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 na... Click To Read More About This Product
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.
Case sold separately.
Swamp Ash body (Blueburst) or Mahogany (Tobacco Sunburst)
Hard-Rock Maple neck with Rosewood fingerboard
Leo Fender-designed jumbo G&L MFD single coils made in Fullerton, California
3-position pickup selector, volume, tone
18:1 ratio, sealed-back tuners
Leo Fender-designed G&L Saddle-Lock bridge
Case sold separately
PICKUPS: Leo Fender-designed jumbo G&L MFD single coils made in Fullerton, California
BODY WOOD: Swamp Ash (Blueburst) or Mahogany (Tobacco Sunburst)
NECK WOOD: Hard-Rock Maple with 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: Leo Fender-designed G&L Saddle-Lock
CONTROLS: 3-position pickup selector, volume, tone
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Comments about G&L Tribute ASAT Special Electric Guitar:
This is an awesome guitar, It sounds like a Jaguar and a Telecaster on steriods.... I can play anything from Nirvanna to The Verve to U2 perfectly on it. This is the best universal guitar you can get for under 500$
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