G&L founder Leo Fender had a vision for a new guitar, and his partner George Fullerton sketched that vision. G&L’ Steve Grom uncovered the sketch three decades later in Leo’ workshop, and his colleague Paul Gagon set about turning the vision into reality. He enlisted Jackson Guitars founder Grover Jackson “ a long-time friend and collaborator “ to contribute. The result is an instrument that’ steeped in rock-guitar history but groundbreaking: the Fiorano, the first set-neck, 25½-scale, three-tuners-to-a-side guitar G&L has ever offered. It’ a striking instrument and, quite simply, it kicks ass. It joins the pioneering 24¾-scale Ascari in G&L’ Tribute Series, and it delivers on its promise. The 24-fret neck and Gagon-designed humbuckers are made for brutal riffing and detuned/drop-tuned heaviness “ but the Fiorino cleans up beautifully when asked.