SOLD G&L El Toro

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by brett7276, Feb 24, 2018.

  1. brett7276

    brett7276 Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2009
    Got this recently on a trade - it’s FANTASTIC but a bit redundant to some of the other basses i owns so I thought I’d post this as a feeler- has a tick of heal kick but has very low action and plays without buzz all the way up and down the neck- really a nice bass

    Early 80s G&L el toro

    Here’s a video from guy I got it from


    $1000 shipped us 48

    Might think about an l2000

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    Last edited: Mar 19, 2018
  2. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Omaha, NE, USA
    OH MAN!
    quickervicar and pjbassist like this.
  3. Chef

    Chef In Memoriam

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    El Toro
    The best active jazz bass ever and if I were still a four string player I would never have sold mine.
  4. thechillinvillain


    Apr 18, 2014
    Absolutely gorgeous.
    Bob mcAlister and Bassbeater like this.
  5. Bagelish


    Jun 4, 2016
    Love these basses, are the necks more like a jazz or P bass?
  6. brett7276

    brett7276 Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2009
    More like a really thin p bass neck- wider at nut than a jazz - but very fast
    Johnny Znuff and Jabba the bass like this.
  7. bigtone23


    Dec 10, 2014
    Denver, CO
    Bump! I have a 83 El Toro, found it while searching for an early L2000 (like what the OP would trade for). 1 5/8" nut on mine.
    These are killer are relatively rare basses, folks, it's like equal parts Jazz bass and L2000. Many a G&L fan wish these would be reissued.
    Bassbeater likes this.
  8. Trebizond


    Nov 28, 2012
    I concur. Terrific basses. I have an '86 El Toro. What hath Leo wrought?
  9. Bagelish


    Jun 4, 2016
    Would be nice to see these and the Invader basses reissued. Really like the Kilo basses but haven't had a chance to play one yet.
    armybass likes this.
  10. Brett, check out the post for my Spector... I dig your G&L... Wow, and this Johnny dude can PLAY!!!
  11. RissKippery


    Mar 3, 2016
    809 views on this post. 800 of them by me.
  12. subtlestew

    subtlestew Supporting Member

    Apr 7, 2000
    Kent, CT
    I've got a bunch of the other 9, just watching Johnny play. If I buy this, can I get lessons with him in the deal?
  13. brett7276

    brett7276 Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2009
    He’s a good guy I bet he’d hook you up.
    subtlestew likes this.
  14. johnson79


    Jan 8, 2010
    Lancaster, PA
    That's a real beauty! Don't see too many El Toro's for sale. I'm not all that familiar with them, but damn that's a great sounding bass!
  15. Is a case included?
  16. brett7276

    brett7276 Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2009
  17. Damn.....
  18. Bob McAlister

    Bob McAlister 6tzguy Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2004
    Orange County, Ca.
    Johnny Lee Long seems to be a very cool Character AND a smoking bass player!!! Why isn't he playing with a top name band??? (maybe he is) I can't believe he got rid of this bass, he seems so in love with it. Hmmm. ANYWAY, This bass would spit me out after having been played by Johnny Lee! Sheeze.
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  19. Where in Indiana?
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  20. brett7276

    brett7276 Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2009
    Just north of Indianapolis between Indy and Anderson
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