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

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Overview

  • 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
Description & Specs
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    $787.00
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    $549.99 Silver Coverage

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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.

 

Tribute ASAT Classic Bluesboy Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar Specifications:

  • 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
 
4.2

(based on 9 reviews)

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (9)
  • Good feel (9)
  • Good tone (8)
  • Good pick up (7)
  • Solid electronics (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (7)
    • Practicing (7)
    • Recording (6)
    • Small venues (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (5), Professional musician (4)

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    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'

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      3.0

      I'M happy

      By oge

      from Memphis

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      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

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      5.0

      Awesome Guitar

      By Scout

      from Austin

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      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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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        BEYOND EXPECTATIONS

        By Witt

        from Pine Bluffs, WY

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        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!!!

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          (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          A very great sounding beautiful Ax

          By Tucknfoldman

          from West Palm Beach, Florida

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          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.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          SUSTAIN PLUS RYTHYM PLAYER DREAM

          By Witt

          from Pine Bluffs, WY

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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!

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          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Nice alternative to Tele Thinline...

          By Gizmo Egberti

          from Colorado Front Range

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          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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            (3 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            ASAT Tribute

            By Slideman 8617

            from Hillsborough N.J.

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Nice finish
            • Nice neck

            Cons

            • Loose Jack
            • Poor Pick Up
            • Wiring Short

            Best Uses

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

              Mine came with a loose jack, and a wiring short on the Bridge Pickup. It has a nasty buzz. The Neck Pickup was O.K. WAY too much noise for me playing out. I sent it back.

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              (11 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              ASAT = ALMOST SAME AS TELECASTER

              By chollisr

              from U.S.

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Tone

              Cons

              • Minor Finishing Issues

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Small Venues

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

              I'm commenting after owning this guitar for about three weeks and after breaking in a second set of strings. You are probably already aware of the corporate and conceptual ancestry of G&L guitars. Intrigued by this history, plus wanting to get a lighter-weight alternative to the traditional Telecaster, I picked up a semi-hollow ASAT Bluesboy with a tobacco sunburst finish, rosewood neck, and a Seth Lover humbucker installed in the neck position as a factory modification.

              Fit and finish are largely good. The guitar was sold without set-up, so I had to do my own intonation and pickup heights. I also had to smooth down the frets with steel wool. The only problem: residue from the factory polishing sereptitously accumulated in the pickup selector switch, which one day completely killed the signal from the neck pickup until it was remedied with pot cleaning spray.

              And those frets! They're jumbo size, which require some getting used to. It helps to lighten up the grip when fretting the strings.

              Now the strings... it comes with a set of 0.010 (standard light gauge). I tried a set of 0.009s, but found that they would not stay in tune even after the stretching routine. I'm still experimenting with gauges.

              The ASAT is not exactly the same as the Telecaster. Similarly, the semi-hollow Bluesboy is not the same as a Tele Thinline. And that's a good thing, since to me Thinlines sound like a Campbell's soup can with rubber bands on it. The Bluesboy body has generous routing on either side of the center spine, which of course remains solid to anchor the neck and bridge, etc. And because it's hollow, you do have to watch for feedback issues that a Tele don't have. On the other hand, the hollow construction puts a different tonal palate at your disposal, approaching that of a Gibson ES-335, but with the ergonomics of a Telecaster. The ASAT bears closest sonic resemblence to its Telecaster brethern when using the bridge pickup. Neither worse nor better, just ...different.

              Beware that Telecaster and ASAT parts are NOT interchangeable. But then neither are the sounds. This guitar complements the Tele, but does not replace it.

              G&L customer service? I called the number on their website and left a voice mail message inquiring about string gauges. That was two weeks ago, and I have yet to hear back.

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