From left to right: Old School Tobacco, Natural Ash, Clear Blue and Pharaoh Gold Firemist.

G&L brings you a throwback from 1984 in the form of its classic guitar, the CLF Research Skyhawk. This axe retains most of its original features, making it an anachronistic beauty that will catch the eye of vintage lovers.

Right away, you’ll notice that the Skyhawk features George Fullerton’s classic body design: a double-cutaway body, a slim, slightly offset waist and sexy curves.

There are three body tonewoods available in four finishes. Unfortunately the configurations are set, so options are limited to: Clear Blue or Natural Ash on swamp ash; Old School Tobacco on okoume; and Pharaoh Gold Firemist on alder. The former comes with a maple fingerboard, while the latter two, rosewood. All have 12-inch radii, 22 medium jumbo frets and hard rock maple necks.

G&L CLF Research Skyhawk
Old School Tobacco Sunburst over okoume, with Caribbean rosewood fingerboard

The three Leo Fender-designed MFD single-coils ensure the Skyhawk retains its beefy yet bright tones. Besides a five-way pickup selector switch, the guitar also adds a mini toggle switch that opens up two new configurations: neck and bridge, and all three pickups simultaneously.

Other notable features include a G&L Dual-Fulcrum vibrato with forged brass saddles, and the brand’s trademark PTB system with “Bass” and “Treble” knobs.

Listen to the guitar in action here:

More information at glguitars.com.