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G&L Guitars unveils retro-cool 40th anniversary CLF Research L-2500 bass

G&L CLF 40th anniversary bass
(Image credit: G&L Guitars)

G&L Guitars has already rolled out the Ruby Edition CLF Research Espada electric guitar and L-2000 bass, among other new products, as part of its 40th anniversary celebration.

Continuing the festivities, the company has introduced the CLF Research L-2500 bass, which nods to classic G&L features, including the early CLF/G&L headstock and neck profile, as well as aluminum CLF knobs, a chrome control plate and color-coded mini toggle switch tips.

Body wood / finish combinations on offer are Pharaoh Gold Firemist or Lake Placid Blue over basswood; Old School Tobacco Sunburst over okoume; and Natural over Swamp Ash.

All models sport a hard rock maple neck with a Caribbean rosewood fingerboard (maple on the Natural model).

Other features include a pair of G&L Magnetic Field humbuckers, a Tri-Tone electronics system with three-position pickup selector, series/parallel switch and three-position preamp mode switch and a Leo Fender-designed G&L Saddle Lock bridge with chrome-plated brass saddles.

The CLF Research L-2500 is available for $1,800 for the Lake Placid Blue and Pharaoh Gold models and $1,900 for the Old School Tobacco Sunburst and Natural finishes.

For more information, head to G&L Guitars.

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.