The G&L S-500® debuted in 1983 as Leo Fender’s own evolution of the traditional double-cutaway bolt-on axe, delivering innovations including the Dual-Fulcrum vibrato and Magnetic Field Design single-coil pickups, each designed by Leo Fender himself. These MFD pickups deliver a bright and sparkly top end and robust bottom end, all without losing midrange focus.

G&L Special Collection S-500

You’ll find plenty of punch in the MFD pickups, but what’s surprising is how glassy and detailed they become as you roll back the volume and bass controls, the latter a part of the S-500’s PTB™ (Passive Treble and Bass) system.

G&L Special Collection S-500 features:
  • Pickups: G&L MFD™ single-coil pickups
  • Body wood: 2-piece Swamp Ash
  • Body finish: Nearly Naked™ (NENA) Honey Ale
  • Neck wood: Hard Rock Maple with Rosewood fingerboard
  • Neck finish: Clear Satin
  • Neck profile: G&L #1 with 12″ radius
  • Frets: Medium Jumbo; processed by PLEK
  • Tuning keys: 12:1 ratio, sealed lubrication, adjustable knob tension
  • Bridge: G&L Dual-Fulcrum™ vibrato
  • Pickguard: NOS Baltic Amber
  • Controls: 5-position pickup selector, push/pull expander switch enabling neck+bridge or all three pickups together, PTB system
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