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G&L ASAT Classic Electric Guitar Clear Orange Maple Fretboard

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Overview

  • Swamp ash body with natural finish
  • Hard rock-maple neck with maple fingerboard
  • 7-1/2" neck radius
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    $1,650.00
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Traditional Leo Fender styling in a gorgeous, handcrafted guitar.

The lavishly grained swamp ash body has a transparent finish to let it show through. The hard rock maple neck and maple fingerboard are fast and sleek. It's equipped with 2 Magnetic Field Design single-coils that serve up traditional tone. Hardware includes Schaller nonlocking tuners, a 3-position pickup selector, volume, and tone controls. Includes hardshell case.

The patented Magnetic Field Design® pickups use a ceramic bar magnet installed underneath each coil, with soft iron adjustable pole pieces to transfer the magnetic field to the surface of the pickup. By contrast, traditional Alnico type pickups, such as used in the Legacy and George Fullerton models, use nonadjustable Alnico pole pieces leaving the only adjustment being pickup height. The Magnetic Field Design has this adjustment, but further offers individual adjustment of each pole piece, letting the player effectively adjust the output of each string on each pickup. Magnetic Field Design (MFD) yield about twice the output per wind, making the pickup quieter while allowing a greater overall output. The sound of Magnetic Field pickups is slightly warmer with a broader frequency response. One major Nashville session guitarist remarked that G&L Magnetic Field single-coil pickups sounded as balanced and sweet as his favorite old vintage Alnico equipped axe. The difference is that the MFD pickups sound that good right into his amp without all the EQ tweaking of his mixing console that made his other guitar sound so good. When he ran his G&L though his studio rig, he was truly amazed at the rich and warm, yet clear and sparkly sound.

Features

  • Swamp ash body with natural finish
  • Hard rock-maple neck with maple fingerboard
  • 7-1/2" neck radius
  • 1-5/8" nut width
  • 22 frets
  • Standard size Magnetic Field Design single coil pickups
  • Traditional boxed steel bridge with individual machined brass saddles
  • 3-position pickup selector, volume, and tone controls
  • Chrome hardware
  • 3-ply pickguard
  • Includes molded hardshell case

If you love custom workmanship comined with traditional styling, this is your axe. Order today.

 
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G&LASAT Classic Electric Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 24 reviews)

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Outstanding!

I bought an ASAT Classic in 2009 when I was playing in a Country band from San Antonio on a cruise ship out of Alabama. Anyone who has ever done a cruise gig knows...Read complete review

I bought an ASAT Classic in 2009 when I was playing in a Country band from San Antonio on a cruise ship out of Alabama. Anyone who has ever done a cruise gig knows the importance of having an instrument that you can count on every night for 4-5 hours. It must be durable and have a great, versatile sound. Although this a Country twang machine, I have also used it for jazz and rock/pop sets as well as major production shows. I did that for about three years on an ASAT Classic. By far the best guitar I've ever owned. Not even a HINT of an issue the entire time I was out there. I even quit bring a back up on my last two contracts. Once, just to see how long I could go, I didn't change the strings until one broke. A month. I mean, a month of every single night playing a full on bar gig with some fabulous players during Spring break season. That included six deck party nights (outdoors in the humid, salty air). I FINALLY snapped the small E on the very last song (Enter Sandman) of the last set of the last show of that cruise. Perfect timing ;) Unbelievable tone. The other guitarist/fiddle player in the band had a '52 Fender Tele Reissue, which is also a fine instrument. But any discrepancy in who had the superior instrument was terminated when we switched instruments one night. I spent that whole night smiling, listening to this amazing guitarist sound better than I'd ever heard just because he was using the ASAT. Seriously, I am no sales man, this is totally legit, do yourself a favor and get one. I promise you won't regret it.

