G&L Pricing

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  1. RocketMusic

    RocketMusic Gold Supporting Member

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    It seems that G&L pricing is one of the few mysteries left out there on the internet. I'm happy to fill that void, so here I will detail the pricing for the various bass models and related options. This is current as of July 2011. I also included plenty of links to the G&L site for further detail where appropriate.

    Please note that all of the prices that I show here are given in terms of MSRP (Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price). The lowest Internet Price you'll see anywhere is 75% of MSRP, and G&L dealers (like me) are only allowed to go under the 75% mark privately (phone calls, email, PM's, etc.). We can't post our "best price" online. So use this pricing info as a rough guide, and then by all means get in touch with me for a firm quote on the G&L instrument of your dreams!

    You can:
    1) PM me here on TB or
    2) Call me @ 877-449-GEAR or
    3) email me at greg@rocketmusic.net.

    G&L Bass Models
    ASAT Bass: MSRP = $1900 (was $1700 in 2013)
    ASAT Bass SH: MSRP = $2200 (was $2000 in 2013)
    ASAT Bass Tom Hamilton Signature: MSRP = $2800 (was $2665 in 2013)
    JB: MSRP = $1700 (was $2000 in 2013)
    JB "Rustic": MSRP = $2900 (was $3433 in 2013)
    JB-2: MSRP = $1600 (unchanged)
    LB-100: MSRP = $1500 (was $1400 in 2013)
    L-1500: MSRP = $1600 (was $1500 in 2013)
    L-1505: MSRP = $1750 (was $1700 in 2013)
    L-2000: MSRP = $1900 (was $1700 in 2013)
    L-2000 "Rustic": MSRP = $3070 (was $3133 in 2013)
    L-2500: MSRP = $2050 (was $1850 in 2013)
    M-2000: MSRP = $1900 (was $1800 in 2013)
    M-2500: MSRP = $2050 (was $1950 in 2013)
    MJ-4: MSRP = $1800 (was $1700 in 2013)
    MJ-5: MSRP = $1950 **NEW FOR 2014**
    SB-1: MSRP = $1500 (was $1400 in 2013)
    SB-2: MSRP = $1600 (was $1500 in 2014)


    Finishes
    Standard Finishes: MSRP = $0 *Satin Frost finish option = $0 (was $100 in 2013)
    Premier Finishes: MSRP = $100
    Metal Flake: MSRP = $200 (was $400 in 2013)

    Here's a quick rundown from G&L's website on the various options. The pricing of each follows below.

    Body Options
    Swamp Ash Body: MRSP = $100 For Standard or Metal Flak Finishes, or $0 for Premier Finishes
    Premium Flame Maple Top (Back Must Be Ash): MSRP = $550
    Premium Quilted Maple Top (Back Must Be Ash): MSRP = $750

    Neck Options
    Neck Profile Change: MSRP = $50
    Bird's Eye Maple Neck (guitars only, 90-day warranty): $400
    Quartersawn Maple Neck: MSRP = $100
    Clear Gloss Finish: MSRP = $160
    Light Tint Gloss Finish: MSRP = $200
    Light Tint Satin Finish: MSRP = $100
    Vintage Tint Gloss Finish: MSRP = $200
    Vintage Tint Satin Finish: MSRP = $100
    Model Logo Delete: MSRP = $0 **NEW FOR 2014**
    Gloss Headstock: MSRP = $70 **NEW FOR 2014**
    Color Matched Headstock: MSRP = $150
    Graphite Nut: MSRP = $30
    Vintage Frets (guitar only): MSRP = $60
    Stainless Steel Medium Jumbo Frets: MSRP = $400
    Stainless Steel Vintage Frets: MSRP = $400
    Ebony Fretboard, Fretted: MSRP = $200
    Ebony Fretboard, Fretless (Lined or Unlined): MSRP = $200
    Rosewood Fretboard For Fretless (Lined or Unlined): MSRP = $100 (comes setup with half-rounds)
    Bird's Eye Maple Fretboard (fretted only): MSRP = $250

    Binding
    Neck Bound (white only): MSRP = $300
    Body Top Bound (white only, ASAT Bass only): MSRP = $200
    Body Double Bound (white only, ASAT Bass only): MSRP = $400
    Natural Wood Binding (AKA Scraped Binding): MSRP = $120

    Pickguard
    3-Ply White Pearloid, Black Pearloid, Tortoise Shell, Cream, Black, White, Mint: MSRP = $50
    1-Ply: Black, White, Mirror: MSRP = $50
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2014
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  2. gabrielesquarat

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    i own a jb2 fretless made in usa.i paid it 1700 euros,ebony fingerboard
  3. David A. Davis

