The vast majority of GL's however feature the newer "back-loader" design.
The L series have the most widely varied options on them, as almost every single feature Ned designed was available on these units: Trans Trems (both guitar & bass), S-Trems, 12 string bridges, DB bridges for bass, active & passive EQ, most pickup configurations - all were available options throughout the years.
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When the factory moved from it's original location in Brooklyn to Newburgh they continued to make the L2's.
But they also started work on a guitar and new bass version.
Today the use of composite materials is commonplace - graphite reinforcing strips in necks, phenolic nuts.
But when Ned Steinberger first introduced his bass in 1980 it was a ground breaking achievement.
An employee owned white GL4-12 personally signed by Ned.