G&L Custom Shop Doheny - East Indian Walnut #5005

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G&L Custom Shop Doheny - East Indian Walnut #5005 Item #5005

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From the G&L Custom Shop! Featuring an incredibly lightweight East Indian Walnut Body.

Model: Doheny
Body: East Indian Walnut
Body Finish: Satin "Frost" Top Coat
Bridge: DF Vibrato
Pickguard: Gold Anodized
Neck Profile: Modern Classic (.820"-.870")
Radius: 9.5"
Nut: Bone
Nut Width: 1 11/16"
Neck Wood: Roasted AAA Flame Maple
Fingerboard: Roasted AAA Flame Maple
Neck Finish: Satin Clear
Frets: Medium Jumbo
Inlay: Black Face Dots
Controls: 3-Way, Volume, Treble, Bass
Neck Pickup: Formvar Wound Wide Bobbin G&L MFD
Bridge Pickup: Formvar Wound Wide Bobbin G&L MFD
Tuners: G&L Standard
Case: Custom Shop Deluxe Black



Inspired by the classic surf sound born in Southern California, the new G&L Doheny takes its name from the iconic beach in the heart of Orange County where 60's surf pioneers became legends. Since those halcyon days, both music and surfing have evolved far beyond their roots, and so has the performance of the gear.
Doheny takes the bolt-on offset-body into new sonic territory with newly developed Magnetic Field Design jazz pickups, the first on any production G&L. Naturally, these new pickups will invite comparison to Leo’s jumbo MFD ASAT Special pickups, given they employ a narrow bobbin aperture and broad coil splay. But Doheny's MFD pickups are more about jangle than twang, just as they should be for a guitar like this. With a classic jazz bobbin aperture wrapped with traditional Formvar wire, these pickups just might be the approach Leo would have taken had he been with us a few years longer.
So what’s it like? The sound is rich in harmonics yet surprisingly full, the result of carefully researching and applying Leo's creative work across the decades. The Doheny pickups deliver the experience fans have hoped for, with their flexibility maximized by the PTB tone system that allows echoes of yesteryear while delivering more output and range for today’s music. Add in Leo's finest vibrato for enhanced tuning stability and improved sustain, and the results are astounding.