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G&L Tribute ASAT Deluxe Carved Top Electric Guitar  

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The G&L Tribute ASAT Deluxe Carved Top Electric Guitar features twin chrome-covered G&L Alnico humbuckers mounted in a flame maple-topped mah...Click To Read More About This Product

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

The G&L Tribute ASAT Deluxe Carved Top Electric Guitar features twin chrome-covered G&L Alnico humbuckers mounted in a flame maple-topped mahogany body. This 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.

The ASAT Deluxe Carved Top is just what many ASAT fans have been waiting for: an affordable, well-made alternative to the Fullerton-made G&L ASAT Deluxe.

Case sold separately.

FEATURES
Body
Body shape: Single cutaway
Body type: Solid body
Body material: Solid wood
Top wood: Maple
Body wood: Mahogany
Body finish: Gloss
Orientation: Right handed
Neck
Neck shape: C classic
Neck wood: Maple
Joint: Bolt-on
Scale length: 25.5"
Truss rod: Standard
Neck finish: Gloss
Fretboard
Material: Rosewood
Radius: 12"
Fret size: Medium jumbo
Number of frets: 22
Inlays: Dot
Nut width: 1.63" (41.4mm)
Pickups
Configuration: HH
Neck: Alnico humbucking
Middle: Not applicable
Bridge: Alnico humbucking
Brand: G&L
Active or passive: Passive
Series or parallel: Series
Piezo: No
Active EQ: No
Special electronics: Push/pull tone control
Controls
Control layout: Master volume, tone
Pickup switch: 3-way
Coil tap or split: Coil tap
Kill switch: No
Hardware
Bridge type: Fixed
Bridge design: 6-saddle
Tailpiece: Not applicable
Tuning machines: Deluxe sealed
Color: Chrome
Other
Number of strings: 6-string
Special features: Top wood
Case: Sold separately
Accessories: None
Country of origin: Indonesia

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G&LTribute ASAT Deluxe Carved Top Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 16 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good pick up (16)
  • Good tone (16)
  • Fun to play (15)
  • Good feel (15)
  • Solid electronics (10)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (15)
  • Practicing (15)
  • Recording (12)
  • Small venues (9)
  • Rock concerts (5)
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This guitar is everything they say it is.

By Eric the ex-runner

from Hartford, CT

About Me Novice

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording

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

    I bought this as a jazz and general purpose Tele, and it's perfect. Wide range of tones, including great mellow sounds for jazz. It's probably not your ideal C&W guitar, as it is on the mellow end, but it does have some twang with the bridge pickup (coil tap works great for that single-coil voice). It also has unbelievable sustain due to the bridge design. It's really well made too- I am really happy with the workmanship. Design and execution come together well at G&L. Best of all, it has that unmistakeable Tele sound.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Not usually a fan of HH guitars - this won me over

    By Semprini

    from Seattle

    About Me Experienced

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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 Deluxe Carved Top Electric Guitar:

      First off, this is a GC/MF exclusive model, according to the official GuitarsByLeo forum.

      I'd consider this guitar a modern take on the Telecaster. It's closer to Fender or Gibson in character than all the shredder guitars shaped like Teles.

      The carved body is comfortable and light. I wanted a Tele shape with humbuckers, and this fits that niche perfectly. Finish on the neck is smooth, edges are rolled nicely, although it's a bit too glossy on the back. This guitar is neck-heavy, but nowhere near the level of an SG.

      The pickups are surprisingly good – clear and full-bodied with medium output, unlike many stock humbuckers which I find to be overly dark or harsh. Single coil tones are good, but I still prefer to use my Strat or Tele for that.

      Overall a fantastic guitar and a great option if you want something different than a Fender, but still somewhat similar.

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Good versitile guitar

      By Mark

      from Lake Forest CA

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

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

        Definitely a workingman's guitar. No binding or frills. Thinner and lighter than a standard Tele. Nice belly cut and the carved top is comfortable. The G&L set bridge is the best fixed bridge on the market today. Mine looks like 3 slabs of solid mahogany. No noticeable flaws. The only issue being a broken 3 way selector switch upon arrival. But that was probably UPS. I did not send it back to MF. Easy fix.

        The pickups are nicely voiced, versatile and good for just about any genre of music. Coil splitting to single revels a somewhat weak, but still chimey output. Overall though, no need to change.

