CLF Research L•2500

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•2500 pays homage to its roots with classic details including the early CLF/G&L headstock and neck profile, beautifully reproduced aluminum CLF knobs, elegant-chrome control plate housing the Tri-Tone Preamp* and color-coded mini toggle switch tips.

The CLF Research L•2500 finish choices are:

Available in:

  • Natural Gloss over Swamp Ash, Maple fingerboard.
  • Purpleburst over Swamp Ash, Maple fingerboard.
  • Pharaoh Gold Firemist over Alder, Rosewood fingerboard.
  • Lake Placid Blue over Alder, Rosewood fingerboard.
  • Old School Tobacco over Okoume, 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: Two G&L Magnetic Field humbucking pickups
    • BODY WOOD: Swamp Ash and Alder
    • NECK WOOD:Natural Satin Hard Rock Maple with Maple fingerboard and Rosewood fingerboard
    • NECK PROFILE: CLF/G&L 1.750" nut width-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: Tri-Tone system with 3-position pickup selector, series/parallel switch, 3-position pre-amp mode switch, volume, treble, bass
    • INCLUDES: G&L Deluxe Gig Bag
    • No Options Available