The SC series were composed of three models SC-1, SC-2 and SC-3 (based on the number of pickups) and were part of the early designs to come out of Leo Fender’s new company, G&L. Entirely made of maple, the SC guitars have bright highs and a sustain that goes on for ever. Hear it sing.
This model never prove to be as popular as originally intended, and Leo Fender decided to redesign the model with a different body shape in 1983. Only 600 SC-2 guitars were made prior to that change.
G&L Magnetic Field Design (MFD) pickups really shines when combined with Maple. Most nighthawks were made of ash or mahogany, but to this one has a maple body and it sound absolutely fantastic. Despite its heavy weight (10lbs), the killer neck and smoking looks make this Nighthawk bliss to play.
After producing only 269, Leo Fender had to rename the guitar to Skyhawk because of a trademark issue. Hey, Mr. Fender, didn’t it feel like deja-vu?
When Leo Fender and George Fullerton decided to make guitars together, they started with this G&L F-100 as an evolution of the Music Man Sabre model. The F-100 went through several versions. The early models (F-100-1) had a ash body that was then swapped for Mahogany in 1981 (F-100-2).
According to Leo, “The best instruments I have ever made”…