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    Does G&L do block inlays?
  4. RocketMusic

    RocketMusic Gold Supporting Member

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    It's not on their price list, and with G&L that usually means it's not an option. They've got more of a "factory" mindset than the other builders I carry (Roscoe, Lull, Gadow, Tuttle, Melancon, Suhr, etc.)...
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  6. RocketMusic

    RocketMusic Gold Supporting Member

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    I just received the new 2012 G&L price list. I'll update post #1 with the latest pricing by the end of this week...
  7. RocketMusic

    RocketMusic Gold Supporting Member

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    OK, all of the prices in Post #1 are updated to 2012. It didn't take long, none of the prices changed. The 2012 Price List just makes the new M-2000 and M-2500 models official. Phew!!
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  9. RocketMusic

    RocketMusic Gold Supporting Member

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    I just received the 2013 price list from G&L. Once again, the only changes were the addition of a couple new models. New for this year are the LB-100 and MJ-4 models! The pricing on existing models stayed the same. :hyper:

    The LB-100 is a throwback - it was discontinued some time ago, but is now available again!

    The MJ-4 is G&L's "modern" take on the jazz bass. It's got the L2K body w/ hum cancelling J pickups and a 3-band active preamp. I was reallly excited when I first saw the MJ-4 on the price list... but then I saw on their website that it wasn't a J-bass body shape. It might just be me who is dissappointed by that, but I was really hoping it would be a noiseless/active version of the JB bass. Oh, well, I'm sure it's a hip bass, especially for cats who are after more of that G&L vibe!
  10. gwangi

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    Swamp Ash Body: MRSP = $100 For Standard Finishes, or $0 for Premier Finishes


    Isn't it suppose to be the other way around-

    Swamp Ash Body: MRSP= $100 For Premier Finishes, or $0 for Standard Finishes

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought the Standard Finishes where $0 pricing and the Premier was $100 option.
  11. dedpool1052

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    alder is standard and a swamp ash body is a $100 upcharge if you order the bass with a standard finish. if you order a bass with a premier finish, you have the choice of alder or ash without the upcharge for the ash.
  12. gwangi

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    Specifications

    PICKUPS: Two G&L Magnetic Field humbucking pickups
    BODY WOOD: Alder on Standard and all solid finishes, Swamp Ash on Premier Finishes
    NECK WOOD: Hard Rock Maple with Rosewood or Maple fingerboard
    NECK PROFILE: G&L #10 with 12" radius and 1 3/4" nut-width
    FRETS: Medium Jumbo; processed by PLEK
    TUNING KEYS: Custom G&L "Ultra-Lite" with aluminum tapered string posts
    BRIDGE: Leo Fender-designed G&L Saddle Lock with chrome-plated brass saddles
    ELECTRONICS: Tri-Tone™ system with 3-position pickup selector, series/parallel switch, 3-position pre-amp mode switch, volume, treble, bass
    CASE: Deluxe Hardshell Tolex Case

    I pulled this off of the G&L site:

    So Alder on Standard finishes is no UPCHARGE, but if I decide to go with a Premier finish the finish is an UPCHARGE but they use ASH body instead of Alder correct?
  13. gwangi

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    Okay I think I understand after taking a closer look what Rocket Music was showing on the price list, if I want to have a standard finish on a ASH body it's a $100 UPCHARGE.
  14. gwangi

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    So even though you order a bass with a choice of Alder or Ash you would still be paying the UPCHARGE for the Premier finish correct.
    Premier finishes & Metal Flake finishes are an option but the standard finishes are not.
    I'm really sorry I'm not trying to make this confusing, really.
  15. dedpool1052

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    correct. there is the upcharge for the preimier finish but getting a swamp ash body with it is not an additinal charge.

    for example

    L-2000 - $1700 (with alder, standard finish)
    L-2000 - $1800 (with ash, standard finish)
    L-2000 - $1800 ( with ash or alder, premier finish)


    I hope this clears it up for you.
  16. RocketMusic

    RocketMusic Gold Supporting Member

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    What dedpool said! LOL - sorry for any confusion.
  17. gwangi

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    Thank you all for the corrections, I've been JONESING for a L2500 w/ quartersawn neck.
    Trying to get everything finalized for what I want.
  18. RocketMusic

    RocketMusic Gold Supporting Member

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    I've updated post #1 in this thread to reflect the 2014 Price List that was just officially released by G&L. The price list does not take effect until August 1st, 2014, so I've included both the 2014 and 2013 prices. Until August 1st, G&L is allowing you to choose whichever price is lower on an option-by-option basis (i.e. you can "cherry pick" the lowest price for everything on your order). Come August 1st, I'll delete all the 2013 pricing info just to reduce confusion.
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