My guitar collection - G&L


The single-pickup SC-1 was introduced in late-1982, shortly after the 2-pickup SC-2 as part of the ‘entry level’ models and, even though G&L‘s cheapest guitar, was still built with high quality parts and engineering. Produced for less than 2 years, most SC-1 guitars had a Locktight (Saddle-Lock) bridge as on the SC-1 on the next page. This on has the rare Dual-Fulcrum Vibrato (DFV) still with stamped S/N. The slab soft maple body has a Red finish, single Jumbo Magnetic Field Design (MFD) pickup in the bridge, and simple wiring harness (volume, tone) mounted on a black powder-coated control panel. The hard-rock maple neck shows its early date by the large position markers on the 7½” radius maple fingerboard and open G&L branded open Schaller machines on the headstock. A similar Red SC-1 w/DFV (S/N G011445) was used in the picture of the ad slick for the 1st style SC guitars. Less than 250 SC-1s were produced between late-1982 and the end of 1983 with their own page among the Registry Rarebirds on the Guitars by Leo website.


SC-1 w/Dual-Fulcrum Vibrato

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A very late addition to the collection, sold by Dave’s Guitar Shop in La Crosse, WI who set up the guitar with my favorite 10s. Comes with original hardshell case and original arm. Interesting observation is that the socket for the arm does not have a set screw. Initial finishes offered in the SC-series were Black, Red, White, and (Viking) Blue (see Robert Posscollection of SC-1s). And with so many Black finishes amongst my ‘entry level’ models, nice to have a few other colors too. Great stuff. The DC-R value for the pickup is 4.74kΩ. In discussing the evolution of the wiring harness used on different SC-series guitars, it becomes clear G&L did pay attention how to make these guitars sound great. This one is no exception: screamer when so desired but easily tamed with just a small turn of the knobs. Delicious!

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10 20 82

OCT 20 1982

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