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The G&L ASAT Classic is Leo's final word on the traditional single-cutaway bolt-on axe. Framed in a classic boxed-steel bridge, the single-coil M...Read More

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Familiar body, bolt-on maple neck and Leo Fender-designed single-coil pickups.

The G&L ASAT Classic is Leo's final word on the traditional single-cutaway bolt-on axe. Framed in a classic boxed-steel bridge, the single-coil Magnetic Field Design bridge pickup created by Leo Fender delivers crisp attack with complex harmonics while individual brass saddles offer modern levels of intonation refinement. Flip to the single-coil MFD neck pickup and you'll discover a delectably rich tonal palette, from round clean jazz tones to thick, gritty blues. Put them together and you'll find a whole other level of heaven.

Case sold separately.

FEATURES
  • Swamp Ash body on translucent and burst finishes, Basswood on solid finishes
  • Hard-Rock Maple neck with Maple or Rosewood fingerboard
  • Leo Fender-designed G&L MFD single coils 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

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SPECIFICATIONS

Tribute ASAT Classic Electric Guitar

  • CONSTRUCTION: bolt-on
  • SCALE: 25-1/2"
  • PICKUPS: Leo Fender-designed G&L MFD single coils made in Fullerton, California
  • BODY WOOD: Swamp Ash on translucent and burst finishes, Basswood on solid finishes
  • 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 Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 21 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (20)
  • Good feel (18)
  • Fun to play (16)
  • Good pick up (16)
  • Solid electronics (15)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (15)
  • Jamming (14)
  • Recording (12)
  • Small venues (9)
  • Rock concerts (8)
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5.0

great guitar

By 

from Mass

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • 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 Electric Guitar:

    This guitar is great. I tested it against a few telecasters and the tone on this guitar was much better to me. It definitely cuts through the mix in a band better than the Telecasters I tried. My only issue was with the instrument I received as a level 2 blemished item, which is supposed to be like a floor model. Mine came with considerable damage like it had been dropped and so I sent it back and picked up a used one instead.

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    4.0

    Very nice axe

    By 

    from Hartford, CT

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    Pros

    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • everything

      Comments about G&L Tribute ASAT Classic Electric Guitar:

      This is a very nice guitar. I bought a Level 2 "blem" that might have been returned. Miniscule belt buckle mark on the back, but hey, I got it for a substantial discount. Butterscotch finish is nice, neck is straight, plays really nice right out of the box. String tray is a tiny bit crooked, but I will adjust next string change. Soundwise, this guitar is awesome. I play through a Peavey Classic 30 tweed, and it sounds great. The bridge pickup gives me that classic Tele twang, and the neck goes from nice mellow to growling depending on the volume position and my pick attack. I would certainly recommend this guitar for the money!!!!

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Initial Reaction: Love It But Take Note!

      Comments about G&L Tribute ASAT Classic Electric Guitar:

      I just took delivery of one of these, in Butterscotch, and I have to say I love it!

      I consider any tele to be a niche guitar and this is no exception. It is built and set up to produce a specific sound.

      Still, the tone knob does in fact produce a range of alternative sound (darker, naturally)which is more than I can say of some of my other guitars.

      More importantly, the pickups are absolutely fantastic, at least when played through my Blues Jr. III.

      I was worried, some say the factory pups are too hot for a tele, that the guitar as equipped is soul less. Not to me me, these things ring out more clearly, with more punch than anything else I own. They respond well to attack, and do so consistently across the range. We'll have to see how they break in but at this point they are great, better than my Texas Specials and my ProBuckers.

      In addition, like the tone knob, the pup selector switch produces a nice array of very nicely balanced sound. Not startling, not unrelated but a nice progression.

      As for fit and finish, this Indonesian guitar shows well. That said, it is, to me, a small step down from my MIM Strat and my Korean guitars. In fact, it is that same small step down from my Indonesian Epi Les Paul Standard Pro. Small things, e.g., an itty bitty tiny tiny bit of exposed neck glue and the not perfectly glossed bottom edge grain of the maple fret board, the plastic knob on the pup selector. Small things that no one but one of us will ever notice. Of course, this cost a couple of hundred less than the Epi.

      Mine came out of the box set up and ready to play. YMMV.

      The Butterscotch photographs a bit brighter and more consistent than it really is, at least mine is a bit more 'natural' than I expected. In addition, the grain shows a soft maple painted looking 'gray' instead of a more traditional reddish brown stained grain. I do a lot of woodworking and know maple quite well. This guitar carries an excellent treatment of a classic maple look, but you have to like maple and the grays they can produce, and like it buried under a mile of soft gloss. I like, again, YMMV.

      Hope this helps.

