NAMM 2020: G&L celebrates its 40th anniversary with a long-lost Leo Fender design

Including a limited-edition L-2000, Espada and Tahini.

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NAMM 2020This year, industry veteran G&L Musical Instruments celebrates its 40th anniversary. To commemorate the momentous occasion and the brand’s founder Leo Fender, G&L has lined up a number of new instruments and special editions for NAMM 2020.

We got a preview of some of the upcoming offerings today, which include special editions of the L-2000 bass guitar and the Espada electric guitar. The former has been a mainstay of G&L’s lineup for a long time, while the latter was a long-lost design of Leo Fender’s that was re-created just two years ago. Both these special-edition guitars feature highly-figured woods.

We also caught a glimpse of G&L’s extremely limited Tahiti model, named after its hand-painted tiki artwork. Limited to only 60 instruments, this guitar was designed in collaboration with Palm Springs-based tiki artist Clee Sobieski.

More details on these guitars to follow.

G&L: A short history

Leo Fender is undoubtedly one of the greatest music pioneers the world has ever seen. His contributions to the realm of musical instruments are immeasurable. In 1966, Leo founded CLF Research, an independent research and development company he used to further projects that interested him. Leo deemed some of the developments that came to fruition there so interesting that he decided to use them as a launchpad for an exciting new brand. That was how G&L came to be.

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