G&L 5000 on Evilbay?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by perkidan, Dec 13, 2007.

  1. perkidan


    Sep 13, 2000
    Augusta, ky
    Hey Guys. I was looking through Evilbay, and came across this auction for a G&L L-5000 hand made on Fender Ave !! If I was a little more computer literate I would post the link, but that is how the auction is listed. I have owned a 83 G&L 2000, an 85 SB2, and a L-5000 when they first came out. I have seen NOTHING like this anywhere. Any clues guys?

    Looks like a fake to me. :meh:
  2. Jimtoonz


    Aug 26, 2007
    Nashville, TN
    If you are talking about the sickle headstock sunburst L-5000 that is listed out there(there is also a black one) that is authentic. I really dislike those headstocks, but the bass is probably a gem.
  3. SoLongJake

    SoLongJake Supporting Member

    Jul 1, 2007
    Des Moines, Iowa
  4. spideyjg


    Mar 19, 2006
    San Diego
    Kinda looks like mine only not as worn in....


    Auction bass...

    Auction link.

    I know the guy, Sean selling it and he adores his fretted and fretless L5K's and knows his G&L stuff. I don't see anything fake.

    The sickle heads were the first made and then G&L changed to a headstock based on the trademarked eye gouger like my other one.

    The sickle headstock on mine...

  5. perkidan


    Sep 13, 2000
    Augusta, ky
    Like I said, my first G&L was an 83 L-2000, which I bought brand new.I had one of the L-5000 5 stings with the EMG'S I had just never seen a headstock like that one. I guess this old dog learns new tricks everyday. I really enjoy this site...it is chock full of so much info. After playing for 25 years, and owning 43 different basses, I still love it. Though now I am down to one lowly Lakland 55-02 deluxe. Hope you guys have a great holiday season. :D
  6. spideyjg


    Mar 19, 2006
    San Diego
    Ahh, the EMG's were on the next rendition of G&L 5 stringer which was the L-5500. That was fairly short lived and then came the L-2500 with a 4+1 headstock, then a 3+2 as they are current.

  7. perkidan


    Sep 13, 2000
    Augusta, ky
    Yeah the 5500! Nice bass, but wasn't quite G&L like tone wise. About the sickle headstock. My early 2000 had more of a tradtional headstock, as did my 85 SB2. Was the L5000 the only model with that headstock, or were there others. Got my curiosity up now. Thanks in advance.
  8. Stuggi

    Stuggi Guest

    May 7, 2006
    Pietarsaari, Finland
    I kinda like that headstock, reminds me of the Valenti shape somewhat...
  9. onemorebass

    onemorebass Supporting Member

    Jun 13, 2006
    West Salem, Wisconsin
    And the seller is a cool dude too.. I bought a Leo era SB-2 from him a couple years ago, shoulda kept that one.
  10. bdgotoh

    bdgotoh Supporting Member

    Aug 6, 2002
    Pacific NW
    +1 on Sean being a great guy.

    The L-5000 and the Interceptor were the only G&L basses I know of with sickle headstocks.

  11. xr6fan

    xr6fan Guest

    It certainly is a genuine L-5000. It plays beautifully and was worth every cent. Like it was under a bed for 20 years.