G&L Tribute S-500 Blueburst MP

80,750.00 Sale Save
G&L Tribute S-500 Blueburst MP
G&L Tribute S-500 Blueburst MP
G&L Tribute S-500 Blueburst MP
G&L Tribute S-500 Blueburst MP
G&L Tribute S-500 Blueburst MP
G&L Tribute S-500 Blueburst MP
G&L Tribute S-500 Blueburst MP
G&L Tribute S-500 Blueburst MP
G&L Tribute S-500 Blueburst MP
G&L Tribute S-500 Blueburst MP
G&L Tribute S-500 Blueburst MP
G&L Tribute S-500 Blueburst MP

G&L Tribute S-500 Blueburst MP

80,750.00 Sale Save

Leo Fender has been developing the Strat since 1954, and it finally led him to creation of S-500 in 1982 at it is basically Leo's vision of Superstrat: more comfortable, more powerfull and with more sonic possibilities thanks to new pickups, new tremolo, the PTB (Passive Treble and Bass) system, new pickup positions... Well, basically everything in this guitar is new while keeping up the old school spirit.

And MFD pickups is a big deal here since they change the tone dramatically. They are built around ceramic magnets and provide much more bass and punch than regular alnico pickups. Playing big open chords with this is pure pleasure. Yet with this PTB system you can always return to the 50s strat sound if you wish. But I bet you wouldn't:)

The Tribute series is the youngest in the G&L lineup. However, they totally nailed it in terms of build quality and, which is even cooler, using original USA components. Pickups and bridges on all guitars of the Tribute series are exactly the same as on top American instruments.
  • Construction: Bolt-on
  • Scale: 25 1/2"
  • Pickups: Leo Fender-designed G&L MFD single coils
  • Body Wood: Swamp Ash Top on Poplar
  • Neck Wood: Hard-Rock Maple with Maple fingerboard
  • Neck Width at Nut: 1 5/8"
  • Neck Radius: 12"
  • Neck Profile: Medium C
  • Frets: 22 medium jumbo, nickel
  • Tuning Keys: 18:1 ratio, sealed-back
  • Bridge: Leo Fender-designed G&L Dual-Fulcrum vibrato
  • Controls: 5-position pickup selector, volume, treble, bass (PTB™ system), push/pull expander on treble pot enabling additional pickup combinations of neck+bridge or all three pickups together.

Every guitar in our store is completely checked and set up by our guitar luthiers so that the guitar is easy to play yet without buzz. And if you have any special wishes regarding setup - tell us (or specify) when making an order and we will be happy to make a perfect guitar for you :)

Also, you have to keep in mind that wood is a living material. Guitar’s geometry changes a little over time, adjusting to temperature and humidity, so there is no setup that can last forever. To save you a headache, we have a free setup service for our instruments! If you feel that something is off you can bring it to us so that we can return everything to it’s perfect original state.

For online orders we manually pack each guitar into a ton of wraps and carton and also have full insurance for all our shippings. So that you wouldn’t worry that something might happen on the way.

MFD Pickups

As a signature feature of G&L, Magnetic Field Design (MFD) pickups are found in the majority of their electric guitars and basses, regarded as a defining characteristic. By transferring the magnetic field to the top of the pickup rather than the middle, they provide a responsive tone with clarity and a wide frequency response. And Leo Fender did this by constructing the MFD pickups utilizing a ceramic bar magnet (installed beneath each coil), with soft iron pole pieces. MFD pickups also yield about twice the output per wind, making them less noisy than most conventional pickups while allowing for greater overall output. The standout feature of MFD pickups is their adjustable pole pieces, enabling players to fine-tune the height of each pole piece for customized string output and EQ experimentation. As a result, the pickups produce less noise, have a very wide dynamic range, and more output while still retainging the glassy tone which we all love.

PTB System

The PTB (Passive Treble and Bass) system, crafted by Leo Fender, provides players with advanced tonal control by enabling individual adjustment of treble and bass frequencies. Unlike conventional tone controls, which typically boost frequencies or act as low-pass filters, the PTB system takes a unique approach by emphasizing frequency cuts. This allows for precise tailoring of treble and bass levels, empowering players to sculpt their sound exactly as desired, regardless of playing position. In some sense, PTB functions like an EQ, right there on your guitar and makes it effortless to control your instrument's sonic character.

Dual-Fulcfrum Tremolo

The G&L Dual-Fulcrum® vibrato, designed by Leo Fender, redefines tremolo systems with its dual-pivoting design. Unlike vintage tremolos, it uses two pivot points for a smoother feel and allows both upward and downward bends. It features a hardened steel bridge plate and knife-edge bolts set in brass inserts for durability and stability. The machined aluminum tremolo arm, secured with a single locking Allen screw, offers quick installation, smooth operation, and adjustable resistance. Overall, the G&L Dual-Fulcrum vibrato exemplifies Leo Fender's innovation and precision, providing exceptional performance and versatility for dynamic playing.

Helpful information

Safety world shipment

We manually pack each guitar into a ton of wraps and carton and also have full insurance for all our shippings. So that you wouldn’t worry that something might happen on the way.

Every guitar checked!

Every guitar is completely checked and set up  by our guitar luthiers so that the guitar is easy to play yet without buzz. And if you have any special wishes regarding setup - tell us :)