In a statement released by the company, G&L claim that the Espada is based on a model originally envisioned by none other than Leo Fender himself, saying that the Espada “started development in the late Sixties at Leo Fender’s new CLF Research, exploring his ideas for a bold, next-generation two-pickup guitar for his namesake company.”
With a swamp ash body and a G&L Modern Classic profile hard-rock maple neck, the Espada comes in classic Three Tone Sunburst and Natural finishes, respectively boasting a Carribean rosewood or maple fretboard. In the electronics department, the guitar features MFD split-coil pickups with a sophisticated switching system consisting of a three-position pickup selector, PTB system, a series/parallel switch and a three position preamp mode toggle.
Elsewhere, the Espada presents 21 medium jumbo frets, a bone nut, Kluson tuners and a Leo Fender designed forged brass bridge. It’s a fully loaded guitar for the serious player, and we can’t wait to hear more.
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