The G&L S-500 debuted in 1982 as Leo'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.
Leo’s forward-looking spirit is clearly reflected in the S-500, a guitar he designed for players who share that spirit. If that sounds like you, you owe it to yourself to check out the S-500.
Body Finish: Clear Red
Pickguard: 3-ply White Pearl
Bridge: DF Vibrato
Neck Profile: Modern Classic (.820"-.870")
Nut Width: 1 11/16"
Neck Wood: Hard-rock Maple
Fingerboard: Caribbean Rosewood
Neck Finish: Satin Light Tint
Frets: Medium Jumbo
Inlay: White Pearl Face Dots
Neck Pickup: G&L MFD S-500 Single Coil
Middle Pickup: G&L MFD S-500 Reverse-Wound Single Coil
Bridge Pickup: G&L MFD S-500 Single Coil
Tuners: G&L Standard
Case: Deluxe Black Tolex