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G&L Limited Edition Tribute ASAT Classic BluesBoy Electric Guitar Turquoise Mist  (Open Box)
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OVERVIEW

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 Magnetic Field Design 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
 
4.2

(based on 41 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

No Pros

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (36)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best deal around, period.

This is the best deal out there on a great bluesboy. The color looks more like pelham blue than turquoise and is stunning. The neck pickup is clear and articulate great for jazz /...Read complete review

This is the best deal out there on a great bluesboy. The color looks more like pelham blue than turquoise and is stunning. The neck pickup is clear and articulate great for jazz / blues / rhythm. The bridge pickup is alnico and more tele sounding than other bluesboy models. Middle position is a good balance of these two pickups. I think the two tonal differences provide alot more sound options than the normal humbucker in the neck and mfd in the bridge. Also from what i have seen this is the only bluesboy (solid or semi hollow tribute series ) G&L ever produced that has the humbucker/alnico combination. All others have been humbucker / mfd combo. Neck finish is perfect and setup was great from the start.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Pretty Disappointed

I'm pretty disappointed. Thought I got a great deal when this went on sale, looked so good and couldn't wait to get my hands on it and play it. It arrived well packaged...Read complete review

I'm pretty disappointed. Thought I got a great deal when this went on sale, looked so good and couldn't wait to get my hands on it and play it. It arrived well packaged and when I first opened up the carton I was very pleased. Not a seafoam or surf green like it looks in the picture but more a sparkly light blue. I had a Fender Stratocaster this color once and loved it. When I got to inspecting it I noticed something didn't quite look right. The bridge was a bit crooked. Didn't notice it from about ten feet away but up close but it did not line up with the pickguard. The bridge was in the cutout on one side and clearly out of the cutout on the other. Also the tone control knob was loose, the knob itself was defective I confirmed by switching it with the volume. If it was just the knob I would have replaced it but with the bridge being crooked I just couldn't look past it. I never even plugged it in, had to return it.

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(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I love this guitar right out of the box.

By Denny

from McGregor, Ontario Canada

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • heavy distortion / overdrive
  • it does everything I throw at it, clean country,
  • satin neck doesn't stick what so ever
  • slight dirty blues

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      I own many guitars, a couple US G&L, US Strats, 335 Gibson, Godin, Epiphones and more, my main work horse is a US custom B-Bender Telecaster, my back up is a mexican Fenders Telecaster (Swirl)
      I have 12 years of touring experience across North America, mostly Canada but also the US and have been retired off the road since 1993.

      I'm in my 50s and consider myself an experienced player with above average skill. I've played through Fender, Peavey, Marshall and other amps, I have some of these on a shelf ready for use but now use a Roland Cube 80, it has a lot to offer in a small package. I've seen the abuse the road does to gear and appreciate a good guitar and amp. Though it is solid state, I get what I want and I don't miss any tube like qualities, especially when playing in a band.

      This G&L Blueboy is a pleasure to play, the neck is lacquer free and feels great, the frets feel like a little bit could use slight filling on the edges but it does not affect my play whatsoever. I own the hollow body Bluesboy and was waiting to get this one should a deal come along. It is above my expectations, the color is great and fits with the 50s band I work with, It has all the spank a Tele needs to play in the Country band I also play for. I tend to use the mid position for most of my playing, it gives me a bright and full sound all at once, it has both Fender Telecaster qualities and Gibson as well from the Humbucker neck pickup, the tone knob can help dial in what you look for. I also have my own band which plays anything from Jimi Hendrix to Merle. This guitar can do it all and can be a main work horse, I recommend this G&L Bluesboy based on the one I received. At this time, I've been using the Bluesboy to play with both the 50s and the Country bands, come time to do my show with my band, I will probably go back to my Fender custom as I am so familiar with it. I do think the Bluesboy will become my back up and possibly steal the show. I hope this is helpful.

      Denny

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      • No

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Pretty Disappointed

      By Drew

      from Destin, Fl

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

      I'm pretty disappointed. Thought I got a great deal when this went on sale, looked so good and couldn't wait to get my hands on it and play it. It arrived well packaged and when I first opened up the carton I was very pleased. Not a seafoam or surf green like it looks in the picture but more a sparkly light blue. I had a Fender Stratocaster this color once and loved it. When I got to inspecting it I noticed something didn't quite look right. The bridge was a bit crooked. Didn't notice it from about ten feet away but up close but it did not line up with the pickguard. The bridge was in the cutout on one side and clearly out of the cutout on the other. Also the tone control knob was loose, the knob itself was defective I confirmed by switching it with the volume. If it was just the knob I would have replaced it but with the bridge being crooked I just couldn't look past it. I never even plugged it in, had to return it.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Incorrect description

      By Zagoda

      from Buffalo, NY

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Sounds great!

