G&L Introduces the CLF Research L-1000 at Summer NAMM 2018

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In the late 1970s, Clarence Leo Fender† was looking forward to launching his new G&L brand featuring his latest innovations including Magnetic Field Design pickups and the Saddle Lock bridge.  Leo developed these technologies at his CLF™ Research company, and production of the new G&L instruments took place in the CLF Research factory on Fender Avenue in Fullerton, California, where G&L production continues today.

The new CLF Research L-1000 is a fully modern “wunkay” that pays homage to its roots with classic details including the early CLF/G&L headstock and neck profile, beautifully reproduced CLF knobs and control plate, and red-capped mini toggle switch tip.

Thin urethane finish choices are:

  • Pharaoh Gold Firemist over basswood with Caribbean rosewood fingerboard
  • Old School Tobacco Sunburst over Okoume with Caribbean rosewood fingerboard
  • Rally Red over basswood with maple fingerboard
  • Natural Ash with maple fingerboard

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