G&L is the final legacy of legendary guitar builder Leo Fender. Creator of so many iconic instruments, Leo continued to re-work these designs when he founded G&L in 1979.
The Doheny is relatively faithful to the original bolt-on neck, offset design but with the added benefit of higher output pickups and a more stable vibrato bridge system.
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Body and Neck
The Basswood body on this guitar keeps it nice and light making it comfortable to play, especially for long periods and while standing; additionally, some say Basswood lends a balanced yet warm tone to guitars.
The Doheny features a 9” radius Maple fingerboard – this is slightly more curved than most modern fingerboard and makes fretting chords a breeze without compromising your ability to play leads and bends.
Electronics and Hardware
The Doheny features Leo Fender-designed wide bobbin Magnetic Field Design single coil pickups. These pickups are the classic offset jazz style single coils that have a warm, well-defined sound popular with surf and indie rockers alike. The Magnetic Field Design also makes these pickups quieter, with a higher output than traditional Alnico single coils.
The Leo Fender-designed Passive Treble Bass system adds greater functionality and flexibility to the tone controls allowing you to shape the bass and treble with more precision.
One of the significant innovations on this guitar is the Leo Fender-designed Dual-Fulcrum vibrato bridge which allows you to bend up or down with ease and greater tuning stability than its vintage counterparts.
- Construction: Bolt-on
- Scale: 25 1/2″
- Pickups: Leo Fender wide-bobbin MFD™ single coil
- Body Wood: Basswood
- Neck Wood: Hard-Rock Maple w/ Maple fingerboard
- Neck Dimensions: 1 5/8″ width at nut, 9″ radius
- Bridge: G&L Dual-Fulcrum™ vibrato
- Controls: 3-position toggle, volume, PTB system