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G&L ASAT CLASSIC

This is a G&L ASAT CLASSIC, it's a nice piece of wood, mine is Blond with a swamp ash body a birds eye maple neck and rose wood fretboard. Here the...Read complete review

This is a G&L ASAT CLASSIC, it's a nice piece of wood, mine is Blond with a swamp ash body a birds eye maple neck and rose wood fretboard. Here the rub, the neck and body don't fit as well as they could, some space between the body and the neck joint, no big deal just it could have been a lot tighter. I've seen cheap guitars with tighter nick joints. Another thing, the fretts wern't that well dressed, I took care of that my self with some steel wool. The most important thing it, this guitar is a great player, better sounding than I thought it would be, the MFD pickups are fastastic sounding for a ceramic type pickup. They are almost as hot as the P-90's in my Goldtop but have a bit more highend bite and are super for twang, not so good for Jazz, clean Blues leads like the kind I usually play sound better with this guitar than my '62 Strat and almost as warm as the Goldtop. The tone control works smooth from bright right down to a muddy bottom end, nice! In all it's the best sounding Tele I've ever owned, the other 3 were all Fender's and all fine guitars. I've been playing 45 years and this guitar is my back up guitar for stage gigs and is getting lot's of use in the studio. Try one for your self.

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5.0

Outstanding!

By Zep

from Minneapolis, MN

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about G&L ASAT Classic Electric Guitar:

    I bought an ASAT Classic in 2009 when I was playing in a Country band from San Antonio on a cruise ship out of Alabama. Anyone who has ever done a cruise gig knows the importance of having an instrument that you can count on every night for 4-5 hours. It must be durable and have a great, versatile sound. Although this a Country twang machine, I have also used it for jazz and rock/pop sets as well as major production shows. I did that for about three years on an ASAT Classic. By far the best guitar I've ever owned. Not even a HINT of an issue the entire time I was out there. I even quit bring a back up on my last two contracts. Once, just to see how long I could go, I didn't change the strings until one broke. A month. I mean, a month of every single night playing a full on bar gig with some fabulous players during Spring break season. That included six deck party nights (outdoors in the humid, salty air). I FINALLY snapped the small E on the very last song (Enter Sandman) of the last set of the last show of that cruise. Perfect timing ;) Unbelievable tone. The other guitarist/fiddle player in the band had a '52 Fender Tele Reissue, which is also a fine instrument. But any discrepancy in who had the superior instrument was terminated when we switched instruments one night. I spent that whole night smiling, listening to this amazing guitarist sound better than I'd ever heard just because he was using the ASAT. Seriously, I am no sales man, this is totally legit, do yourself a favor and get one. I promise you won't regret it.

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    5.0

    A Tele on Steroids

    By OrangeASAT

    from Chicago

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          Comments about G&L ASAT Classic Electric Guitar:

          Great guitar! Far nicer than any Tele's in this price range. The case is very nice as well. Unfortunately, it arrived with a smashed pickup selector switch... good thing my soldering skills are up to snuff. I just replaced it myself rather than sending it back and waiting for another. For what it's worth, I'm sure it didn't leave G&L like that. Other than the busted switch, it exceeds expectations in every regard.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great AXE

          By Smurph1

          from West Virginia

          Comments about G&L ASAT Classic Electric Guitar:

          Great playability Tone and looks..LEO was the man!!
          Just bought a slightly used 2011 G&L ASAT..Butterscotch Ash Body Gun Oil tinted maple neck..A BEAUTY!!..But the looks are only the beginning!! The tone is clear and well defined, with much less hum than you would get from an F brand Tele!! My band played a gig over the weekend, we do a mix of ballads blues and originals..The guitarist from the country band that followed us was asking me where I got that "Sweet guitar" I was grinning from ear to ear! G&L RAWKS!!

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Have owned this 12 years

          Comments about G&L ASAT Classic Electric Guitar:

          I bought this guitar in new 1999, and have played it regularly ever since. I have the orange one that's in the picture, with the gun oiled birds eye neck. After 12 years, this guitar still blows my mind. Paired with a Fender Twin it has to be as close to a perfect tonal combination that ever existed. I regularly get comments about the tone from people who hear it. It is quality built, with fantastic pickups. I would play this all the time if it weren't for it's distinctive sound, which doesn't work for everything, but it's not the guitar's fault. About a year ago the pickup selector knob did come off, but I put it right back on and its stayed put ever since. Also, the small hex screws elevating the brass saddles need periodic adjustment because they do drift from vibration and strumming. I don't see these points as faults, just periodic maintenance stuff that all guitars will need over time. I've always wondered why I don't see more bigger names playing this guitar, it is fantastic in every respect, and worth a lot more than price.

