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Music Man Sabre Bass Sunburst, 1978

Music Man Sabre Bass Sunburst, 1978

Here’s a rarity and bit of history – a Music Man Sabre Bass, built during 1978 in Fullerton, California by CLF Research for Music Man. CLF stood for Clarence Leo Fender. Music Man was founded in 1974 and in 1975, Leo Fender’s non-compete agreement lapsed and he became president of Music Man. Until 1979, Music Man guitars and basses were built by Leo’s other company, CLF Research. After 1979 and until Music Man folded in 1984, Grover Jackson built the bodies and necks and assembled the instruments.

Vintage
Price: $2,950.00 CAD
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❌SOLD❌ Replica Bigsby 49 Standard Birdseye Maple, 2019

❌SOLD❌ Replica Bigsby 49 Standard Birdseye Maple, 2019

Here is a very unusual guitar – a Replica Bigsby 49 Standard, reproducing one of the very few, very first, very influential solidbody electric guitars. Paul Arthur Bigsby was a machinist with a strong interest in motorcycles and, as it turned out, guitars. He built a number of pedal steel guitars, perhaps 50 Spanish style guitars, and designed a now widely used hand vibrato tailpiece for Merle Travis. As well, he replaced the neck on Merle’s Martin, with a much slimmer neck sporting the distinctive Bigsby headstock. This neck aided the Travis style, which involves wrapping the left thumb over the low strings for bass notes.

New
Price: $4,500.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ G&L ASAT Solidbody Electric Sunburst, 2002

❌SOLD❌  G&L ASAT Solidbody Electric Sunburst, 2002

Taking very clear cues from the classic and proven 1950’s designs, the G&L ASAT looks like an ‘improved’ Telecaster. Notably, the ‘Hard Tail’ bridge addresses a number of vibration issues by adding a set screw to the treble side of the bridge housing. This set screw pushes against the saddles, so that once the saddles are properly adjusted, they lock in place. As well, the larger single coil ‘MFD’ or ‘Modified Field Design’ pickups are Leo’s design, combing ceramic under-coil magnets with soft iron adjustable magnets for each string.

Used
Price: $1,050.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ G&L ASAT Special Black Silver Swirl Finish, 1996

❌SOLD❌ G&L ASAT Special Black Silver Swirl Finish, 1996

The G&L ASAT Special, designed by the late Leo Fender and George Fullerton, is regarded by many as ‘Leo’s ultimate cutaway’, a natural evolution of the breakthrough Telecaster.

Used
Price: $1,400.00 CAD

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NO LONGER AVAILABLE!!! G&L ASAT Butterscotch Solidbody Electric Guitar 1998

NO LONGER AVAILABLE!!! G&L ASAT Butterscotch Solidbody Electric Guitar 1998

The G&L ASAT was one of the first new guitars produced by G&L – designed by Leo Fender and George Fullerton, and is influenced by their earlier work.

Used
Price: $1,100.00 CAD

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❌SOLD❌ G-L Tribute L-2000 Bass Left Handed, 2008

❌SOLD❌  G-L Tribute L-2000 Bass Left Handed, 2008

One of the early G&L products was the L-2000 bass, introduced in 1980. This bass has been a success, and in 2003 the Tribute series was introduced to provide lower cost versions of the US built basses.

Used
Price: $899.00 CAD

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