In 2013, G&L debuted the Fallout model, which was based on the company’s original SC-2 guitar introduced 30 years before. While the Fallout retained the SC-2’s slim body shape and 25 1/2–inch-scale length, it featured a different pickup configuration that made it ideal for a wider range of players.
When Alice in Chains’ video for “Man in the Box” began airing on MTV in 1991, astute guitar players took note of Jerry Cantrell and his single-humbucker G&L Rampage. His deft musicianship and menacing guitar work helped bridge the gap between Eighties shred virtuosity and the grunge-era’s punk-influenced raw aggression.
G&L continues its 2013 surge with another stunning, hard-rocking guitar in the Tribute Series line. Just how hard-rocking? Well, it’s likely Alice in Chains’ Jerry Cantrell will play one of the new Tribute Series Superhawk Jerry Cantrell models, along with his G&L Fullerton-made Superhawks and Rampages, at upcoming concerts.
Twenty-something years ago, Jerry Cantrell bought his first G&L Rampage while working at a Dallas music store, and he still rocks ‘em hard today. But what Jerry didn’t discover at the time was the G&L Superhawk, a hard-charging model like the Rampage but equipped with twin ‘buckers. That’s changed and so will rock history.
What would an ’83 G&L SC-2 be if Leo Fender recreated it for today’s scene? The crew at G&L think it would be a lot like the new Fallout. After all, when inspiration comes from original G&L SC guitars modded by the likes of Devo’s Mark and Bob Mothersbaugh and Band of Susans’ Robert Poss, there are lots of cues to follow.