G&L USA Bass Custom Options

NECK PROFILES

1 5/8” Medium C 1 5/8” nut width sits right between the traditional P and J bass widths, and Leo offered this nut width in the ‘80s. Generous edge roll with a medium depth and taper from 0.820” at 1st fret to 0.940” at 12th fret. These specs were part of the #11 and #12 necks.
ORDER CODE: 12NK

1 1/2" Medium C 1 ½” nut width traditional to a J bass, Leo brought it with him to Fender Avenue for the ASAT Bass and SB-2. 1 1/2” nut width, generous edge roll, and medium taper from 0.820” at 1st fret to 0.920” at 12th fret. These specs were part of the #6 and #8 necks.
ORDER CODE: 8NK

1 ¾” Medium C 1 ¾” nut width traditional to a P bass, Leo brought it with him to Fender Avenue for the L-2000 and other models. 1 3/4” nut width, generous edge roll, medium taper from 0.820” at 1st fret to 0.940” at 12th fret. These specs were part of the #5 and #7 necks.
ORDER CODE: 7NK

1 ¾” Medium C 5 1 ¾” nut width, generous edge roll, medium taper from 0.820” at 1st fret to 0.940” at 12th fret. Starts out just like the 4-string 1 ¾” medium C and fans out to a wider heel. These specs were part of the #10 neck. For 5-string basses only.
ORDER CODE: 10NK

NOTE: * All profiles have a +/- 0.015" tolerance
EFFECTIVE
DATE:
The above neck profile names and specifications became effective with orders received to the factory July 1, 2015 and later. To see the earlier neck profile numbering system, click here.



NECK RADIUS

7 1/2" This is close to the vintage 7 ¼” radius of the ‘50s and ‘60s, and feels virtually the same yet allows a bit more note bending before a note will “choke” or “fret out”.
ORDER CODE: R75

9 1/2" A nice mid-way point between the vintage radius and a modern 12” radius. Standard on most bass models.
ORDER CODE: R95

12" Flatter for ease when soloing.
ORDER CODE: R12




FRETS

Medium Jumbo Jescar 57110 18% Nickel Silver fretwire is standard on all G&L Made-In-Fullerton basses. A great balance.
ORDER CODE: MJF

Stainless Steel Medium Jumbo Jescar 57110 Stainless Steel fretwire is extra durable for longetivity. Recommended for extensive touring or musicians with an aggressive playing style. Not available with 7 1/2" radius.
ORDER CODE: SS

Vintage Jescar 43080 18% Nickel Silver fretwire. For players who prefer the slim frets of '50s and '60s Leo instruments
ORDER CODE: VF




NECK WOODS AND FINGERBOARDS

Quartersawn Hard Rock Maple This method of cutting the maple boards results in the endgrain being directed about 45° to 90° from the face of the fingerboard. This cut results in a more stable neck and is recommended for players who tour as it better withstands substantial changes in temperature and humidity.
ORDER CODE: QS

Flatsawn Hard Rock Maple Standard on guitars and basses, Hard Rock Maple is strong and stable.
ORDER CODE: NOT APPLICABLE

Ebony Fingerboard About as bright sounding as Maple, Ebony is dark, smooth and popular with players who like a "fast" feel.
ORDER CODE: EB

Ebony Fretless Choose with or without white inlaid ghostlines.
ORDER CODE: FEB for no ghost lines
ORDER CODE: FEBG for white inlaid ghost lines

Rosewood Fretless Choose with or without white inlaid ghostlines.
ORDER CODE: FRW for no ghost lines
ORDER CODE: FRWG for white inlaid ghost lines




NECK FINISH OPTIONS

Vintage Tint Gloss Has a hue of an aged finish. Can work well for both a vintage or modern look. Not recommended with Wood Binding on a Swamp Ash body (doesn't match well).
ORDER CODE: VTGN

Vintage Tint Satin Has a hue of an aged finish with the modern feel of a satin finish. Can work well for both a vintage or modern look. Not recommended with Wood Binding on a Swamp Ash body (doesn't match well).
ORDER CODE: VTSN

Light Tint Gloss More of a subtle hue than Vintage Gloss, adds character and warmth to the look. Versatile.
ORDER CODE: LTGN

Light Tint Satin More of a subtle hue than Vintage Gloss with the modern feel of a satin finish. Adds character and warmth to the look. Versatile.
ORDER CODE: LTSN

Clear Gloss A great choice for use with a Natural Gloss finish.
ORDER CODE: CGN

Clear Satin Standard on most models, satin is smooth and easy playing.
ORDER CODE: CSN

Painted Headstock Painted Headstock (choose body matching or Jet Black)

ORDER CODE: PH for body matching

ORDER CODE: BH for Jet Black headstock

Jet Black headstock automatically comes with Silver-on-Black G&L logo and Model Logo Delete. It is strongly recommended to choose either Silver-on-Black or Black-on-Silver G&L logo and Model Logo Delete on other Painted Headstock colors.


Gloss Headstock Face Gloss finish on the front of the headstock only. Combine with standard CSN, LTSN or VTGN.
ORDER CODE: GH

Neck Binding White neck binding  ORDER CODE: NB
Graph-Tech nut Self-lubricating to reduce friction, allowing the string to travel more smoothly between the nut as tension changes due to string bends.
ORDER CODE: GTN

Model Logo Delete No model logo on the headstock.  ORDER CODE: LD
silver-on-black G&L logo treble clef and border are silver. Use on dark colored headstocks. Requires Model Logo Delete.  ORDER CODE: SBL

black-on-silver G&L logo treble clef and border are black. Use on light colored headstocks. Requires Model Logo Delete.  ORDER CODE: BSL




FIGURED MAPLE TOPS

Premium Flamed Maple available on all models. Note that some models include Premium Flamed Maple Tops as standard.
ORDER CODE: PFMT

Premium Quilted Maple available on all models.
ORDER CODE: PQMT

NOTE: When applied to an alder body, Premium Flame or Quilt top may be ordered in any transparent Standard finish.

When applied to a swamp ash or mahogany body, Premium Flame or Quilt top may be ordered in any transparent Standard finish or Premier finish except for Blonde and Butterscotch Blonde.



BODY WOOD SUBSTITUTION FOR ALDER

Swamp Ash body for models and colors which come standard with alder, swamp ash may be specified.  ORDER CODE: ASH



OTHER BODY OPTIONS

Front Arm Contour Optional on solid-body ASAT Bass, an arm contour provides additional comfort just like a double-cutaway bass model. Can not be used with top binding
ORDER CODE: FC

Body binding Top Bound White  ORDER CODE: TBW

Double Bound White  ORDER CODE: DBW

Natural Wood Binding Clear band around body perimeter. Especially beautiful with flame or quilt tops. Not available with Blackburst, Blonde, Butterscotch Blonde, Lemon Drop, Natural, Vintage Natural.
ORDER CODE: WB



PICKGUARD OPTIONS

1-ply Black
3-ply Black
3-ply Creme
3-ply Mint
1-ply Mirror
3-ply White Pearloid
4-ply Tortoise Shell
1-ply White
3-ply White*

NOTE:

ORDER CODE: 1PB
ORDER CODE: 3PB
ORDER CODE: 3PC
ORDER CODE: 3PM
ORDER CODE: MIR
ORDER CODE: PRL
ORDER CODE: TOR
ORDER CODE: 1PW
ORDER CODE: 3PW *3-ply white is standard on models with pickguard.

Pickguard options are only available on models which include a pickguard.