(SOLD) G&L L-2000 Sunburst 1992
G&L L-2000, made in USA 1992, sunburst. Leo Fender designed the first ever solid body electric bass, launching in 1951. G&L was Leo Fender's last offerings to the world, in conjunction with his longtime collaborator George Fullerton... hence, G&L for George and Leo. The L-2000 is the natural evolution of the Stingray design, so it shares some elements with Musicman stuff but also has some flavour all it's own. The pickups are excellent: they use a specific type of magnet and can be split to a cpuple of different tonal variations, all of which sound very convincing. The neck pickup allows for big juicy dark tones and can cover P-bass territory pretty happily, plus the bridge pickup doles out the creamy, grindy angry growl. This is a terrific bass for classic rock, vintage metal or grungy stuff, it just sounds perpetually enormous. The neck is moderate 60s-P style shape, arrow-straight and resonant in the hands and blessed with a very pretty ochre red dark piece of rosewood. The burst finish has a bit of rub wear and walks the line between well played and looked after, it lets the ash grain show through as a welcome explainer as to why it sounds so very large. This turns thirty next year, so it's in amazing shape for it's age and will surely not get any less collectable as the decades continue to roll on. Bravo!
Model: G&L L-2000
Made: USA, 1992 (neck date 13 Jul 1992, serial B023197)
Finish: natural gloss
Neck: maple, rosewood board, 42mm nut,
Mods: tuners replaced, Hipshot D-tuner installed
Pickup: G&L humbucker x2
Case: original G&L ABS hard case, good condition
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. The headstock has some minor scuffs on the end and bottom edge. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, just some minor dimples and rub wear on the back. The back has widespread very light scuffs, no major marks. The sides have dimples around the whole body, no major marks. The front has some dimples around the knobs and in the elbow area as well as widespread light scuffs and some notable rub wear from play around the pickups and on the horns. Overall: very good condition (8/10)
Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. All electronics tested and working properly. Frets are in good shape, 8/10 for fret life left. Wearing fresh 45/105 Moonshiners strings.