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Fender & G&L relationship?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by DarkMazda, Aug 21, 2000.


  1. DarkMazda

    DarkMazda

    Jun 3, 2000
    NJ
    Yo, I was just wondering. Is there any relationship between Fender and G&L? Im just asking this question since G&L basses look familiar to Fenders. and in G&L, isn't the L stand for a guy with the last name Fender? :) I was just wondering

    Thanks

    DM
     
  2. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    Leo Fender...
    G & L = George & Leo(as in Fender)

    Music Man was Leo Fender's post-Fender endeavor(after his no-competion clause with CBS expired).
     
  3. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    Jim's right. Music Man was Leo Fender's first business venture after selling Fender Musical Instruments to CBS and G & L was founded after he sold Music Man to Ernie Ball. Some early G & L Basses feature a little decal next to the Bass logo with the name "Leo Fender" next to it.

    Will C.:cool:
     
  4. gweimer

    gweimer

    Apr 6, 2000
    Columbus, OH
    Yep, it's G(George Fullerton) & L (Leo Fender). The thing is that Leo never wanted to go back and re-do his earlier work. You'll find that G&L only came out with the SB-1 and SB-2 (roughly the P-bass and J-bass) only after Leo was gone.