G&L USA Instruments
The G&L Black Ice Collection
[CONCLUDED MAY 2015]
The new Black Ice Collection takes G&L’s Nearly Naked™ (NENA) finish in a whole new direction with a bad-ass look for players ready to grab the spotlight. Like the 2012 Special Collection, Black Ice models feature G&L’s newly-developed NENA finish applied over premium two-piece swamp ash bodies. This time around, no pickguard comes between your eyes and the dramatic Black Ice finish.
Having worked with a variety of staining and burnishing techniques, G&L craftsmen developed the Nearly Naked finish blending old-world techniques with modern finish technology. While the NENA vision was all about highlighting the natural beauty of swamp ash, artists never stop exploring. Before long G&L master painter Malcolm McLamore had developed Black Ice, a sleek matte black base with silver highlights embedded in the sweeping grain of the swamp ash. You’ll be forgiven for thinking such an intricate finish may be delicate, but the Nearly Naked Black Ice finish is surprisingly durable yet reveals the wood’s natural texture to the touch.