Resources: Manufacturers: G&L Guitars
Guitars by LeoLeo Fender, inventor of guitars that shaped modern music, left his namesake company and formed a partnership with George Fullerton to build G&L (George & Leo) guitars. Leo passed away on a rainy day in March of 1991, an event which shook the Music World. On the very day that Leo passed away, he had also completed his last prototype instrument and declared to his wife, Phyllis, that he had given all he can to the musicians of the world. Leo left us the legacy of G&L guitars—amazing instruments unlike others. G&L guitars have features carried forward from earlier guitars he’d designed corrections to the problems common to those earlier guitars.
Today the G&L factory continues production as Leo would have wanted. His private workshop, the epicenter of his creativity, remains untouched as it was on his last day and has been visited by music people from around the world. While G&L. The people of G&L, his people, continue to build the instruments with love, dedication and great skill. In preserving the uniqueness of G&L and respecting the vision of its founder, John C. McLaren (the head of the company that produces G&L guitars) said, "G&L will always be willing to make changes. Leo Fender was a symbol of change and evolution for the benefit of musicians. But for any change that is considered, we must first ask ourselves, 'Would Leo have wanted it this way?' If yes, then we do it. If not, then we will not. We always want to feel that Leo Fender would be proud of today's G&L."