In the late 1970s, Leo Fender and George Fullerton were seeking a way to continue Leo’s design vision outside of the Fender brand, and what became of that search was G&L guitars. Leo Fender was now able to refine his vision for his guitars, and did so from 1980 to 1991 when he passed away. What resulted from these years were very precise and uncommon instruments, with Fender only producing 27,000 instruments in his 11 years at G&L.
This guitar is among that 27,000, a Superhawk made in 1986. These guitars were later to be made famous by Jerry Cantrell of Alice in Chains, but this guitar was rockin’ well before then. Owned previously by Black Stone Cherry's Chris Robertson, this instrument is quite the workhorse, with significant wear to the finish and some chips from the fretboard. These issues are merely aesthetic, however, and do not affect playability. This guitar feels great and plays very nicely with an awesome sound from the Seymour Duncan humbuckers. The Kahler tremolo system is super smooth and functions very well. This guitar also has had its nut replaced (original included in case), two knobs replaced, and the pick-up selector moved. This instrument ships in a hard-shell case that, unfortunately, has a broken buckle.
Weight: 8 lbs. 8 oz.
Nut width: 1 3/4"
6.5 (good condition) 1986 Made in the USA
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