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G&L Limited Edition Tribute ASAT Classic Bluesboy Electric Guitar  Mint Green

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The G&L ASAT Classic Bluesboy is a factory-modded version of the traditional single-cutaway bolt-on axe. For players looking for the unmistakable...Click To Read More About This Product

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A classic in a limited-edition finish.

The G&L ASAT Classic Bluesboy is a factory-modded version of the traditional single-cutaway bolt-on axe. For players looking for the unmistakable warmth of a classic humbucker in the neck position, the Bluesboy delivers with a well-balanced pairing of a G&L alnico humbucker and a single-coil G&L bridge pickup.

Framed in a classic boxed-steel bridge, the single-coil alnico bridge pickup delivers crisp attack with complex harmonics while individual brass saddles offer modern levels of intonation refinement. Flip to the neck ‘bucker and you’ll discover all the charismatic warmth you could ask for. Put them together and you’ll enjoy a whole new level of pleasure.

The Tribute Series ASAT Classic Bluesboy is dripping with mojo at a price attainable for every working musician. This model comes in a special limited-edition finish with a 3-ply white pickguard and maple fretboard. Once you play a G&L Tribute Series, you’ll never look back. Case sold separately.

FEATURES
  • Body
  • Body shape: Single cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body wood: Swamp Ash
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: C standard
  • Neck wood: Hard-rock Maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Satin
  • Fretboard
  • Material: Maple
  • Radius: 9.5"
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: 1.62" (41.3mm)
  • Pickups
  • Configuration: SH
  • Neck: AS4255C humbucker
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: Alnico 
  • Brand: G&L
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Not applicable
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: None
  • Controls
  • Control layout: Master volume, tone
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
  • Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: 6-saddle with individual brass saddles
  • Tailpiece: String thru body
  • Tuning machines: Die-cast sealed
  • Color: Chrome
  • Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Limited production
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: Adjustment tools

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G&LLimited Edition Tribute ASAT Classic Bluesboy Electric Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 31 reviews)

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93%

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Tele style that is not a tele, it's better

After doing much research for a viable Telecaster style guitar, I have had my eye on the G&L ASAT Classic Bluesboy for some time waiting for it to go on sale. I...Read complete review

After doing much research for a viable Telecaster style guitar, I have had my eye on the G&L ASAT Classic Bluesboy for some time waiting for it to go on sale. I initially wanted the USA version as I have a USA G&L Legacy guitar I am quite pleased with its quality build and sound. I had read many great reviews on the Bluesboy Tribute version, so when this showed up on SDOTD I jumped on it. Out of the box the neck and body finish and feel were spot on. Love the mint green color, it looks very surfy or 60s !! The set up was very close to my preferences with the exception of a few sharp frets and a misaligned nut. Out of the box, this was very playable. I have all my guitars professionally set up and knew when I purchased it I was going to change out the nut so that did not bother me, however if I had not planned to change out the nut I may have sent it back due to it being that off. My guitar guy was quite pleased with quality of the guitar and how it sounded as this was the first Bluesboy Tribute he had worked on. He did mention that with other types of G&L Tributes he has worked on there is some inconsistency with builds, mostly sharp frets or body/neck alignment issues you don't see on their USA versions. He did say the Tributes do rival the USA versions in playing quality. He rated this guitar's build quality and sound up there with some USA made Fenders and other manufacturer's Tele style guitars. After a new nut and set up this guitar plays so smooth. I love the different tones you can get individually delivered by the single coil and Humbucker pickups; you can go from twangy to crunch to growling blues to that classic tele sound. I think the sweet spot on this guitar is when you combine the two pickups; their combination makes this an entirely different guitar than any other Telecaster I have ever played. Glad I got it on sale, however if I had paid full price for it I feel it still would have been a bargain

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Pickups are Tonally Out of Whack

So here's the deal with this guitar: it's built really well, plays really well, but the pickups are wildly out of whack, to the point of being unusable. The neck humbucker is...Read complete review

So here's the deal with this guitar: it's built really well, plays really well, but the pickups are wildly out of whack, to the point of being unusable. The neck humbucker is extremely muddy and bassy while at the same time the bridge pup is piercing ice picks. It seems the neck pickup they use in the Indo models has too much output for the bridge pup, so they raise the bridge pup really high and lower the humbucker to the pickguard to balance the volume. What this does is bring the tone out of balance creating the extreme combination of tones I described above.

The bridge pup is surprisingly spec-less: no output listed, no model number, no brand…my suspicion is that this is the culprit in the tone mismatch. Many people buy these guitars and immediately replace the pups (Seth Lover neck and MFD bridge)…this will set you back another 2 bills so factor that in to your decision to buy.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Pickups are Tonally Out of Whack

By Matt

from San Diego, CA

Pros

  • Build
  • Playability

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about G&L Limited Edition Tribute ASAT Classic Bluesboy Electric Guitar:

      So here's the deal with this guitar: it's built really well, plays really well, but the pickups are wildly out of whack, to the point of being unusable. The neck humbucker is extremely muddy and bassy while at the same time the bridge pup is piercing ice picks. It seems the neck pickup they use in the Indo models has too much output for the bridge pup, so they raise the bridge pup really high and lower the humbucker to the pickguard to balance the volume. What this does is bring the tone out of balance creating the extreme combination of tones I described above.

