G&L Made in Fullerton Custom Order Options

by Adirondack Guitar January 15, 2020 0 Comments

G&L Made in Fullerton Custom Order Options

What Do We Mean When We Say: Made in Fullerton?

A few months back you may remember a piece on the G&L custom shop that we published to make our customers aware of the incredible variety of custom order options available from G&L at the Custom Shop level. In that article a distinction was drawn between the G&L custom shop and the customization options that are available to you when you order a USA Made in Fullerton G&L guitar or bass.

Made in Fullerton models are all made in Leo Fender’s historic Fullerton, California factory and are available at several levels of customization. While they are not ‘G&L Custom Shop’ guitars per se, Made in Fullerton G&L guitars deliver unsurpassed value in their price category. We have been trying to figure out a way to show our customers all of the order options that are available to them when they order a G&L USA Made in Fullerton guitar or bass. Today we preparing a new ordering system that will allow you to customize your Made in Fullerton G&L guitar online with unprecedented ease.

Each Made in Fullerton model is listed on our website at the ‘Standard’ level of specification. These models all have hard rock maple necks with Caribbean Rosewood fingerboards, nickel/silver jumbo frets, 3-ply white pickguards, all bone nuts and sealed back G&L tuners. The standard bridge specs depend on the model. ASAT Classics have a traditional boxed steel bridge with brass saddles; other ASAT and Fallout models have G&L lock bridge with brass saddles; All Legacy, Comanche, and S-500 variants have the G&L dual-fulcrum vibrato systems with brass saddles and a brass block, and 4 and 5 string basses have G&L saddle lock bridges with brass saddles.

In addition to the standard specifications listed for each Made in Fullerton Standard model, there are additional custom order options that allow you to customize your USA Made G&L guitar or bass. Below you will find a complete listing of order options available for your G&L guitar or bass as well as the additional price for each option. When our our new ordering system is up and running, as you select each custom order option, it will immediately appear in your cart. This allows you to create your authentic G&L guitar or bass to your own specifications with ease! Read on to learn more about G&L custom ordering options.

 

G&L Made in Fullerton Custom Order Options:

BODY FINISHES

STANDARD FINISHES: All are Included at no additional charge.

 

Color                                                    Order Code                                       Price

SHELL PINK                                            2TS                                        No Charge

RALLY RED                                             RLY

TANGERINE METALLIC                          TAN

SURF GREEN                                         SRF

SPANISH COPPER METALLIC                COP

SILVER METALLIC                                    SIL

SHORELINE GOLD                                  SHR

RUBY RED METALLIC                             RBY

ROYAL PURPLE METALLIC                    RPR

MARGARITA METALLIC                          MRG

JET BLACK                                               JTB

GRAPHITE METALLIC                             GRP

FULLERTON RED                                    FLR

EMERALD BLUE METALLIC                   EMB

CANDY APPLE RED METALLIC             CAR

EMERALD GREEN METALLIC                EMG

BELAIR GREEN                                       BLG

LAKE PLACID BLUE                                LBP

HIMALAYAN BLUE                                   HIM

SONIC BLUE                                           SON

VINTAGE WHITE                                     VTW

PEARL WHITE                                          PLW

ALPINE WHITE                                         ALW

OLD SCHOOL TOBACCO SUNBURST    OST

TOBACCO SUNBURST                             TSB

CHERRYBURST                                        CHY

3-TONE SUNBURST                                  3TS

2-TONE SUNBURST                                  2TS

 

FROST TOP COAT (add F to the order code)* F

*Frost Top Coat available on all Standard and Premier Finishes except Pearl White

PREMIER FINISHES and METAL FLAKE FINISHES: Premier Finishes and Metal Flake Finishes require an additional charge of $150.00 unless otherwise noted in the product description.

 

PREMIER FINISHES:

Color                                                 Order Code                                    Price

WHISKEY                                           WHSKY                                        $150.00

VINTAGE NATURAL                            VNAT

REDBURST                                          RDB

HONEYBURST                                     HNB

HONEY                                                  HNY

GREENBURST                                     GNB

CLEAR RED                                          CRD

CLEAR ORANGE                                  ORG

CLEAR FOREST GREEN                      CFG

CLEAR BLUE                                          CBL

BLUEBURST                                           BLB

BLACKBURST                                        BKB

LEMONDROP                                         LMN

NATURAL                                                NAT

BLONDE                                                  BLD

BUTTERSCOTCH BLONDE                    BTR

                                             

METAL FLAKE FINISHES:

Color                                                Order Code                                        Price

TURQUOISE FLAKE                       TURFLK                                          $150.00

GREEN FLAKE                                GRNFLK

BLUE FLAKE                                    BLUFLK

RED FLAKE                                      REDFLK

ORANGE FLAKE                             ORGFLK

GOLD FLAKE                                   GLDFLK

SILVER FLAKE                                 SILFLK

 

FIGURED MAPLE TOPS

 

Top Type                                      Order Code                                              Price

Premium Flamed Maple                 PFMT                                                $300.00

Available on all models. Note that some models include Premium Flamed Maple Tops as standard.

