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G&L Adds 70’s Muscle to its Lineup

G&L Green Headstock1970 was a golden year for muscle cars in America. Back then, it was all about speed and power. A Dodge Challenger of that year had a sticker price of just $4,056, and it came loaded with a 426 cubic-inch V-8, 425 horsepower engine. So what if it only got 10 miles per gallon—gas would always be cheap, right? Though we no longer live in those times, G&L is paying homage with their new Detroit Muscle R/T series.  There are two S-types available. This model is the Legacy:

 

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That color is called Plum Crazy, and if it looks familiar, you might have seen it on this:

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Each of the four colors in the R/T collection first appeared in the 1970 Dodge lineup:

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To ensure that the colors were accurate, G&L turned to Mitch Lanzini, owner of world famous Lanzini Body Works (featured on TV’s Overhaulin’ show). The project made perfect sense to Lanzini, who has been a G&L player for decades: “Back in the day, Leo Fender would go to the automotive paint store and look at the colors, and that’s where your Sherwood Forest Green, Seafoam Green, and Fiesta Red came from. Those are all car colors.”

If you’re not familiar with how the G&L Legacy sounds, check out this video:

The Legacy R/T model has a retail price of $1500, and a street price of $1,125.

Also available is the Legacy HB R/T, which features a Seymour Duncan TB-4 alnico bridge humbucker. $1600 list, $1200 street.

Keep in mind—these are American-made guitars. They will be shipping in mid-March.

For more information, head to G&L. Gentlemen, start your engines!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Legacy, Legacy HB and LB-100 Bass. Each model features a color-matched headstock and 1-ply black pickguard for a clean, sleek look.

The R/T Collection celebrates wild child of the Detroit Big Three during the psychedelic era. From Flower Power to HEMI power, Chrysler was the only car maker to fully embrace all sides of the youth movement of the ‘60s and ‘70s. These four Mopar colors flout convention and command authority, just like the Dodge Scat Pack did in 1970. Panther Pink looked wicked wrapped around a thundering HEMI Charger R/T. Trans Am wouldn’t have been nearly as cool without Sam Posey’s Sublime Green Challenger T/A tearing up the track. Nothing sounded at sweet as the honeyed exhaust tones of a SIX PACK Vitamin-C Super Bee. A Plum Crazy HEMI Challenger was as stunning as it was furious. And now, these live-out-loud colors bring their high energy vibe to you favorite G&L model.

While the colors pack ’60s nostalgia, the power and handling of G&L instruments will alter your mind, just like the legendary Mopar machines did in their time. Unique high-performance features include a Leo Fender-designed Saddle Lock Bridge with chrome-plated brass saddles (ASAT Special/Fallout/LB-100), a Leo Fender-designed Dual Fulcrum vibrato with forged brass saddles (Legacy/Legacy HB), a heavy-duty Boxed Steel Bridge with individual brass saddles (ASAT Classic Bluesboy 90) for enhanced sustain and tuning stability. Throw in Plek fret processing, and of course, legendary G&L craftsmanship and these ground-pounding classics are sure to out-perform the competition.

Whether you keep ’em bone stock or give them your own custom touch, the G&L Detroit Muscle Series offers American made performance with the personal expression of a classic. All this in an affordable package, designed to run hard for the everyday player, just like the cars of the muscle car era.

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