After teasing you guys for a while here, we can let the cat out of the bag on this. The specs are going to be close to the L2000 LE specs but with a couple of differences as fretted ebony is no longer available for fingerboards. So it will be an L2500 with an ash body finished in blackburst with a solid black headstock with the BABP logo (and this time it won't have the rectangular outline around it!). It will feature parallel/single coil/series switching. But this time there will be some fingerboard options - rosewood, maple or fretless ebony (all with no fingerboard dots). And before anybody asks, here are the standard specs for an L2500:
Pricing will be as follows. If you are not a BABP Member, $1590 for fretted and $1740 for fretless. If you are a BABP member, you need to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
with your User Name for the BABP discounted price. Please do not PM me here. It's easier for me to keep track of things by e-mail and the inbox here will just get filled up.
And now the fine print. We are not going to be taking orders quite yet because G&L is building a prototype of this bass for me to check out because we just want to make sure it is as good as the first LE we did. We have yet to ever hear an L2500 with the single coil option but we just want to make sure that it works as well as it does on an L2000. We expect to be taking orders before the end of the year and we will probably place the order at the January NAMM show if all goes as expected. That should give us an early Spring delivery. Once we start taking orders, we will need a 50% deposit. Now here is the other snag. In order to keep the pricing reasonable, we need as close to 10 orders on each fingerboard option as possible. So if you are planning on ordering, the sooner you can let me know, the better so that I get get a rough idea of numbers.