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G&L Tribute ASAT Special Electric Guitar, Irish Ale, Tortoise Shell w Hard Case

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$599.99
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Limited Time Free Hard Case Included

The Tribute Series ASAT Special brings the magic of Leo's own reinterpretation of the single-cutaway bolt-on guitar, all at a price attainable for every working musician. The ASAT Special features jumbo single-coil Magnetic Field Design pickups, each with a narrow bobbin aperture for a coil which is shallow yet wide. In this regard, an MFD jumbo single coil is similar to a P-90 or Jazzmaster pickup, yet the MFD principle provides a punchier bottom end and brighter top end sparkling with harmonics. Leo further departed with the past with the addition of his innovative Saddle-Lock bridge which transfers string energy right into the body end-grain for an incredibly resonant instrument. The result is one of the most versatile guitars ever, serving up ballsy twang to searing blues to smooth jazz tones.


  • CONSTRUCTION: bolt-on
  • SCALE: 25 1/2"
  • PICKUPS: Leo Fender designed jumbo G&L MFD single coils made in Fullerton, California
  • BODY WOOD: Mahogany (Irish Ale)
  • NECK WOOD: Brazilian Cherry fingerboard
  • NECK WIDTH AT NUT: 1 5/8"
  • NECK RADIUS: 9 1/2"
  • NECK PROFILE: medium C
  • FRETS: 22 medium jumbo, nickel
  • TUNING KEYS: 18:1 ratio, sealed-back
  • BRIDGE: Leo Fender-designed G&L Saddle-Lock
  • CONTROLS: 3-position pickup selector, volume, tone
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G&L Tribute ASAT Special Electric Guitar - Irish Ale

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Mahogany Body, Maple Neck, Cherry Fingerboard, and 2 Soapbar Single-coil Pickups - Irish Ale
 

G&L’s Quintessential T-style Guitar

The Tribute ASAT Special is G&L’s quintessential single-cutaway bolt-on — its authoritative voice was tailor-made for authoritative rock ‘n’ roll. This solidbody electric guitar is teeming with warmth, resonance, and sustain, thanks to its mahogany body, while its medium C-shaped neck and 9.5”-radius Brazilian cherry fingerboard provide supreme comfort and effortless playability. Twin soapbar-style single-coil Magnetic Field Design pickups yield a high-octane snarl with screaming harmonics, while a Leo Fender-designed G&L Saddle-Lock bridge ensures maximum comfort and singing sustain. The G&L Tribute ASAT Special includes sealed tuners and an eye-grabbing tortoise pickguard.

Familiar body, bolt-on maple neck and Leo Fender-designed jumbo single-coil pickups.

The G&L ASAT Special just might be the quintessential G&L guitar, viewed by many as Leo's ultimate single-cutaway. Back in 1985, Leo Fender launched this model under the G&L Broadcaster name, which prompted a response from Fred Gretsch of Gretsch Guitars over the name just as it had thirty-five years earlier. History buffs will recall that the Broadkaster name is owned by Gretsch, and once again, a Broadcaster from Leo was required to have its name changed. This time around, the name became "ASAT," which is US military shorthand for an "Anti-Satellite" missile.

The ASAT Special, as the model became known, features jumbo single-coil Magnetic Field Design pickups, each with a narrow bobbin aperture for a coil that is shallow yet wide. In this regard, an MFD jumbo single coil is similar to a P-90 or Jazzmaster pickup, yet the MFD principle provides a punchier bottom end and brighter top end sparkling with harmonics. Leo further departed with the past with the addition of his innovative Saddle-Lock bridge which transfers string energy right into the body end-grain for an incredibly resonant instrument. The result is one of the most versatile guitars ever, serving up ballsy twang to searing blues to smooth jazz tones. What's more, this ASAT Special is offered in either a traditionally G&L Swamp Ash body for maximum attack, or a mahogany body for that righteous ˜80s G&L blend of jumbo MFD power mellowed by the high porosity of mahogany. Two great ASAT flavors, yours for the picking.
 
"The Tribute® Series ASAT Special brings the magic of Leo’s own reinterpretation of the single-cutaway bolt-on guitar, all at a price attainable for every working musician. Once you play a G&L Tribute Series, you’ll never look back.

Mahogany body yields a resonant tone with killer sustain

The ASAT Special features a mahogany body — a tonewood prized for its warmth, resonance, and sustain. This electric guitar’s rock-solid maple neck boasts a comfortable medium C profile and an easy-playing 9.5”-radius Brazilian cherry fingerboard that’s guaranteed to put a smile on your face. The guitarists here at the SuperSTore  appreciate the classic playability of the ASAT Special.

Soapbar-style pickups serve up a myriad of snarling tones

If standard Magnetic Field Design single-coils are too tame for you, you’ll really dig the G&L Tribute ASAT Special’s soapbar-style pickups. These jumbo-sized pups yield more output than G&L’s regular MFD single-coils, along with an in-your-face snarl that will lend authority to every note you play. These pickups exhibit more midrange than vintage Kalamazoo-built soapbar models, while maintaining that legendary design’s coveted harmonic complexity. The ASAT Special’s neck pickup produces a gorgeous bluesy crunch, while its bridge pickup delivers maximum spank and clarity — a must for leads that cut through a busy mix. The ASAT Special’s jumbo single-coil Magnetic Field Design pickups are punchy and well-focused, with truckloads of fat warmth and the perfect amount of top-end sparkle.

 

 

Leo's favorite creations

After founding two hugely successful guitar brands and consulting on the side, Leo Fender felt that he had unfinished business in the guitar world. Together with partner George Fullerton, G&L opened for business in 1979 and incorporated innovative design elements into their instruments, such as the Magnetic Field Design pickups, Dual-Fulcrum Vibrato, Saddle-Lock Bridge, and Bi-cut neck design. Leo was so proud of his new instruments that he famously declared that G&L's "are the best instruments I have ever made." Play a G&L today and experience the magic for yourself.

G&L Tribute ASAT Special Features:

  • G&L’s quintessential single-cutaway bolt-on electric guitar
  • Mahogany body exhibits warmth, resonance, and sustain
  • Rock-solid maple neck boasts a comfortable medium C profile
  • Easy-playing 9.5”-radius Brazilian cherry fingerboard
  • Soapbar-style single-coil Magnetic Field Design pickups yield a high-octane snarl with screaming harmonics
  • Leo Fender-designed G&L Saddle-Lock bridge ensures maximum comfort and singing sustain
  • 18:1-ratio, sealed-back tuners maintain reliable tuning stability
  • Eye-grabbing tortoise shell pickguard
  • Body Type Solidbody
  • Body Shape Tribute ASAT Special
  • Body Material Mahogany
  • Body Finish Gloss
  • Color Irish Ale
  • Neck Material Maple
  • Neck Shape Medium C
  • Radius 9.5"
  • Fingerboard Material Brazillian Cherry
  • Fingerboard Inlay White Dots
  • Number of Frets 22, Medium Jumbo
  • Scale Length 25.5"
  • Nut Width 1.625"
  • Nut Material Micarta
  • Neck Pickup Leo Fender Designed Jumbo G&L MFD Single-coil
  • Bridge Pickup Leo Fender Designed Jumbo G&L MFD Single-coil
  • Controls 1 x master volume, 1 x master tone, 3-way blade pickup switch
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