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G&L Tribute ASAT Classic Bluesboy Electric Guitar   (Open Box)
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OVERVIEW

Swamp ash or basswood body, bolt-on maple neck with rosewood fingerboard and Paul Gagon-designed neck humbucker.

The G&L ASAT Classic Bluesboy is a factory-modded version of Leo's final word on 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 designed by Paul Gagon and a single-coil G&L Magnetic Field Design bridge pickup designed by Leo Fender.

Framed in a classic boxed-steel bridge, the single-coil MFD 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 ‘em together and you'll find yourself immersed in exploring the limits of this guitar's surprising versatility.

Case sold separately.

FEATURES
  • Swamp Ash body on translucent and burst finishes, Basswood on solid finishes
  • Hard-Rock Maple neck with Rosewood fingerboard
  • Paul Gagon-designed AS4255C alnico neck humbucker, Leo Fender-designed G&L MFD single coil bridge pickup made in Fullerton, California
  • 3-position pickup selector, volume, tone
  • 18:1 ratio, sealed-back tuners
  • Traditional boxed-steel bridge with individual brass saddles
  • Case sold separately

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

SPECIFICATIONS

Tribute ASAT Classic Bluesboy Electric Guitar

  • CONSTRUCTION: bolt-on
  • SCALE: 25-1/2"
  • PICKUPS: Paul Gagon-designed AS4255C alnico neck humbucker, Leo Fender-designed G&L MFD single coil bridge pickup made in Fullerton, California
  • BODY WOOD: Swamp Ash on translucent and burst finishes, Basswood on solid finishes
  • NECK WOOD: Hard-Rock Maple with Rosewood fingerboard
  • NECK WIDTH AT NUT: 1-5/8"
  • NECK RADIUS: 9 "
  • NECK PROFILE: medium C
  • FRETS: 22 medium jumbo, nickel
  • TUNING KEYS: 18:1 ratio, sealed-back
  • BRIDGE: traditional boxed-steel bridge with individual brass saddles
  • CONTROLS: 3-position pickup selector, volume, tone
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G&LTribute ASAT Classic Bluesboy Electric Guitar
 
4.5

(based on 4 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (4)
  • Good tone (4)
  • Solid electronics (4)
  • Good feel (3)
  • Good pick up (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (4)
  • Practicing (4)
  • Small venues (4)
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4.0

Excellent Guitar!

By 

from Rhode Island

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Great look
  • Great sustain
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

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

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

    The G&L Tribute Bluesboy is a fantastic guitar. I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 for a couple of reasons. First, the guitar tends to be heavy. It's not Les Paul heavy, but it tends to run 8-8.5 pounds, but if you do not mind a heavy guitar, the return is incredible sustain and great action. Second, the humbucker tends to sound dark in the neck position. This makes it difficult to switch effortlessly between positions because you may have to readjust the settings on your amp or the tone knob on the guitar.

    Those things aside, the Bluesboy handles effect pedals very well, plays fast, and has a wonderful sound. I would still absolutely recommend this to a friend, just be sure to understand what you are looking for in a guitar prior to purchasing. It has that classic tele style, has some really great pickups (especially the middle position combining the bucker and MFD), and can handle a variety of different music styles. The pickups are not overpowering like P-90s. They have a much higher output than single-coils, but allow you to add in effects at just the right level. The downsides (to some) are that it is a heavier guitar and the neck position can be dark.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Don't always judge quality by it's price

    By 

    from Kernersville, NC

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

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

      I bought this G&L Asat Tribute on a whim....and I could not be happier with what I received for the price. Took it out of the box tuned it and started playing. Pup's sound good, setup was good, and the finish is very nice! The neck pocket is very tight, I haven't anything to complain about on this guitar. Musician's Friend did everything right. Over the years I have bought 4 or 5 guitars from them and have never had a problem with them about returns (only had one and that was not their fault) I will continue to do business with them in the future. This guitar is much better than a MIM Fender. It's not an American Standard but for the money it is a very nice little guitar! So far I am very pleased with it.

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      (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Really solid for the price

      By 

      from Sterling, VA

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Bridge Pickup Is Flat

      Best Uses

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

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

      Really, really solid guitar for the price. Would take this baby over a MIM any day. I've had this for about 6 months now and it hasn't let me down.

      The bridge pickup is super solid and very bright. Can handle distortion with no problem.

      Bridge, and Neck pickups sound very solid together. A great tone between too bright and too dark.

      Bridge pickup is the only minor complaint I have. The tone is slightly flat but still sounds great none the less.

      Would recommend this over a MIM anyday. G&L's are very high quality.

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      (10 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      This is a great guitar for the money.

      By 

      from WV

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Small Venues

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

        Buy this and give it a try brfore buying a MIM Fender

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