Now the company is keeping the festivities going with two more special edition instruments, the 40th Anniversary S-500 electric guitar and SB-1 bass.
Both instruments boast okoume bodies finished in Clear Ruby Red, white pearloid pickguards, a choice of maple or Caribbean rosewood fingerboards and Leo Fender-designed MFD (Magnetic Field Design) pickups.
Other features on the S-500 include a Leo Fender-designed G&L Dual-Fulcrum vibrato with forged brass saddles, 12:1 ratio tuners and natural bone nut. Controls for the trio of MFD single-coils are a five-position pickup selector, volume, treble and bass with PTB (Passive Treble and Bass) system and a mini-toggle switch enabling additional pickup combinations of neck and bridge or all three pickups together.
The SB-1, meanwhile, offers a Leo Fender-designed G&L Saddle-Lock bridge with chrome-plated brass saddles, custom G&L "Ultra-Lite" tuners with aluminum tapered string posts and volume and tone controls for the single MFD split-coil pickup.
For more information on both instruments, head to G&L Guitars.