I owned a G&L L1000 back in late 1980. It was clear blue with a rosewood neck and absolutely gorgeous. I loved that bass but sold it a year or so after the band I had been playing in broke up and I was disgusted with playing. It was the perfect foil to my '74 4001 and I always rued the day I let that magnificent instrument go for $350. The only bright side of the story was the person who bought the bass from me had actually seen the bass at the shop where I bought it. He, too, had fallen in love with it and was heartbroken when he went back to the store only to find it had been sold, to me! Karma, I guess. Fast forward to about 5 years ago and I started playing again. I picked up an Epiphone Casino for a few hundred bucks and loved playing, again. That led to a Bass VI, a Les Paul and then a beautiful American Original 50's Tele. Well, today I finally pulled the trigger on a gold L1000 CLF. It will be here tomorrow and I'm feeling like a kid on Christmas Eve. I'll post up photos once the bass gets here.