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.
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.
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.
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.
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.