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G&L Tribute ASAT Classic Electric Guitar  

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The G&L ASAT Classic is Leo's final word on the traditional single-cutaway bolt-on axe. Framed in a classic boxed-steel bridge, the single-coil Magnetic Field Design bridge pickup created by Leo F... Click To Read More About This Product

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The G&L ASAT Classic is Leo's final word on the traditional single-cutaway bolt-on axe. Framed in a classic boxed-steel bridge, the single-coil Magnetic Field Design bridge pickup created by Leo Fender delivers crisp attack with complex harmonics while individual brass saddles offer modern levels of intonation refinement. Flip to the single-coil MFD neck pickup and you'll discover a delectably rich tonal palette, from round clean jazz tones to thick, gritty blues. Put them together and you'll find a whole other level of heaven.

Case sold separately.

Features
  • Swamp Ash body on translucent and burst finishes, Basswood on solid finishes
  • Hard-Rock Maple neck with Maple or Rosewood fingerboard
  • Leo Fender-designed G&L MFD single coils 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: Leo Fender-designed G&L MFD single coils made in Fullerton, California
    BODY WOOD: Swamp Ash on translucent and burst finishes, Basswood on solid finishes
    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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G&LTribute ASAT Classic Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (25)
  • Good feel (22)
  • Fun to play (20)
  • Good pick up (20)
  • Solid electronics (20)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (20)
  • Jamming (19)
  • Recording (13)
  • Small venues (12)
  • Rock concerts (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (20), Professional musician (5)

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5.0

Nice tele with great pickups

By Jay

from Washington state

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about G&L Tribute ASAT Classic Electric Guitar:

    Picked this guitar up several wks ago! Have a asat Classic with traditional pickups and wanted to try the mfd's. Guitar sounds great ,a bit more power and control with these pickups. I play heavier style and this thing suits me. High notes cut through and low notes are there as well. Some minor buzz with single coils, oh wells. Set up out of box was manageable. If I take to guitar tech the playability will be perfect. I have gibsons,american prs's, fender and numerous others. Right now I am playing this one. I have always liked teles and this one is a keeper!

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Love the guitar but......

    By Marco..

    from Prescott, Arizona

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about G&L Tribute ASAT Classic Electric Guitar:

      Solidly built....and what a neck!Tried out Fender Tele...not so impressed.This thing has a crystal-clear sound when put through clean sounding amp.Swamp ash is heavy,but the sustain goes on forever.The finish,hardware,and overall quality all top-notch.With the good comes the not so good.If you can do the setup yourself,you better have some one lined up to do it.The set in one word is BAD.And I don't mean "Good" bad....I mean terrible.They evidently follow a guide line that ensures the thing is assembled correctly,but little attention is paid to the setup...string height,intonation etc.They just put them together and ship them out it appears.I'd bet the more costly ones(made in America)are set up and ready to go.With that said,once set up,its a heck of a guitar...the best I own.They look to be trying to out do a Fender Telly,and that they do............

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Fantastic sound and feel at a great price

      By Rick, Sing for your life

      from Berkeley, CA

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      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 Electric Guitar:

        This is simply a great guitar. The G&L asat classic tribute gives me the incredible rich tones, from jazzy warm tones to jangly, twangedelic countrified blues and rock that I love. This guitar sounds fantastic, feels great and has quality workmanship not often found in guitars at twice the price. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for the next step in telecaster evolution.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        G&L Tribute ASAT

        By Sean

        from Chicago, IL

        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 Electric Guitar:

          Excellent guitar for the price. If you are interested in Fender, try a G&L.

          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          This is the best non-USA guitar I have ever owned.

          By Mark M.

          from Etown, KY

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Small Venues

            Comments about G&L Tribute ASAT Classic Electric Guitar:

            As a recovering drummer, I picked up guitar recently. This is my first purchase for myself, although I have bought quite a few guitars over the years for my sons (Mexican Fenders, G&L, Washburn, Seagull (2), Squire (3), Yamaha, Music Man, old USA Sigma). Of all of them, this is the best made, best sounding! (The Washburn, Seagulls, Sigma, and Yamaha are acoustics.)

            This guitar is full of great tone. I looked at other G&Ls, and chose this one due to the USA pickups. It is well built, the setup was almost perfect (I adjusted the low E string after changing strings to Elixers) and it plays beautifully. I couldn't be happier. I recommend this as a great guitar at this lower price point.

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            great guitar

            By the doldrums

            from Mass

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about G&L Tribute ASAT Classic Electric Guitar:

              This guitar is great. I tested it against a few telecasters and the tone on this guitar was much better to me. It definitely cuts through the mix in a band better than the Telecasters I tried. My only issue was with the instrument I received as a level 2 blemished item, which is supposed to be like a floor model. Mine came with considerable damage like it had been dropped and so I sent it back and picked up a used one instead.