 

Premium Quilted Maple                  PQMT                                               $450.00

Available on all models.

 

Premium Quilted Maple Sub            SQMT                                              $150.00

Premium Quilt Maple top substitution for models which come standard with Premium Flame Maple top.

 

NOTE:

When applied to an Alder body, Premium Flame (PFMT) or Quilt Maple (PQMT) top may be ordered in any transparent Standard finish.

When applied to a Swamp Ash (ASH) or Okoume (OKU) body, Premium Flame or Quilt top may be ordered in any transparent Standard finish or Premier finish except for Blonde and Butterscotch Blonde.

 

BODY WOOD SUBSTITUTION FOR ALDER

Body Wood                                  Order Code                                          Price

 

Swamp Ash                                      ASH                                                $150.00

For models and colors which come standard with Alder, Swamp Ash may be specified.

Lightweight American Basswood    BAS                                                $50.00

For solid colors, Lightweight American Basswood may be specified.

Okoume                                              OKU                                                $100.00

For models and colors which come standard with Alder, Okoume may be specified.

 

OTHER BODY OPTIONS

Option                                               Order Code                                          Price

 

OLS body depth                                 OLS                                           No Charge

Original body depth for solid-body ASAT guitars. Reduced body thickness to 1.625″ mill-depth from 1.780″. This is the original body depth for ASAT guitars in the mid ’80s.

 

Front Arm Contour                                FC                                                $50.00

Optional on solid-body ASAT guitars, an arm contour provides additional comfort just like a double-cutaway model such as the Legacy. Can not be selected with top binding.

 

Rear Body Contour                                 RC                                              $50.00

Also known as a “tummy cut” for ASAT guitars. Can not be selected on Semi-Hollow models or any instrument with “double bound” body.

 

Body Binding:

Top Bound White                                    TBW                                           $150.00 

Double Bound White                              DBW                                          $300.00

White body binding not available with the following finishes: Alpine White, Blonde, Himalayan Blue, Sonic Blue, Pearl White, Vintage White.

Top Bound Black                                    TBB                                           $150.00

Double Bound Black                              DBB                                          $300.00

Black body binding not available with the following finishes: 3-Tone Sunburst, 2-Tone Sunburst, Blackburst, Blueburst, Greenburst, Redburst, Jet Black, Tobacco Sunburst.

Natural Wood Binding                           WB                                              $100.00

Clear band around body perimeter, ideal with Flame or Quilt tops. Not available with the following Finishes: Blackburst, Blonde, Butterscotch Blonde, Lemon Drop, Natural, Vintage Natural.

PICKGUARD OPTIONS

Pickguard Type                                  Order Code                                     Price

1-ply Black                                            1PB                                             $50.00

3-ply Black                                            3PB

3-ply Mint                                              3PM

3-ply Parchment                                    3PP

3-ply White Pearloid                              PRL

4-ply Tortoise Shell                               TOR

1-ply White                                            1PW

3-ply White*                                           3PW

*3-ply white is standard on models with pickguard.

Pickguard Delete                                    PD                                       No Charge

 

Available for all ASAT Classic models with two pickups, ASAT Special and ASAT Special Semi-Hollow.  

PICKUP COVER OPTIONS

Legacy Alnico V Single Coil:                 Order Code                        No Charge

Black                                                           BPU

Mint                                                             MPU

Parchment                                                   PPU

White                                                           WPU

If no pickup cover color is selected:

Legacy guitars with 3-ply white, 1-ply white or pearl pickguard will be equipped with white single-coil pickup covers. Same for middle pickup of ASAT Classic S Alnico and ASAT Classic S Alnico Semi-Hollow.

Legacy guitars with 3-ply black, 1-ply black or tortoise pickguard will be equipped with black single-coil pickup covers. Same for middle pickup of ASAT Classic S Alnico and ASAT Classic S Alnico Semi-Hollow.

Legacy guitars with 3-ply parchment pickguard will be equipped with parchment single-coil pickup covers. Same for middle pickup of ASAT Classic S Alnico and ASAT Classic S Alnico Semi-Hollow.

