After his departure from Fender Musical Instruments Corporation in 1970, Leo Fender was in flux, working consultation for guitar makers until 1979 when he founded G&L with George Fullerton. Leo Fender was looking to expand on ideas from the very beginning of his building career with no compromise, and the first product of this venture was the F-100 line, which was released in 1980 in two series. Here we are offering a first production year F-100 II in black finish with a maple fretboard. The only difference between the series I and II guitars is that the series II have a 7.5 inch radius fretboard. These guitars are certainly dripping with Leo Fender’s style, being roughly Strat-shaped and playing much like a Strat. That is precisely where the similarities end though, as this guitar features a complex electronics set-up complete with two humbuckers, a phase in/out switch, and a coil-tap. These features give this instrument a truly vast array of tone possibilities, from thin twang all the way to roaring humbuckers. This instrument does have some serious checking all over the body and neck finish and some chrome pitting, but these imperfections are merely aesthetic and do not affect playability. Ships in a hard-shell case that has unfortunately sustained same damage to one of its buckles.
7.5/10 (very good condition) 1980 Made in the USA
8 lbs. 5 oz.
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