Review: G&L Tribute Series Jerry Cantrell Signature Superhawk Guitar

by Eric Kirkland, Video by Paul Riario
Posted Mar 25, 2014 at 1:53pm

This video is bonus content related to the May 2014 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now or at the Guitar World Online Store.

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.

But few people, including Cantrell, knew that the maple-body Rampage had a fraternal twin: the equally menacing dual-humbucker Superhawk. Cantrell himself learned about this obscure instrument only recently. His interest prompted G&L to reintroduce the Superhawk, a versatile U.S.-made model that holds its rightful place as the sibling signature guitar to Cantrell's Rampage.

The company's new Tribute Series version makes the Superhawk's tone and feel affordable to the masses while retaining the quality expected of a G&L plank.


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