NGD - G&L Fallout Tribute

RYAN1987M

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Just a quick post to introduce my new G&L Fallout Tribute!

I've had it for a few days now and am sufficiently impressed - and not just for the price. I was hankering for a new guitar recently and wanted to try something more on the 'entry-level' end of the spectrum as I've leaned closer to the middle of the spectrum over the past number of years (MIA, MIJ, higher-end MIMs). While considering what I wanted to try, I really honed in on a few things - namely, I wanted something with a P-90 in the neck position. Additionally, a few other nit-picky preferences of mine included wanting - something offset (but something that ideally sits nicely on an A-frame stand), something with all the tuners on one side, and something with a maple neck and fretboard (preferably with a satin finish). The Fallout checks all of those boxes! If you're curious, I was also considering an Epiphone Casino, a Fender Meteora, a Reverend Reeves Gabrels Dirtbike Royale, and a Yamaha Revstar II (RSS02T). The Fallout was the cheapest and also the only one that satisfied all of my oddball preferences.

In addition to the Fallout, I have not one, not two, but three Telecasters (all with vintage-style low-output single-coil pickups). I appreciate that the Fallout is similar to a Tele in some regards. It's familiar but refreshingly different all at the same time. My particular Tribute Series Fallout is quite an instrument given the price. All of my Tele's are noticeably 'better' in terms of fit and finish...but they cost between 3 to 5 times as much as the G&L. So, kudos to the Fallout for getting ~80% of the way there while being between 20 to 33% of the cost of my other instruments.

Right out of the box, the set-up was rather good and the pickups surprised me by how great they sounded! The humbucker in the bridge can be split (by pulling up on the tone knob) so there are five different sonic combinations available - P90, P90 + Humbucker, P90 + split HB, Humbucker, split HB. The bridge itself is quite nice too - excellent for palm-muting and well designed for sure! As a bonus, my Fallout is only 7 lbs and 2 ounces.

Anyways, I'll share a few pictures in a follow-up post. Like I said, for now, I'm very impressed and am having a lot of fun. If this Fallout stands the test of time with me, I may consider ordering one from the G&L Custom Shop!
 

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The saddle lock bridge is pure genius. I have it on an ASAT Special. It was the first electric guitar I bought and it's still my #1, despite other more costly acquisitions that have since occurred. That Fallout looks nice!
 

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Just a quick follow-up...

I'm still loving my Fallout Tribute Series! So much so, in fact, that I'm thinking about pulling the trigger on a 'Made in Fullerton - Build To Order' one.

I definitely want one with a maple fingerboard. And I'll definitely go with the G&L Saddle Lock bridge & their Classic C neck (with a 9.5" radius) finished in vintage satin tint.

Now it's just a matter of choosing the color - Shoreline Gold, Spanish Copper Metallic, Emerald Blue Metallic, Lake Placid Blue, Matcha Green, or Grey Pearl...


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*I know that the Matcha Green example is a Legacy, but it shows the color paired with a maple fingerboard. Unfortunately I couldn't find examples of Fallout's in each color with a maple fingerboard.
 




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