G&L Debuts the CLF Research Espada Guitar

(Image credit: courtesy of G&L)

G&L has introduced the CLF Research Espada, based on the model that, according to G&L, “started development in the late Sixties at Leo Fender’s new CLF Research, exploring his ideas for a bold, next-generation two-pickup guitar for his namesake company.”

The new Espada boasts a swamp ash body with a G&L Modern Classic hard-rock maple neck. Fingerboard options are Caribbean rosewood (3-Tone Sunburst finish) or maple (Natural finish).

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.