Fullerton, CA (February 15, 2013) -- Twenty-something years ago, Jerry Cantrell bought his first G&L Rampage while working at
a Dallas music store, and he still rocks ‘em hard today. But what Jerry didn’t discover at the
time was the G&L Superhawk, a hard-charging model like the Rampage but equipped with
twin ‘buckers. That’s changed and so will rock history.
It’s been well over two decades since a Superhawk was last produced. Now G&L is proud to
announce the launch of the G&L Superhawk Jerry Cantrell Signature Model, available in two
The Superhawk starts out with the same soft maple body and fast-playing hard rock maple
neck with ebony fingerboard as the Rampage. It even shares the same Seymour Duncan JB
pickup in the bridge position, but adds a Seymour Duncan ’59 in the neck position as well as
a 3-position pickup selector and tone control with push/pull coil split. The Rampage’s Kahler
vibrato is swapped for a G&L Saddle Lock hardtail bridge for improved comfort, stronger
sustain and rock-solid tuning stability. This axe is all about capturing the Jerry Cantrell feel
while offering more tonal versatility.
After decades of playing Ivory-colored G&L Rampages, Jerry was looking to add some flair to
the mix of G&Ls he plays on stage. Superhawk Deluxe answers that call, adding a premium
flamed maple top to the soft maple body, with a choice of Blueburst or Blackburst finishes and
chrome hardware for contrast.
Look for both new G&L Superhawks on the 2013 Alice In Chains tour.
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