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G&L Limited Edition Tribute ASAT Classic Electric Guitar Condition 2 - Blemished Olympic White 888366073995

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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

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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
  • Country of origin: Indonesia

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G&LLimited Edition Tribute ASAT Classic Electric Guitar
 
4.3

(based on 32 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (25)
  • Fun to play (24)
  • Good feel (24)
  • Good pick up (19)
  • Solid electronics (19)

Cons

  • Fret buzz (6)
  • Craftsmanship (5)

Best Uses

  • Jamming (19)
  • Practicing (19)
  • Recording (12)
  • Small venues (10)
  • Rock concerts (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (17), Professional musician (12), Novice (3)

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

 

What a disappointment.

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...Read complete review

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?

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(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Love it!

By Lee

from Oklahoma

About Me Experienced

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.

      (10 of 10 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!!

        (8 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        What a disappointment.

        By John

        from West Chester, PA

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Reviewer

        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?

            (7 of 7 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 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great tele' at this price point

                    By barn

                    from Northern Prairie

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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 Blues Angels Campground :) CA

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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.

                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Oustanding Twang, Rock n Roll guitar use the tone control

                            By jtw

                            from Cary, NC

                            About Me Experienced

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Jamming
                              • Practicing
                              • Recording

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

                              This guitar is amazing - you can get clean twang, stratty tones and rich rock tones - use the tone and volume controls to clean up or add dirt. The tone control has a HUGE range

                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              Don't give up too quickly

                              By NC player

                              from Greensboro, NC

                              About Me Experienced

                              Pros

                              • Beautiful Finish on Body
                              • Satin finish on neck

                              Cons

                              • Fret Buzz and Grit
                              • No height adjustment screws for neck pickup
                              • No Manual
                              • Poor Setup

                              Best Uses

                              • Playing

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

                              I have been playing guitar for over 40 years - mainly Les Pauls and Strats. I never had a Tele and had never played one but always liked the looks of the guitar and have a long distance friend who raves about his G&L ASAT so I decied to give this one a try knowing that Musicians Friend has a good return policy. My issues:
                              1. Fret buzz and gritty feel when bending strings - grittiness resolved after a few days playing. Fret buzz will probably disappear with a decent setup.
                              2. High E string too close to edge of neck - Fixed this by manually aligning the strings saddles on the bridge. Easy fix once I located the problem.
                              3. Harsh sound - too bright and distorted. Bridge pickup was set way too high. Could hardly hear the neck pickup. No adjustment screws for neck pickup so I lowered the bridge pickup. Problem solved. Now nice balance between pickups and it sounds the way I think it should.

                              Totally love this guitar now. I wrote a review mainly to help others who buy this guitar and have similar issues.

                              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              2.0

                              First Disappointment from G&L

                              By Chris

                              from Washington

                              About Me Experienced

                              Pros

                              • Good Tone
                              • Solid Electronics

                              Cons

                              • Fret Buzz
                              • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

                              Best Uses

                              • Practicing

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

                              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.

                              (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              Poor craftsmanship on high E string

                              By "The Dime

                              from Portland,Oregon

                              About Me Professional Musician

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                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Fun To Play
                              • Good Pick Up
                              • Solid Electronics

                              Cons

                              • Fret Buzz
                              • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

                              Best Uses

                              • Jamming
                              • Recording
                              • School Bands

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

                              Sick and tired of poor craftsmanship in regard to high E string not having resonance,sustain,or volume matching the other 5 sttimgs

                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              Not a Tele, but definitely holds its ground

                              By Souls Gerard

                              from Toronto Canada

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                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Practicing

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

                                Overall a good guitar to play or tag to a rehearsal. It has a reasonable balanced tone with the stock pickups. For the price, it is a good deal with quality attention to detail. Can't ask for anything more. Don't expect this to be an American standard or comparable product. It is what it is without bias and holds its own.

                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                G&L ASAT Tribute Limited Edition

                                By BullDog

                                from Taylorsville Utah

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                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                • no cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Practicing

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

                                This is a well built guitar for the money, smooth frets, my setup was good, it's a great looking guitar, it has some cool tones with the pickups that it comes with, overall well made guitar!

                                 
                                5.0

                                Leo Fender history led me to G&L

                                By Pharoahjay

                                from Exeter, CA

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                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Fun To Play
                                • Good Feel
                                • Good Tone

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Jamming
                                  • Practicing
                                  • Recording

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

                                  I was shopping on the auction site for a used Telecaster--something beat-up and cheap. A little research led me to G&L guitars. The reviews and low prices of the Tribute ASAT attracted me. I went to Musician's Friend for a price check and stumbled upon this ASAT with an open-box, blemished price that I couldn't pass up. With MF's great return policy, I purchased it without worries. The guitar just arrived and it's beautiful! I can only find one minor finish flaw on the body where the neck connects. The action is nice, the feel is great, and I Iove the tone. I took it to my luthier friend for his assessment. He said it looked like I got a really good deal. He made I minor adjustment to the bridge pickup and told me to let it sit for a few weeks to let it adjust to the humidity here in the Central Valley before he tweaked the truss rod and fine tuned the action. So far I am really enjoying this guitar. I may even like it better than my American Standard Strat.

                                  Service and delivery comments:

                                  Free delivery is great!

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Little money, a lot of guitar

                                  By Almost didn't buy

                                  from Iowa

                                  About Me Novice

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Fun To Play
                                  • Good Pick Up
                                  • Good Tone

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

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

                                      First of all, this is a REAL review. I always wonder when I read all positive remarks. I wasn't sure if I needed a Tele as I have an American Strat. I was looking at American Tele and bought this on a whim under the Stupid Deal of the Day. Reviews were good and price was excellent. I'm glad I did! The guitar came sooner than stated. It is in excellent condition. No adjustments needed, and it sounds great. The pickup has excellent tone and twang with no buzz. Hands down the best guitar purchase I've ever made!

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Good quality and tone at a great sale price.

                                      By Treetop flyer

                                      from Kernville, CA

                                      About Me Experienced

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      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:

                                        Nothig bad to say. As good or better tone and assembly as any Fender product regardless of price. Color and maple neck match my G&L Strat so couldn't pass this up at sale price. Very happy with this purchase after owning several Fender Telecasters. Give one atry!

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Another excellent buy! Stupid Deal of the Day-Incredible Buy

                                        By An always satisfied customer

                                        from Austin Texas

                                        About Me Professional Musician

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                                        Pros

                                        • Aesthetically beautiful regardless of price!
                                        • Balanced weight on your shoulder
                                        • Fun To Play
                                        • Good Feel
                                        • Good Pick Up
                                        • Good Tone
                                        • Solid Electronics

                                        Cons

                                        • Should had bought three more!!!

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Excellent for C&W guitar style playing
                                        • Jamming
                                        • Practicing
                                        • Rock Concerts

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

                                        No complaints for a new guitar priced less than 300 (SDD) I played a three hour gig and bandmates were impressed with the tone, timbre, intonation, and bewildered that a 279 guitar could sound as impressive as my other Fender Swamp ashe Tele and maple neck guitars. There were minor tweaks with the bridge and saddles, but I've rarely heard of any guitar not requiring minor adjustments. Excellent service and delivery by MF. If this guitar ever goes as a SDD, I highly recommend giving it a shot. I believe it is far superior to the Squier series and easily holds it own against higher priced "tele" styled guitars.

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