        This one did require a set up. The issue with this one AND my last 2 G&L's is the truss rod bows the neck at about the 5th fret, not bowing equally around the 12th fret. The action is playable, but not as low as I can set most of my other guitars. The frets are nicely dressed coming from the factory. It's the engineering of the truss rod that seems to plague these fretboards. Otherwise, this could be an incredibly fast neck. Until I get it plek'd, it's just OK.

        This ASAT is well worth the price. Irish Ale is a great color. Very rich red-brown, like a dark heritage cherry.

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        An amazing creation by Leo!!

        By Blitzer

        from West Virginia

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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
          • Small Venues

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

          I've played in bands, done some recording, owned multiple brands and owned several guitars over the years - but I was blown away by this guitar right out of the box. You can use this guitar for anything. The amazing feel and sound and quality are second to none. I own a Telecaster and directly compared them - and this ASAT Deluxe is several steps beyond. Leo definitely put his heart and soul into this guitar.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          pretty ,pretty , baby.....

          By fingerlakes joe

          from fingerlakes NY

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          Pros

          • beautiful wood grain and finish.
          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone

          Cons

          • the only problem was rust on frets.Return for ex

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • School Bands
          • Small Venues

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

          one of the most beautiful guitars for the price.I liked it so much I ordered a diff. model delivery tomorrow..It has the SG finish,and with the tweed case I got for it,it's a package anyone would want.Very happy,but not much expierance with sound yet.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          A guitar well worth the money

          By stevieray

          from Houston

          About Me Novice

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording

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

            I have been buying guitars since the 80,s and would never had considered a telecaster. Just never liked them. But my brother-in-law has been shopping for one so when this came up on blowout I bought it for him. I have now had this guitar for two weeks and he is not getting this guitar. It plays and sounds better than most guitars in the high end range. I love it.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Exceeded All Expectations- Excellent

            By Will

            from Plant City, FL

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Recording

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

              First, I got this guitar on a Stupid Deal of the Day, so I figured that I couldn't go too wrong at the bargain basement price they were offering. When the guitar arrived, I was pleasantly surprised at how nice the finish was. My expectation of a matte finish, similar to the faded Les Paul's was completely wrong. The beautiful wood was covered with a glass-smooth gloss coat. Right out of the box, this guitar looked worlds better than any of the photos. Much to my surprise, the guitar was in tune when I pulled it out of the box. If a guitar can stay in tune when being shipped halfway across the country, that is probably a good sign that it will stay in tune while you are playing it. The fretwork was excellent and the nut seems to be hand-cut piece of synthetic bone, not a mass-produced generic piece of plastic. The action on the guitar felt a touch high at first but, once I started playing it, I found it to be as comfortable as any guitar I own. The tone is excellent for crunchy/overdriven rock. It has a fatness that makes even single note rhythm pieces sound fill and alive. After getting this guitar, I am a new G&L convert. It would be hard to find a better guitar for the money. It would have been a bargain even if I had paid full price.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Great guitar for the money.

              By PW

              from Oakland, TN

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              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:

                I got a good deal on the Stupid Deal of the Day. I was hesitant to buy an Indonesian guitar but was pleasantly surprised. I had a bad experience with another well known brand . It was ready to go right out of the box. Tuned it up and started playing! Solid build. Very nice looking guitar. Even a friend with an expensive "other similar brand" was surprised! G&L is the bomb:)

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Most versatile guitar I've owned

                By Tyler

                from Gardner, KS

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                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Pick Up
                • Good Tone

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

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

                  It would be tough to be much happier about this purchase. Easily the most versatile guitar I've ever owned. All of the tone/pickup/coil split options actually make the tone noticeably different, and they're all very usable. It'll go from mellow to crunchy, and you can get some good twang out of it if you need to. The body finish is beautiful (better than 2 Gibsons I've owned).

                  My only nitpick is that the neck/headstock finish is really glossy and the color of the wood is really yellow - the headstock looks like it was stolen from a plastic toy.

