G&L Tribute ASAT Special SWAMP ASH *MINT * 2013 Blue Burst Electric Guitar Telecaster
NOTE: I redid the seventh picture that had a bad smudge of the back of the guitar. The guitar has about thirty plus hours of playing while sitting down with shorts in a smoke free environment. I just have bought too many pedals and something has to go . . . . I have some very nice guitars . . . . so I reluctantly am selling this, the swamp ash model that is never discounted; unlike the mahogany model. The guitar is as mint as it came. Never dropped or taken out of the apartment. Always on a stand and put in a side room if not being played, etc.
Swamp Ash Model:
There may be smudges though the guitar is mint, but I bought the guitar in December, but I've bought too many pedals since and something has to go. There is a You Tube video that I believe suggests raising the pickups for more of a tele twang. I changed one string to what I perceive to be the same brand - D'Addario XLs 10 guage; otherwise no changes.
SCALE: 25 1/2"
PICKUPS: Leo Fender†-designed jumbo G&L MFD™ single coils made in Fullerton, California
BODY WOOD: Swamp Ash or Mahogany
NECK WOOD: Hard-Rock Maple with Rosewood fingerboard
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. What’s more, this ASAT Special is offered in either a traditionally G&L Swamp Ash body for maximum attack, or 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.
The Tribute® Series ASAT Special brings the magic of Leo’s own reinterpretation of the single-cutaway bolt-on guitar, all at a price attainable for every working musician. Once you play a G&L Tribute Series, you’ll never look back.