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G&L Tribute ASAT Deluxe Carved Top Electric Guitar Cherry Sunburst Rosewood Fretboard

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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

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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
  • Shape: C classic
  • Wood: Maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • 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: Fender
  • 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.

SPECIFICATIONS

Tribute ASAT Deluxe Carved Top Electric Guitar

  • Construction: bolt-on
  • Scale: 25-1/2"
  • Pickups: G&L AS4250C in neck position, G&L AW4370C in bridge position; designed by Paul Gagon
  • Body Wood: Mahogany with flame maple top
  • Neck Wood: Hard rock maple with rosewood fingerboard
  • Neck Radius: 12"
  • Frets: 22 medium jumbo
  • Neck Width at Nut: 1-5/8"
  • Neck Profile: Classic C
  • Bridge: G&L Saddle Lock
  • Controls: 3-position pickup selector, volume, tone with push/pull coil tap
  • Finsh: Trans Red or Trans Black, bound body, black headstock
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G&LTribute ASAT Deluxe Carved Top Electric Guitar
 
4.4

(based on 50 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (30)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (43)
  • Good tone (38)
  • Fun to play (36)
  • Good pick up (30)
  • Solid electronics (27)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Practicing (38)
  • Jamming (32)
  • Small venues (27)
  • Recording (26)
  • Rock concerts (19)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (30), Professional musician (18)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great guitar, great value!

Can't say enough good things about this guitar! It feels and plays like a guitar 3x/4x the price. For someone looking for a quality instrument on a limited budget (like me) you've...Read complete review

Can't say enough good things about this guitar! It feels and plays like a guitar 3x/4x the price. For someone looking for a quality instrument on a limited budget (like me) you've found it here. My only call out is the humbucker in the bridge position does not "put out" as much as my Seymour Duncan Super Distortion on my Washburn. That's not what I purchased it for though; and I'm sure there is a pedal out there that will compensate.

I was a bit ticked that the input jack and tone knob were loose and I had to crack it open to tighten. Minor complaint though. Also, no manual?

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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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5.0

Truly Surprising

By olderandlouder

from Philadelphia

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

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

    Bought this because the deal was too good to pass up. I really wasn't expecting a whole lot but was pleasantly surprised. Nice neck, easy to play and well set up on arrival. Craftmanship was spot on. I'm not saying this will replace your favorite guitars but as an inexpensive alternative it really does everything you'll need it to do. Looks good too...

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    5.0

    Loved it the minute I picked it up

    By SLiP

    from Illinois

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Small Venues

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

      This guitar is comfortable..love the carved top. I am also impressed with the variety of tones and the sound of this guitar. Very versatile.

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      5.0

      G & L over Fender

      By Tigermuse

      from SLC, Utah

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Recording

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

        I'm older now and enjoy home recording only. I've owned G & L electric guitars in the past and prefer them over Fender. Again, I wasn't disappointed.

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        5.0

        Great Guitar. Great Value

        By FullSpeedAndy

        from Madison, WI

        About Me Experienced

        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:

          This is a guitar that is capable of providing a wide ranges of tone and suitable for any genre, from country to blues, to jazz, to metal. This is a great axe. It's hard to imagine a better guitar for the price, but this guitar sounds good at any price. This is smooth sounding and playing guitar, perhaps less twangy than some may like for a tele, especially on the low end of the neck pickup. I actually perfer the smoother tone. Great sustain. Stays in tune well even when subjected to crazy blues bending.

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          5.0

          Really Nice for the Price

          By DoubleClutch

          from Gainesvile, FL

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing

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

            Great guitar for the money. I got the Black Gloss one from Musician's Friend at a sale. Very happy with it for the money. Setup was pretty decent but I normally have all my guitars setup by my tech so this one will probably be done soon and be even better. You really can't go wrong with this guitar.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Had to Return Mine.....

            By Rob from Audio Crush

            from Tulsa, OK

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Looks great

            Cons

            • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

            Best Uses

            • Hang It On The Wall

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

            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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            4.0

            A great guitar and a great value.

            By corpuscrusty

            from chicago

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Flat Sound

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Small Venues

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

            Only two relatively minor issues: The sound of the pickups is nothing to write home about, particularly in coil split mode, and the guitar is a bit neck-heavy, causing neck drop.

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            5.0

            Great guitar, great value

            By Bluesplayer

            from Fruita, Colorado

            About Me Professional Musician

            Ask me a question

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Small Venues

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

              I bought this guitar as a 'change of pace' to my Fender Strats and Jazzmaster. I've always wanted a Tele, but I was intrigued by the fact that this is basically a Tele with a carved top, mahogany body, and humbucker pups. I didn't want to spend a lot of money, since this would only be used occasionally. Surprise, surprise: I haven't been able to put it down since I bought it a few weeks ago! I bought a used, #1 condition, gloss black one from MF, and the guitar arrived in perfect condition. Because it's used, I went over it with a 'fine toothed comb', and found no problems with it at all. It's made in Indonesia, but it's fit and finish rivals the fit and finish of my US made Fenders. And I love the way it plays. The 12" radius fret board ( my Fenders are 9 1/2" ) is great for slide work. I like the humbuckers, and probably won't use the coil tap feature. All in all, I just wanted an inexpensive, 'change of pace' axe, but I'm very pleased and surprised by how good this guitar is. Especially for the price! I'll definitely use it at gigs. Great guitar, and a great value!

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              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              What a deal!

              By SenathDavid 1943

              from Near Snake Lake (Reelfoot)

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              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:

                I had been wanting to try a G&L Tele for quite a while, when I spotted this one on MF's Stupid Deal of the Day. I couldn't pass it up. When I got it, I looked it over from stem to stern, and couldn't find a single flaw. The finish was perfect. The neck and frets were perfect ... no sharp fret ends that can be found on many inexpensive guitars. I am somewhat partial to humbuckers, but sometimes like single coils, so the G&L with humbuckers and a coil splitter was an ideal compromise.I will say that when switching to coil splitting mode, there is a marked decrease in volume. That doesn't concern me. It came with perfect intonation, I just had to drop the strings down a bit to suit my playing style. It won't hold up to my PRS, but for the price I paid It sounds great. It, in my opinion, doesn't have the "quack" of a Tele, to me, it sounds more like a cross between a Tele and a PRS.
                I have bought a Taylor, a PRS, and several other expensive guitars online, but I have to say that this G&L was packed better than any of them. I will buy another G&L as soon as I see one that calls out to me.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Value

                By TC-Griffin

                from Griffin, GA

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Tone Is Remarkable

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Live Gigs

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

                This guitar arrived needing no set-up. I played it on a gig last weekend. The humbuckers cut through the mix when I needed and the sustain was as nice as could be asked for. I can play this guitar without amplification at home and still hear the great sustain and tone. Need to add that it is a beautiful instrument. As always, Musicians Friend delivered a quality product exactly when they promised.

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