Used G&L SC-2 Viking Blue Rare Hardtail Version w/ Hardshell Case
This one came in via trade from a collector. This one very cool piece of you have followed the history of Leo Fender. This guitar is part Tele, Strat and Mustang combined. The color is Viking Blue according to my research but it has settled into a nice blue/green with age. This is the hardtail version which is more rare than the traditional vibrato model. The instrument has it's share of mojo with dings throughout the body (one large, one small gouge on front) however the neck is pretty unscathed. The body does have worming and buckle rash on the backside and has many dings and scratches throughout. The neck is a beautiful piece of maple with lots of character to the grain (see photos). The bullet truss rod works as it should and the neck is straight with a very playable action. The frets are in great condition and have tons of life left on them. The headstock does have a couple of dings worth noting on the perimeter, both front and back (nothing major but consistent with the overall shape of the instrument). The electronics work as they should and the sound is very Tele-ish. These are a joy to play if you are in the market for a vintage 25.5" scale guitar!
Weighs in at 6 lbs 13.8 oz.
Body: Solid; 2-piece maple
Finish: Viking Blue, nitrocellulose lacquer
Neck: 2-piece maple, bolt-on
Fingerboard: Maple; black plastic dot markers
Number of Frets: 22
Bridge: G&L Locktight, black crinkle powder coat
Tuners: G&L enclosed, nickel
Pickups: Two, G&L Magnetic Field Design single coil with adjustable pole pieces
Controls: Master volume, master tone, 3-way pickup selector
Taken from an article in Vintage Guitar Magazine:
Introduced at the winter NAMM show, the SC-2 was part of a series of guitars and basses. The guitars were available with one, two or three pickups in fixed-bridge or non-locking vibrato models. Two companion basses were similar in shape, with one or two pickups. According to the ads appearing that winter, the SC series are “…a new breed…G&L offers you tomorrow’s treasures at today’s affordable prices.”
The SC-2 has two G&L-designed single-coil pickups with adjustable polepieces. Sharp observers will notice it’s the exact same design as the ASAT, the coveted G&L remake of the venerable Telecaster. In fact, the bridge is also identical, with a black powder-coated finish designed to avoid rusting out. It’s a wonderful design that offers almost an inch of travel for all six saddles in addition to the Strat-influenced dual adjustment screws for height. Another clever arrangement is the oblong hole which the string ball ends thread through, just below the intonation adjustment screw for each saddle. Best of all, the entire affair is sturdy yet comfortable enough for easy palm muting.