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G&L Limited Edition Tribute ASAT Classic Electric Guitar  Olympic White

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The G&L ASAT Classic is the final word on the traditional single-cutaway bolt-on axe. Framed in a classic boxed-steel bridge, the G&L-designe...Click To Read More About This Product

Available 04-28-2017

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A classic in a limited-edition finish.

The G&L ASAT Classic is the final word on the traditional single-cutaway bolt-on axe. Framed in a classic boxed-steel bridge, the G&L-designed alnico pickup delivers crisp attack with complex harmonics while individual brass saddles offer modern levels of intonation refinement. 

This Limited Edition Tribute Series ASAT Classic is dripping with mojo at a price attainable for every working musician. It comes in a limited-edition Olympic White finish, complemented by a 3-ply white pickguard. 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: Basswood
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: Medium C 
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Satin 
  • Fretboard
  • Material: Maple
  • Radius: 9"
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: 1.62" (41.3mm)
  • Pickups
  • Configuration: SS
  • Neck: G&L designed alnico
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: G&L designed 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

If you like the color, you already love the style. Order today.

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G&LLimited Edition Tribute ASAT Classic Electric Guitar
 
4.1

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (1)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (16)
  • Good feel (15)
  • Fun to play (14)
  • Solid electronics (13)
  • Good pick up (11)

Cons

  • Craftsmanship (3)
  • Fret buzz (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (12)
  • Jamming (11)
  • Recording (7)
  • Small venues (6)
  • Rock concerts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (11), Professional musician (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great bang for the buck!

Bought this as a Stupid Deal of the Day and got a great deal. Almost returned it because the neck pickup wasn't placed properly so the 1st string sound was sounding pretty dead. I...Read complete review

Bought this as a Stupid Deal of the Day and got a great deal. Almost returned it because the neck pickup wasn't placed properly so the 1st string sound was sounding pretty dead. I took off the pickguard and positioned the pickup properly and I was good to go. Great sounding pickups and the look and feel are great, too. Well worth the money!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

First Disappointment from G&L

I have owned 3 other G&L Tribute series guitars, and love them all. This ASAT limited edition however is a different story. It's a disappointment. The neck is a mess: most...Read complete review

I have owned 3 other G&L Tribute series guitars, and love them all. This ASAT limited edition however is a different story. It's a disappointment. The neck is a mess: most frets have have burrs, and the high E string slips off of the neck with slightest vibrato-bend. While it's still playable, it's not enjoyable.

The good: the tone is decent (I love G&L's pickups), and the guitar is cosmetically cool looking.

Overall, the guitar is not worth the money. I should have returned it, but haven't had the time to dedicate dealing with it. More than likely, I'll spend a bit more $$ to get the neck worked on, and will probably keep it solely for practice purposes. Shame on G&L - Leo would be rolling over in his grave if he knew of the poor quality.

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(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Price for this is great

By Jay

from Washington state

About Me Experienced

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 Limited Edition Tribute ASAT Classic Electric Guitar:

    Received this today! Bought for the color mostly, as I had similar guitar many years ago. Set up is playable,tone is good, neck is good. I almost can't believe how good this thing is. My house is full of guitars from p.r.s. Fender, gibson ect. This guitar I will actually be playing. Thinking about buying more g&l guitars! With next day air this guitar wasn't even a quarter the cost of some in collection. Buy this now!!

    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Love it!

    By Lee

    from Oklahoma

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    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

        I bought this as a SDD. It really is a fine instrument. The pickups sound great. Just like a vintage Tele. The knobs and selector switch actually feel quite substantial. A surprise at this price point. Tuners are adequate. It stays in tune, intonated perfectly, and it looks great.

        I marked it down a star for some fit and finish issues. There was some fret sprout, one or two high frets, the factory leveling left some frets without a proper crown, the finish on the back of the neck needed a little buffing with some micromesh pads. I worked on it for about an hour total and now it is smooth as silk. Like many of the bargain Asian import guitars, the basic workmanship is actually very good for the money you pay, but you will have to do a proper setup. The only guitar I've ever bought that didn't need one was a PRS Custom 24. So, I expect any guitar I buy to require a touch-up.

