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G&L USA F100 Series 1 1980

Messagepar SouthpawGuy » Mer Sep 21, 2011 6:45 pm

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G&L F100 Series 1 from 1980.

This was the first production model G&L guitar from Leo Fender and George Fullertons' new company in 1980

Maple neck and fingerboard with a 12" radius ( Series 1). Series 2 had a 7.25" radius. Mahogany body, possibly one piece, I can't see a join on the body, in three tone sunburst.

G&L Dual Fulcrum trem and G&Ls own MFD humbuckers. These pickups are hot hot hot ! Tone controls are the G&L PTB with a master volume, bass and treble. The mini switches are for coil tap, the red one, and out of phase, the black one.

The neck one this one is ultra slim, probably the thinnest neck I've ever played. I got this one about six months ago, it had recently had a refret and the tuners have been changed to locking Sperzels. For a thirty year old guitar it's still going strong, it has plenty of dings and scratches on the body. The electronics are still working fine and the humbucking MFDs are really powerful, it easily overloads the clean channel on the Super Champ XD.

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Re: G&L USA F100 Series 1 1980

Messagepar dawo67 » Mer Sep 21, 2011 8:06 pm

Crazy one,I love it !

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Re: G&L USA F100 Series 1 1980

Messagepar Viagra » Mer Sep 21, 2011 8:27 pm

Aahhh Southpawguy is back. :D

I didn't know this model. Looks really great... :ok:
LEFT is RIGHT !

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Re: G&L USA F100 Series 1 1980

Messagepar Romuald » Mer Sep 21, 2011 8:36 pm

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Re: G&L USA F100 Series 1 1980

Messagepar iozz » Mer Sep 21, 2011 9:53 pm

You have so many guitars... But only one amp? ;)

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Re: G&L USA F100 Series 1 1980

Messagepar Romuald » Mer Sep 21, 2011 10:13 pm

I saw ! :love:

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Re: G&L USA F100 Series 1 1980

Messagepar Lomig » Mer Sep 21, 2011 10:16 pm

J'aime pas la tête mais le reste par contre :love:

C'est quoi ces micros ? :shock:

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Re: G&L USA F100 Series 1 1980

Messagepar SouthpawGuy » Mer Sep 21, 2011 11:56 pm

Thanks guys, this one is certainly a bit different. The headstock is the original G&L design, it was their first production model after the company was founded in 1980. It's sometimes known as the "lawsuit" headstock as it was changed due to a legal issue with Fender ( as if it looks like a Fender Strat headstock at all ! ).

The pickups are humbucking versions of G&Ls single coil MFD pickups. Very powerful, lots of output, loads of bass and treble. Probably best to run this one with all the controls at 7, but I just leave them at 10 :mrgreen: :ok:

I've been using it mostly through a Super Champ XD, it sounds very good with it. The Blues Jnr looks a bit more 8) in the photos !

G&L had a recent version of the F100 called the F100 Return Edition, with similar pickups but a different headstock and rear mounted controls. The body shape was also different. I think I prefer the original one.

http://www.glguitars.com/instruments/US ... /index.asp

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Re: G&L USA F100 Series 1 1980

Messagepar captain.bondage » Jeu Sep 22, 2011 10:41 am

"Surprisingly", looks very close to the early Music Man guitars... :mrgreen:
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aucun mérite, je porte du S et je suis déja rentré plusieurs fois dans du XXL

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Re: G&L USA F100 Series 1 1980

Messagepar SouthpawGuy » Jeu Sep 22, 2011 11:38 am

captain.bondage a écrit :"Surprisingly", looks very close to the early Music Man guitars... :mrgreen:


You noticed that eh !

I always wanted a Music Man Sabre, I don't think they made them in lefty though.

MMSabre78.jpg

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Re: G&L USA F100 Series 1 1980

Messagepar etiennao » Lun Oct 17, 2011 8:37 am

Argh, I didn't see it yet, I love these early G&L, we could consider that's the real Fender natural evolution...
So how many G&L now in your collection?

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Re: G&L USA F100 Series 1 1980

Messagepar SouthpawGuy » Lun Oct 17, 2011 11:16 pm

etiennao a écrit :Argh, I didn't see it yet, I love these early G&L, we could consider that's the real Fender natural evolution...
So how many G&L now in your collection?


Hi, the F100 is a beast, it doesn't sound like a Strat or a Tele or even a Les Paul. The pickups are high output, they make a Dunan JB seem tame in comparison. At the moment I have 22 G&Ls, yes I know that's nuts, :mrgreen: , there are a couple I have not posted yet as I have no pics or very bad ones.

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Re: G&L USA F100 Series 1 1980

Messagepar custy » Dim Oct 23, 2011 1:47 pm

faut avouer, elle a de la gueule :love:

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Re: G&L USA F100 Series 1 1980

Messagepar SouthpawGuy » Ven Oct 16, 2015 1:34 am

I was told when I bought this F100 that it was an 1980 model. I was curious as it was the 35th Anniversary of G&L in the last couple of weeks so I messaged G&L on facebook asking about the manufacture date of the guitar.
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Me: Is it possible to get a manufacture date on my lefty F100, I was told it was an 1980 when I bought it. Thanks

G&L: I can look in the old log book when I get back in town. Should be early next week. Love those early F-100s. Dave

G&L: Came back early and found the entry for your guitar. G001459 shows F-100 I (roman numeral 1) LH (left hand) W/V (with vibrato) MP (maple) SUNB (Sunburst) completed October 28, 1981.

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So it turns out it is an 1981 guitar.

I think "Dave" may be Dave McClaren, boss of G&L. How cool is that !

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Re: G&L USA F100 Series 1 1980

Messagepar DrSqueal30 » Ven Oct 16, 2015 8:08 am

Cool guitar, I wish they could have kept the headstock that way...


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