G&L Guitars has announced its new CLF Research Espada.
Based on a design originally developed by Leo Fender, and shelved for 50 years in the G&L archives, the guitar features Espada MFD split-coil pickups, a series/parallel switch and a three-position pre-amp mode switch.
The guitar also features a G&L Micro Preamp that's powered by a single 9v battery and controlled by a mini-toggle switch with positions for off (passive output), on (buffered lo-Z output) and on with high frequency boost. The Espada's swamp ash body features a G&L Modern Classic hard-rock maple neck with 21 medium-jumbo frets and Caribbean rosewood (3-Tone Sunburst finish) or maple (Natural finish) fingerboard options.
A natural bone nut, Kluson tuners and a Leo Fender-designed G&L Saddle-Lock bridge with forged brass saddles also all come standard.
A price for the G&L CLF Research Espada has yet to be announced.
For more info on the guitar, head on over to glguitars.com.