Born from his CLF Research company founded in 1966, Clarence Leo Fender began the final chapter of his legendary career when he launched the G&L brand and instruments in 1980. G&L instruments benefited from his lifetime of creativity and innovation, and throughout the 1980s his groundbreaking new instruments became icons loved by musicians around the world.
Today’s G&L instruments continue to be made in his historic factory on Fender Avenue in Fullerton, California – The Birthplace of Bolt-on. We invite you to discover why Leo famously declared ‘G&L guitars and basses are the best instruments I have ever made.’
A Legendary Heritage
By the late 1970s, Clarence Leo Fender and his CLF Research company had completed his consultancy for CBS/Fender, designed and manufactured the original Music Man instruments, and were looking forward to launching a new brand.
Together with former Fender employees George Fullerton and Dale Hyatt, Leo launched his new G&L Instruments with advanced features derived from his decades of experience redefining what was possible in an electric guitar and bass.
G&L owners are encouraged to visit the Guitars by Leo G&L enthusiast site located at www.guitarsbyleo.com. This is a great resource where G&L owners share experiences, tips, techniques and preferences about G&L guitars and basses. There is a lot of information for everyone from professional musicians to enthusiast collectors.