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          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Awesome Guitar

          By Kevin Caproon

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about G&L ASAT Classic Electric Guitar:

          This is simply the most versatile, expressive guitar I've ever played. Paired with a Fender Hot Rod Deville 410 III, I can get any sound I want.

          The MFD pickups on this guitar are like nothing I've heard before. The cleans are crystal clear. The individual tones come through clearly even when the amp is dirtied up and overdriven, The neck pickup isn't muddy, just a little mellower than the bridge pickup. Easily adjustable action gets you right where you need to be.

          I'm really happy with this guitar. It does everything I want.

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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          One word: Awesome

          By Max-M6hDE

          from Boston, MA

          Comments about G&L ASAT Classic Electric Guitar:

          The G&L ASAT classic is my go to guitar for gigging. It is so well balanced and comfortable to play. On top of that, it sounds fantastic. It sounds like a fender telecaster, but much more versatile. Its warm when you want it to be warm, and sharp when you want it to be sharp. My only very small problem with this guitar is that the pickup switch falls off pretty easily, and the intonation screws on mine are loose. These problems were easily fixed and this thing is just awesome. Pick one up!

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Simplicity At Its Best

          By Leo Lover

          from Boston, MA

          Comments about G&L ASAT Classic Electric Guitar:

          Mine is blonde with the gun tint maple neck. The finish is absolutely perfect. The C neck feels smooth and fast. The pickups are hotter than a Tele, very responsive, with the body giving off a ton of sustain. The factory setup was very good. This is a very simple guitar, with great tone, workmenship and a great value.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          The best.... forget the rest

          By texmax tone

          from edmonton

          Comments about G&L ASAT Classic Electric Guitar:

          If you are looking for a tele style guitar, with all of it's simplicity and wonderful tone, a guitar that stays in tune and resonates forever, a fast and solid feeling neck, complex pickup over/undertones, a guitar with lots of power (more that a regular tele I believe), a beautiful guitar and tight guitar, a very well balanced guitar, and a guitar designed by Mr. Fender.... Then you have arrived. Welcome.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Surprising

          By Sister Disco

          from Seattle

          Comments about G&L ASAT Classic Electric Guitar:

          I have always been a die hard fender guy, I was looking for a telecaster style guitar with a more warmer, fuller sound than my 52 re-issue. I found one in the ASAT Classic. This guitar is amazing. It reminds me of the Schecter guitars Pete Townshend used to play in the early 1980s in terms of sound. In other words, more like a Les-Tele style sound. The guitar has fantastic string balance and the pickups offer perfect sustain when using overdrive.The build quality is superior, I will put it up against Fender Custom Shop anyday. These are absolute jewels of guitars.

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          ASAT Classic

          By RedBear

          from Ely, NV

          Comments about G&L ASAT Classic Electric Guitar:

          This guitar is everything a Telecaster wishes it could be. The tone is to die for. Everyone that hears it comments on how great it plays. I use the bridge pup 99% of the time and it has never let me down. There are no dead spots along the entire fingerboard. EVERY note I hit comes out loud and clear. I can't say that about my Fender Strat. That is a good guitar but has a couple dead spots where the notes die. This ASAT is going to become my go to guitar from now on. I'm so glad I got it. The fit and finish are perfect. My guitar has a super tight neck joint. I can't even get a thin piece of paper in there. It's rock solid. The finish is as good as I've ever seen. The maple fingerboard is beautiful with the aged lacquer on it. The grain of the body is gorgeous under the transparent butterscotch finish. The black guard looks great. I love this guitar. I'd give it a 5 if it had a better case. The one that comes with it is just a notch up from a gig bag. But then again, I knew that going into the deal. I didn't buy it for the case it comes in. I bought it for it's playability and tone, which are there in spades. What can I say? I love this guitar!

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