to one of his favorite pairings: the power of MFD pickups mellowed by
the porosity of a mahogany body.
Leo Fender’s forward-looking spirit is clearly embodied in the G&L S-500, a guitar he
designed for players with a progressive mindset. And with a suggested retail price of just
$787, the new G&L Tribute Series S-500 makes authentic Latter-Day-Leo flavor affordable to
every working musician.
• Tobacco Sunburst over mahogany, 3-ply black pickguard, tinted gloss neck finish,
• Vintage White over mahogany, 3-ply white pickguard, tinted gloss neck finish,
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