The world of yowhatsshakin

 
 

As stated on the “Interceptors” page, and mainly because Leo Fender hated the X-body, G&L gave the Interceptor its last update in 1988. The soft maple body with Purple finish has cool beveled contours finished in contrasting Black, a color scheme not listed on any price list between 1988 and 1991 for this version of the Interceptor. Although other pickup combinations were available, the HSS configuration found here is most common. The bucker with adjustable pole pieces is again made by Schaller and the middle and neck pups are Magnetic Field Design (MFD) Nighthawk/Skyhawk pickups controlled by 3 on/off toggle switches, master volume control, and master tone control. Simple! This Interceptor also has a “Krome” Kahler™ 2320 flat mount fine-tuner floating vibrato; as stated elsewhere, an amazing piece of engineering. The #4 hard-rock maple neck with a 25” radius rosewood fingerboard and 1¾” wide nut and is extremely comfortable to play for those with big hands. But for this model any other neck profile offered by G&L was available too. In addition, it has a “Krome” Kahler™ 5514 String Lock Pro behind the nut. Looks like something a 1980’s big hair-do band would use to shred on; exactly the intended target audience! More pictures and information on all the different versions of the Interceptor can be found on its page in the Rarebird section of the Guitars by Leo (GbL) Registry which also has links to Greg Gagliano’s ggjaguar.com website.

 

G&L Interceptor HSS w/Kahler (3rd style)

The story behind this guitar

Year:                 1988

Serial number:   G023765

Neck date:         SEP 08 1988, second stamp FEB 16 1988

Body date:         none, marked ‘931-S’, ‘#’

Strings:              D’Addario EXL110 Nickel Wound Regular Light (10-46)

After the ASAT w/Kahler and maple board, another guitar (again with Kahler) bought from Steve Goodman in a private transaction. It came with marketing material included below, as well as a copy from Dale Hyatt’s sales log showing the instrument was completed 9-13-88. A great looking tone-monster even my wife likes: “Purple?!” Fun! The switches work remarkably well. They only exhibit a “½ throw” behavior: there is no down, center is off, and up is on. In other words: less travel for the toggle. The tones are wonderful and the rosewood fingerboard with its 25” radius plays like butter. If only I had more hair ...