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Featured G&L 40th Anniversary Custom Shop L-2000

Discussion in 'News & PR' started by TalkBass, Jan 31, 2020.


  1. TalkBass

    TalkBass News Poster

    Mar 12, 2004
    Celebrating 40 years of bass innovation, G&L is releasing a very limited Ruby Anniversary Edition of its iconic L-2000 bass designed by Leo Fender.

    This Custom Shop edition sports an Okoume body with a 3A quilted maple top and a highly figured roasted maple neck. The L-2000 bass features Leo Fender’s powerful MFD pickups, Tri-Tone active/passive preamp and Saddle Lock Bridge.

    These exquisite basses will be limited to 40 pieces worldwide.

    Fullerton, CA. – January 31, 2020 – G&L Guitars

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  2. That looks so good.
     
  3. soulstew

    soulstew Supporting Member

    May 15, 2014
    North Dakota
    Let me just go on record as :drool::drool::drool:ing over this.
     
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  4. mikewalker

    mikewalker Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2017
    Canada, Eh!
    ... just waiting for the short-scale version :)
     
  5. SactoBass

    SactoBass A retired civil engineer who likes all-tube amps! Supporting Member

    Not a fan of the "roasted neck" look, but thank goodness they reverted back to the much more attractive (IMO) "old" headstock design that doesn't have the dumb looking (IMO) "point" on the G-string side of the headstock. :thumbsup:
     
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  6. I like it. Roasted neck is a nice touch IMO.
     
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  7. Weberman

    Weberman

    Apr 8, 2014
    Nilbog, Ohio
    If only the control plate didn't look like an afterthought. It's like you have a chrome Flintstone phone stuck to your otherwise-attractive bass.
     
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  9. roccobass

    roccobass Supporting Member

    Jun 25, 2014
    Northern California
    You too? Yeah, I noticed it also.
     
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  10. oaklandthumb

    oaklandthumb Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2014
    Kansas USA
    Heavy roasted maple neck and lightweight okoume body....neckdive?

    I wish they'd stick with alder or ash for bodies, personally not a fan of the lighter body woods.
     
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  11. somebrains

    somebrains Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2017
    I would have thought that a mahogany body would be more fitting for a throwback.
     
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  12. invalidprotocol

    invalidprotocol Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2008
    DFW
    Roasting may help lighten the neck some.
     
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  13. TonyP-

    TonyP- Excuse me but you have your I-IV-V in my II-V-I Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2003
    Boston Mass
    A-Designs Mike Lull GK Tsunami Cables GHS Strings RMI Basswitch Nordstrand Pickups Darkglass
    This bass balances fine...
     
  14. invalidprotocol

    invalidprotocol Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2008
    DFW
    I'm assuming they have left the neck with either a raw or satin finish?
     
  15. TonyP-

    TonyP- Excuse me but you have your I-IV-V in my II-V-I Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2003
    Boston Mass
    A-Designs Mike Lull GK Tsunami Cables GHS Strings RMI Basswitch Nordstrand Pickups Darkglass
    Honestly I don’t know, I just remember the folks at the shop talking about it.
     
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  16. 2F/2F

    2F/2F

    May 26, 2009
    Los Angeles, CA
    Ugh. That headstock is SO hideous.

    The bass would look great if it had the bi-cut headstock with a black face, and an ebony board. The roasted maple and old headstock just kill it for me.
     
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  17. Honkey tonk

    Honkey tonk Turn it up Supporting Member

    Feb 10, 2019
    Lower 48
    Yeapers !
     
  18. I like it!
     
  19. mikezimmerman

    mikezimmerman Supporting Member

    Apr 29, 2001
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Whether you like them or not, the vintage-style headstock and control plate seem like “must-haves” on a bass intended to honor the 40th anniversary of the bass. Personally, I like them!
     
  20. I'm pretty sure I qualify as a total G&L fanboy (I've been playing their basses almost exclusively for about 20 years), and though I'm sure it plays like a dream and sounds great, I have to say that I find this combination very "visually unappealing".

    It's only personal taste, but to me the roasted neck and control plate look totally out of place on this body colour and finish...it looks like the illegitimate offspring of a vintage G&L and a Kiesel.

    Note to self: Flame suit up, buddy.

     
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