• Shop by Category
  • Hot Deals
  • Looking for Coupons? Call us

MF MD HG Backstage Pass 1-13-16
G&L Logo
Product H88845

G&L Tribute ASAT Deluxe Carved Top Electric Guitar   

  • Write a Review

One look and you know this ASAT is killer. It's fired up with twin chrome-covered alnico humbuckers - designed by G&L's Paul Gagon - mounted in a...Read More

CHOOSE STYLE:

Please Select a Style...  
  • In stock

    { "name": "Transparent Red Rosewood Fretboard", "status": "instock", "statusText": "In stock", "inventoryText": "In Stock & Ready To Ship", "inventoryKey": "in_stock", "price": 499.95, "isOnSale": false, "msrp": 715.00, "salePrice": 499.95, "listPrice": 499.95, "isPriceDrop": false, "promos":["topRated","flexibleFinancing","guarantee","international"], "warranty": true, "freeWarrantyAvail": true, "sku": "site1skuH88845000001001", "displaySku": "H88845 000001001", "serialized": false, "stickerUrl":"http://www.musiciansfriend.com/static/mf/stickers/top-rated.png", "stickerDesc":"Top Rated by All of You Musicians!", "stickerDisplayText":"Top Rated", "condition": "New", "priceVisibility": "1", "scene7SetID": "MMGS7//H88845000001001_MEDIA_SET", "currencySymbol": "$", "freeGiftWarning":false, "freeGiftWarningTips":"", "pdpLoyaltyPoints":"4,000", "pdpLoyaltyPointsMultiplier":"1", "restrictionType":"", "restrictionError":"" }
  • Ships By 3/11/16

    { "name": "Transparent Black Rosewood Fretboard", "status": "backorderable", "statusText": "Back Order", "inventoryText": "Reserve now - Ships 03-11-2016", "inventoryKey": "available_date", "availableDate": "03-11-2016", "price": 499.99, "isOnSale": false, "msrp": 715.00, "salePrice": 499.99, "listPrice": 499.99, "isPriceDrop": false, "promos":["topRated","topSeller","flexibleFinancing","guarantee","international"], "warranty": true, "freeWarrantyAvail": true, "sku": "site1skuH88845000002001", "displaySku": "H88845 000002001", "serialized": false, "stickerUrl":"http://www.musiciansfriend.com/static/mf/stickers/top-rated.png", "stickerDesc":"Top Rated by All of You Musicians!", "stickerDisplayText":"Top Rated", "condition": "New", "priceVisibility": "1", "scene7SetID": "MMGS7//H88845000002001_MEDIA_SET", "currencySymbol": "$", "freeGiftWarning":false, "freeGiftWarningTips":"", "pdpLoyaltyPoints":"4,000", "pdpLoyaltyPointsMultiplier":"1", "restrictionType":"", "restrictionError":"" }
Gold Coverage: (What’s This?)
  • (Most Popular)
  • List:
    $715.00
  • Regular Price:
    $499.95 - $499.99
  • 2-Year Warranty
    FREE
  • Starting At:
    $49995
  Add to Cart
Add to Wish List
See All G&L Solid Body Electric Guitars
Musician's Friend Backstage Pass

Earn up to 4,000 in points.

OVERVIEW

One look and you know this ASAT is killer. It's fired up with twin chrome-covered alnico humbuckers - designed by G&L's Paul Gagon - mounted in a bound, flame maple-topped mahogany body (swamp ash on Butterscotch Blonde). This new axe takes the iconic ASAT further into heavy territory while retaining the feel and playability that have made the ASAT a perennial favorite among players.

The ASAT Deluxe Carved Top sports an easy-playing 1-5/8" nut-width neck, a classic C-shaped back and 12" fingerboard radius to make deep bends a breeze. Holding it down on the other end is a G&L Saddle Lock bridge designed by Leo Fender for comfort and singing sustain. The Gagon-designed pickups are split via a push/pull tone pot to offer everything from jangly single-coil tones to gritty blues to scorching leads. Case sold separately.

Gorgeous tonewoods, bolt-on maple neck and G&L pickups.

FEATURES
  • Body
  • Body shape: Single cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Flamed maple (swamp ash on Butterscotch Blonde)
  • Body wood: Solid mahogany (swamp ash on Butterscotch Blonde)
  • Body finish: Gloss polyester
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: C classic
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Satin Urethane
  • Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 12"
  • Fret size: Medium-jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: 1.62" (41.3mm)
  • Pickups
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: AS4250C
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: AW4370C
  • Brand: G&L
  • Active or passive: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Parallel
  • Piezo: Not applicable
  • Active EQ: Not applicable
  • Special electronics: Push/pull tone control
  • Controls
  • Control layout: Master volume, tone
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: Coil tap
  • Kill switch: Not applicable
  • Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: G&L saddle lock
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: Die-cast
  • Color: Chrome
  • Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Versatile electronics
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: Indonesia

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

Reviews
Loading....

