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G & L, L1000 bass guitar

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Sold Date: 08/05/2012
Channel: Online Auction
Source: eBay UK



G & L, L1000 bass for sale. Manufactured at the Fullerton factory, CA, USA in 1981 ( Neck is stamped May 26 1981 and Body is stamped April 31 1981 ). The original hard case is included in the sale. The bass has a Maple neck / fretboard and translucent red, swamp ash body. Hardware all chrome metal with G& L bridge ( stamped serial no. B0003345 ) and schaller tuning pegs. The pickup is G&L and has adjustable pole pieces.
The sound of this bass is surprising seeing as it's passive, it's loud, warm and very bright ( Reminiscent of pre- Ernie Ball Musicman stingrays). All controls are smooth and noiseless with no scratches or hum when adjusted, neck is good, with no fret buzzes but showing signs of wear to the fretboard laquer, all frets are good with plenty of wear left and overall condition for a 31 year old instrument is good.
This bass has been gigged and well played with the usual wear and tear associated with a 31 year old guitar. Main points are :- The previous owner added a precision thumb rest to the top, front of the body ( I'll include this with the sale ), the laquer to the bottom and top sides of the body have worn off or been damaged in places, the back of the body is showing signs of buckle rash with the laquer missing in places, the laquer to the front of the body has dulled at the top bout and underneath the strings, there are minor signs of checking to the laquer around the control plate and underneath the strings. There are a few dings to the edge of the headstock, one 20mm gash to the laquer at the front of the headstock and the laquer is showing signs of checking as well. The hardcase has been in and out of a few Transit vans and is showing it's age, but still has all hinges and catches working, I do not have the keys for the locking catches.
Check out if you want some more information or please feel free to contact me if you have any queries.
This is collection only, so please bear this in mind before you bid ( You can arrange your own courier collection ) No overseas bidders please.
No reserve on this, so good luck to all bidders. Payment by PayPal or cash on collection..

TO ALL BIDDERS. I MAY HAVE TO END THE AUCTION EARLY AND REMOVE THE GUITAR FROM LISTING UNTIL NEXT MONTH. I WILL CONTACT EBAY STAFF IN THE MORNING TO HOPEFULLY RESOLVE AN ACCOUNT PROBLEM. REGARDS RHYS.

TO ALL BIDDERS. MANAGED TO RESOLVE THE PROBLEM. GOOD LUCK WITH THE BIDDING. REGARDS RHYS.

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