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Fretless G&l L2000 1982

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by stamos, Aug 22, 2012.


  1. stamos

    stamos

    Sep 2, 2011
    I have a fretless L2000 bass, SN B 009066, making it a 1982 model.
    Personally, I have never seen such an old fretless L2000.
    Does anybody know ,when the fretless production begun for G&L?

    Any idea also about the woods used ?
    Fretboard should be ebony, how about body?
     
  2. smcd

    smcd

    Jun 28, 2009
    Boston, MA
    Photos would help.
     
  3. Low Class

    Low Class Supporting Member

    Jul 4, 2005
    Orange Park, Florida
    Body wood could be ash, alder, mahogany, or maple. G&L L2000 began in 1981.
     
  4. stamos

    stamos

    Sep 2, 2011
    Have a look
     

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  5. Freddels

    Freddels Musical Anarchist

    Apr 7, 2005
    Sutton, MA
    I can't recall ever hearing about a maple bodied G&L.
     
  6. Low Class

    Low Class Supporting Member

    Jul 4, 2005
    Orange Park, Florida
    Rare, but they were made.
     
  7. stamos

    stamos

    Sep 2, 2011
    I have an SB2 with maple body and an L2000 with mahog body.

    I have never heard about fretless L2000 though of that date.
     
  8. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    Can't tell what wood that is with the paint over it.
    You could pull the neck, or control plate, and get an idea that way.
    I've had several maple G&L; a 1981 L1000, and two 1983 SB2
     
  9. smcd

    smcd

    Jun 28, 2009
    Boston, MA
    photos of the front of the bass would be better.
     
  10. mpdd

    mpdd neoconceptualist

    Mar 24, 2010
    LA
    not sure if they were maple or not, but i've seen some natural L series where the neck and the body wood looked identical as far as color an grain
     
  11. stamos

    stamos

    Sep 2, 2011
    Here's a front photo.

    Apart from the wood used, anyway, does anyone know when the fretless production begun for g&L?
     

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  12. Low Class

    Low Class Supporting Member

    Jul 4, 2005
    Orange Park, Florida
  13. NG51

    NG51 Supporting Member

    Aug 19, 2010
    Oakland,CA
    I believe my fretless is an 81- alder body, ebony board.
     
  14. Low Class

    Low Class Supporting Member

    Jul 4, 2005
    Orange Park, Florida
    That's probably a '82 or maybe a '83. '81 has a chrome bridge and slot pole pieces.
     
  15. NG51

    NG51 Supporting Member

    Aug 19, 2010
    Oakland,CA
    Not to hijack the link, but you got me curious-here's a pic of the neck and body pocket. It appears that the neck is from late 81- any insights? It does have slotted pole pieces. Thanks!
     
  16. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    Neck pocket looks like ash to me.
     
  17. NG51

    NG51 Supporting Member

    Aug 19, 2010
    Oakland,CA
    Yes,Chef, it is ash.. SN is B007929-does this make it late '81?
     
  18. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    If the neck says 81, that's a better marker than the serial number.
    Also, the slot poles were used almost exclusively in 81. I've seen late 1980, and early 82 have them though.

    I can't read the date stamp on the body
     
  19. Nice bass. Def ash, not poplar. They didn't use alder in those earliest years.

    With the flat black hardware and slots, it's a classic transition model from late '81-early '82. You can see the body date reads 2-23-8....last digit almost certainly "2".

    There's also a bunch from that period with "mixed" hardware, some parts chrome and some parts flat black.
     
  20. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    ^^^yep.
     

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