Review Snapshot

by PowerReviews
G&LTribute ASAT Deluxe Carved Top Electric Guitar
 
4.5

(based on 91 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (59)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (76)
  • Fun to play (71)
  • Good tone (69)
  • Good pick up (59)
  • Solid electronics (54)

Cons

  • Fret buzz (7)
  • Poor pick up (6)
  • Flat sound (5)
  • Craftsmanship (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (66)
  • Jamming (60)
  • Recording (47)
  • Small venues (44)
  • Rock concerts (32)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (59), Professional musician (27), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Hard to beat...best value around !

I just bought the cherry sunburst and it looks stunning! The flamed maple top is to die for ! The looks and feel rivals my US Tele and it complements my cherry sunburst Les...Read complete review

I just bought the cherry sunburst and it looks stunning! The flamed maple top is to die for ! The looks and feel rivals my US Tele and it complements my cherry sunburst Les Paul marvelously. The carved top/humbuckers combination is ideal. Even unplugged the guitar sounds great. I mostly play hard rock and classic rock with it and with the proper amp setting it sounds great ! Lots of sustain and in my opinion good definition from these pups.

The split coil option makes this instrument a very versatile one. When splitting the bridge pick up there is a significant and normal volume drop. It does not equal the brightness and tone my tele bridge pickup (in my case Alnico II) but still does the trick if called upon. This is perfect for a little venue where you don't have room to bring many guitars.

The only downfall was that the action was pretty high out from the box. Nothing a little setup won't fix.

This guitar is a great asset to any rig and I would recommend it to anyone wanting a great versatile instrument without breaking the bank. Did I mentioned that it looks stunning… ;)

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Had to Return Mine.....

I had the same experience as "weekend warrior." The high E string kept falling off the fretboard when using any vibrato or bending of the string. The guitar is also noticeably...Read complete review

I had the same experience as "weekend warrior." The high E string kept falling off the fretboard when using any vibrato or bending of the string. The guitar is also noticeably neck-heavy, and you have to compensate for that while playing. Guitar needed a set up, and I ran into a couple of frets that were high around the 11 - 13th fret area, so I couldn't get the strings as low as I really wanted. Tone in the coil-split mode was muddy. I am a long term, regular customer of MF, and enjoy their products. Sadly, this one had to be returned.... Would not recommend this guitar.

Reviewed by 91 customers

Displaying reviews 1-10

Back to top

Previous | Next »

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wow, what a guitar,

By 

from Chillicothe, MO

About Me Experienced

Ask me a question

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Great Appearing and sounding, a winner for sure
  • Love that orange-ish finish over swamp oak
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about G&L Tribute ASAT Deluxe Carved Top Electric Guitar:

    I bought the orange-ish finshed ASAT carve top, it looks much better in person and after a good cleaning and polish. I had my heart set on their Red or Black see thru but this was all I could land and I am 100
    % satisfied. Great sounds from the cut switch hummers. Much better than ever expected. You won't be disappointed. Thanks to G&L and Musicians Friend for all of their great help.

    Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome Ax...

    By 

    from NH

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about G&L Tribute ASAT Deluxe Carved Top Electric Guitar:

      Bought this on the SDOD and WOW very impressed at the workmanship sound and overall play-ability. Been playing my fist G&L which is a G&L S-500 for over 20 years now, madly in love with that Axe but the darn thing is 20 lbs so i needed something lighter and G&L was what I was looking for. Even though these are mass produced unlike my s-500 was they still play and sound great, moreover for the low $$$ can't go wrong.

      Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Workhorse

      By 

      from Currrently in Oklahoma

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Pick up Gigs
        • Practicing
        • Recording

        Comments about G&L Tribute ASAT Deluxe Carved Top Electric Guitar:

        I got this as an open box blemish purchase, and had to look hard for the blemish. The set up was non existent and it might have have been useful for slide right out of the box, but... Twenty minutes, a strobe tuner, and a couple of tools later, it was as good as anything I've ever picked up up. The set up was easy, the neck was already good, and everything worked.

        I chose this instrument because I needed something replaceable that I didn't have to worry about, that could cover a lot of sonic ground. And it fits all of those parameters.

        I thought I'd prefer being able to manipulate tone and coil tap on each pup individually (partly because it's what I'm already accustomed to), but the simpler set up seems to work fine. Especially since I wind up in situations where I'm setting tone on the fly. On the down side, I find it hard to change pups quickly without fouling the knobs, and pulling the tone pot to get the coil tap doesn't happen quickly or easily for me. But the coil tap issue is no different that my other instruments with that feature, so I guess I can't complain too much about that.

