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G&L Tribute ASAT Classic Bluesboy Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar  

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The G&L ASAT Classic Bluesboy is a factory-modded version of Leo's final word on the traditional single-cutaway bolt-on guitar, and the semi-hollow version takes it further with G&L's distinct... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The G&L ASAT Classic Bluesboy is a factory-modded version of Leo's final word on the traditional single-cutaway bolt-on guitar, and the semi-hollow version takes it further with G&L's distinctive twin voice chambers and f-hole added to a beautiful swamp ash body. Like its solid-body stablemate, this axe delivers a well-balanced pairing of a G&L alnico humbucker designed by Paul Gagon and a single-coil G&L Magnetic Field Design bridge pickup designed by Leo Fender.

Framed in a classic boxed-steel bridge, the single-coil MFD bridge pickup delivers crisp attack with complex harmonics while individual brass saddles offer modern levels of intonation refinement. Flip to the neck ˜bucker and you'll discover all the charismatic warmth you could ask for. Put ˜em together and you'll find yourself immersed in exploring the limits of this guitar's surprising versatility. What's more, the semi-hollow body softens the midrange attack, accentuating the low and high harmonics.

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Features
  • Semi-hollow Swamp Ash body with twin voice chambers and f-hole
  • Hard-Rock Maple neck with Maple or Rosewood fingerboard
  • Paul Gagon-designed AS4255C alnico neck humbucker, Leo Fender-designed G&L MFD single coil bridge pickup made in Fullerton, California
  • 3-position pickup selector, volume, tone
  • 18:1 ratio, sealed-back tuners
  • Traditional boxed-steel bridge with individual brass saddles
  • Case sold separately
Specifications
  • CONSTRUCTION: bolt-on
    SCALE: 25-1/2"
    PICKUPS: Paul Gagon-designed AS4255C alnico neck humbucker, Leo Fender-designed G&L MFD single coil bridge pickup made in Fullerton, California
    BODY WOOD: semi-hollow Swamp Ash with twin voice chambers and f-hole
    NECK WOOD: Hard-Rock Maple with Maple or Rosewood fingerboard
    NECK WIDTH AT NUT: 1-5/8"
    NECK RADIUS: 9"
    NECK PROFILE: medium C
    FRETS: 22 medium jumbo, nickel
    TUNING KEYS: 18:1 ratio, sealed-back
    BRIDGE: traditional boxed-steel bridge with individual brass saddles
    CONTROLS: 3-position pickup selector, volume, tone
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Limited 10 year warranty on all guitars.


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G&LTribute ASAT Classic Bluesboy Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar
 
4.4

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (22)
  • Good feel (21)
  • Fun to play (20)
  • Solid electronics (17)
  • Good pick up (15)

Cons

  • Fret buzz (3)

Best Uses

  • Jamming (18)
  • Practicing (18)
  • Recording (15)
  • Small venues (11)
  • Rock concerts (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (13), Professional musician (10)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Nice alternative to Tele Thinline...

I am a lefty. I got this in the event I have company that might want to play, and no one I have in my circle plays lefty. I know how many times...Read complete review

I am a lefty. I got this in the event I have company that might want to play, and no one I have in my circle plays lefty. I know how many times I have held a righty guitar upside down and tapped into my deepest points of dyslexia....

I had an excellent custom Bluesboy and this entry level G&L is solid and more precise than MIM Fenders I have had, though some of those have been more impressive than American Standard instruments I have had....

The combo of single coil at bridge and humbucker at the neck is wonderful.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

I'M happy

Although my previous comments don't sound like it, this is a really nice guitar. The setup out of the box was really bad, especially the string height. Nobody likes an action set that...Read complete review

Although my previous comments don't sound like it, this is a really nice guitar. The setup out of the box was really bad, especially the string height. Nobody likes an action set that high and lowering it caused it to fret out badly. I finally found a happy medium and the tone came in nicely. I suspect one high fret but finding it is over my head. The intonation is not great but it will do for now. I'll take it to a pro at some point for a real setup. My fret pressure probably causes more note distortion than the intonation problem. Also, there was a small crack in the finish. It is barely noticeable and as long as it doesn't spread I don't think anyone will ever see it.
I sent a previous one back for a simple mechanical problem that I could have fixed myself but I was afraid of voiding my warranty. That one actually played a little easier than this one right out of the box.
Too make a long story longer, I think what I'm trying to say is I don't believe there is very much consistency in the manufacturing or inspection of these guitars; however, with all that said I still really like the guitar. It feels good, it's light, it is a beautiful guitar and it sounds great. With just a little more work I believe it will be my go to guitar. If you are willing to put a little work into it after you get it then buy it. I don't think you'll be sorry: I'm not

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5.0

very good guitar

By ellie

from tecumseh,mi

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about G&L Tribute ASAT Classic Bluesboy Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

    this guitar is very good,plays good,sounds good
    it took me a long time to find the right guitar
    chris at guitar center in toledo oh was very helpful with this process,thanks alot

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Sweet

    By JP

    from Syracuse, NY

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Small Venues

      Comments about G&L Tribute ASAT Classic Bluesboy Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

      I'm an older guy who's been playing since the early '70's. Never had a Tele, but I couldn't ignore all of the great players who used them. I really like thin lines, but I've never liked the stying of the Fender versions. Mainly, the controls are not close enough the the strings to use them while playing, and the pick guards a not to my liking. G&L has put the controls where I want them, and the thing looks nicer. The sound is what I was looking for, and after a good set up it plays very well. My only concern is the cheap, plastic nut. Other less expensive makes put a better one one their guitars, why can't G&L?

