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1981 G&L L-2000E

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BassAsAHobby, Jul 19, 2011.


  1. BassAsAHobby

    BassAsAHobby

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    I have a 1981 G&L L-2000E. I am considering selling it. I have some questions regarding it. First off, I am curious to know whether or not the "Patent Pending" that is on the headstock and bridge has any significant determination as to its value. I also was told a (long) while ago that Leo Fender used to sign certain intruments on the neck heel. I took the neck off once in the 28 years that I have had the bass to see and it does appear that there is some type of intials on the heel of the neck.
    If there is any truth to this, I would love to know before I begin the process of selling it. Thank you.
     
  2. Etchbass

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    Pics or it didn't happen. You might have to blur them out though, or i'll probably... we'll I can't tell you exactly what would happen with out being reprimanded by a moderator..:ninja:
     
  3. knucklehead G

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    New meaning to bass porn?

    Subscribed in hopes of pics.
     
  4. BassAsAHobby

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    Here she is.
     

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  6. BassAsAHobby

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    How bout a better look?
     

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  7. Spiritfield

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    There should be neck dates and body dates in the neck pocket/neck heel. These would help lock down the date range of the bass. You can also try the G&L registry over at The G&L Enthusiasts Website and see if a previous owner already registered it and noted the dates, etc in the registry. The early G&L's have "Patent Pending" on the pickup covers and the bridges; this in and of itself doesn't add any particular value outside of the value the earlier G&L's already command.

    Pretty much an urban legend about Leo initialing neck pockets on G&L instruments * with the exception of the G&L Broadcaster guitar from 1985. These had a special label glued in the neck pocket and Leo's signature adorns these stickers.
     
  8. Ken Baker

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    None at all. It's just the usual legalese stuff.

    In general, no. Leo signed extraordinarily few instruments, and those went to famous folks of the day. To the best of my knowledge, he didn't sign production instruments.

    Ken...
     
  9. funkingbastard

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    Hi , do you still sold it?
     

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