 

S-500 Magnetic Field Design                    Order Code                      No Charge

Black                                                             BPU

White                                                            WPU

 

If no pickup cover color is selected:

S-500 guitars with 3-ply white, 1-ply white or pearl pickguard will be equipped with white pickup covers. Same for middle pickup of ASAT Classic S and ASAT Classic S Semi-Hollow.

S-500 guitars with 3-ply black, 1-ply black, 3-ply mint or tortoise pickguard will be equipped with black pickup covers. Same for middle pickup of ASAT Classic S and ASAT Classic S Semi-Hollow.

 

Z-coil Magnetic Field Design                 Order Code                          No Charge

Black                                                            BPU

White                                                           WPU

If no pickup cover color is selected:

ASAT Z-3 and Comanche guitars with 3-ply white, 1-ply white or pearl pickguard will be equipped with white pickup covers.

ASAT Z-3 and Comanche guitars with 3-ply black, 1-ply black, 3-ply mint or tortoise pickguard will be equipped with black pickup covers.

 

Jumbo Magnetic Field Design             Order Code                        No Charge

(ASAT Special / ASAT Special Semi-Hollow)

Black                                                           BPU

Creme                                                         CPU

White                                                          WPU

 

If no pickup cover color is selected:

ASAT Special and ASAT Special Semi-Hollow guitars with 3-ply white, 1-ply white or pearl pickguard will be equipped with white pickup covers.

ASAT Special and ASAT Special Semi-Hollow guitars with 3-ply black, 1-ply black, 3-ply mint or tortoise pickguard will be equipped with black pickup covers.

 

P-90 (Fallout / Bluesboy 90)                    Order Code                         No Charge

Black                                                           BPU

Creme                                                         CPU

If no pickup cover color is selected:

Fallout and Bluesboy 90 will have black P-90 cover with any pickguard.

 

KNOB OPTIONS

Legacy, Comanche and S-500 models with pickguards come standard with bell style knobs. If no knob color option is selected, knobs will match the pickups (e.g. black pickups=black knobs).

Option                                               Order Code                                         Price

BELL STYLE KNOB COLORS:

Black                                                      BK                                          No Charge  

Mint                                                        MK                                         No Charge

Parchment                                              PK                                         No Charge

White                                                      WK                                        No Charge

CHROME KNURLED KNOBS               CHK                                         $30.00   

Legacy, Comanche and S-500 models with pickguards may substitute chrome knurled knobs instead of standard bell style knobs.



GUITAR NECK PROFILES*

 

Profile                                               Order Code                                      Price

Modern Classic                                    MCNK                                          $100.00

1 11/16” nut width with 1 5/8” string spacing allows a generous edge roll for superb comfort without string fall-off. Fairly slim with mild taper from 0.820” at 1st fret to 0.870” at the 12th fret.

 

Slim C                                                  1ANK                                           $100.00

1 5/8” nut width, slight edge roll, mild taper from 0.820” to 0.870”.

 

Classic C                                              1NK                                             $100.00

This is the profile most G&L fans associate with the post 2000 era. 1 5/8” nut width, slight edge roll, medium taper from 0.830” to 0.960”.

 

Classic Plus C                                      3NK                                             $100.00

Just 1/16” wider than the Classic C with added string spacing. A good choice for players with large hands who find 1 5/8” a little too narrow. 1 11/16” nut width, slight edge roll, medium taper from 0.830” to 0.960”. It starts off fairly slim and gets beefier up the neck.

 

Classic Wide C                                      4NK                                             $100.00

A full 1/8” wider than the Classic C with added string spacing. The extra width is welcome not just for players with big hands, but those who value more string spacing. 1 3/4” nut width, slight edge roll, medium taper from 0.830” to 0.960”.

 

Soft V                                                    SVNK                                            $100.00

Gentle V-shape fades to an almost C-chape at the top. 1 ⅝” nut width, a slight edge roll, mild taper from 0.83” at the 1st fret to 0.96” at the 12th.

 

NOTE: * All profiles have a +/- 0.015″ tolerance

 

BASS NECK PROFILES

Profile                                            Order Code                                           Price

 

1 5/8” Medium C                                12NK                                             $100.00

1 5/8” nut width sits right between the traditional P and J bass widths. Generous edge roll with a medium depth and taper from 0.820” at 1st fret to 0.940” at 12th fret. These specs were part of the #11 and #12 necks.

 

1 1/2″ Medium C                                8NK                                              $100.00

1 ½” nut width traditional to a J bass. 1 1/2” nut width, generous edge roll, and medium taper from 0.820” at 1st fret to 0.920” at 12th fret. These specs were part of the #6 and #8 necks.

