G&L Tribute ASAT Special Electric Guitar, Maple Fingerboard

Special? You bet it is. This storied guitar from G&L's Tribute series features a mahogany body loaded with jumbo single-coil Magnetic Field Design pickups.
What's special about this item?
Feature: What it does:
C-shaped neck profile Comfortable, rounded oval shape
G&L Magnetic Field Design pickups Designed by Leo Fender for flat frequency response
Hard rock maple neck Extremely strong; bright tonal character
Mahogany body Rich, warm, focused sound; added sustain
The G&L Tribute ASAT Special Electric Guitar 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 coil is single 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 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.

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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: Basswood
- 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: Leo Fender-designed G&L Saddle-Lock
- Controls: 3-position pickup selector, volume, tone
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Surf Green
Shipping Weight: 12 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 43 x 18 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): GLG TAS SGM
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 August 15, 2020 by j man m in panama city beach, FL
"This is the tele to own."
Verified Customer zZounds has verified that this reviewer made a purchase from us.
The pickups are louder and fuller than a standard tele. No fret ends sticking out a very smooth neck, had to lower the strings and cut the nut a little bit, but it plays like a dream, very low action without any buzz, love the pickups, no bright tinny sound from this guitar, weight is like an average tele. the tuners really work well, a lot better than other imports.
Musical Background:
finger style instrumental, country
Musical Style:
country
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