G&L Fullerton Deluxe ASAT Special Electric Guitar (with Bag)

Short for "Anti-Satellite" missile, this ASAT Special features G&L's signature Magnetic Field Design pickups that deliver a pure and crisp tone.
What's special about this item?
Feature: What it does:
9.5-inch radius fretboard Best-of-both worlds; not too flat, not too curved
Bone nut Enhanced sonic character
G&L Magnetic Field Design pickups Designed by Leo Fender for flat frequency response
Hard rock maple neck Extremely strong; bright tonal character
The 2020 Fullerton Deluxe ASAT Special bundles some of the most time-honored option combinations from the G&L Option Order menu. All finishes are paired with a pickguard that sets off the color just right, and that elegance continues up the neck with the G&L Vintage Tint Satin finish. All feature rear contoured alder or swamp ash bodies.

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 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 read more ballsy twang to searing blues to smooth jazz tones.
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CONSTRUCTION: bolt-on
SCALE: 25 1/2"
PICKUPS: Leo Fender-designed jumbo G&L MFD single coils made in Fullerton, California
BODY WOOD: Swamp Ash and Alder all with Rear Contour
NECK WOOD: Vintage Tint Satin Hard-Rock Maple
NECK PROFILE: G&L Modern Classic with 9 1/2" radius
NUT: 100% natural bone
FRETS: 22 medium jumbo, Jescar 57110 18% nickel silver
TUNING KEYS: 12:1 ratio, sealed-back
BRIDGE: Leo Fender-designed G&L Saddle-Lock with chrome-plated brass saddles
CONTROLS: 3-position pickup selector, volume, tone
CASE: G&L deluxe gig bag
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
3-Tone Sunburst
Shipping Weight: 14 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 17 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): GLG FDASATS 3TSB
Blemished, 3-Tone Sunburst
Shipping Weight: 14 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 17 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): MBP GLGFDASATS3TSB
Lake Placid Blue
Shipping Weight: 13.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 17 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): GLG FDASATS LPB
Blemished, Lake Placid Blue
Shipping Weight: 13.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 17 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): MBP GLGFDASATSLPB
Butterscotch
Shipping Weight: 14 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 17 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): GLG FDASATS BSM
Tobacco Sunburst
Shipping Weight: 14.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 17 x 7 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): GLG FDASATS TOB
G&L Warranty All Tribute line guitars and basses are under warranty for a period of two years.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 714-897-6766
(1 ratings)
Submitted September 17, 2020 by a customer from hotmail.com
"Worth it."
Verified Customer zZounds has verified that this reviewer made a purchase from us.
Just received my ASAT on Monday and was not disappointed at all. Flawless construction of course,G&L is known for making them solid and pretty. Intonation and action needed a little tweaking but that’s to be expected, it comes very playable as received but I’m kind of picky and always change the action and strings ASAP on new guitars ,didn’t need to touch the truss rod though. The MFD pickups are a treasure,you can easily get a great PAF tone and then switch to a P90 tone with just the tone knob on the guitar,I did a side by side comparison with my two Les Paul’s equipped with both and if anything the ASAT was clearer than either one(!) the neck on the ASAT is thinner than I expected but still quick and the frets are perfect. The fret board looked dry but that’s just how she looks, perfectly normal for this type of lighter rosewood. It’s a keeper for damn sure, nice and light and the color(Fullerton red)is basically fiesta red,my favorite Fender color. Thank to zZounds once again for letting me feed my Guitar Addiction haha.. If you need one guitar to cover every style,this is the one. Obviously haven’t had to use manufacturer support.
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