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G&L Tribute ASAT Classic Bluesboy Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar Tobacco Sunburst Rosewood Fretboard

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The G&L ASAT Classic Bluesboy is a factory-modded version of Leo’s final word on the traditional single-cutaway bolt-on guitar, and the semi-holl...Read More

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Swamp Ash hollowbody, bolt-on maple neck 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 guitar, and the semi-hollow version takes it further with G&L’s distinctive twin voice chambers and f-hole added to a beautiful swamp ash body. Like its solid-body stablemate, this axe delivers 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. What’s more, the semi-hollow body softens the midrange attack, accentuating the low and high harmonics.

Case sold separately.

FEATURES
  • Semi-hollow Swamp Ash body with twin voice chambers and f-hole
  • Hard-Rock Maple neck with Maple or 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 Semi-Hollow 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: semi-hollow Swamp Ash with twin voice chambers and f-hole
  • NECK WOOD: Hard-Rock Maple with Maple or 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 Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar
 
4.3

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (12)
  • Good feel (12)
  • Good tone (11)
  • Good pick up (8)
  • Solid electronics (8)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (10)
    • Practicing (10)
    • Recording (8)
    • Small venues (7)
    • Rock concerts (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (6), Professional musician (6)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Nice alternative to Tele Thinline...

    I am a lefty. I got this in the event I have company that might want to play, and no one I have in my circle plays lefty. I know how many times...Read complete review

    I am a lefty. I got this in the event I have company that might want to play, and no one I have in my circle plays lefty. I know how many times I have held a righty guitar upside down and tapped into my deepest points of dyslexia....

    I had an excellent custom Bluesboy and this entry level G&L is solid and more precise than MIM Fenders I have had, though some of those have been more impressive than American Standard instruments I have had....

    The combo of single coil at bridge and humbucker at the neck is wonderful.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    I'M happy

    Although my previous comments don't sound like it, this is a really nice guitar. The setup out of the box was really bad, especially the string height. Nobody likes an action set that...Read complete review

    Although my previous comments don't sound like it, this is a really nice guitar. The setup out of the box was really bad, especially the string height. Nobody likes an action set that high and lowering it caused it to fret out badly. I finally found a happy medium and the tone came in nicely. I suspect one high fret but finding it is over my head. The intonation is not great but it will do for now. I'll take it to a pro at some point for a real setup. My fret pressure probably causes more note distortion than the intonation problem. Also, there was a small crack in the finish. It is barely noticeable and as long as it doesn't spread I don't think anyone will ever see it.
    I sent a previous one back for a simple mechanical problem that I could have fixed myself but I was afraid of voiding my warranty. That one actually played a little easier than this one right out of the box.
    Too make a long story longer, I think what I'm trying to say is I don't believe there is very much consistency in the manufacturing or inspection of these guitars; however, with all that said I still really like the guitar. It feels good, it's light, it is a beautiful guitar and it sounds great. With just a little more work I believe it will be my go to guitar. If you are willing to put a little work into it after you get it then buy it. I don't think you'll be sorry: I'm not

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Incredible value, well appointed.

    By JJ

    from San Diego, CA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone
    • Lightweight
    • WELL CRAFTED

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

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

      Beautifully crafted. The orange transparent finish is gorgeous.
      Pickups are terrific- they offer a tremendous amount of variation in tone on a single guitar.
      The setup was perfect right out of the box. That doesn't usually happen on a guitar at this price point. Intonation was dead on. Even the strings felt new, without the typical gritty stuff you often find on an import.
      Such a great deal! Absolutely no regrets on this purchase!

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      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Nice Guitar

      By Flash

      from Michigan

      About Me Professional Musician

      Ask me a question

      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 Tribute ASAT Classic Bluesboy Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

        As the headline states "nice guitar". I had played several solid body Tele style guitars and wanted the versatility of the semi-hollow. Surprisingly light weight. It is nearly neck heavy - so a good non-slip strap is required if you play standing. The neck is a traditional "C" shape and the frets are larger - typical of Fender fret boards. The tone and volume knobs turn easily and are knurled for additional ease of gripping. It is easy to bar chord to the 11th fret with each note clear. The intonation at the 12th fret on the one I received was only off on 2 strings. No fret buzz anywhere along the neck. I am still evaluating this particular guitar as each guitar is different and I am considering whether another might have a slightly better action/feel. I ordered the Orange w/ maple fret board and it is a beauty. The fit and finish is remarkable. Very satisfied with this purchase. The packaging was solid and double boxed. UPS delivery was prompt. I have played for over 50 years and gig regularly. My primary genre is 50's/60's pop with some country, jazz/blues, and softer rock ballads. This is a nice addition to my Hagstrom Tremar Viking Deluxe and my trio of acoustics (Guild 1980 12 string and a pair of Ovations - Legend 1717 deep bowl and a super shallow Celebrity). With this G&L semi-hollow and my Super Shallow Ovation, I can gig with only 2 guitars and cover everything I play from surf to folk to dirty blues to 50's classics. The tone of this G&L is amp dependent - meaning a clean amp like a Blues Jr will bring out the brightness more, where an acoustic P/A like a Bose L1 through a pedal board will emphasize the humbucker and hollow body bass. Versatile guitar with good action, beautiful fit and finish, and a great value.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Solid and versatile. Excellent value!

