Saturday, 9 July 2011

G&L SC-3 - early 80s budget guitar now considered desireable by those in the know

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Designed by Leo Fender, G&L's SC series from the early 1980s were intended as budget instruments - the natural successors to Fender's Musicmaster, DuoSonic and Mustang if you will - but their simple design coupled with great playability and fantastic tone - courtesy of G&L's Magnetic Field Design pickups - meant that these guitars were tracked down and hoarded by those who discovered this particular unassuming little guitar to be their particular six string Holy Grail.

Obviously this G&L SC-3 in graffitti yellow (neon-yellow?) has Stratocaster-like attributes with its three single coils and tremolo. The supposed lesser model, the SC-2 is said to be quite Telecaster-like in sound, and ironically it is this model that is perhaps more eagerly sought after, something that has possibly been fuelled by association with such bands as Helmet, Band of Susans and Devo.

Because of their cult status, these guitars hardly ever come up for sale. However , this SC-3 is currently being offered for sale on eBay with a Buy It Now price of $850. A couple of years ago when I had more cash to fling about, I would have snapped this up.

G L Wilson

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