      The bridge pup is surprisingly spec-less: no output listed, no model number, no brand…my suspicion is that this is the culprit in the tone mismatch. Many people buy these guitars and immediately replace the pups (Seth Lover neck and MFD bridge)…this will set you back another 2 bills so factor that in to your decision to buy.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Get'em while they're Mint

      By TIMMY

      from Beaver, PA

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      Comments about G&L Limited Edition Tribute ASAT Classic Bluesboy Electric Guitar:

      Once again astounded by an INDO ASAT. Unlike the previous review I have know problem not calling my guitar a telecaster for it may be mistaken as one of those MIM jobs. ASAT Baby.....INDO! Great build, great great color, electronics and hardware are solid. Setup is spot on though I always have new guitars professionally set up. I have a USA Bluesboy and had to buy this one because I've always wanted a tele/ASAT style sea foam green guit. I'm really glad I did, so sweet. Equally as fun to play but completely different sound b/c totally different pickups and different fretboard. I got mine on sale but worth every cent of the full retail price. I have about 20 hours on mine at this point and I'm completely satisfied with my choice to pull the trigger. Mine is definitely a 5 star guitar at this price point, playability, quality of parts, build and presentation. Don't be pinche, Bluesboy configuration kills and this isn't a stock color for G&L, get'em while they're mint. You can alway throw a Seth Lover and MFD single bridge in it down the road for 2 bills if desired.

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      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best "budget" guitar

      By 2bmc

      from Lafayette, CA

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      Pros

      • Fantastic, warm bridge pickup
      • Fast neck

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about G&L Limited Edition Tribute ASAT Classic Bluesboy Electric Guitar:

          So I'll just say that I know someone with a Custom Shop Fender Tele that I've played a few times, and out-of-the-box I already like this guitar just as much.
          Stupid Deal for three hundred buckeroos, you will not find a better guitar for the price. Pickups are the best stock budget guitar pickups I've ever played; bridge pickup is crisp and bright with some warmth, neck pickup is pretty dark and smooth, might be too dark for some tastes. Neck is beautiful. It was almost perfectly set up, just a couple of personalization adjustments and it rips. And some new strings, stock strings were pretty stiff.
          Do not buy a Squier or even a Mexican Tele. And maybe even an American. I'm going to throw in some Seymour Duncans I got a deal on to tame the highs of the bridge and a Phat Cat in neck for more chime and dirt, but honestly these pickups are perfectly fine.
          If you need a T-style guitar. With overseas guitars of course you do take a gamble on build quality, we'll see how long this lasts before electronics or something need to be surfaced. But G&L has solidified its place in my mind as best current bangforbuck guitars out there, and this new model takes that to a new level.

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          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          It's a Green Machine

          By Rich at the Beach

          from San Diego, CA

          Pros

          • Playability
          • Tone selection

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about G&L Limited Edition Tribute ASAT Classic Bluesboy Electric Guitar:

              For those of you who were worried about the color, it does look like the picture :) If the dry neck bothers you, rub it down with lemon oil when you change the strings. If you want the lacquered feel, you'll have to go with squire/fender. First impression is very comfortable to play, the action was good out of the box. Tuners are pretty much what you'd get with a standard fender. Fender makes this guitar in a similar color, only with a black pick guard, two humbuckers, and it's more money. I prefer this set up. Some have complained that the Fender HSS strats don't sound like strats, and it's a good point, because the hum bucker takes out the trebly option on the five tone switch. This is better; you get tele sounds on the bridge, beefy sounds on the neck and a nice blend in between.

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              • No

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Very Nice For The Price

              By Uncleknubs

              from Pacific N.W.

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              Pros

              • good neck feel and playability
              • pick-ups sound good for blues of all styles

              Cons

              • none worth worrying about

              Best Uses

              • Anything one desires for a guitar

              Comments about G&L Limited Edition Tribute ASAT Classic Bluesboy Electric Guitar:

              I really like the neck, it has that strat feel, radius and size, which gives strat players a straight across playing feel, the PUP's have a nice blues sound, deep dark in the Humbuck and a twang country blues sound in the single coil. I like the guitar's overall feel and sound, yet it's slightly different from the stratocaster and telecaster, giving it a uniqueness all it's own, I have the mint green one and it's a beautiful color imo..

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              There's better guitars for the money

              By Superchicken

              from Washington

              Pros

              • Good materials used. Sounds decent for the price

              Cons

              • Poor quality control on assembly

              Best Uses

                Comments about G&L Limited Edition Tribute ASAT Classic Bluesboy Electric Guitar:

                Guitar arrived in good condition. Upon inspection the neck was not screwed all the way down to the body. You could see day light between the two. Frets were leveled but uncrowned and completly flat on the tops. Luckily I had a set of crowning files to fix this problem. Neck humbucker is super hot compared to the bridge pickup which seems weak. Sanding on the neck was poor and flat areas present around the headstock.

