CLF Research L•1000

The new CLF Research L•1000 brings back the best of the iconic passive G&L bass from 1980. Fans of the vintage G&L “wunkay” know.

It’s that rounded, fast shape of the neck combined with the slick feel of an old gloss finish. It’s the clean, modern aesthetic of the original CLF/G&L headstock.

It’s the tactile delight of those beautiful CLF Research knobs shimmering from an elegant chrome control plate. And of course, there’s the legendary punch of the L•1000’s MFD humbucker in OMG mode.

Now take all that goodness and pack it into the slimmer mid-90s L-Series body shape for added comfort and lower weight, and you can make it through that 3 hour gig with tone and style to spare.

And when you’re on the road, you can count on the neck to be more stable than those beloved vintage wunkays, with a modern dual-action truss rod and twin graphite stiffening rods. Add it all up and you’ve got the best of the vintage CLF vibe with the best of modern G&L elements.


The CLF Research L•1000: Return of an Icon

In the late 1970s, Clarence Leo Fender† was looking forward to launching his new G&L brand featuring his latest innovations including Magnetic Field Design pickups and the Saddle Lock bridge.  Leo developed these technologies at his CLF™ Research company, and production of the new G&L instruments took place in the CLF Research factory on Fender Avenue in Fullerton, California, where G&L production continues today.

The new CLF Research L•1000 is a fully modern “wunkay” that pays homage to its roots with classic details including the early CLF/G&L headstock and neck profile, beautifully reproduced CLF knobs and control plate, and red-capped mini toggle switch.

Available in:

  • Old School Tobacco over Okoume, Rosewood fingerboard
  • Natural Gloss over Swamp Ash, Maple fingerboard
  • Blueburst over Swamp Ash, Maple fingerboard
  • Rally Red over Alder, Maple fingerboard
  • Matcha Green over Alder, Rosewood fingerboard.
  • Pharaoh Gold Firemist over Alder, Rosewood fingerboard
  • Midnight Blue Metallic over Alder, Rosewood fingerboard
  • Royal Purple Metallic over Alder, Rosewood fingerboard.

    Founded by Leo Fender in 1980, G&L USA instruments continue to be made in the historic 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, ASAT, 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.

      • PICKUPS: G&L Magnetic Field humbucking pickup
      • BODY WOOD: Swamp Ash and Alder
      • NECK WOOD: Natural Satin Hard Rock Maple with Maple fingerboard and Rosewood fingerboard
      • NECK PROFILE: CLF/G&L 1 5/8" slim C with 9 1/2" radius
      • FRETS: Medium Jumbo, Jescar 57110 18% nickel silver
      • TUNING KEYS: Custom G&L "Ultra-Lite" with aluminum tapered string posts
      • BRIDGE: Leo Fender-designed G&L Saddle Lock with chrome-plated brass saddles
      • ELECTRONICS: 3-position mini toggle for parallel/split/OMG pickup modes, volume, treble, bass
      • INCLUDES: G&L Deluxe Gig Bag