G&L Tribute ASAT Classic Bluesboy Electric Guitar, Maple Fingerboard

Leo's final word on single-cutaway guitars, the G&L Tribute ASAT Classic Bluesboy takes the design further with twin voice chambers and an added f-hole.
What's special about this item?
Feature: What it does:
G&L AS4255C and MFD pickups Versatile pickup combo with a wide tonal variety
Maple neck Bright tone, full sustain and strength
Semi-hollow body Enhances sustain, more open tone and feel
Swamp ash body Clear highs, strong mids and huge lows
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.

The Tribute Series ASAT Classic Bluesboy Semi-Hollow is dripping with authentic G&L mojo at a price attainable for every working musician. Once you play a G&L Tribute Series, you’ll never look back.

Features:


- Gloss Finish over Swamp Ash
- Tortoise pickguard
- Tinted gloss neck finish
- Maple fingerboard
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- Construction: bolt-on
- Scale: 25 1/2"
- Pickups: G&L 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
- 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
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Classic Orange
Shipping Weight: 12 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 18 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): GLG TACB CLO
Natural
Shipping Weight: 12 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 43 x 18 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): GLG TACB NGM
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
(2 ratings)
Submitted January 2, 2020 by Taylor H in Oklahoma City, OK
"Great guitar, only one flaw."
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This guitar is rad. It’s not as twangy as a telecaster, but you can roll back the volume and get some similar tones. It’s very thick sounding overall. The bridge pickup is very versatile, it can get very clean and also handle a lot of gain. It’s now my main guitar because I just can’t get enough of it. The only issue I had with it was the pickup switch. When I received it in the mail, it was loose and the sound kept cutting out. I had to open it up and snap the casing for the switch back together, and eventually had to take it to a shop to get a new switch installed. That was kind of an inconvenience, but I’m still thinking of ordering another one fairly soon.

Sound
It’s like a bigger sounding telecaster, with less twang and jangle. You can roll back the volume and it changes the tone characteristics some, but it’s got its own thing going. Very warm sounding.

Features
I think the bridge pickup is wonderful. You can get so many great tones when driven or clean, and the volume knob is super fun to play around with. I will say I’m not crazy about the neck pickup. I’ll honestly probably switch it out with something more jangly, but it’s not bad. Just very thick sounding with no crispness.

Ease of Use
Super easy to get good sounds from. The volume knob + bridge pickup are great.

Quality
I think it’s made very well. The neck feels a little cheap, but I’ve experienced no buzz and it stays in read more tune, even with me slamming on the strings for harder parts to my band’s song. Will say the electronics weren’t in the best shape even when I received it new; had to get the pickup selector replaced because it kept coming loose and cutting out. Other than that, great guitar.

Value
Yes, it’s priced super well, and you get quite a bang for your buck.

Manufacturer Support
I haven’t contacted the company.

The Wow Factor
Honestly just the way it looks, as well as the way it feels when I play on it. I give it an 8.5/10.

Musical Background:
13 year player. Used to be a touring musician. Still play regularly at a studio and local shows.

Musical Style:
Alternative rock. Emo. Post hardcore. Pop punk. Indie. Folk.
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