While Tiki evolved from Polynesian culture, it's been a mainstay of California lifestyle since the 60s, embodied in everything from music to fashion.
Another California staple is the work of Leo Fender† and now his G&L® company is releasing a limited run of its Doheny™ model in collaboration with Palm Springs-based artist CLee (pronounced cee lee) Sobieski. Sobieski is well known in the community of Tiki aficionados and has been plying his trade as a self-taught artist since arriving from Hawaii in his youth. His skill is totally self-taught and he “freehands” every piece he produces. Therefore, even though the 60-piece run will come in 2 designs, each one will be a unique, artist created piece.
The Doheny has become a best seller in the G&L Line and these special editions feature a select alder body, maple neck with Ebony or Maple fingerboard, 25.5-inch scale, G&L Dual Fulcrum vibrato and G&L wide-bobbin MFD™ single coil pickups. As with all G&L instruments it is a joy to play and hear, but now also a collectible art piece.
The Doheny Tiki Limited Edition is available in the following finishes:
Miami Blue over Alder, Maple fingerboard, Clear Satin neck finish, Hula Art by CLee Sobieski
Graphite Metallic over Alder, Ebony fingerboard, Clear Satin neck finish, Mermaid Art by CLee Sobieski
To see more of Clee Sobieski's artwork visit his InstagramFounded by Leo Fender in 1980, G&L USA instruments continue to be made in the historic CLF Research / G&L facility on Fender Avenue in Fullerton, California, the Birthplace of Bolt-on™.The G&L name, stylized G&L logo, distinctive "hook" headstock design, CLF, Skyhawk, S-500 ASAT, Doheny, Magnetic Field Design and MFD are registered trademarks or trademarks of G&L Musical Instruments / BBE Sound, Inc.† The personal name, likeness and signature of Mr. Clarence Leo Fender are property of G&L Musical Instruments / BBE Sound, Inc. and may not be used in any commercial capacity without prior approval. For enquiries regarding the use of the "Leo Fender" name, likeness or signature, please contact us. G&L is not associated with Fender Musical Instruments Corporation.