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  •  UntimelyRippd: make no mistake (4+ / 0-)
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    there are two levels of G&L  Guitars now.

    The "Tribute Series" are made in China with US made pickups and hardware added here and go for between $500 and $1K.

    G&L still makes their incredible handmade axes, but the prices are through the roof.

    Like you I got an early model (1982 F-100 STILL my best guitar) and I paid $500 for it case included. I was buying it because I had had a lousy experience with a 1975 Strat and for me, the F100 had a completely unique voice. I have had many offers for that guitar over the years, usually AFTER someone has played it. It has gotten very beat up and is a real ugly duckling, but just play it, and you want it!

    I have owned several more G&L's over the years and regret parting with ANY of them. I currently have the F-100 and a late 80's SC-3 which I got on ebay (only guitar I ever got on ebay and a bargain).

    Even the Tributes are great axes, but the USA ones are out of this world.

    I'm not paranoid, I'm just well informed--SherwoodB

    by SherwoodB on Sun Jul 07, 2013 at 08:33:07 PM PDT

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    •  sorry, i tried to do the research, and i couldn't (1+ / 0-)
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      find anything anywhere suggesting they were importing guitars, whereas their website brags about their stuff being manufactured in california.


      but hey, at least the hardware is american ...

      did i mention that i love my s500?

      To put the torture behind us is, inevitably, to put it in front of us.

      by UntimelyRippd on Sun Jul 07, 2013 at 08:57:49 PM PDT

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