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 his 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-2000 is a fully modern “2k” that pays homage to its roots with classic details including the early CLF/G&L headstock and neck profile, beautifully reproduced CLF knobs and ’81 control plate, and color-coded mini-toggle switch tips.
Period-perfect thin urethane finishes are:
• Candy Apple Red or Jet Black over Basswood
• Natural Ash
• faded 3-Tone Sunburst over Okoume