In May 2008 the G&L Custom Creations team located some more of the very special Spalted Maple, the same wood as used for the Custom Creations ASAT Classic Bluesboy earlier in 2008. Spalting is a unique process which occurs when ancient logs, lying in the forest for decades, even centuries, are given character and texture by natural aging processes. Any wood is susceptible to spalting, but maple is the most commonly known. The spalting process results in the characteristic "spalting lines" and enhanced contrast between areas of the woodgrain.

Presented with an opportunity to aquire more of this wood, the Custom Creations department decided to use some for a bass, and the decision to apply it to G&L's most popular model, the L-2000, met with unanimous approval. This fine instrument has all the same features and specifications as the L-2000 with the addition of a intricately figured Spalted Maple Top.

L-2000 Spalted Maple

L-2000 with Spalted Maple Top build info:

2008 - 100 instruments made

Specifications:

BODY WOOD:
Solid Ash w/Spalted Maple Top
BODY FINISH:
Natural Gloss
NECK WOOD:
Hard Rock Maple
( RW fingerboard only)
NECK FINISH:
Clear Gloss
NECK WIDTH:

Choice of:
1 1/2” Width at Nut
1 3/4 ” Width at Nut

NECK RADIUS:
12"
FRETWIRE:
Medium Jumbo 6100
TUNERS:
Custom G&L "Ultra-Lite" with aluminum tapered string posts
PICKUPS:
2 G&L Magnetic Field humbucking pickups
CONTROLS:
G&L Tri-Tone active/passive electronics, 3-way mini-toggle pickup selector, series/parallel mini-toggle, preamp control mini-toggle (off/on/on with high end EQ boost)
BRIDGE:
G&L Saddle-Lock
CASE:
G&G Black Tolex with Black Plush lining
DOCUMENTATION
AND ACCESSORIES:
  • Custom Creations Silver Certificate of Authenticity
  • G&L The Art of Fine Instrument Making Factory Tour DVD
  • 14 ft. G&L Custom Creations/Spectraflex Platinum braided cable
  • G&L Custom Creations Polish Cloth
  • One spare set of D’Addario XL170SL strings (.045-.105)