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G&L Unveils 2012 Special Collection with Three Limited Edition Basses

G&L has announced their 2012 Special Collection, which includes three new limited edition basses. The lineup takes some of the company’s existing models and gives them a new “Nearly Naked” (NENA) finish in a Honey Ale color. G&L’s NENA is a super thin finish that uses a proprietary finishing technique for a naturally balanced appearance while staying durable.

G&L JB HoneyAle 1000

The basses in the series are the JB, the M-2000, and the M-2500, all of which are built with two-piece swamp ash bodies, maple necks, and rosewood fingerboards. The JB also has a NOS Baltic Amber pickguard for protection as well as aesthetic appeal.

G&L M2000 HoneyAle 1000

The G&L 2012 Special Collection will be shipping this month. For more info, check out the G&L website.

G&L M2500 HoneyAle 1000

G&L 2012 Special Collection JB Specs:

  • Pickups: 2 G&L Alnico V single-coil pickups specced by Paul Gagon
  • Body Wood: 2-piece Swamp Ash
  • Body Finish: Nearly Naked (NENA) Honey Ale
  • Neck Wood: Hard Rock Maple with Rosewood fingerboard
  • Neck Finish: Clear Satin
  • Neck Profile: G&L #8 with 12˝ radius
  • Frets: Medium Jumbo; processed by PLEK
  • Tuning Keys: Custom G&L Ultra-Lite with aluminum tapered string posts
  • Bridge: G&L Saddle Lock with chrome-plated brass saddles
  • Controls: volume, volume, tone
  • Case: Deluxe Hardshell Tolex Case w/Fitted Interior
  • MSRP: $1,850

G&L 2012 Special Collection M-2000 Specs:

  • Strings: 4
  • Pickups: 2 G&L MFD humbucking pickups
  • Body Wood: 2-piece Swamp Ash
  • Body Finish: Nearly Naked (NENA) Honey Ale
  • Neck Wood: Hard Rock Maple with Rosewood fingerboard
  • Neck Finish: Clear Satin
  • Neck Profile: G&L #12 with 12˝ radius and 1 5/8˝ nut-width
  • Frets: Medium Jumbo; processed by PLEK
  • Tuning Keys: Custom G&L Ultra-Lite with aluminum tapered string posts
  • Bridge: G&L Saddle Lock with chrome-plated brass saddles
  • Electronics: G&L M-spec 18v preamp, volume, pan, 3-band boost/cut EQ with center detents
  • Case: Deluxe Hardshell Tolex Case w/Fitted Interior
  • MSRP: $1,900

G&L 2012 Special Collection M-2500 Specs:

  • Strings: 5
  • Pickups: 2 G&L MFD humbucking pickups
  • Body Wood: 2-piece Swamp Ash
  • Body Finish: Nearly Naked (NENA) Honey Ale
  • Neck Wood: Hard Rock Maple with Rosewood fingerboard
  • Neck Finish: Clear Satin
  • Neck Profile: G&L #10 with 12˝ radius
  • Frets: Medium Jumbo; processed by PLEK
  • Tuning Keys: Custom G&L Ultra-Lite with aluminum tapered string posts
  • Bridge: G&L Saddle Lock with chrome-plated brass saddles
  • Electronics: G&L M-spec 18v preamp, volume, pan, 3-band boost/cut EQ with center detents
  • Case: Deluxe Hardshell Tolex Case w/Fitted Interior
  • MSRP: $2,050