                  Setup wasn't great out of the box, but not bad at all. Just tuned it and started playing. I don't feel desperate to go set it up other than fixing the intonation.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Superb looking and sounding

                  By Grand Pa Booper

                  from Chicago

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Fun To Play
                  • Good Feel
                  • Good Pick Up
                  • Good Tone
                  • perfect build and detailing
                  • Pickups are real Leo sounding

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing
                    • Recording

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

                    I discovered G & L in DEC 2015 and have been simply shocked at their beautiful tones
                    Chimes. FULL Range, soft or hard tones....PERFECT

                    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    I wouldl buy this gem again providing G&L bound the body

                    By GLENN

                    from CHILLICOTHE, MO

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                    Pros

                    • Fun To Play
                    • Good Feel
                    • Good Pick Up
                    • Good Tone
                    • Pickups Sound Great
                    • Solid Electronics
                    • Well engineered, plays like a million

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Jamming
                      • Practicing
                      • Recording
                      • Small Venues

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

                      Well made, adjusts and sets up easy. Really top notch !

                       
                      4.0

                      Brilliant

                      By Dennis

                      from Knoxville

                      About Me Experienced

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Practicing
                        • Recording
                        • Worship

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

                        I was looking for the traditional 2 humbucker sound without going to Gibson or Epi. Coil split or tap was also important. Every element on this guitar does what it is supposed to do. The tuners tune, the pickup selector makes it sound like 3 different guitars, the coil tap makes it sound like 2 additional guitars (Twang and almost an acoustic like sound) and the bridge is the backbone of the whole thing. The tone controls actually make a difference when you turn them. Our worship pastor asked me to do some slide arrangements and I had just received this; it sounded excellent but I liked the sounds so much I bought an Epi special 1 (P 90s) and set it up for slide and kept this gem and set it up for standard play. I have been debating going to 9s but don't want to lose any of these tones that I have found. I have learned in the last 10 years that when I buy a guitar that "Does everything" it does not do any of them as well as the real deal, but this is close to a desert island guitar for me. Joe Pass, Joe Bonamassa, Joe Don Rooney, Joe Walsh; You name it (As longs as it's a Joe) this guitar does a lot. It is not as physically comfortable as my US Strat (Leo was an absolute genius)or Carvin AE 185 or even Fender Teles I have owned for that matter, but it is ok in that area.

                         
                        5.0

                        Great and versatile.

                        By Wizard Lizard

                        from Missouri

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Reviewer

                        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 love the way the neck feels on this guitar. I fall in love every time i pick it up. For the money this is a great one, doesnt look bad either.

                           
                          5.0

                          Superb G & L Tribute

                          By Grand Pa Booper

                          from Chicago

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                          Pros

                          • Fun To Play
                          • Good Feel
                          • Good Pick Up
                          • Good Tone
                          • Solid Electronics
                          • sound and tone is both vintage and modern

                          Cons

                          • NONE

                          Best Uses

                          • Jamming
                          • Practicing
                          • Small Venues

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

                          MY 3RD G & L FROM MF WITHIN 60 DAYS !

                          I bought a Tribute ASAT dual Coil in IRISH RED color.

                          This is definitely the best guitar value ANYWHERE.

                          I ama a 60+ musician from the 70's era and have played everything
                          \
                          I have an extensive collection and buy/sell with my pals.

                          NO ONE can believe this was on sale and MF and shipped in 3 days to me

                          Gotta sell some guitars know so I can buy the G & L semi hollow body

                          MF is the best !

                           
                          5.0

                          so glad I found this gem

                          By markh

                          from olney, il

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                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

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

                            Best mid level guitar for the money right now.....Don't let the ASAT style fool you these pickups will rip faces off. Measured 17.2K on the bridge PU. Feels & Plays good and is very light for a tele/asat. This one actually came setup/intonated well (unlike my last ASAT)......also great fretwork.

                            These are the guitars G&L should be building more of.....no frills great build quality & good price. I wish I had bought 2 of them....

                            Now the bad(these are very minor and no big deal to me): The gloss on the side of the fretboard was uneven with dry spots(very very minor). The tone knob has a tiny bit of play in it. and the neck PU does not get as "warm" or "round" as I am used to but its still ok.

                             
                            4.0

                            Plays as well as guitars twice the price.

                            By Jay

                            from Chicago area

                            About Me Experienced

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                            • Fret Buzz

                            Best Uses

                            • Jamming
                            • Practicing
                            • Small Venues

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

                            Great set up from the factory, although a bit of fret out at the high E 2-4 frets.

                            I wanted a Telecaster shape, Fender scale with humbuckers and this delivered on all counts.

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