      Cons

      • color

      Best Uses

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

        Bought this guitar because of the ash body. Did not like the color so i stripped the paint off. It is not Swamp Ash, but basswood or alder. G&L has not answered my calls.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best deal around, period.

        By Ved72

        from Tennessee

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

        This is the best deal out there on a great bluesboy. The color looks more like pelham blue than turquoise and is stunning. The neck pickup is clear and articulate great for jazz / blues / rhythm. The bridge pickup is alnico and more tele sounding than other bluesboy models. Middle position is a good balance of these two pickups. I think the two tonal differences provide alot more sound options than the normal humbucker in the neck and mfd in the bridge. Also from what i have seen this is the only bluesboy (solid or semi hollow tribute series ) G&L ever produced that has the humbucker/alnico combination. All others have been humbucker / mfd combo. Neck finish is perfect and setup was great from the start.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        It's okay... good for a budget guitar

        By Plumguy

        from Mpls

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Sounds good

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home playing

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

          Got the guitar and it plays nice and sounds nice plugged into my Gibson GA5T. But there are some issues that really had me wondering if I should return it. My experience doesn't seem to match up with the other reviews here or I just got one that's not as good. The frets are not polished in places - there are scratches that look like they are from 120 grit sandpaper. Either the bridge is crooked or the pickguard is because it is obvious that it is closer on one side than the other when you look at the bottom of the bridge. The nut actually sticks out 1/16th of an inch on either side of the fretboard. The 3 way switch seems solid but seems flimsy. I might be just expecting too much from a budget guitar but the workmanship on this is less impressive than the J Mascis Squire that I passed on when I got this one.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Did you guys adjust the pickups?

          By Norm Nixon

          from Chicago

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

          I've owned two of these over the years and they are exceptional. I'm wondering if the guys who complain about pickup tones and balance bothered to adjust pickup and pile piece heights. Can't complain til you have.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excellent out of the box.

          By vin vee

          from Detroit, MI

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          Verified Reviewer

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

          The five stars are relative. No, it's not a world class top of the line hand crafted guitar. But for the price, this guitar blows away anything I have played from fender in the last ten years up to a 600 price tag. It just needed a little adjustment out of the box. Great guitar for the money, heavy duty bridge, individual saddles, smooth electronics.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Build quality is questionable but sounds surprisingly good.

          By XS N8ION

          from Columbiana Ohio

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

          Not even close to the color advertised. The neck is set a few millimeters off from the joint causing an overlap on the treble side where the neck sets in the groove and causes a gap on the bass side between the neck and body. Going to be used as a beater guitar.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Better Than the Average Fender

          By Dave Gerbil

          from Florida's Space Coast

          See all my reviews

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Nice balance and feel

          Cons

          • Pickups badly mismatched

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Small intimate gigs

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

          The guitar is nicer in hand than the pictures suggest. The finish is gorgeous and flawless. Everything works as it should, but I will upgrade the tuners eventually. The bridge is a bit crooked, a definite negative, but I reworked the mounting holes and now the bridge plate is square. The pickups were way out of balance, so I took the advice of another reviewer and replaced the neck pup with a Seymour Duncan Phat Cat. It's an awesome pickup, but it completely drowned out the bridge. With some research, I went with a S-D Hot Stack lead; the result is close enough: pleasant and completely manageable. I now have a tele that covers just about any genre I wish to play, and for a decent price, even with the upgrades.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          This is an exceptional guitar.

          By West Coast Guitar Man

          from Renton, Washington

          See all my reviews

          Verified Reviewer

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

          Just received this from MF last week. I own strats, a Les Paul, etc. The pickups on this sound better than my strat with Samarian Cobalt Noiseless pickups (the pickups that were on the American Deluxe Strat!) The neck is awesome, nicer than my strat also. Right out of the box, the set up was good. Made minor adjustment with the truss rod, and of course, changed the strings to Ernie Ball. I'm surprised just how good a guitar this is. I will be looking at G & L guitars again for the awesome quality, and, of course, buy it from Musician's Friend.

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          • No

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