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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-27-2001, 06:44 AM Thread Starter
 
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G&L help needed! - Asap please...

I'm gonna check out a G&L gitbox tomorrow, but the guy who's selling it isn't providing me too much info, all he says is that "it *don't have a pickguard, and there's like three pups" Me: "Single coils, right?" The Dude: "Huh?", "Yeah it says 'Leo Fender' on the upper horn. And it is black." *

I made some investigation, and I guess it's an S-500 Deluxe. The only thing I couldn't find about it was approximate price. The guy's selling the axe quite cheap, but I just wanna get more info so I don't do anything stupid (which is my standard procedure... ).


Any input will be appreciated. Thanx.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-27-2001, 01:44 PM
 
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Prices vary because there are many custom options. *Depending on the body wood, bridge, tuning gears... all that... I'd say anything under $500 should be good if it's in real nice shape. *That price still might be high if it's a base model.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-28-2001, 11:45 PM
 
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Hey Mr. Orange,

Check out the G&L fansite - www.guitarsbyleo.com. *They have a big forum section just like this. *

If it has Leo's name on the guitar and is all black you may have stumbled onto a collectible. *I can't think of the model right now.

Sounds like a Strat style so it's probably not. *It's been a while but it may be an ASAT that I'm thinking of. *If it's older, than I doubt it's an S-500 Deluxe. *If I'm not mistaken that's a brand new model. *The lack of a pickguard is pretty weird though unless it was a special order. *

I love G&Ls by the way - you really can't go wrong. *Very good guitars.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-29-2001, 02:01 PM
 
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Mr. O,

I thought of something after I logged off last night. *You're probably looking at one of the original G&L guitars, like a rampage (i.e. Jerry Cantrell) or something. *I don't think they had pickguards in the early days. *The early S-500s didn't either. *They put Leo's name on the upper horn but then got in trouble with Fender for it so stopped. *Kinda sucks to have your own name owned by someone else!

Let us know what it turned out to be and if you got it or not.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-30-2001, 02:46 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks guys,

it turned out to be an old SC-3 eventually. The dude wanted $250 for it, but its condition was too crappy to get me interested; major finish issues, cardboard shimmed nut, trem arm gone, frets worn... you name it I'm not in the mood to start tinkering with guitars right now so I didn't buy it.

Maybe the next used G&L I stumble upon will be good...

Anyway, thanks for your help! *
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