G&L Tribute ASAT Special Electric Guitar - Irish Ale

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 ballsy twang to searing blues to smooth jazz tones.

Availble in:
-Gloss Black, tortoise pickguard, tinted gloss neck, maple fingerboard, basswood body
-Surf Green, 3-ply white pickguard, tinted gloss neck, maple fingerboard, basswood body
-Irish Ale, tortoise pickguard, tinted gloss neck, rosewood fingerboard, mahogany body

-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, tinted gloss, maple fingerboard
-Nut Width: 1 5/8"
-Fingerboard 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

SKU: TIASP132R44R43 Retail Price: $715.00 Our Price: $499.99
Out of Stock Manufacturer: G&L Guitars Color: Irish Ale
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