 

1 ¾” Medium C                                  7NK                                              $100.00

1 ¾” nut width traditional to a P bass. 1 3/4” nut width, generous edge roll, medium taper from 0.820” at 1st fret to 0.940” at 12th fret. These specs were part of the #5 and #7 necks.

 

1 ¾” Medium C 5                              10NK                                            $100.00

1 ¾” nut width, generous edge roll, medium taper from 0.820” at 1st fret to 0.940” at 12th fret. Starts out just like the 4-string 1 ¾” medium C and fans out to a wider heel. These specs were part of the #10 neck. For 5-string basses only.

 

Modern C 5                                         MC5                                            $100.00

Exclusive to the JB-5. 1.775″ nut width, generous edge roll, medium taper from 0.810″ at 1st fret to 0.910″ at 12th fret.

 

NOTE:

* All profiles have a +/- 0.015″ tolerance

 

NECK RADIUS*

 

Substitute Neck Profile                     Order Code                                      Price

7 ½”                                                        R75                                          $100.00

This is close to the vintage 7 ¼” radius of the ‘50s and ‘60s, and feels virtually the same yet allows guitarists just a bit more note bending before a note will “choke” or “fret out”.

 

9 ½”                                                        R95                                          $100.00

A nice mid-way point between the vintage radius and a modern 12” radius. Standard on most guitar models.

 

12”                                                         R12                                            $100.00

Flatter for deep string bends and greater ease when soloing.

 

NOTE:

* Invader models equipped with Original Floyd Rose locking vibrato may only have 12″ radius.

* ASAT guitar models ordered with Bigsby vibrato will automatically come with 12″ radius.

 

FRETS

Fret Type                                           Order Code                                        Price

 

Medium Jumbo                                     MJF                                         No Charge

Jescar 57110 18% Nickel Silver fretwire is standard on all G&L Made-In-Fullerton guitars. A great balance, easy to chord and solo.

 

Stainless Steel Medium Jumbo             SS                                            $100.00

Jescar 57110 Stainless Steel fretwire is extra durable for longevity. Recommended for extensive touring or musicians with an aggressive playing style. Not available with 7 1/2″ radius.

 

Vintage                                                     VF                                             $100.00

Jescar 43080 18% Nickel Silver. fretwire. For players who prefer the slim frets of ’50s and ’60s Leo instruments

 

TUNERS/OTHER NECK OPTIONS

Option                                              Order Code                                         Price

Locking Tuners                                       LT                                               $80.00

Aids tuning stability by reducing string shift around the post.

 

Graph-Tech nut                                      GTN                                              $30.00

Self-lubricating to reduce friction, allowing the string to travel more smoothly between the nut as tension changes due to string bends.

 

Graph-Tech string retainer                    GTST                                          $30.00

Self-lubricating to reduce friction, allowing the string to travel more smoothly under the string tree as tension changes due to string bends.

Reverse Headstock                                   RH                                           $150.00

Like a left-handed headstock on a right-handed guitar (and vice versa). No model logo will appear.

 

Block Inlays White Pearloid                        BIP                                       $150.00

Block Inlays Black Pearloid                        BIB                                       $150.00

Pearl Fret Dots on  Maple                            PWD                                No Charge

Pearl fret dots come standard on Rosewood and Ebony Fretboards.

NECK WOODS

Option                                                    Order Code                                    Price

Quartersawn Hard Rock Maple                  QS                                        $100.00  

Cutting the maple boards in this way results in the endgrain being directed about 45° to 90° from the face of the fingerboard. The quartersawn cut results in a more stable neck that withstands substantial changes in temperature and humidity, making it ideal for players who tour or are living in places that are subject to changes in temperature and humidity.

Flatsawn Hard Rock Maple                          NA                                No Charge

Standard on guitars and basses, hard rock Maple is strong and stable.

Indian Rosewood Fingerboard                    RW                                     $50.00

Offering a tone that is a bit warmer and less bright than Maple, Indian Rosewood (Dalbergia latifolia) is a popular fretboard option for its tone and visual appeal.

Ebony Fingerboard                                       EB                                    $150.00

With a tone similar to Maple, but with a dark and smooth aesthetic, contributing a ‘fast’ feel to the neck.

 

NECK FINISH/HEADSTOCK/OTHER OPTIONS

Option                                                 Order Code                                       Price

 

Vintage Tint Gloss                                 VTGN                                         $150.00

With an aged finish, Vintage Tint Gloss works well for both vintage or modern looks. Not recommended with Wood Binding on a Swamp Ash body.

Vintage Tint Satin                                   VTSN                                        $100.00

Offering an aged look with a modern satin finish feel, Vintage Tint Satin works well for both vintage or modern looks. Not recommended with Wood Binding on a Swamp Ash body.

