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G&L SB2 In Flake Finishes?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by lavaman67, Jun 26, 2013.

  1. lavaman67

    lavaman67

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    Can anyone tell me why I can't find any SB2's in flake finishes? If I do a search for G&L SB2's silver flake, I get a ton of basses in Japan, but nothing in the states. What gives?
  2. NWB

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    Go to your local G&L dealer and tell them what you want. They can order whatever finish you want from G&L. Other options would be neck size, fretboard material, radius, finish, etc.
  3. lavaman67

    lavaman67

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    I realize I can do that, but is that what it takes to find one? They don't build them unless you order them specifically?
  4. msact

    msact Supporting Member

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    Not unless you find one used. They only make them stock in limited colors. I had to special order my Sonic Blue SB2. It was worth the wait.
  5. NicJimBass

    NicJimBass The Kirk Hammett of bass guitar! Supporting Member

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    Buy a used one and have Marty Bell refinish it. I believe he does (or at least DID) the sparkle finishes for G&L.
  6. msact

    msact Supporting Member

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    One other consideration. The metal flake upcharge is $400.
  7. Freddels

    Freddels Musical Anarchist Supporting Member

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    Exactly. Other bass manufacturers are the same way. Each and every bass had to be ordered by someone or a dealer. There's a guy in Germany that probably has the largest collection of G&L's with flake finishes.
  8. fisticuffs

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    They make whatever the store wants them to make. MF/GC stick to some pretty basic models and colors. That is NOT indicative of what other dealers may prefer to stock. Still though. It's 6 weeks or so to build exactly what you want. I'd go that route.
  9. lavaman67

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    Thanks for the info TB'rs! Much appreciated.
  10. StuartV

    StuartV Out of GAS!! Supporting Member

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    +1 on this!

    Or, Pat Wilkins for refinishing.

    Get a used one that has some scratches, for relatively cheap, and get it painted, and have a bass that looks like new for way less money than an actual new one.

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