G&L USA ASAT Special Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar w/Case - Vintage White

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. The semi-hollow Swamp Ash body on this version brings a certain "hi-fi" quality to the tone, softening the attack and slightly scooping the mids for accentuated highs and lows.

Founded by Leo Fender in 1980, G&L USA instruments continue to be made in the historic G&L facility on Fender Avenue in Fullerton, California, the Birthplace of Bolt-on.

-Construction: Bolt-on
-Scale: 25-1/2"
-Pickups: G&L Magnetic Field Design high output single coil pickups with black covers
-Body Wood: Chambered Swamp Ash with F-Hole
-Neck Wood: Hard-rock maple
-Fingerboard: Ebony
-Neck Profile: G&L #1C "Slim C"
-Fingerboard Radius: 12" radius
-Nut Width: 1-5/8"
-Neck Finish: Satin clear
-Nut Material: 100% natural bone
-Frets: 22, medium jumbo, nickel, Pleked
-Tuning Keys: (Aftermarket) Sperzel locking tuners - black
-Bridge: Bigsby tremolo with (aftermarket) Mastery Bridge
-Controls: 3-position pickup selector, volume, tone
-Finish: Vintage White with matching headstock
-Pickguard: 3-ply White Pearloid
-Case: G&G deluxe tolex

SKU: ASATT Retail Price: $2,750.00 Our Price: $1,949.99
Out of Stock Manufacturer: G&L Guitars Color: Vintage White
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