Light Tint Gloss                                       LTGN                                        $150.00

With a more subtle hue than Vintage Gloss, Light Tint Gloss adds character and warmth to the look.

Light Tint Satin                                          LTSN                                       $100.00

More subtle than Vintage Gloss with the modern satin finish feel, adding character and warmth to the look.

Clear Gloss                                               CGN                                          $150.00

A great choice for use with a Natural Gloss finish.

Clear Satin                                                 CSN                   Standard/No Charge

Standard on most models, with a satin feel that is smooth and easy for playing.

 

Painted Headstock (choose body matching or Jet Black)

Color Matching the Body                          PH                                       $150.00

Jet Black Headstock                                  BH                                      $150.00

Jet Black headstock automatically comes with Silver-on-Black G&L logo and Model Logo Delete. It is strongly recommended to choose either Silver-on-Black or Black-on-Silver G&L logo and Model Logo Delete on other Painted Headstock colors.

 

Painted headstock not available in Blackburst, Blonde, Butterscotch Blonde, Lemon Drop, Vintage Natural.

Gloss Headstock Face                              GH                                            $50.00

Gloss finish on the front of the headstock only. Combine with standard CSN, LTSN or VTGN.

Neck Binding: 

White neck binding                                    NBW                                          $50.00

Black neck binding                                     NBB                                           $50.00

Model Logo Delete:

No model logo on the headstock.                 LD                                      No Charge

Silver-on-Black G&L logo                             SBL                                    No Charge

Treble clef and border are silver. Use on dark colored headstocks. Requires Model Logo Delete.

Black-on-Silver G&L logo                              BSL                                 No Charge

Treble clef and border are black. Use on light colored headstocks. Requires Model Logo Delete.

GUITAR BRIDGE SUBSTITUTIONS/OPTIONS

Option                                            Order Code                                          Price

 

G&L Saddle Lock Bridge                       SLB                                          $100.00

Substitute on all models which come standard with Dual Fulcrum vibrato. Not available on any ASAT Classic variant or JC Rampage.

G&L Dual Fulcrum Vibrato                      DFV                                         $100.00

Substitute on all models which come standard with Saddle Lock bridge. Not available on any ASAT Classic variant, JC Rampage or JC Superhawk.

 

Bigsby Vibrato                                           BIG                                          $300.00

For ASAT guitars equipped standard with Saddle Lock bridge. Right-hand only. Not Available on ASAT Classic or any guitar with a 7 ½” radius.



HUMBUCKER PICKUP SUBSTITUTIONS

 

SEYMOUR DUNCAN HUMBUCKER SUBSTITUTIONS

 

Pickup                                        Order Code                                         Price

 

Seymour Duncan Seth Lover         SH55                                             $100.00

Replaces G&L A2S4248N Alnico II magnet humbucker. For ASAT Classic Bluesboy only. Note that these pickups are similar to mid ’50s spec with Alnico II magnets, 42 gauge wire with approximately the same number of turns, a nickel cover, 2-conductor lead with braided ground shield.

 

Seymour Duncan ’59 White             59W                                               $50.00

Seymour Duncan ’59 Black              59B                                                $50.00

Replaces G&L Alnico neck humbucker. ’59 and G&L AS4255 are wound with 42 gauge wire a comparable number of turns.

 

Seymour Duncan TB-4 White              TB4W                                         $50.00

Seymour Duncan TB-4 Black               TB4B                                          $50.00

Replaces G&L Alnico bridge humbucker. TB-4 and G&L AW4470 are wound with 44 gauge wire a comparable number of turns.

 

G&L ALNICO NECK HUMBUCKER SUBSTITUTIONS

 

Pickup                                             Order Code                                        Price

 

G&L AS4255C with chrome cover:   AS4255C                                       $50.00  

Replaces G&L AS4255B black or G&L AS4255W white.

G&L AS4255B black humbucker:     AS4255B                                    No Charge

Replaces AS4255C with chrome cover.

G&L AS4255W white humbucker     AS4255W                                    No Charge

Replaces AS4255C with chrome cover.

 

G&L ALNICO BRIDGE HUMBUCKER SUBSTITUTIONS

Pickup                                             Order Code                                        Price

G&L AW4368C with Chrome Cover    AW4368C                                     $50.00

Replaces G&L AW4470B black or G&L AW4470W white.

G&L AW4470B Black                       AW4470B                                    No Charge

G&L AW4470W White                      AW4470W                                   No Charge

Black or White Humbucker replacing AW368C with Chrome Cover

 




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