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G&L ASAT Special Premium

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Tribute guitars are made to G&L design specs and incorporate real US-made pickups to get authentic G&L sound. This Special Premium version of the ASA...Click To Read More About This Product

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Gorgeous wood and finishes that show it off.

Tribute guitars are made to G&L design specs and incorporate real US-made pickups to get authentic G&L sound. This Special Premium version of the ASAT features the Saddle-Lock bridge, a swamp ash body, 18:1 sealed-back tuners, and the same hard rock-maple neck that is used on the G&L models. Includes deluxe gig bag.

FEATURES
  • 2 G&L US-made single-coil pickups
  • Swamp ash body
  • 18:1 sealed-back tuners
  • Hard rock-maple neck
  • 1-5/8" nut width
  • 9" radius
  • G&L-designed Saddle-Lock bridge
  • 3-way pickup selector
  • Volume and tone controls
  • Includes deluxe gig bag
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4.8

(based on 12 reviews)

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5.0

One of my top axes!

By VooDooChile--eX52

from Waukesha, WI

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I just recently purchased a Tribute Special Premium and i love it. I own 3 Fender Stratocasters and this guitar had it's own unique personality and sound. The pickups are incredible on the high notes and the playability is wonderful. All i had to do was adjust the string hieght a bit and it was ready to rock. I think this guitar is one of my best purchases ever! Great for playing any kind of music. The pickups have more punch than Strat single coils, but the sweet tones are still there too!

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4.0

Best Kept Secret

By Gardner

from NYC

Plays easily. Feels well-made and solid. Sounds great. Absolutely no complaints. It is an absolute bargain and no-brainer when compared to what else is in this price range.

 
4.0

Good, but better now!

By VooDooChile--eX52

from Waukesha, WI

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I bought this guitar to replace a Japanese Telecaster that i sold and i was really impressed with it, but i couldn't keep it in tune and i couldn't get rid of buzzing strings. I took it to a local Luthier and after he gave it a complete set up and did some fret work it plays like a million bucks. The finish is gorgeous and i really like the neck. The neck pickup is week but overall it's nice.

 
5.0

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By higher chops

from Nashville

great guitar. Just bought it a little while back. The pickups are cool: they sound in between a fender single coil and a gibson p-90. Fat and mean like the p-90, but smooth and resonant like the fender. my only complaint is that the volume and tone pot make too much noise. for a brand new guitar, dirty pots should not be a problem.

 
5.0

Great value

By Ian

from Redmond, WA

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I've owned one of these for about four months now. Finish was ok - I had to tap down one of the frets and buff the neck to make it a bit more slippery. The neck isn't "unfinished," but it's a cheap feeling satin finish that's pretty slow. Once you break it in with some polish and gun oil you're good to go. The guitar sounds amazing and plays better than any guitar in this price range. It's an incredible value, highly recommended.

 
5.0

great guitar for the money

By StratMan420-.wD61

from Rocky River Ohio

i havea had this guitar for a while probably about 3 years. I think it sounds better and performs better than any fender in the same price. The only thing that i have had problems with are the electronics inside i have had to replace the pots and soon the toggle i am starting to hear static. Besides that this is a great guitar and i would recomend it to anyone. It is just a great value.

 
5.0

Nottin better (for the price)

By Nahmu

from Dallas, TX

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What a guitar. These pickups are magic...warm, but you still get that great single coil character. The tone is almost bell-like, great for dynamics and note separation. I got the gorgeous blueburst finish. Looks so classy. The tone function is great, u can get so many sounds with just 3 position selector and that tone knob...My one and only complaint is that the neck/body joint is weak, pull back on the headstock and the neck shifts way too easily, who needs a tremolo bar eh? Neck is fast and easy to play. I love this guitar. Those pickups...wow!

 
5.0

Great Guitar

By Flyinbryan

from Sidney,MI

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I picked mine up used and what a killer guitar the thing about these Tribute's is they are not really a tele and not a strat and don't sound like either. The pickups are just so different they are single coil but are wound hot, the bridge pickup will get VERY dirty when pushed. These are the same pickups used in the american G&L's and are 100.00 each on G&L's websight. The neck is very easy playing and fast. I re-strung mine with .009's but the factory sets them up with .010's so you have to do a little action adjustment. The sounds you can get out of these is unreal...mine is a basswood body which I would prefer over ash anyways. But anyways great guitar!!!

 
5.0

Sounds more Tele than a Tele

By Caddman11

from Chicagoland Area

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I was looking for a Tele style guitar and didn't want to spend loads of money. I've been playing for about 40 years and in the 80's and 90's I was a Fender and a G&L dealer. I wanted something quieter than a Fender and was looking for a ASAT; low and behold I found the ASAT Tribute. It comes with American made electronics, CNC made neck and body (Korea) and setup in the Calfiornia factory. The guitar is very well made and plays great right out of the box. It has less noise than an American Tele and is in the same price range as a Mexican Tele. Between those two guitars, there is no competition, the ASAT wins hands down. If you're looking for a Tele, it would afford you to just take a look; play an ASAT Tribute and see for yourself. The only problem with the guitar is in the thick final clear coat; it looks to be a little wavy, but you really have to look to see it.

 
5.0

G & L Tribute Plain Jane Black/maple neck & FB.

By Joey Tuiccizoni

from Chicago native...now DFW area

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I've playin' since the 70's, I own two American Deluxe models, (Strat & Tele), a Les Paul and my heart would break to pieces if my Tribute got stolen. Am I saying the aforementioned are junk? Definitely not?am I saying my Korean made Tribute is my best guitar? Absolutely! It's just my all time favorite ever, for playability and unplugged chime. I have never owned or played anyone else?s or played a guitar at a music store that tops this guitar. With that said, it?s quite quiet and one hell of a chicken pickin? guitar. It will lend itself to blues & rock and even Gatton sounding jazz. I really luv it; especially, when I paid under a nickel for it new with a TKL case. Man?it?s got spank?. Play one with .008's on it; you'll see. Sometimes a neck & body marry-up with slendor; I might have gotten lucky. Hope you do too.

 
5.0

No other tele touches it for the $

By Craig-ENCuf

from PA

First up, I love teles. I'm not a pro, just a guy who likes nice guitars. I can honestly say that this is one of the best deals I've had...I'd happily choose this over all but the highest end/upgraded stuff Fender are making these days. The pickups sound stellar, the finish is great, and the tuning stability outperforms my custom job with locking schallers/schaller bridge. Only two things I'd change. 1) I wish the neck were finished, even at an extra charge I think it would be worth it. 2) I wish it were lighter - this is a nice piece of wood, but it's probably about the same as a mid-weight les paul!

 
4.0

Guitars for grownups

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

One of the best kept secrets. These Tributes are not flashy. they are super easy to play, sound great, feel solid, and don't have the quality control issues that seem to plague Gibson or the MIM teles. And you can get them (particularly used) for a steal. I suspect part of the reason is that the teenagers haven't discovered them yet.

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