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 G & L ELECTRIC GUITARS By Leo Fender

G & L ELECTRIC GUITARS By Leo Fender
 
Model
Body
Colors
       
  ASAT Classic Std Basswood Black, Red, Blue Metallic    
  ASAT Classic Prem Swamp Ash
Natural, Amber, Cherryburst    
  ASAT Classic S-Hollow Swamp Ash      
  ASAT Classic Prem Swamp Ash As above but CherryBurst    
  ASAT Special Std
Basswood
Black, Red, Blue Metallic    
  ASAT Special Prem Swamp Ash Natural, Amber, Cherryburst    
  ASAT Special S-Hollow Swamp Ash      
  Legacy Standard Basswood

Black, Red, Blue Metallic

   
  Legacy Plus Basswood As above but Amber    
  Legacy Premium Swamp Ash Natural, Amber, Cherryburst    
  Legacy HB Standard Basswood      
  Legacy HB Premium Swamp Ash      
  Invader XL Standard Basswood      
  Invader XL Premium Swamp Ash      
  S-500 Standard Basswood Black, Red, Blue Metallic    
  S-500 Premium Swamp Ash

Natural, Amber, Cherryburst

   
  Willy Ray Signature Basswood      
       
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  G & L ELECTRIC GUITARS By Leo Fender
 
 
 G & L ELECTRIC GUITARS By Leo Fender
 
 

Leo Fender and G & L Guitars History


George Fullerton and Leo Fender, 1980


George Fullerton, 1954


Leo and Phyllis Fender, circa 1982

Leo Fender passed away on a rainy day in March of 1991, an event which shook the Music World: The father of modern music was gone. It was on that very day that Leo had completed his last prototype instrument, after which he declared to his wife Phyllis that he had given all he can to the musicians of the world.

Before his passing, he wanted to be sure that the legacy of G&L would continue to shine even brighter in the future. He knew that he must look after the people of G&L, his family, so that they would reamin secure and free to continue building the finest guitars and basses in the world.

His wife Phyllis shared his dream, and she chose BBE Sound, under the leadership of Chairman John C. McLaren, to take over the management of G&L and to expand and develop it in the way Leo would have wanted. Leo had begun discussions several years before with John, who Leo respected greatly. Leo was confident that John could make Leo's dreams for G&L's future become reality and felt he could entrust John to continue his work with G&L, in which he took such great pride. John shares Leo's vision of G&L as a maker of superb hand crafted instruments.

The arrangements were made that the ownership would be transferred to John's company, BBE Sound. George Fullerton remains as a permanent consultant, and Leo's wife Phyllis remains as Honorary Chairman of G&L - reminders to the world that the spirit and integrity of Leo Fender will continue on in every instrument made at G&L.

Today, John C. McLaren, the Chairman of BBE Sound, continues to manage G&L, while his son John Jr. is Plant Manager of the G&L Factory. John Jr. always had a deep respect for Leo and visited him regularly at G&L during the 1980s while working at Fender Musical Instruments, back when Fender was located on nearby Valencia Avenue. John's other son, David, is responsible for international sales and marketing for G&L, and he too is dedicated to preserving the memory and rich history of Leo Fender.

Today the G&L factory continues production as Leo would have wanted. His private workshop, the epicenter of his creativity, remains untouched as it was on his last day and has been visited by music people from around the world. There are no computers or robots popping out guitars with uniformity but no soul. The people of G&L, his people, continue to hand craft the instruments with love, dedication and great skill. In preserving the uniqueness of G&L and respecting the vision of its founder, John C. McLaren said, "G&L will always be willing to make changes. Leo Fender was a symbol of change and evolution for the benefit of musicians. But for any change that is considered, we must first ask ourselves, 'Would Leo have wanted it this way?' If yes, then we do it. If not, then we will not. We always want to feel that Leo Fender would be proud of today's G&L."