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G&L Tribute ASAT Deluxe Carved Top Electric Guitar   (Open Box)
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Product# H88845
OVERVIEW

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

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.

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.

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G&LTribute ASAT Deluxe Carved Top Electric Guitar
 
4.5

(based on 85 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (55)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (73)
  • Fun to play (66)
  • Good tone (65)
  • Good pick up (54)
  • Solid electronics (49)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Practicing (61)
  • Jamming (54)
  • Recording (41)
  • Small venues (40)
  • Rock concerts (28)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (56), Professional musician (24), 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… ;)

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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.

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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.

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    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).

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      (1 of 1 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.

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          (1 of 1 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

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          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 review

           
          5.0

          Awesome guitar at a great price!

          By 

          from 8063

          About Me Experienced

          Ask me a question

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

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

            Got this with the stupid deal of the day and so glad I did!!!

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Product for the Price

            By 

            from Tempe , Az

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing

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

              Bought This for my 14 Year Old Sons 1st Guitar.
              It is pro piece of gear at a Beginners price point.
              I love it.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Very Nice Guitar

              By 

              from Siesta Key Florida

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Good Feel

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                  If you like the feel of a Telecaster, but want the sound of an SG, this might be the guitar for you. I love Fender Telecasters, because I sit while playing gigs and the guitar is well balanced for the way I sit and play. I also love the sound of the Tele. The G&L, with twin humbuckers just sounds fatter and more like a Gibson. The back of the G&L is carved (like a Strat) and is more comfortable than a regular Fender Tele. I purchased a "blemished" guitar for a considerable savings....and was pleasantly surprised when I could not find a blemish anywhere. what I did find, and what is quite possibly the cause for the discount, was that the action was not adjusted as well as other guitars I've purchased from MF. A little tweaking, and it's fine now. Overall, I'm very satisfied. Mine is the Cherry Sunburst color....which is really neat.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Guitar

                  By 

                  from Topeka, KS

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                  Ask me a question

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Practicing

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

                    Another great deal from Musician's Friend. I like the care they took in the shipment, triple boxed. The guitar arrived in pristine condition and plays great. Love the tone and sustain.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    You Will like this one

                    By 

                    from Quebec Canada

                    About Me Novice

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                        Lové that one, Nice to play, great

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