       
      5.0

      Love mine.

      By Tim

      from Louisville

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • Fret Buzz

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording

      Comments about G&L Tribute ASAT Classic Bluesboy Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

      This guitar sounds great and is very easy to play. Had some fret buzz when it arrived but was fixed by a professional setup. Great twang from the single coil and love the humbucker. Put them together for a new tele sound.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Simply Brilliant....

      By JGUY

      from NH

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Great, Classic Look
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • Small Venues

        Comments about G&L Tribute ASAT Classic Bluesboy Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

        I became a professional musician and guitarist many years ago when I was 17. In my early 20's I bought a 72 Tele Thinline which I loved - unfortunately I traded it, not knowing it was something special. I've wanted another ever since - that plus the fact that this was Leo Fender's last design made me interested. My expectations were high when I ordered it and the minute I plugged this sweetie in it surpassed them. Fabulous sound, feel, tone both live and recording. This is a keeper! Bless you Leo!

        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Quality guitar

        By chris

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about G&L Tribute ASAT Classic Bluesboy Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

        Very nice guitar.

         
        4.0

        what a great guitar!!!

        By Zark

        from Kingston, NY

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • excellent neck, chunkier than a Tele
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • all around applications

          Comments about G&L Tribute ASAT Classic Bluesboy Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

          i am an amateur musician, will use for rehearsal, jamming, performances

           
          5.0

          I love this guitar.

          By Connie

          from Mining wi

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Small Venues

            Comments about G&L Tribute ASAT Classic Bluesboy Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

            Will using my new guitar for practice, jamming, playing in a duo as well as 5 piece blues band!

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Quality Instrument at an Affordable Price Point

            By VE

            from Chas, WV

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Beautiful finish
            • Easy on the back
            • Excellent Tuners
            • Good Tone
            • Great for Jazz and Lounge Music
            • Quality Construction and Materials
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday Playing
              • Recording

              Comments about G&L Tribute ASAT Classic Bluesboy Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

              My first "good' guitar was a Fender Tele which I sold back in the early 70's. I always wanted another one, but I wanted something a little easier on the back; I'm 64. I ordered the Natural Swamp Body at the Veteran's Day sale, so I got 15% off; just a beautiful guitar and very light weight. I couldn't find a defect anywhere. Excellent electronics and great tuners.Comfortable Medium C shaped (this is not a shedder or "thin C" neck). The above average nut and fret work were really nice at this price point. Good solid instrument, tight neck pocket. The intonation and saddle heights were right on. But, be careful if you try to upgrade or retro-fit the instrument because the G&L necks and pick guards are not interchangeable with their Fender counterparts. Most users will find the guitar adequate enough as is.

              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              A Cut Above The Rest

              By VE

              from Chas, WV

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • A Quality Instrument
              • Best Bang For The Buck
              • Excellent Craftmanship and Materials
              • Good Feel
              • Good Tone
              • Solid Electronics

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Great for Jazz & Lounge Work

                Comments about G&L Tribute ASAT Classic Bluesboy Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

                I purchased the Blonde/Rosewood version during the Veterans Day sale for 15% off. Considering the price point of this imported product, the quality and construction of the guitar was immaculate; well worth twice what I paid. The 18:1 Tuners work wonderfully. The bridge has 6 individually adjustable "Brass" Saddles; the intonation was right on and the saddle heights matched the radius of the fret board to a tee. You get a Nice Medium C Neck with true to spec medium jumbo frets; not the low rider Squire frets. The nut work was dam near perfect. The top circle fret board markers set perfectly between the 3rd and 4th strings; excellent neck alignment. The neck and pocket fit were really tight; I couldn't get a piece of notebook paper between them. Unlike many Fender necks, the neck profile is carved right to the neck pocket, so you have no wasted neck wood getting in the way of upper fret access. The frets could use some polishing, but at this price point, very decent fret work and edges. The guitar I received had a fairly low action already with no fret buzz that I could detect. The volume and tone pots I looked at internally, were "audiophile" quality and feel and some of the best I have ever seen on any guitar. The pickups, as they state, are very powerful and balanced; the overall sound is one of mellowness. The paint job is stunning; I couldn't find a dent, a scratch or a chip anywhere. The whole guitar reeks of quality everywhere, right down to the input jack. Very impressive axe. I can see why Leo and George left Fender; they wanted to build quality instruments and this one doesn't disappoint. Great value for the money.

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Really Cool Semi-Hollow Guitar!

                By Mike

                from Rhode Island

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Awesome look
                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Good Pick Up
                • Good Tone
                • Great Tone
                • Solid Electronics

                Cons

                • Neckdive

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • Rock Concerts
                • Small Venues

                Comments about G&L Tribute ASAT Classic Bluesboy Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

                Excellent guitar. Looks great, but more importantly, plays great. Great warmth from the hollowed out chambers. The pickups are excellent at handling effect pedals and can play just about any variety of music (don't let the appearance fool you. This guitar can play it all). The quality of the parts and craftsmanship is much higher than any MIM Fender you'll find, which means this guitar is built to last. The only downside for me is that the guitar body is TOO light, and I have some neck diving issues going on. A good strap or some sort of counter-weight system can easily correct this, though it is worth mentioning.

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