G&L 2012 Special Collection Guitars
The G&L 2012 Special Collection are guitars that highlight their natural look, featuring G&L's thin "Nearly Naked" (NENA) finish.
This new transparent finish technique allows the guitar's wood grain to shine shine while its natural wood texture is highlighted.
Three G&L guitar models were given the 2012 Special Collections treatment. These guitars feature two-piece swamp ash bodies that are coated in a thin NENA honey ale finish.
This Nearly Naked finish is a unique proprietary technique by G&L that allows for a more naturally balanced appearance compared to conventional staining techniques. G&L claims that their thin NENA finish allows you to feel the natural texture of the wood, and at the same time provide durable protection.
All the guitars are paired with a matching NOS Baltic Amber pickguard. Other common features include eastern maple necks with rosewood fingerboards and PLEK fret dressing.
Here are the guitars included in the G&L 2012 Special Collection:
2012 Special Collection ACSAT Classic S
This is a three pickup configuration, modernized Telecaster to make it versatile as requested by musicians. It comes equipped with S-500 Magnetic Field Design pickups or MFD that were created by Leo Fender to provide improved response. MSRP: $1,900.
2012 Special Collection S-500
This is G&L's modern take on the classic Stratocaster design, replacing the noisy alnico pickups with Leo Fender's MFD pickup system. The guitar also features a mini-toggle switch to allow for a neck+bridge or all-three pickup combinations. MSRP: $1,650.
2012 Special Collection Legacy
This is a guitar that bears the traditional Stratocaster shape and configuration, and is equipped with classic Alnico V pickups to please the vintage-correct purists. The pickup is based on G&L's extensive research on the pickups of great sounding vintage strats. MSRP: $1,550.
These guitars will be available for a limited time, and bass players can also check out the three bass guitar members of the 2012 Special Collection Family.
For more information and for the full specifications of these guitars, you can visit G&L Guitars.
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