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Six Models in G&L’s Exclusive Nearly Naked™ Honey Ale Finish

Fullerton,  CA – June 15, 2012 – The combination of natural beauty and sonic excellence come together in G&L’s 2012 Special Collection.  These instruments allow both the resonance of the wood and texture of the grain to be at a player’s fingertips through the development of new finishing techniques at G&L


G&L’s new 2012 Special Collection spans six of G&L’s most popular models:  the ASAT Classic “S”, Legacy, S-500, JB, M-2000 and M-2500 Basses.  All six instruments feature 2 piece swamp ash bodies, maple necks with rosewood fingerboards, NOS Baltic Amber pickguards (where applicable) and introduces G&L’s newly-developed Nearly Naked™, Honey Ale ultra-thin finish. The G&L 2012 Special Collection is proudly made in the USA at G&L’s factory on Fender Ave. in Fullerton, California.

2012 Special Collection highlights include:

·     Premium 2 piece swamp ash bodies

·     Eastern maple necks with rosewood fingerboards

·     PLEK fret dressing on all G&L Instruments including the 2012 Special Collection

·     N.O.S. Baltic Amber pickguards (except for M Series Basses)

·     G&L’s Exclusive Nearly Naked™ Honey Ale ultra-thin finish

The 2012 Special Collection instruments are a visually striking addition to the G&L family, while offering the tonal enhancement of this ultra-thin finish.  The G&L 2012 Special Collection will begin shipping in June 2012 and carries the following MSRP pricing:  ASAT Classic “S” $1,900, Legacy $1,550, S-500 $1,650, M-2000 Bass $1,900, JB  $1,850 and M-2500 Bass $2,050.

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G&L’s founder, Leo Fender, spent the last decade of his life lavishing all the knowledge and wisdom he had acquired over the years on the creation of his beloved G&L instruments. He considered the G&L guitars and basses the masterpieces of his lifetime of creativity. Leo worked in his private laboratory at the G&L factory in Fullerton, California, until the very last day of his life and he would not have wanted it any other way. Innovation and product evolution have always been part of the G&L philosophy and the 2012 Special Collection continues this tradition.

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