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Very Surprised

      By 

      from American S.W. deserts

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Small Venues

        Comments about G&L Tribute ASAT Classic Electric Guitar:

        Best Indonesian made guitar I've ever played.
        I owned 2 Indo Squ**ers and didn't keep either very long, but this G&L ASAT Trib's great. Every bit as good if not better then a STD MIM guitar I've played
        Great deal Great guitar for what it is

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        (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Four Stars

        By 

        from NY, NY

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        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Tone
        • Great Middle Setting Tone
        • Swamp Ash Body

        Cons

        • A Few Fret Buzzes
        • Single Ply Pickguard
        • Weight Not Balanced

        Best Uses

          Comments about G&L Tribute ASAT Classic Electric Guitar:

          DESC: Tobacco Sunburst/Maple Fretboard.
          BODY: Beautiful color/finish> The Swamp Ash body is a tone giant!. Single ply pickguard is poor at best and doesn't lay completely flat in spots. Other body components are solid. Controls are smooth operating.
          NECK: Gloss back/fretboard. Tuners operate smoothly. Really nice overall fit/finish. Neck feels good with smooth playablity. Frets not undercut, but edges are smooth and not a problem. A few minor fret buzzes.
          PICKUPS: MFD with 3 position toggle.
          Neck - nice bloopy/twang using tone knob.
          Middle - (neck/bridge) best tone to my ear with nice full tone/sound. Nice harmonics too.
          Bridge - Very trebly, but when you roll vol/tone back kinda gets muddy.
          OTHER: Guitar is not balanced well and wants to dip downward toward headstock to a horizontal position when using a strap.
          OVERALL: A decent Indonesian guitar for the price. Very playable right out of box. Comparable to a Mexican Tele. For me the G&L has a nicer neck, and a big plus is the swamp ash body.

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Much better looking in person

          By 

          from Cedarville, AR

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Great All Round Guitar
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Anywhere
          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Small Venues

          Comments about G&L Tribute ASAT Classic Electric Guitar:

          Great guitar, what a beauty, not a single flaw. The Butterscotch finish is stunning. The neck and frets are smooth as all get out. And these G&L pickups give me that twang that I was hoping for. Love this guitar.

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          (9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Honey Moon Review

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          from St louis

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Decent Setup
          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Great Finish
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

          • Jack Is Really Stiff

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about G&L Tribute ASAT Classic Electric Guitar:

          Here's my honeymoon review of this guitar. Had it a week now. Got the tobacco sunburst one. Been playing for about thirty five years and always wanted a tele. I was looking for that twang stuff that none of my other guitars could get. Played lots of Mexi fenders and I really liked most of them. Then I picked up one of these in another store and liked it even better. As much as I liked the fenders, the thing just sounded better. IT also seemed to be more solid and a more quality build. Hot is not a good word to describe the pickups on it but they are definitely not subtle like the fenders, which seemed a little thin to me. It is said that these guitars dont sound anything like a real tele but I disagree. The middle position on the selector does get that twangy, sparkle but with more punch. It can pull off Stones stuff w/ no problem too. Dont care for the bridge pickup but I didn't like it on the fenders either. Too trebbley. I play it through my Supersonic. On clean with a tiny bit of chorus and delay this thing is outstanding. The setup is good but I know I can get it even better. The finish is absolutely perfect. Beautiful paint and clear. It stays in tune. Also sounds great with a little bit of gain added. I dont like the sound of it on high gain but that's not why I bought it. The pick guard is boring, no pinstripe. This is a GREAT buy new but you can pick these up used for dirt cheap. THAT would be a steal. Trust me, I wanted to have something to complain about but I really cant. 25 years ago, foreign guitars were absolute junk. Now they compete with the US stuff with no problem.

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          (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great high quality Tele!

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          from Murrieta, Ca.

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          Pros

          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts

            Comments about G&L Tribute ASAT Classic Electric Guitar:

            This is my second telecaster. My first was a 1994 American Deluxe butterscotch blonde ash body Fender. That guitar sounded great and played easily. This G&L sounds great too and the craftsmanship is fantastic as well. This guitar came right out of the box setup perfectly for me and with no buzzes or problems just like the FADT did so I have to say I was very surprised with the quality at such a low price. It is every bit as playable as the FADT and the tone is really great with the MFD pickups. So far I've only played it through a Blues Deville but I plan to play it through my 5E3 and AB763 Deluxe and deluxe reverb when I get some free time. I'm sure it will sound great through those amps. You can't go wrong with this guitar. Quality is top notch.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            First Telecaster

            By 

            from San Antonio, TX

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Feel
            • Good Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about G&L Tribute ASAT Classic Electric Guitar:

                This is my first Telecaster, normally I play acoustic. The ergonomics are better than my America Special Strat. The sound is great through my Fender Mustang III. I would recommend it for a first Telecaster.

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                (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Very Nice G and L ASAT Tribute, but....

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                from West Coast

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Fret Buzz

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Rock Concerts
                • Small Venues

                Comments about G&L Tribute ASAT Classic Electric Guitar:

                I was looking for a nice telecaster to hit the blues with. Since I had ordered a Fender awhile back and it arrived with a warped neck that looked like a midwest highway, I decided to go with a G and L ASAT Tribute. I ordered the Butterscotch Blonde. The packaging was great and the finish was superb. The neck and frets were very nice, however there was a buzz. G and L needs to pay more attention to the nut slots as the A string was cut too low and the E (high) was not cut enough. Also, although the neck is easily adjusted, G and L should pay closer attention to setting the neck to allow better action, as the guitar I received was set too low. I thought about sending it back, but made my own adjustments and now it plays easily. I really dig the MFD pickups.

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