G&L Unveils 40th-Anniversary SB-1 Bass

G&L Guitars 40th Anniversary SB-1 Bass Caribbean Rosewood Neck

G&L is continuing its 40th-anniversary celebrations by introducing a limited edition version of their SB-1 bass. Originally launched in 1982, the company describes the SB-1 as “the magic of Leo [Fender’s] own reinterpretation of a classic design.”

The 40th Anniversary edition features Leo’s MFD split-coil pickup fitted in an okoume body. Its clear ruby red finish is accented with a white pearloid pickguard, and the maple neck can be topped with either maple or Caribbean rosewood fingerboards.

G&L Guitars 40th Anniversary SB-1 Bass Maple Neck

While a video for the 40th-anniversary bass is not available, you can hear the sounds of the SB-1 in this clip featuring Steve Araujo of The Bass Hang:

The G&L Guitars 40th Anniversary SB-1 will be available soon with a price point of $1,799.

G&L Guitars 40th Anniversary SB-1 Bass Features:

Neck:Hard-Rock Maple
Neck Profile:G&L 1 5/8″ Medium C
Fingerboard:Maple or Caribbean Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius:9.5″
Frets:Medium Jumbo, Jescar 57110 18% nickel silver
Pickups:Leo Fender-Designed G&L MFD Split-Coil
Controls:Volume, Tone
Tuners:Custom G&L “Ultra-Lite” with aluminum tapered string posts
Bridge:Leo Fender-designed G&L Saddle-Lock with chrome-plated brass saddles
Case:Deluxe Tolex hardshell
Finish:Ruby Red

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