Leo Fender founded three companies during his prolific lifetime and all three are with us today...but only one, G&L, remains in the ancestral home of bolt-on: Fullerton, California. Leo believed he utilized everything he'd learned at two previous companies to produce his finest instruments at G&L.That tradition continues today in a line that includes refinements of Leo's classic designs and advancements beyond even what Leo anticipated.
Piano Black on Alder
Poly over Piano Black on an Alder body;
Maple neck with a Rosewood fret board;
2 proprietary G&L single coil pick-ups;
Classic Volume Volume Tone configuration;
Includes hard shell Tolex case;
Weighs 10 pounds 6 ounces.
G&L M2500 5-String
Blackburst on an Ash Body
Leo’s MFD humbuckers have always been the heart of the iconic L-Series. In the M-Series, these powerhouses are voiced to fully exploit a studio-quality 18v preamp system specially designed for them. With an LF442 chip, 100v poly caps, 1% metal film resistors and big, fat signal traces on the mil-spec circuit board, this preamp reveals everything the player and the instrument have to offer. And there’s even more:
• Primary volume and pan controls to explore the full range of sounds available between the two pickups
• 3-band EQ with peripherally placed, center-detent, reduced-diameter knobs
• An impeccable, familiar “feel” of the instrument in the hands and on the shoulder
For slapping, rolling back some highs and dialing up some lows, coupled with a mid-range boost, magnifies the intensity that Leo’s humbuckers are famous for. Need more definition for fingerstyle? Just bring up the treble and roll off the bass for a nuanced and detailed sound. Headroom? The new M-Series preamp harnesses the power of those meaty MFD humbuckers without a hint of clipping. The best tools are simple, intuitive and easy to use, and that’s exactly what you’ll find in the new M-Series package. Truly, it’s the evolution of Leo’s revolution.
Quater-sawn neck and Premium finish
Black Burst w/Matching Headstock
Super Light Swamp-Ash body
Black Burst gloss finish
Hard Rock Maple neck
G&L Magnetic Field Design humbucking pickups
G&L Tri-Tone active/passive electronics:
3-way mini-toggle pickup selector
Preamp switch for off/on/on with high end EQ boost