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G&L Tribute Acari GT90 Electric Guitar  Tobacco Sunburst Rosewood Fretboard

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The Ascari GTS broke new ground for G&L, and the team of Paul Gagon and Grover Jackson are back with a new flavor that’ll take you back without b...Read More

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A simple-to-use tone machine with a beautiful finish and perfectly-matched P-90-type pickups.

The Ascari GTS broke new ground for G&L, and the team of Paul Gagon and Grover Jackson are back with a new flavor that’ll take you back without being another throwback.

The Ascari GT-90 takes all the carefully designed architecture from the GTS and dials up P-90 tone that’s better than ever. Typical P-90-equipped guitars suffer an imbalance between the neck and bridge pickups, forcing you to struggle with dual volume controls to find a balance. Not with the GT-90. Gagon has wound countless P-90 type pickups and used his deep understanding of pickup engineering to create an amazingly well-matched set. With a single volume control, a world of harmonically rich P-90 tone is finally accessible with ease.

Such a guitar should have a classic look, and the Ascari GT-90 delivers with a rich, old-school Tobacco Sunburst finish over its crème-bound mahogany body and neck, reinforced by classic crème pickup covers, gold speed knobs and understated dot inlay. This is the P-90 guitar you’ve dreamed of: superbly balanced tone in an incredibly well-balanced, lightweight instrument.

Case sold separately.

FEATURES
  • Mahogany body
  • Mahogany body with rosewood fingerboard
  • G&L AP4285CR pickup in neck position, G&L AP42105CR in bridge position; designed by Paul Gagon
  • Three-position pickup selector, volume, tone
  • Tone Pros locking C-TPFP bridge and CT1 tailpiece
  • Case sold separately

Once you play a G&L Tribute Series, you’ll never look back. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS

Tribute Acari GT90 Electric Guitar

  • Construction: Set-neck
  • Scale: 24-3/4"
  • Pickups: G&L AP4285CR in neck position, G&L AP42105CR in bridge position; designed by Paul Gagon
  • Body Wood: Mahogany
  • Neck Wood: Mahogany with Rosewood fingerboard
  • Neck Radius: 12"
  • Frets: 22 medium jumbo
  • Neck Width at Nut: 1-11/16"
  • Neck Profile: Modern slim C
  • Neck Inlay: Classic dot
  • Bridge: Tone Pros locking C-TPFP bridge and CT1 tailpiece
  • Controls: 3-position pickup selector, volume, tone
  • Finish: Tobacco Sunburst, creme bound body and neck
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G&LTribute Acari GT90 Electric Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 24 reviews)

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    (3)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (24)
  • Good tone (23)
  • Fun to play (20)
  • Good pick up (20)
  • Solid electronics (18)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (18)
  • Jamming (16)
  • Recording (14)
  • Small venues (11)
  • Rock concerts (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (19), Professional musician (3)

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5.0

Sleeper guitar Warm P-90s with Smooth breakup

By MasterBlaster

from Carolina

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Pros

  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Blues
    • Classic Rock
    • Great Tone When Driven
    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about G&L Tribute Acari GT90 Electric Guitar:

    Tone monster! Tone in buckets! P-90 sound similar to my Gibson with P-90 but better, breaks up quicker and smoothly as you increase drive. Amazing sound, great for early Clapton Cream type tone. Turn the tone knob all the way down GREAT woman tone not muffled and muddy like every other guitar I have. This 12 inch radius with Gibson length neck plays so easily, sounds so good. Makes me sound much better than I am! Hooked up to a RAH Catlinbread pedal and you have early Led Zep.

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    5.0

    A Little Funky, A Lot Superb

    By hareynolds

    from Houston, TX

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    Pros

    • Feels Great Immediately
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • Won't Fetch Beer
    • Won't Make Sandwiches

    Best Uses

    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about G&L Tribute Acari GT90 Electric Guitar:

    Bought this on a SDOTD whim. It's my 5th G&L Tribute. Do not know how that happened; I certainly didn't need it. If you don't believe me, just ask Old What's Her Name.

    Also have 2 Fallouts, an ASAT Special Deluxe (w/MFD pickups) and an ASAT Solamente I built-up from G&L Tribute parts for slide guitar. The rest of the herd are Epiphones with holes in them (semi and hollow bodies). No Fenders any more, they just don't fit me. I do have LOTS of guitars, but none cost more than six bills, and I do all my own luthier work, so I've got good experience in "moderately priced" axes.

    This Ascari GT90 is a little wacky, even funky.
    It's all mahogany with a set neck (i.e. NOT bolted, GLUED), a 24-3/4 inch scale, and a 1-11/16 inch nut with 3x3 tuners on a canted headstock. THOSE specs are of course classic Gibson (or, in my world, Epiphone).

    However, the double-horn body is VERY light (mine is SEVEN pounds 1 oz, lightest of my G&Ls, and not nearly a Les Paul "log") with a carved-top and single vol and tone controls. Those are PRS-looking specs.

    HOWEVER, the pickups are G&L's version of a P-90 single coil: neck is 5.6K ohms and bridge is 8.8K ohms on mine, so definitely in the vintage mold.

    HOWEVER (some more), the neck pickup is nominally the same as the Fallout Tribute neck (same part number except "C" for creme instead of "B" for black) BUT the Fallout neck is about 7.6K ohms (LOTS hotter), PLUS the Ascari has 500K pots (like used with humbuckers)and no treble-bleed cap as on the other Tributes.

    So we have very lightweight PRS-looking axe with vintagey P90 pups with Gibson dimensions from G&L, built in Indonesia.

