G&L Unveils Black Ice Collection Basses

G&L has unveiled a new line of instruments labeled the “Black Ice Collection”. The new basses and guitars feature a “Black Ice” finish, which incorporates the company’s Nearly Naked (NENA) finish with a sleek matte black base and silver highlights in the body’s wood grain. Introduced last year, NENA is a super thin finish the company says promotes body resonance. The instruments come without a pickguard in order to show more of the body.

G&L Black Ice M-2000 Bass

Basses in the Black Ice Collection include the M-2000 and M-2500. Distinguished as four and five-string models, both basses are built with a 2-piece swamp ash body, a hard rock maple neck, and a maple fingerboard. Electronics include a pair of G&L MFD humbuckers and a G&L M-spec 18v preamp with a 3-band EQ.

G&L Black Ice M-2500 Bass

Available for a limited time, the G&L Black Ice M-2000 and M-2500 will be shipping this month with suggested retail prices of $1,900 and $2,050. For more info, check out the G&L website.

G&L Black Ice Collection M-2000 Specs:

  • Strings: 4
  • Pickups: 2 G&L MFD humbucking pickups
  • Body Wood: 2-piece Swamp Ash
  • Body Finish: Nearly Naked (NENA) Black Ice
  • Neck Wood: Hard Rock Maple with Maple 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

G&L Black Ice Collection M-2500 Specs:

  • Strings: 5
  • Pickups: 2 G&L MFD humbucking pickups
  • Body Wood: 2-piece Swamp Ash
  • Body Finish: Nearly Naked (NENA) Black Ice
  • Neck Wood: Hard Rock Maple with Maple 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

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  1. Really good looking basses, unfortunately way overpriced for G&L.

  2. I can’t say enough good things about G&L basses and guitars! They are superb work horses and can take anything you throw at them and still come out unscathed. I like the new black ice look and the 18 volt electronic system must really define the tones. I have Fenders, EBMM SR4 & 5, Bongo, Warwick, Lighwave Sabre Hybrid, but my G&L L-2500 is my” go to” bass. I think it is a fair price for the quality you get as opposed to boutique bass prices that can ask for $4,000 and up. Keep up the great work G&L!

  3. Overpriced? I don’t think they are much different from a normal USA G&L.
    This doesn’t take away that I still can’t afford one right now…

  4. I’m a BIG BIG G&L fan. Their basses are very solid and have a great tone. Unfortunately, I’m not in the market for another bass. HOWEVER… if they had made this bass with a matching black head stock I don’t think I could resist getting one. My wife is glad they don’t make one.

  5. I wish it were available in the L-2000 model! The “M” series has a wide neck like a P-Bass or a Music Man. I prefer to have the J-Bass thinner neck like the L-2000.