Dating gl basses

The G&L name comes from the initials of George Fullerton and Leo Fender.

G&L instruments are similar to the classic Fenders, but with some modern innovations.

In April of 1980, Fender and Fullerton started a new company, G&L Music Products (G&L for George & Leo), to continue producing Leo Fender's ongoing design ideas and models.

In February 2011, serial numbering was updated to CLFXXXXXX and the serial number applied onto a metal plate in place of the waterslide decal on the back of the headstock.

This was started with serial number CLF061000 and numbering is now issued in sequence.

"The G&L company was purchased on December 5, 1991, by John Mc Laren of BBE Sound, and continues to produce high quality solid body guitars and basses based on Leo Fender's designs.

Leo's wife, Phyllis, remains as Honorary Chairman of G&L, and George Fullerton remained as a permanent consultant up until the time of his passing on July 4th 2009.

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