G&L CLF Research L-1000 Bass Guitar - Royal Purple

The new CLF Research L-1000 brings back the best of the iconic passive G&L bass from 1980. Fans of the vintage G&L “wunkay” know.

It’s that rounded, fast shape of the neck combined with the slick feel of an old gloss finish. It’s the clean, modern aesthetic of the original CLF/G&L headstock.

It’s the tactile delight of those beautiful CLF Research knobs shimmering from an elegant chrome control plate. And of course, there’s the legendary punch of the L-1000’s MFD humbucker in OMG mode.

Now take all that goodness and pack it into the slimmer mid-90s L-Series body shape for added comfort and lower weight, and you can make it through that 3 hour gig with tone and style to spare.

And when you’re on the road, you can count on the neck to be more stable than those beloved vintage wunkays, with a modern dual-action truss rod and twin graphite stiffening rods. Add it all up and you’ve got the best of the vintage CLF vibe with the best of modern G&L elements.

THE CLF RESEARCH L-1000: RETURN OF AN ICON

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.

Specs

  • Pickups: G&L Magnetic Field Humbucking Pickup
  • Body Wood: Lightweight Basswood
  • Neck Wood: Hard Rock Maple with Caribbean Rosewood Fingerboard
  • Neck Profile: CLF/G&L 1 5/8" Slim C with 9 1/2" Radius
  • Frets: Medium Jumbo, Jescar 57110 18% nickel silver
  • Tuning Keys: Custom G&L "Ultra-Lite" with Aluminum Tapered String Posts
  • Bridge: Leo Fender-Designed G&L Saddle Lock with Chrome-Plated Brass Saddles
  • Electronics: 3-Position Mini Toggle for Parallel/Split/OMG Pickup Modes, Volume, Treble, Bass
  • Case: Deluxe Tolex Hardshell

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