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    The Temptation

    I have been intrigued by Leo Fender's later work in electric guitar technology, and am sometimes tempted by the guitars coming out of G&L. Today's Musician's Friend Stupid Deal of the Day is making it extremely hard to resist.


    I have about 21 hours to yield (or not) to the temptation...

    Oh, yeah. The specs:
    SPECIFICATIONS
    Body

    Body shape: Double cutaway
    Body type: Solid body
    Body material: Solid wood
    Top wood:
    Body wood: Nyato
    Body finish: Gloss
    Orientation: Right handed

    Neck

    Neck shape: C modern
    Neck wood: Maple
    Joint: Bolt-on
    Scale length: 25.5 in.
    Truss rod: Dual-action
    Neck finish: Satin

    Fretboard

    Material: Brazilian cherry
    Radius: 9.5 in.
    Fret size: Medium jumbo
    Number of frets: 22
    Inlays: Dot
    Nut width: 1.69 in. (43 mm) Molded

    Pickups

    Configuration: SSS
    Neck: Alnico single-coil
    Middle: Alnico single-coil
    Bridge: Alnico single-coil
    Brand: G&L
    Active or passive pickups: Passive
    Series or parallel: Parallel
    Piezo: No
    Active EQ: No
    Special electronics: PTB system

    Controls

    Control layout: Volume, treble, bass
    Pickup switch: 5-way
    Coil tap or split: No
    Kill switch: No

    Hardware

    Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
    Bridge design: G&L Dual-Fulcrum
    Tailpiece: Not applicable
    Tuning machines: Die-cast sealed
    Color: Chrome
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    Re: The Temptation

    I wonder what the PTB system is?

    shee-it that's less than a CV Strat and probably a higher quality. If I had any to try around here, I would but thankfully I do not. Don't need to spend any more money than I already have.

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    Re: The Temptation

    According to Premium Guitar, "What it is: A variation on the two-band tone circuit that Leo Fender created late in his career for G&L guitars. It employs two tone pots: One cuts highs like a conventional tone control, while the other filters out lows. PTB stands for “passive treble/bass.”

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    Re: The Temptation

    A friend has a Tribute Fallout and it's a really well made guitar. I want them to make a Tribute Doheny in 3-tone sunburst with a tortiose guard and a rosewood fretboard with block inlays!

    http://glguitars.com/product/doheny/


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    Re: The Temptation

    Quote Originally Posted by Don View Post
    A friend has a Tribute Fallout and it's a really well made guitar. I want them to make a Tribute Doheny in 3-tone sunburst with a tortiose guard and a rosewood fretboard with block inlays!

    http://glguitars.com/product/doheny/


    Two things that stood out to me on the SDOTD: (1) The body wood listed is "Nyato." From The Wood Database, it's a wood found in "India through Southeast Asia to the Philippines, New Guinea, and the Western Pacific Islands." (2) The neck is maple with a Brazilian Cherry fretboard. Both of these are new to me. I don't have a clue as to how well they are made into guitars.

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    Re: The Temptation

    Sweet looking beast. I'd be screaming at my wallet on that one...

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    Re: The Temptation

    I've got to stay the course, it's almost April and I've got a garage workshop to get going. This started last July and it is holding up a bass build. No. More. Guitars.

    please, for the love of all that's good, no more guitars. I cannae take it no more

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