    BTW the mahogany is clean, the finish is gorgeous (for thick polyurethane), tuners are great, nut is nice, bridge is Epihone quality. Set-up was as good as I've ever seen in an Asian-built guitar, no joke.

    Here's the bottom line: don't know how, but this thing just works. Pulled it out of the TRIPLE boxes, plunked it on my lap, tuned three keys a tiny bit, plugged into a Egnater Tweaker w/ Vintage 30, and BOOM, there it is.

    Leo, you magnificent you-know-what. Brilliant. Feels like a part of your body.

    SO, here's the deal: when this guitar is a SDOTD, just buy it. Pawn the dog if you have to, just buy the thing. After two days it will feel like you've owned it for 10 years.

    Nearly perfect for a youngster (looks METAL, plays vintage, easy-to-play neck, short scale for BENDS TO IMPRESS YOUR FRIENDS. PLUS, gorgeous, duh. Buy a Tubescreamer and you're good to go.).

    At the daily price, it's still a good deal, but I would steer y'all to the Fallout Tribute instead, as it's nearly as light and LOTS more flexible. See the excellent internet video demos of the Fallout (overall, my favorite new solid-body guitar; if I could stop buying cheap guitars for a second, I could afford a USA one).

    If there's a fire, I'll be carrying a Fallout in one hand and the Ascari in the other as I exit the building. Old What's Her Name will have to fend for herself.

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    5.0

    Great Guitar Value

    By Ratmonger

    from So Cal

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about G&L Tribute Acari GT90 Electric Guitar:

        Got this SDOTD. At that price, one of the best guitar deals anywhere. Came perfectly set-up. Great sound and playbility.

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love my Ascari!

        By John_Seattle

        from Seattle, WA

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Fret Buzz

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about G&L Tribute Acari GT90 Electric Guitar:

        Right out of the box, I needed to raise saddle height to eliminate minor buzz. The volume knob/pot was a little crooked, but G&L sent me replacement parts with no hassle.

        I recently did some fret leveling/recrown/polishing. It now has better feel than any other guitar I've ever played. I was able to put the saddle height quite a bit lower after fret leveling.

        The P90s sound great. I do hear some electrical noise on one of my amps, but blending the bridge/neck p/ups seems to cancel electrical noise when that issue comes up.

        I've previously owned a USA Fender strat and a Gibson LP Studio. I like my Ascari better than both of those.

        As with many other 'import/value' guitars, expect that you won't really get the most out of this guitar without investing in some setup work to fine tune the playability (or learn to DIY). Out of the box, I felt like it was great for the price. After some additional setup work, it's just great for any price.

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        (1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        PLEASED with this product...

        By "FLORIDA FARON"

        from WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • For The 300 Spent Great
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Tone
        • Great Feel After Set-up
        • Meticulously Crafted
        • Very Attractive Piece

        Cons

        • No Negatives At 300
        • Sustain A Little Suspect

        Best Uses

        • Practicing
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues

        Comments about G&L Tribute Acari GT90 Electric Guitar:

        I had an unfortunate experience with MF last year that went on for approximately 4 weeks. It left a poor taste in my mouth. After cooling down for close to a year, I felt compelled to mend my 30 year relationship with this company. I called to discuss what my issue was and "EVERYONE" went out of there way to rectify the situation and "WIN" this customer back. THEY DID just that !!! Now that's customer service. I couldn't be more pleased... Thank you ALL...

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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Gigworthy Fit and Finish, USA P90's

        By JagInTheBag

        from Grayslake, IL

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        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Beautiful finish
        • 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 Tribute Acari GT90 Electric Guitar:

          I've owned USA made G&L's for 20 years. My 11 year old wanted to start playing and wanted one. This import Tribute model came up around his birthday at a Stupid Deal of the Day, I figured it was worth a shot.

          The build quality is astonishingly good. Action out of the box was good. Strumming acoustically she sings. Plugged in the P90's sound the same as my USA Korina Collection ASAT. What surprised me was the sustain. My son played a clean finger style number to a large auditorium with this instrument and the sound saturated the hall with clear notes and subtle under tones. Overdriven, the G&L P90's give you all the crunch and fuzz synonymous with this pick up. The G&L Tribute Ascari GT90 offers no excuses and no compromises. Quality on par or better than a PRS SE we looked at. Value for the money, none better.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Plays like a dream

          By FendermanAndy

          from Holliston, Ma.

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Playing at home
            • Practicing
            • Recording

            Comments about G&L Tribute Acari GT90 Electric Guitar:

            The sound is just what I was looking for, fatter and sharper than a my Strat, but not a jazzy sounding as a Les Paul. It is the perfect blend of both guitars. Workmanship is top notch. The guitar is very comfortable to play. I highly recommend this guitar. I would like to see it in some optional colors too.

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            5.0

            Very Happy

            By Ardee

            from California

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Small Venues

              Comments about G&L Tribute Acari GT90 Electric Guitar:

              I really like this guitar. For me, it is unlike anything I have played (p-90, mahogany). I find this guitar attractive, comfortable, and satisfying to play. It purrs and growls, it has snap and snarl, and able to be warm and mellow.

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              4.0

              Great Guitar!

              By JBG

              from Alaska

              About Me Experienced

              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 Tribute Acari GT90 Electric Guitar:

                Great packaging. Great product (as good as many other guitars 3x the price).

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                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                average player, but pretty axe

                By Tucknfoldman

                from West Palm Beach, Florida

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                Pros

                • Good Feel
                • Good Pick Up
                • Good Tone
                • Solid Electronics

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about G&L Tribute Acari GT90 Electric Guitar:

                  Great looking guitar but I would not replace it when sold
                  Simple operation, good P-90's, body well designed
                  but really nothingthat speaks to me

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