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G&L Tribute Ascari GTS HB3 Electric Guitar Transparent Black

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The G&L Tribute Ascari GTS HB3 Electric Guitar was inspired by a recently uncovered prototype drawing done three decades ago by G&L co-founder George Fullerton, representing Leo Fenders vision for G&L's first 24.75 in. scale, three-tuners-to-a-side guitar. It was designed jointly by G&L's Paul Gagon and Grover Jackson, founder of Jackson Guitars. Its DNA is full of rock guitar history.

Yet it breaks new ground for G&L: it has a set neck, a Leo-inspired headstock with three tuners to a side, and a 24.75 in. scale to put it squarely on the classic side of the rock-and-roll stage.

Add in a TonePros tailpiece and three tappable Alnico humbuckers, and you have a gorgeous, high-performance rock guitar thats simultaneously strikingly new and steeped in rock guitar history.


Case sold separately.

FEATURES

Body
Body shape: Ascari
Body type: Solid
Body material: Wood
Top wood: Flame Maple Top
Body wood: Mahogany
Body finish: Irish Ale
Orientation: Right Handed
Neck
Neck shape: Modern Slim C
Neck wood: Mahogany
Joint: Neck Through
Scale length: 24.75 in.
Truss rod: Yes
Neck finish: Black/Dark Gloss
Fretboard
Material: Rosewood
Radius: 12 in.
Fret size: Medium Jumbo
Number of frets: 22
Inlays: pearl trapezoid
Nut width: 1-11/16 in.
Pickups
Configuration: 3 pickup
Neck: G&L CS4250C Chrome Covered Humbucker
Middle: G&L CS4250C Chrome Covered Humbucker
Bridge: G&L CS4470C Chrome Covered Humbucker
Brand: G&L
Active or passive: Passive
Series or parallel: Series
Piezo: no
Active EQ: no
Special electronics: Pickup Expansion switch (on Tone Pot)
Controls
Control layout: Volume, Tone
Pickup switch: 5 Position Pickup Selector Switch
Coil tap or split: Coil Tap
Kill switch: no
Hardware
Bridge type: TonePros locking C-TPFP bridge
Bridge design:
Tailpiece: CT1 tailpiece
Tuning machines: Standard
Color: Chrome
Other
Number of strings: 6
Special features:
Case: No
Accessories: Adjustment wrenches
Country of origin: Indonesia
Pro Coverage
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
Limited 10 year warranty on all guitars.


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G&LTribute Ascari GTS HB3 Electric Guitar
 
4.0

(based on 5 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good pick up (3)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (3)

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

A very credible guitar for those seeking something different

By Pharmboy

from Lexington, NC

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about G&L Tribute Ascari GTS HB3 Electric Guitar:

    Purchased elsewhere, the Irish Ale (red) version. Not as bright as picture shows but still very nice looking. Binding, pickup chrome quality, etc are all good but not great. The flame top is good, the tone is very good. None of it is great, but if we use a 500-600 dollar measuring stick (normal retail) then it is a very good value and offers a lot of usable tones. Splitting into single coil mode with a pull gets you traditional Strat sounds, pushing back in gets you the same switching but humbuckers, which is unusual for HB pickups. Single coil tones are acceptable to good but not a replacement for a Telecaster or Strat, so best for people who mainly use humbuckers and just need the occasional single coil sounds. Like most humbuckers, they are just a little thin. Not bad, just thin. The humbuckers (which are actual G+L, not someone else's) are very clean, lots of chime, sound good dirty as well and are very usable. Middle pickup is exactly the same as neck. Balance when switching is good, except going from HB to single coil is a big drop off, but that is expected. Set up out of the box was respectable, good strings, almost in tune, I just tuned and started playing, intonation seems fine. Neck feels really, really nice.

    If you want to add a three humbucker guitar to your collection and want one that is very usable, and you can catch it on sale, it is a no brainer. Would I take it to a bar gig? Absolutely.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Very nice playing guitar

    By Big John

    from Port Lavaca Texas

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Pick Up
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming

      Comments about G&L Tribute Ascari GTS HB3 Electric Guitar:

      I was looking for a good back up guitar for our band. This fits the bill. Plays easy., sounds great, good sustain, versital, I think in the price range of 400 to 700 it's better than anything I have played

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      No

      By Wiliam

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about G&L Tribute Ascari GTS HB3 Electric Guitar:

      Great cleans, great pickup combo options, frets could be better. Where this guitar failed is it got way too much feed back with a distortion pedal, even at lower volumes. I don't think it could even handle a five watt amp would th medium amounts of gain. Im Taking it back.

       
      4.0

      Great quality and sound

      By Big John

      from Port Lavaca Texas

      About Me Professional Musician

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Pick Up
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Recording

        Comments about G&L Tribute Ascari GTS HB3 Electric Guitar:

        Good all around guitar. Gets about every sound you need for a job

         
        5.0

        Great guitar

        By None

        from Wash.DC

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about G&L Tribute Ascari GTS HB3 Electric Guitar:

            This is a great guitar.The quality of the guitar exceeds the price.

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