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SOLD MINTY 1981 GandL L-1000 - time machine!!!!

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by dukeplaysbass, Jan 12, 2014.

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  1. dukeplaysbass

    dukeplaysbass Supporting Member

    I've owned a LOT of Wunkays. I've NEVER seen another one this clean.

    1981 G&L L-1000. Slot pole pickups, natural finish over ash, ebony board. Light - just 9 lbs. 1 11/16" at the nut. Original case (w/keys!) warranty card, allen wrenches. There's some typical light finish crazing but that's it. Even the chrome on the knobs is perfect. The only blemish is a little reddish bleed from the case onto the back of the guitar near the neck heel. That's it. She's just a light, super-clean Wunkay from the best era for them….


  2. funk7856

    funk7856 Supporting Member

    Feb 22, 2012
    beautiful ebony board
  3. 707hippie


    Jan 13, 2013
    I so need that
  4. Templar

    Templar Supporting Member

    Wow that's a clean one!
  5. chrisrod9


    Jan 29, 2013
    What is the origin of the word/term Wunkay? My son has a 1982 G&L L2000e so I'm wondering if that term applies to his bass as well?



    P.S. - Very nice bass!
  6. 707hippie


    Jan 13, 2013
    WUNKAY is 1000
  7. CentralCoastBass

    CentralCoastBass Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2004
    San Luis Obispo, CA
    National Reso-Phonic Guitars
    or 1k
  8. Wunkay = one K = 1000. Fun with fonix.
  9. chrisrod9


    Jan 29, 2013
    Ah!!! Funny that I just figured it out in my head and came back to post my revelation and see that a few of you have responded confirming my thoughts. Thanks guys!

    I guess my son's bass is a twokay. ;-)
  10. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    I'm sorry I thought you were selling an actual time machine nice bass though she's beautiful.
  11. dukeplaysbass

    dukeplaysbass Supporting Member

    Correct, but often spelled "Tookay" By the G&L fans.
  12. 707hippie


    Jan 13, 2013
    This is a real "TIME MACHINE" :-D
  13. Madcity Fats

    Madcity Fats Supporting Member

    May 28, 2008
    Madison, Wisconsin
    Two things:

    1) This one used to be mine and it's everything Duke claims it to be. I've owned a few of these as well and never seen one cleaner (heck the case is about as clean as they come for this era). If money were no obstacle, she'd be coming home to Cheeseland.

    2) Duke's about as straight-up a character as you're ever likely to deal with. Buy with confidence, friends. And enjoy her as much as I did!
  14. El Tookay

    El Tookay Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2008
    ....and sometimes taken to extremes...lol...

    The Owl Farm is a magnet for high-quality basses, and you won't find a better seller than Duke. Cleanest Wunkay I've ever seen!
  15. Tonegasm


    Mar 22, 2010
    Is there a filled hole on the back of the headstock?
  16. PluckyThump

    PluckyThump Supporting Member

    Jan 4, 2008
    The Hammer
    Those are tooling holes on the back of the bass which were filled with dowels. All G&L basses except the very early ones have three of these on the back, up until they switched to CNC.

    Awesome bass and light too. You don't often see one with all of the chrome plating intact on the original knobs.
  17. Tonegasm


    Mar 22, 2010
    Good to know. Thanks!
  18. Freddels

    Freddels Musical Anarchist

    Apr 7, 2005
    Sutton, MA
    Well, it's actually a tookay E (you stated it was an L2000E). The E is differentiates it from the newer ones. :)
  19. eyeballkid


    Jul 19, 2009
    wes virginny
    GACK!!! WHY NOW???!!!! :bawl:
  20. dukeplaysbass

    dukeplaysbass Supporting Member


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