Bass guitar

G&L presents the fretless version of its Kiloton bass guitar


G & L’s Kiloton bass guitar model has received some serious attention from the brand’s builders in recent weeks. After the flagship four-string was introduced in the new Candy Apple Red and Black Frost finishes last month, the Kiloton has now been redesigned and reintroduced as a fretless model.

At first glance, it is an Orthodox Kiloton. The body is the usual poplar – although it comes equipped with additional gravitas thanks to a swamp ash top and a three-tone Sunburst finish – and is paired with a bolt-on hard maple neck.

As for the frets, well, there aren’t any, making this the latest Kiloton model to feature a bare rosewood fingerboard. There are, however, lines that will make navigating the fretless board much easier for less experienced players.

Other amenities on the 34-inch scale instrument include a medium C-profile neck, traditional open-back tuners, and a G&L Saddle-Lock bridge designed by Leo Fender.

Kiloton Fretless G&L

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Leo Fender’s influence is also found in the pickup department, which features a G&L MFD Magnetic Field Design humbucker designed by Leo. The pickups are at the mercy of a three-position serial / split / parallel rocker, along with master volume and tone knobs.

To hear it in action, watch the video above, which shows Steve Araujo taking the Fretless Kiloton for a ride to Leo’s Lounge.

The G&L Fretless Kiloton is available now for $ 1,495.

To find out more, visit G&L.

The Fretless Kiloton is set to end an eventful year for G&L, who have spent the last 12 months adding Emerald Blue Metallic finishes to their Tribute lineup, updating their Fullerton Deluxe bass line with the JB-5 Sugar Pine body. and to strengthen its ASAT family. with two freshly finished Tribute models.

G&L also recently introduced the L-2500 Series 750 five-string bass with wider spacing.