        By thejamspot

        from Philadelphia

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Beautiful
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Tone
        • GREAT sound
        • Quality Build
        • Solid Electronics
        • Value

        Cons

        • Slightly Offset High E
        • Squealing Bridge Pickup

        Best Uses

        • Blues
        • Clean Or Gritty Tone
        • Country
        • Jamming
        • Moderate Rock
        • Practicing
        • Recording

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

        For the price, you can't beat G&L. After all, they're building old Fender quality instruments that I'd put up against modern Fender instruments any day. This guitar is extremely versatile. The bridge pickup is way noisey and squeals with high gain. Will probably try a wax pot. Definitely get the Tele spank with a hotter flavor. The neck pickup is EXTREMELY warm. Think Cream era Clapton SG warm. Can definitely do jazz while making the jazz heads do a double take when they notice it's not a jazz box. Not for metal or super heavy rock. Anything and everything else is right in this guitar's wheelhouse.

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        awsome

        By snoty

        from NY

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing

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

          out of the box good..didn't need much tweekin'

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          I'M happy

          By oge

          from Memphis

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          Ask me a question

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Beautiful Guitar
          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Light

          Cons

          • Fret Buzz

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Small Venues

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

          Although my previous comments don't sound like it, this is a really nice guitar. The setup out of the box was really bad, especially the string height. Nobody likes an action set that high and lowering it caused it to fret out badly. I finally found a happy medium and the tone came in nicely. I suspect one high fret but finding it is over my head. The intonation is not great but it will do for now. I'll take it to a pro at some point for a real setup. My fret pressure probably causes more note distortion than the intonation problem. Also, there was a small crack in the finish. It is barely noticeable and as long as it doesn't spread I don't think anyone will ever see it.
          I sent a previous one back for a simple mechanical problem that I could have fixed myself but I was afraid of voiding my warranty. That one actually played a little easier than this one right out of the box.
          Too make a long story longer, I think what I'm trying to say is I don't believe there is very much consistency in the manufacturing or inspection of these guitars; however, with all that said I still really like the guitar. It feels good, it's light, it is a beautiful guitar and it sounds great. With just a little more work I believe it will be my go to guitar. If you are willing to put a little work into it after you get it then buy it. I don't think you'll be sorry: I'm not

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Awesome Guitar

          By Scout

          from Austin

          About Me Professional Musician

          Ask me a question

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Recording

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

            One of the best playing and sounding guitars you will find at any price. Mine was flawless in every way. Very lite weight and stays in tune.

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            BEYOND EXPECTATIONS

            By Witt

            from Pine Bluffs, WY

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Blues
              • Country
              • Easy Listening
              • Gospel
              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Rock
              • Small Venues

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

              I was so impressed on my first purchase of a Bluesboy Tobacco Sunburst model that I decided to buy the Bluesboy Clear Orange model too.

              The ease of play plus the resonation and sustain qualities of these guitars are perfect for what we enjoy playing in nearly all types of music.

              You won't regret owning a G&L Tribute at the bargain prices found only at MF. Get your G&L Bluesboy before they are gone!

              I am glad I did ...... they are excellent gifts!!!

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              A very great sounding beautiful Ax

              By Tucknfoldman

              from West Palm Beach, Florida

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              Ask me a question

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Pick Up
              • Good Tone
              • Great looks
              • Great Neck
              • Solid Electronics

              Cons

              • No Gig Bag Or Case
              • Poor Warranty

              Best Uses

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

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

              the guitar came to me as a level 2 used guitar and it was in immaculate condition. MF did a very good job here.
              This setup was great and it is very playable. The uses are many and the hardware, electronics, paint and Pup's are all top notched.
              But what is missing is the case to store this baby in. I hope that Fender has not gone cheap and stopped providing G&L guitars with the top quality Gig bags as was traditional with G & L.

              Comment on this review

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              SUSTAIN PLUS RYTHYM PLAYER DREAM

              By Witt

              from Pine Bluffs, WY

              About Me Professional Musician

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              Pros

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

              Cons

              • None On This One

              Best Uses

              • Don't Pack Without It
              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Small Venues

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

              Right out of the box without any finish blems or neck flaws. The first set up required simple fine tuning of the keys and the strings were good quality too. This is a keeper guitar which proves someone cared to do things right at the factory when making this one a player guitar!

              Yes, I am tempted to buy another one in a different color and own two of them. Played at a dance and another player told me if it had the maple neck it would be his before I packed it to go home.

              That player also plays a G&L and his was made in the USA costing lots more but he loved this guitar and the sound it provided us that night.

              The pickup design is hot so I used a little more bass control to make it sound even better. It stayed in tune for three hours of solid playing the first gig it was used.

              The frets are jumbo size and easy to play with perfect string alignment to frets. This guitar is more fun to play than the Jazzmaster design models. It stays in tune and it is lighter in weight because of the great semi hollow design. Plus it looks like a Tele but sounds even better for all your rythym needs.

              Before you buy more than one Tele to play rythym and lead, try one of these, you won't regret owning one!

              Yes, it is great for all types of music and yes it has that FAMOUS G&L sustain that is hard to beat for the price of this TRIBUTE MODEL.

              Don't overlook this beauty especially at this price!

              Comment on this review

              (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Nice alternative to Tele Thinline...

              By Gizmo Egberti

              from Colorado Front Range

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              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 Tribute ASAT Classic Bluesboy Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

                I am a lefty. I got this in the event I have company that might want to play, and no one I have in my circle plays lefty. I know how many times I have held a righty guitar upside down and tapped into my deepest points of dyslexia....

                I had an excellent custom Bluesboy and this entry level G&L is solid and more precise than MIM Fenders I have had, though some of those have been more impressive than American Standard instruments I have had....

                The combo of single coil at bridge and humbucker at the neck is wonderful.

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