G&L unveils new Doheny offset guitars

G&L, the firm set-up by Leo Fender in the late 70s, has announced the launch of a new series of Doheny J-type offset guitars.

The models have a pretty obvious point of inspiration in the Fender Jazzmaster, featuring the classic hallmarks of LF's iconic surf builds, including a bolt-on neck, Jazzmaster-style pickups and a vibrato bridge.

The new guitar is named after the Orange County surf spot and a key selling point is the new G&L Magnetic Field Design Jazz pickups, which take Leo Fender's latter day MFD design and apply it to a wide-wound Jazz-style footprint. The initial G&L video suggests a tone slightly heavier on the jangle and chime than the twang.

Other features include a swamp ash body (on Premier models) or alder on Standard models, a hard-rock maple neck, natural bone nut and the the option of a Dual-Fulcrum standard or Saddle-lock.

Currently the only option is the USA-made, albeit in a choice of Surf Green and 3-Tone Sunburst finishes, though we suspect it won't be too long before a Tribute model hits shelves.

Matt Parker

Matt is a freelance journalist who has spent the last decade interviewing musicians for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar, NME.com, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched CreativeMoney.co.uk, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.

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