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  • 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
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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

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

 

Tribute ASAT Classic Electric Guitar Specifications:

  • 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
 
4.8

(based on 14 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (14)
  • Good feel (13)
  • Fun to play (12)
  • Solid electronics (12)
  • Good pick up (11)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (11)
    • Jamming (10)
    • Recording (9)
    • Rock concerts (6)
    • Small venues (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (11), Professional musician (3)

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    5.0

    Great high quality Tele!

    By Barry

    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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      5.0

      First Telecaster

      By Drew A

      from San Antonio, TX

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      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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          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

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

          By Carlosupernatural

          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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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Nice Butterscothch Blonde!

          By Kayakman

          from Gig Harbor, WA

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          Pros

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

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing

          Comments about G&L Tribute ASAT Classic Electric Guitar:

          Very nice take on the classic blackguard Tele, with great modern features - frets, six saddle bridge, MFD pickups. Mine is very light compared to my Fender Tele, and it plays like a dream! I could not be happier with this guitar.

          I would not hesitate to grab this guitar as low cost/high quality alternative to a butterscotch Fender. The MFD pickups are different than traditional Tele pickups - a bit more towards the P-90 side of things.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I got satisfaction

          By Adjustador

          from Sugar Land, TX

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Personal enjoyment

            Comments about G&L Tribute ASAT Classic Electric Guitar:

            Currently own Gibson's, Fender's and an Ibanez AG95 (great guitar). I purchased the G&L ASAT Classic to keep in my office as an inexpensive "bang around" guitar. But after having played this baby - I'm keeping it at home and using one of the Fender's at the office. Fit & Finish is superb, electronics look and sound fantastic as do the machined parts. As good as my best Fender that cost about 3 times more money.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            High Quality

            By kats

            from Canton OH

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            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Slight fret buzz

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about G&L Tribute ASAT Classic Electric Guitar:

            G & L has made a quality guitar. The craftsmanship is impeccable. It has a great feel and sound. It's a little on the heavy side, but the wood grain is really nice, being swamp ash. It has slight fret buzz, but his is probably just set up. In comparison to Fender at this price point, G & L surpasses Fender in quality and craftsmanship.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            So much more than a Telecaster!

            By FenderGuy53

            from East Coast, USA

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gigging
              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording

              Comments about G&L Tribute ASAT Classic Electric Guitar:

              Having owned several MIM Standard Telecaster's over the years, I developed an affinity for the ash-bodied, maple-boarded variety. Furthermore, IMHO, nothing says Tele better than a blackguard in a natural or butterscotch blonde finish.

              I already own two (2) ash-bodied, Standard Tele's, one natural and one butterscotch, but I had to have another; that's when I found the G&L Tribute Series ASAT Classic in Butterscotch Blonde.

              From a visual perspective, the ASAT Classic screams "vintage", with its glossy, tinted maple fingerboard, butterscotch blonde body, single-ply black pick guard, neck/bridge single-coil pickups and 6-saddle, ashtray bridge. It really is a beautiful Telecaster with a very classy look.

              Here is where it gets interesting. I plugged my ASAT Classic into my 15-watt tube amp and I heard something that I have not heard until now. It's difficult to describe in words, but the MFD (Magnetic Field Design) single-coil pickups give the ASAT Classic a very distinctive voicing that is all its own. They produce a very melodic, full-bodied sound, with lots of dimension and harmonics. At the flick of a switch or the twist of a knob, you can move from clean & crisp to warm & smooth, from country ballad to rock mayhem! And, YES, there is a ton of volume/tone control under those knobs.

              With regard to price/quality, the G&L Tribute Series Tele's are about on par with the MIM Standard Tele's, IMHO. The MIM Standard Tele's have come a long way and have set the bar, in terms of quality and workmanship in their class. The G&L Tribute Series ASAT models are a not-too-distant second...

              If you're looking for something different in a Tele-style guitar, then look no further than the G&L Tribute Series ASAT Classic. I don't think you will be disappointed.

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              5.0

              Great Guitar Great Price

              By A Bugera Believer

              from Idaho

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about G&L Tribute ASAT Classic Electric Guitar:

                Tele style guitars are very simple instruments that have their own mystique and sound.

                The G&L ASAT takes that classic sound and puts it's own take on it. The bite is there, but with a fuller richer sound that borders on P-90 type tones with distortion. The Tribute version of this guitar is absolutely amazing. Fit and finish is beautiful, tone for days, due to the same electronics being used as the American version. Mine came off the rack ready to play, but I did put some new strings on and adjusted the action more to my liking before doing so. Once that was done the guitar has come with me to every gig.

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                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Butterscotch Blonde -- Classic!!

                By Tym Johnson

                from Denver

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Getting Away From The Wif
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording

                  Comments about G&L Tribute ASAT Classic Electric Guitar:

                  Great tone, right out of the box. MFD pickups are very dynamic and responsive. Action and feel are all very good. I had a '52 Tele reissue many years ago, and this plays every bit as good as the Fender, but it sounds much better, because the pickups are more versatile.

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                  (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Excellent

                  By BlackBelt

                  from Memphis

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                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing
                    • Recording
                    • Rock Concerts

                    Comments about G&L Tribute ASAT Classic Electric Guitar:

                    The Tribute ASAT came ready to play out of the box. The neck and the string height, intonation, fit and finish were all perfect. The other guitar player in my band is a professional luthier who looked over my ASAT Tribute and said he could find absolutely nothing wrong with it. All I did was add some strap locks and immediately started gigging with it. After 2 weeks of playing shows I did slightly tighten up the cord input jack nut, but that was a very, very minor thing and it has not been a problem since. I've also had to do the same thing on my Les Paul Custom every few years or so, and I consider that just a basic maintenance thing that all guitarists should check on any guitar from time to time.
                    Other than ease of playability, the thing that makes this guitar really shine is the tone. It does not have a traditional Fender tele sound. The G&L pickups have a unique tone that is a little warmer and much fuller sounding than a Fender tele. The solid color finished bodies of the ASAT Tributes are made of basswood, and the translucent finished bodies are made of ash. Mine is a solid color finish and the basswood adds a nice tone to the overall sound spectrum of this guitar. From my research, I understand that all the electronics in the ASAT tribute are the same exact ones G&L puts in the American made versions of the same guitars.
                    In short, this guitar is a definite step up from the standard Fender MIM Telecaster, has a unique tone, and has a fit and finish usually only found on American made guitars. My other electric guitars are a Carvin Custom Shop Strat and a Les Paul Custom. This guitar plays as well as either one of those.
                    A lot of my friends are afraid to buy guitars without playing them first. I couldn't find any stocking dealers for G&L within 100 miles of my home to try one. I had no problems ordering this G&L guitar from Musicians Friend because they have an easy return policy on guitars. I returned an acoustic guitar to them years ago after UPS put an extra sound hole in the front of it with a forklift, and Musicians Friend shipped me a replacement and I had it within 2 days. I knew that they take this G&L back if I didn't like it. Don't let that fear keep you from trying out this guitar. It's an awesome guitar that won't disappoint you.

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