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FS: G&L El Toro

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by GaryLC, Jan 6, 2010.


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  1. GaryLC

    GaryLC Supporting Member

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    SOLD!!

    Folks,

    I've decided to let go of my El Toro, and one of my L2000's will also be up for sale next week. This is a lovely natural finish, I believe it's maple, with rosewood board, and black headstock. The bass is in very nice shape, some "dimples" here & there on the body, some scuffing on the black finish on the headstock. Black hardware is in great shape, but neck plate has some wear (see pictures). It has a chunk out of the headstock, it's not as bad as the close-up looks, it's about 3/8" long. The glossy finish has been nicely sanded from the neck, so it's more of a satin finish now...feels great!

    Neck & frets are great, plays & sounds like a dream. Pickups say "G&L Bi-pole Pickup" on them. Serial number is B013782.

    Weight is ~10.5 pounds, so it's not a lightweight.

    Includes a really nice TKL hardshell case in excellent condition, nicer than a lot of G&L cases.
    El Toro's don't pop up very often, so snag this while you can!

    Asking $725 shipped....
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    And some more:
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    And the chunk:
  5. MaddAnthony_59

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    Hey Gary,

    I'm guessing this is an '84 - '85 bassed on the Serial Number.

    The body looks an awful lot like Maple, which is a fairly uncommon body wood for this model. Mahogany & Ash were the Norms. Would explain the wieght!

    Also the Black Headstock on a Non-Black bass means it's either a NAMM Bass, or custom ordered, assuming it's older than an '86:

    According to G&L researcher Paul Bechtoldt, the black lacquered headstock face with a non-black body on this El Toro indicates that it was specially made for a NAMM Show and that G&L followed this practice up through 1986. However, according to Dale Hyatt, a black headstock could be custom ordered during that same time period. So, a black headstock is not a definitive of a NAMM Show guitar or bass.

    Look out for The Bull Bump!
  6. GaryLC

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    Hey Crazy Tony!

    Good to hear from you, and thanks for all the great info on the Bull!
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    Gary, I have the twin of your bass (B0137XX), and they were samples for the 1984 NAMM show. Tony is right about the black headstocks, although the use of the black was primarily for NAMM show pieces until 1987.

    Had my 'natch on FleaBay for a bit, but have since grown a brain. Funny, mine weighs in at a shade over 9 pounds with an ash body, yours looks to be maple bodied.

    BULL BUMP!

    ..........watchin' for that Tookay, too......................

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  8. GaryLC

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    Thanks, Took!
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    Beautiful!

    John
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    message sent.
  11. jetagegreg

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    Bump for a great seller.

    -GB

    P.S. Does anyone have an El Toro wiring schematic? I can't find one anywhere.
  12. GaryLC

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    Monday Bump..
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  14. GaryLC

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    Price Drop Bump....$750 shipped!
  15. jetagegreg

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    Is this now the best deal on TB? Or is that your L1K?

    Wow,
    -GB
  16. Nomad5

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    Hehe...

    I just made the deal on his L1K - and now this?? L2000 coming soon?? What to do!!

    Just kidding - Sorry to see him divesting, but glad to be on the receiving end.

    Thanks Gary!
  17. GaryLC

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    Hey Sheldon,

    If you'd rather have the El Toro, just let me know, no problem! Or better yet, I'll give you a deal on both!!:hyper:
  18. Nomad5

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    I wish I could, Gary. I'm putting together an entire rig, as I stupidly sold all of my gear when I "retired" from playing a few years ago.

    I think the L1 is the ticket for me. If you want to call me etc. I left my phone number on the last PM

    Cheers & Thanks!
  19. modulusan

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    +1 about the maple body...
  20. GaryLC

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    One last price drop..... $725 shipped!

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