G&L USA Bass Custom Options

Bass Neck Profiles

Neck #
Name
Shape
Nut Width
Radius
1st Fret Depth
12th Fret Depth
5
G&L Vintage "C"
C
1 3/4"
7 1/2"
0.820"
0.940"
6
G&L Vintage Narrow "C"
C
1 1/2"
7 1/2"
0.820"
0.920"
7
G&L Modern "C"
C
1 3/4"
12"
0.820"
0.940"
8
G&L Modern Narrow "C"
C
1 1/2"
12"
0.820"
0.920"
10
G&L 5-string "C"
C
1 3/4"
12"
0.820"
0.940"
12
G&L Modern Medium "C"
C
1 5/8"
12"
0.820"
0.940"
* All profiles have a +/- 0.015" tolerance

* 5-string models have no neck profile options available



Frets

Medium Jumbo The standard frets on all G&L basses. A great balance.
Stainless Steel Medium Jumbo Stainless Steel version is extra durable for longetivity. Recommended for extensive touring or musicians with an aggressive playing style. Not available with 7 1/2" radius.
Vintage For players who prefer the slim frets of '50s and '60s Leo instruments
Stainless Steel Vintage Feels just like a '50s or '60s Leo bass, but Stainless Steel will last significantly longer before a fret dressing is needed. Not available with 7 1/2" radius.



Neck Woods

Quartersawn Hard Rock Maple Quartersawn Maple is extremely strong and stable, making it the ideal choice for touring or any player who travels frequently with the instrument.
Flatsawn Hard Rock Maple Standard on guitars and basses, Hard Rock Maple is strong and stable.
Rosewood Fingerboard Less bright tone than Maple, Rosewood has a classic look and feel.
Ebony Fingerboard About as bright as Maple, Ebony is dark, smooth and popular with players who like a "fast" feel.
Bird's Eye Maple Fingerboard
Bird's Eye Maple is beautiful way to dress up the front while still retaining the feel of a conventional Maple fingerboard



Fretless Options

Rosewood Fingerboard available with or without white inlayed ghostlines. Set-up with half-round strings.
Ebony Fingerboard available with or without white inlayed ghostlines.



Neck Finishes

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).
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).
Light Tint Gloss More of a subtle hue than Vintage Gloss, adds character and warmth to the look. Versatile.
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.
Clear Gloss A great choice for use with a Natural Gloss finish.
Clear Satin Standard on most models, satin is smooth and easy playing.
Colored Headstock A great way to add style, a headstock face that matches the body finish in burst, single-color transparent, or solid finish. Black also complements many body finishes.



Binding

Neck Binding Neck binding is available in white only.
Body binding Body binding is available in white only, and can be ordered "single bound" or "double bound". Available on ASAT Bass only.
Wood Binding Clear band around body perimeter. Especially beautiful with Premium Flame or Quilt tops. Not available with Blackburst finish.



Maple Tops

Premium Flamed Maple Top: available on all models.

Premium Quilted Maple Top: available on all models.



Pickguard Options

3-ply pickguards: White Pearloid, Black Pearloid, Tortoise Shell, Vintage Creme, Mint Green, Black, White, Mirror

1-ply pickguards: Black, White, Mirror