        FWIW, I own 16 or so guitars including Gibsons, Fenders, Guild (Rhode Island versions), G&Ls, Epiphones, Ibanez, and so on. This one is currently number 1 (but it's new to me and it's still in the honeymoon period). I was very pleasantly surprised by it, though.

        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Buy it

        By Maga

        from Huntsville, AL

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        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

            Always wanted a G&L and this seemed like the perfect price point, where if I didn't like it I could most likely sell it for what I had in it. That being said, I wasn't expecting much, but I was completely surprised. The guitar is absolutely beautiful, the fit and finish are perfect. The neck is as smooth as I've ever felt, no sticky spots and effortless to play. Almost like a tung oil finish. Smooth fret ends, good relief, just well put together. The pickups, meh, take them or leave them. Played through a DRRI with a little bit of compression and some OD. I'll replace them when I have the time. Still a fantastic deal and a wonderful guitar. I'll buy more G&L if this is the example

            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great bang for the buck!

            By Sunny

            from Roeland Park, KS

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing

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

              Bought this as a Stupid Deal of the Day and got a great deal. Almost returned it because the neck pickup wasn't placed properly so the 1st string sound was sounding pretty dead. I took off the pickguard and positioned the pickup properly and I was good to go. Great sounding pickups and the look and feel are great, too. Well worth the money!

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great guitar for the money

              By Charlie

              from Nashville

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Rock Concerts

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

                Great guitar for the money. Good tone, plays great, nothing at all cheap about it. I love it.

                (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                What a disappointment.

                By John

                from West Chester, PA

                About Me Professional Musician

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                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Fret Buzz
                  • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

                  Best Uses

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

                    I was so looking forward to getting a great playing and sounding guitar based on the reviews I read.
                    Instead, after eager anticipation, I opened the box to find a guitar that had a poor setup, fret buzz, and scratch on the frets when I tried to bend notes. The neck fit to the body was sloppy with huge gaps as well. I really wanted this guitar to be a great find. Instead, I got a great disappointment. I'm sending it back before even plugging it in. Did I get a lemon, or is this representative of what G&L is making?

                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great tele' at this price point

                    By barn

                    from fly over

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                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

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

                      I tried for the natural finish G&L ASAT when it was SDOTD awhile back but it sold out fast. Then this cream ASAT came up on Stupid Deal and I didn't hesitate. Without thinking about it, I matched my cream and white Squire Strat...
                      Workmanship in this G&L is first rate. Great finish, level frets with a nice smooth finish on the ends, and a decent set-up out of the box. The maple neck is very good, unfinished, well- maybe a light oil or somethingthane as a sealer, but smooth and fast (which I prefer) and not at all grabby, with a slim taper and profile that suits my aged fingers. There was no evidence of a joint on this neck. Tuning machines exceed this price point. Electronics are up to the job here, twang when you want it, and great tone when you want that. I still have the original strings on it, too lazy to install my heavy gauge yet, but these are adequate for Open A... The finish on the body looks like it's a mile deep, smooth as glass, and not a flaw. There is a slight gap between the neck p'up and the pickguard which is off center by a fraction of an inch, but this is cosmetic and you really have to be picky... The only thing I might upgrade is the nut.
                      All in all a great little Tele' which I wouldn't be afraid to gig with, but mine will live its life in the old hog barn studio.

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      better than expected

                      By slyde

                      from de

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                      Pros

                      • Good Feel
                      • Good Tone

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Jamming
                        • Practicing

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

                        thought I would at least have to set it up but right out of the box I played it for two hours, loving the tone and feel. been bragging about it ever since

                        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Uh Huh, I really needed "one more" guitar :)

                        By DocRok

                        from CA "snowflakeville"

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                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Practicing

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

                          Got this on Stupid deal of the Day, so like, can't lose. It's 8 lbs which is over my threshold, so I play it sitting only. It's very comfortable and balanced so that's not a problem. I wanted a dedicated alternate tuning guitar for slide and this is it. It's in open G and I have a great time doing delta slide with it

                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          I was not sure I wanted this guitar, but am glad I bought it

                          By Jeff

                          from Gustine,Ca

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Jamming
                            • Practicing
                            • Recording
                            • Small Venues

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

                            After performing for years, I just play at home. This was a great guitar for my needs. It was set up pretty good from the factory, but did need some tweaking. I have other guitars but this one is fun for me to play.

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