G&L Tribute Fallout (HP) 6 String Solidbody Electric Guitar (Discontinued)

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93 out of 100. Incorporating 100+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$500
G&L Tribute Fallout - Alpine White

The G&L Tribute Fallout features an interesting combination of pickups, a coil-split capable humbucker in the bridge position, and a P-90 soapbar in the neck.

This combination allows for tones and pickup combinations that you won't normally get from mass produced guitars.

It also stands out with its distinct body shape, and unique positioning of knobs and pickup switch.

The body is crafted from mahogany, while the neck is maple, with a 21-fret brazillian cherry fingerboard.

Finally, it comes with G&L's proprietary saddle-lock bridge, said to be an invention of Leo Fender meant to improve string to body vibration transmission.

Specifications

  • Body: Mahogany
  • Finish: Alpine White, Gloss Black, Mint Green, Sonic Blue
  • Bridge: G&L Saddle-Lock
  • Pickups: (HP) G&L Humbucker Bridge, G&L P-90 Alnico Singlecoil Neck
  • Neck: Maple
  • Scale Length: 25.5”
  • Fingerboard: Maple
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12”
  • Frets: 22, Medium Jumbo
  • Nut Width: 1.625”
  • Controls: 1 x Volume, 1 x Tone (Push/Pull Coil-Tap)
  • Pickup Selector: 3-Way Toggle Switch

Pros

Owners are pleased with the overall quality of the G&L Tribute Fallout, and many say that it is comparable to more expensive instruments. Guitarists commend everything from the neck and fretwork, to its pickups and hardware, down to the finish details. Even experts like Jonathan Horsley of Music Radar gave it perfect ratings in his review, concluding that it is "a great-looking design with some clever tweaks. Comprehensive gamut of tones. Excellent value for money."

Cons

There was one user who mentioned that the neck is a bit on the heavy side, which is noticeable when standing up, but this info should be taken with a grain of salt.

Overall

If you're looking for a quality guitar that is unique both in terms of looks and tone, then definitely check this out.

Alternatives

Unfortunately this has been discontinued, so if you're looking for a new guitar you will find excellent alternatives, such as the Gretsch G2215-P90, in our guide to The Best Solidbody Electric Guitars Under $500.

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I've written about and researched music gear for many years, while also serving as a music director at my local church, in addition to teaching guitar, bass and mentoring young musicians.