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G&L USA S-500 RMC Guitar, Butterscotch Blonde, Flame Maple Top, Maple Fretboard

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Condition: New

SKU: GL-S500-RMC-BTR-MP

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Player's Perspective

Music Store Live is proud to present this beautiful G&L USA S-500 RMC (rear-mounted controls) equipped with a beautiful premier flame maple top!

This is a smooth, versatile, American crafted strat style guitar, but with enough twists to really set it apart and a price tag way below what it should be. Tonally, this guitar is a testament to the fact that the S-500 has found its own sound in the single-coil, double-cut world. With the characteristic single coil top-end shimmer but a beefier midrange than you might be used to, the S-500 has a unique and fully realized voice that will enhance a whole range of styles. The neck is very substantial, round and extremely comfortable everywhere, and upper fret access is easy. We don't see many S-style axes without a pickguard and a flame maple top, so this one is quite a looker, too. 

Item Details

This American made S-500 RMC features a swamp ash body with a flame maple top. The G&L S-500™ debuted in 1982 as Leo’s own evolution of the traditional double-cutaway bolt-on axe, delivering innovations including the Dual-Fulcrum™ vibrato and Magnetic Field Design™ single-coil pickups, each designed by Leo Fender† himself. These MFD™ pickups deliver a bright and sparkly top end and robust bottom end, all without losing midrange focus. You’ll find plenty of punch in the MFD pickups, but what’s surprising is how glassy and detailed they become as you roll back the volume and bass controls, the latter a part of the S-500’s PTB™ (Passive Treble and Bass) system which functions on all three pickups. What’s more, the S-500 includes a mini-toggle switch to allow neck+bridge or all three pickups together. In a pinch, the neck+bridge combo does a convincing faux ASAT™ Special. Talk about versatile! The S-500 features a Leo Fender-designed Dual-Fulcrum vibrato, a work of engineering art which allows bending up or down with unsurpassed stability, while offering a silky feel through its beefy aluminum vibrato arm. The S-500’s hard-rock maple neck features an easy-playing satin finish, while its 12” radius lets you bend notes deeply and its Plek-dressed medium-jumbo nickel frets deliver silky playability. The moment you open the luxurious deluxe Tolex hardshell case, you’ll be greeted with a stunning instrument and delicious aroma that’ll have your pulse racing. Leo’s forward-looking spirit is clearly reflected in the S-500, a guitar he designed for players who share that spirit. If that's sounds like you, you owe it to yourself to check out the S-500.

Music Store Live is proud to be one of the top authorized G&L dealers on the planet. We do our best to stock inventory of what our team of experts feels is the best combination of specs, specifically so you don't have to wait for a custom order from G&L.  

That said, if you haven't found what you're looking for, we would be happy to custom order a G&L for you. G&L’s factory works like a big custom shop, so it’s easy (and cheap) to get exactly what you want. Finish, body wood, fingerboard, pickguard, bridge, neck profile, neck finish, nut type, frets, tuners, binding – there are nearly 1 million possible combinations of specs on a G&L. We love helping our customers make their dream guitar, so don't hesitate to reach out to us if you want to make your custom G&L a reality!

Overall Condition

This G&L S-500 RMC is brand new, in pristine mint condition, with absolutely no nicks, scratches, or blemishes of any kind and is being sold by an authorized dealer.

Specs

  • G&L USA S-500 RMC
  • Premier Butterscotch Blonde Finish
  • Swamp Ash Body
  • Premier Flame Maple Top
  • Hard Rock Maple Neck
  • G&L Classic C Neck Profile - this is the profile most G&L fans associate with the post 2000 era. 1 5/8” nut width, slight edge roll, medium taper from 0.830” to 0.960”. It starts off fairly slim and gets beefier up the neck. These specs were part of the #1 neck.
  • Satin Clear Neck Finish
  • Rosewood Fretboard
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Bone Nut
  • 22 Medium Jumbo Frets
  • Dot Inlays
  • Scale Length 25 1/2"
  • 3 G&L Magnetic Field Design Pickups
  • Push/Pull Volume Pot
  • 5 Way Switch
  • Dual Fulcrum Vibrato Bridge
  • Chrome-Platted Brass Saddles
  • G&L Sealed Tuning Machines
  • Chrome Hardware
  • G&L Deluxe Hard Shell Case
  • G&L Owners Info and Specs Sheet Included

Our in house guitar tech has inspected, tested, and cleaned all of our instruments on site prior to shipping. All of our instruments are guaranteed to be fully functional upon arrival.

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Please allow 2-4 business days from the receiving date for returns to be processed.
  • Your order must ship to the billing address associated with your credit card, PayPal, or other method of payment (unless an alternate shipping address has been approved by an MSL Gear Specialist).
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  • *Used / Vintage / Clearance items carry our same return policy, except with a 3­ day return window.
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Is your instrument just not doing it for you? We understand and we absolutely want you to be thrilled with any gear that you buy from MusicStoreLive.com. If you're not happy with your order, you can return it to us at no charge within 30 days of delivery.

  • Customers outside the continental USA must pay their own return shipping and are responsible for all applicable taxes and fees.
  • The return policy does not apply to custom orders or modifications (pickup installs, etc)
  • Contact MSL at info@musicstorelive.com or (866) 256-5725 to begin the return process. You can request a refund, store credit, or exchange.
  • We'll provide you a return label via email.
  • Ship the item back to us in its original packaging using the provided return label.
  • Customer is responsible for returning the item to Music Store Live in its original condition.
  • A refund or exchange will be issued within 3 business days from our receipt of the returned item.
  • All returns will go through a technical inspection and are subject to a restocking fee if the item is not returned in its original condition. Restocking fee to be determined by MSL.

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