To mark the milestone, the company has introduced a Ruby Anniversary Edition of its L-2000 bass, originally designed by brand founder Leo Fender.
The very limited-edition model boasts an okoume body with a 3A quilted maple top and a highly-figured roasted maple neck.
There’s also MFD pickups, a Tri-Tone active/passive preamp and a Saddle Lock bridge.
The 40th Anniversary Custom Shop L-2000 is limited to just 40 pieces worldwide.
For more information, head to G&L Guitars (opens in new tab).