        As to sound, for the type jobs I use this instrument on, I use amp modelling and generally run a Digitech RP 500, or an older Floor POD through 100 watt EarlT amp (engine) that has only an on off switch. With the proper set up on the front end, this instrument can do Buck Owens twang with the coil tap, and go to FFDP heavy with a couple of footswitches and removing the coil tap. And it covers a whole lot of ground in between. Which is exactly what I was looking for.

        It's not going to "replace" a Strat or a 335, but it will cover what you need and give you the added plus of having it's own voice to mold as you like. All in all, a great addition to the arsenal.

        Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

         
        4.0

        My Favorite Guitar

        By 

        from Prescott, AZ currently

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Split Coils

        Cons

        • Fret Buzz

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about G&L Tribute ASAT Deluxe Carved Top Electric Guitar:

        After owning several Gibsons, Fenders, Silvertones, ect. this is my new favorite. The only issue is I had to adjust the truss rod due to string buzz. This was the very first time I've adjusted a truss rod but with an allen wrench and a video from youtube, EVEN I WAS ABLE TO DO IT! Even with the truss rod issue that seems kinda common it's SO WORTH THE MONEY. It is well made with good finishes. Mine was made in Indonesia and has the quality of a Gibby made right there in Tenn.

        Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Nice Ax for the money.

        By 

        from Ohio

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Pick Up
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Recording

          Comments about G&L Tribute ASAT Deluxe Carved Top Electric Guitar:

          All around quality guitar'

          Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

           
          5.0

          I liked the first one so much I bought a second

          By 

          from Las Vegas

          About Me Professional Musician

          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 Deluxe Carved Top Electric Guitar:

            For the money you won't find a better guitar. I have several USA G&L's and a few tributes. These are great playing and sounding guitars with excellent craftsmanship.

            Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

            (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Factory setup was terrible.

            By 

            from Chesapeake, VA

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fun To Play

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming

              Comments about G&L Tribute ASAT Deluxe Carved Top Electric Guitar:

              The setup was the worst I've ever seen and have purchased 50-60 instruments in the past. After I adjusted pickups and did a full setup it sounds, looks, and plays great thru my fender tube amp. Had to adjust action, truss rod, and pickups. Nothing was in spec.

              Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I will buy another one

              By 

              from Minneapolis MN

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording

                Comments about G&L Tribute ASAT Deluxe Carved Top Electric Guitar:

                Fantastic guitar for the price. Bought a butterscotch one when it was SDOTD. I will likely buy another one if it comes up again in a different color for that price. I think it's a great guitar even at the regular price.

                Play through a Keeley DS1 seeing eye distortion and a Mesa Electradyne. A little bright but just cut back the highs on the distortion. The volume knob is very responsive if using amp distortion as opposed to many volume knobs you'll encounter on a say, a LP. A+ would buy again

                Not sure what it entails but they threw in 2 yrs warranty as well (I don't know if its comprehensive like breaking and the like).

                Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I'm impressed!

                By 

                from Michigan

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about G&L Tribute ASAT Deluxe Carved Top Electric Guitar:

                    I bought this guitar on a Stupid Deal Sale. The Cherry Sunburst finish lured me to pull the trigger on buying it. When it arrived I was blown away. It looks much better than the images on the screen. Then I started to play. Right out of the box it was set up. The neck and fretboard play almost effortlessly. The carved maple top and the belly dish on the back make it a comfortable guitar to play. The tones that you can get from this G&L vary from Les Paul like humbucker to Tele like single coil. If you want it to sound exactly like a Les Paul, get a Les Paul. If you want it to sound exactly like a Tele, get a Tele. I already have a Les Paul and a Telecaster. This guitar sounds just a little different. It gives me another choice when searching for the right tone for a song. I'm impressed with it.

                    Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Very nice

                    By 

                    from Conn

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Fun To Play
                    • Good Feel
                    • Good Pick Up

                    Cons

                    • Fret Buzz

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing
                    • Small Venues

                    Comments about G&L Tribute ASAT Deluxe Carved Top Electric Guitar:

                    nice guitar, especially for price, little fret buzz here and there and the Jack keeps coming loose but both were easy fix

                    Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

                    Displaying reviews 1-10

                    Back to top

                    Previous | Next »

                    Ship To: US Flag
                    You are changing the Ship-To country.

                    Our product catalog varies by country due to manufacturer restrictions. If you change the Ship-To country, some or all of the items in your cart may not ship to the new destination.