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Very nice axe

              By tperki

              from Hartford, CT

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Good Feel
              • Good Pick Up
              • Good Tone

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • everything

                Comments about G&L Tribute ASAT Classic Electric Guitar:

                This is a very nice guitar. I bought a Level 2 "blem" that might have been returned. Miniscule belt buckle mark on the back, but hey, I got it for a substantial discount. Butterscotch finish is nice, neck is straight, plays really nice right out of the box. String tray is a tiny bit crooked, but I will adjust next string change. Soundwise, this guitar is awesome. I play through a Peavey Classic 30 tweed, and it sounds great. The bridge pickup gives me that classic Tele twang, and the neck goes from nice mellow to growling depending on the volume position and my pick attack. I would certainly recommend this guitar for the money!!!!

                (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Initial Reaction: Love It But Take Note!

                By myatuck

                from Charlotte NC

                Comments about G&L Tribute ASAT Classic Electric Guitar:

                I just took delivery of one of these, in Butterscotch, and I have to say I love it!

                I consider any tele to be a niche guitar and this is no exception. It is built and set up to produce a specific sound.

                Still, the tone knob does in fact produce a range of alternative sound (darker, naturally)which is more than I can say of some of my other guitars.

                More importantly, the pickups are absolutely fantastic, at least when played through my Blues Jr. III.

                I was worried, some say the factory pups are too hot for a tele, that the guitar as equipped is soul less. Not to me me, these things ring out more clearly, with more punch than anything else I own. They respond well to attack, and do so consistently across the range. We'll have to see how they break in but at this point they are great, better than my Texas Specials and my ProBuckers.

                In addition, like the tone knob, the pup selector switch produces a nice array of very nicely balanced sound. Not startling, not unrelated but a nice progression.

                As for fit and finish, this Indonesian guitar shows well. That said, it is, to me, a small step down from my MIM Strat and my Korean guitars. In fact, it is that same small step down from my Indonesian Epi Les Paul Standard Pro. Small things, e.g., an itty bitty tiny tiny bit of exposed neck glue and the not perfectly glossed bottom edge grain of the maple fret board, the plastic knob on the pup selector. Small things that no one but one of us will ever notice. Of course, this cost a couple of hundred less than the Epi.

                Mine came out of the box set up and ready to play. YMMV.

                The Butterscotch photographs a bit brighter and more consistent than it really is, at least mine is a bit more 'natural' than I expected. In addition, the grain shows a soft maple painted looking 'gray' instead of a more traditional reddish brown stained grain. I do a lot of woodworking and know maple quite well. This guitar carries an excellent treatment of a classic maple look, but you have to like maple and the grays they can produce, and like it buried under a mile of soft gloss. I like, again, YMMV.

                Hope this helps.

                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Very Surprised

                By Grand Pappy

                from American S.W. deserts

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about G&L Tribute ASAT Classic Electric Guitar:

                  Best Indonesian made guitar I've ever played.
                  I owned 2 Indo Squ**ers and didn't keep either very long, but this G&L ASAT Trib's great. Every bit as good if not better then a STD MIM guitar I've played
                  Great deal Great guitar for what it is

                  (13 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Four Stars

                  By Rich

                  from NY, NY

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Fun To Play
                  • Good Feel
                  • Good Tone
                  • Great Middle Setting Tone
                  • Swamp Ash Body

                  Cons

                  • A Few Fret Buzzes
                  • Single Ply Pickguard
                  • Weight Not Balanced

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about G&L Tribute ASAT Classic Electric Guitar:

                    DESC: Tobacco Sunburst/Maple Fretboard.
                    BODY: Beautiful color/finish> The Swamp Ash body is a tone giant!. Single ply pickguard is poor at best and doesn't lay completely flat in spots. Other body components are solid. Controls are smooth operating.
                    NECK: Gloss back/fretboard. Tuners operate smoothly. Really nice overall fit/finish. Neck feels good with smooth playablity. Frets not undercut, but edges are smooth and not a problem. A few minor fret buzzes.
                    PICKUPS: MFD with 3 position toggle.
                    Neck - nice bloopy/twang using tone knob.
                    Middle - (neck/bridge) best tone to my ear with nice full tone/sound. Nice harmonics too.
                    Bridge - Very trebly, but when you roll vol/tone back kinda gets muddy.
                    OTHER: Guitar is not balanced well and wants to dip downward toward headstock to a horizontal position when using a strap.
                    OVERALL: A decent Indonesian guitar for the price. Very playable right out of box. Comparable to a Mexican Tele. For me the G&L has a nicer neck, and a big plus is the swamp ash body.

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