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G&L Tribute ASAT Classic Electric Guitar Butterscotch Blonde Maple Fretboard

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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.

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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.

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
 
4.8

(based on 17 reviews)

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Pros

  • Good tone (17)
  • Good feel (16)
  • Fun to play (15)
  • Solid electronics (14)
  • Good pick up (13)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (13)
    • Jamming (12)
    • Recording (11)
    • Rock concerts (7)
    • Small venues (7)
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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Four Stars

    By Rich

    from NY, NY

    About Me Experienced

    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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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Much better looking in person

      By Mike

      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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      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Honey Moon Review

      By Hack

      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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      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      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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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        First Telecaster

        By Drew A

        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 5 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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            (5 of 5 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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            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I got satisfaction

            By Adjustador

            from Sugar Land, TX

            About Me Experienced

            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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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              High Quality

              By kats

              from Canton OH

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              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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              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              So much more than a Telecaster!

              By FenderGuy53

              from East Coast, USA

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              Verified Buyer

              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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