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                • No

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                My New Baby

                By DannyTaddei

                from Sweet Home Alabama

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                Verified Reviewer

                Comments about G&L Limited Edition Tribute ASAT Classic Bluesboy Electric Guitar:

                I just got the delivery of my new Tribute (INSERT MODLE NAME - This thing thinks it's a curse word). It kills me not to call it a Telecaster but I'll deal with that in my own time.
                Out of the box, the E string was a tiny bit low for my twangin' playing but appropriately high for most people. After a thorough go over, the first thing I noticed is that I needed to clean off my drool. This guitar is beautiful. It came out of the box foxier than Chyrell Ladd in a string bikini.
                So I gave it the test of my Super Chame X2. I didn't go through a mess of settings but I used my favorite one that usually ends up on my CDs. The heavens opened and I saw the dude with a beard smiling!
                This is an amazing guitar. I bought it on the deal of the day here on MusicianFriend but don't wait and hope for that to happen again soon. it is worth every penny of list price and probably twice list price. I have 2 other Tribute (a s t a t ... still thinks it's a curse word) versions and though I like them all, this one rocks the heavens. Closing my eyes it sounds great but the color.... well, let's face it. Color like this makes surf music and Trop-Rock just sound better.
                A neck is subjective I suppose but I don't think anyone is going to feel anything but love for this one. I am usually a rosewood kind of guy but for the first time, I'm happy to go both ways. Don't tell my priest.
                Buy one - and make good music. You will not be sad you did!

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                5.0

                There are few things as fine!

                By DannyTaddei

                from Sweet Home Alabama

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Great Action

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about G&L Limited Edition Tribute ASAT Classic Bluesboy Electric Guitar:

                    Like every other G&L I've owned (about #8 now) there is just nothing wrong with the guitar. It looks fantastic, plays the same and sounds exactly like you want a telecaster type guitar to sound but more too.
                    I am 54 years old. The insanely priced Fender Telecasters that people dream of were standard store bought guitars when I was a kid. Back then, each guitar sounded different because of the way they were made. G&L is precision and every one of them is perfect.
                    If you are reading this, you are probably a Fender fan. G&L are Leo's step up in perfection after he sold the company. I used to own about a dozen Fender guitars. I own one bass now. I own 8 G&L and I will never look back.
                    The pickups give so much more of a variety of sounds and so much fuller a sound than the Fenders that once you try one, you won't turn back. The finish on the overseas guitars is better than the finish on an American made Fender. Overall, you just can't get a better guitar for anywhere near the price.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Awesome Guitar

                    By C320

                    from Islip, NY

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about G&L Limited Edition Tribute ASAT Classic Bluesboy Electric Guitar:

                    Great sounding guitar very playable and stays in tune …The pick combo offers a wide range of sounds ….LOVE IT

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Tele style that is not a tele, it's better

                    By fab4ever1964

                    from Michigan

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Good finish
                    • Quality build for low price
                    • Ready to play out of the box
                    • Unique sound

                    Cons

                    • Misaligned nut
                    • Sharp frets

                    Best Uses

                    • Any Twang style
                    • Blues
                    • Classic Rock
                    • Goosd for solos

                    Comments about G&L Limited Edition Tribute ASAT Classic Bluesboy Electric Guitar:

                    After doing much research for a viable Telecaster style guitar, I have had my eye on the G&L ASAT Classic Bluesboy for some time waiting for it to go on sale. I initially wanted the USA version as I have a USA G&L Legacy guitar I am quite pleased with its quality build and sound. I had read many great reviews on the Bluesboy Tribute version, so when this showed up on SDOTD I jumped on it. Out of the box the neck and body finish and feel were spot on. Love the mint green color, it looks very surfy or 60s !! The set up was very close to my preferences with the exception of a few sharp frets and a misaligned nut. Out of the box, this was very playable. I have all my guitars professionally set up and knew when I purchased it I was going to change out the nut so that did not bother me, however if I had not planned to change out the nut I may have sent it back due to it being that off. My guitar guy was quite pleased with quality of the guitar and how it sounded as this was the first Bluesboy Tribute he had worked on. He did mention that with other types of G&L Tributes he has worked on there is some inconsistency with builds, mostly sharp frets or body/neck alignment issues you don't see on their USA versions. He did say the Tributes do rival the USA versions in playing quality. He rated this guitar's build quality and sound up there with some USA made Fenders and other manufacturer's Tele style guitars. After a new nut and set up this guitar plays so smooth. I love the different tones you can get individually delivered by the single coil and Humbucker pickups; you can go from twangy to crunch to growling blues to that classic tele sound. I think the sweet spot on this guitar is when you combine the two pickups; their combination makes this an entirely different guitar than any other Telecaster I have ever played. Glad I got it on sale, however if I had paid full price for it I feel it still would have been a bargain

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