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MF MD HG Accessory Sale 07-18-14

G&L Tribute ASCARI GT90 Electric Guitar Tobacco Sunburst Rosewood Fretboard (Used)

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A simple-to-use tone machine with a beautiful finish and perfectly-matched P-90-type pickups.

The Ascari GTS broke new ground for G&L, and the team of Paul Gagon and Grover Jackson are back with a new flavor that’ll take you back without being another throwback.

The Ascari GT-90 takes all the carefully designed architecture from the GTS and dials up P-90 tone that’s better than ever. Typical P-90-equipped guitars suffer an imbalance between the neck and bridge pickups, forcing you to struggle with dual volume controls to find a balance. Not with the GT-90. Gagon has wound countless P-90 type pickups and used his deep understanding of pickup engineering to create an amazingly well-matched set. With a single volume control, a world of harmonically rich P-90 tone is finally accessible with ease.

Such a guitar should have a classic look, and the Ascari GT-90 delivers with a rich, old-school Tobacco Sunburst finish over its crème-bound mahogany body and neck, reinforced by classic crème pickup covers, gold speed knobs and understated dot inlay. This is the P-90 guitar you’ve dreamed of: superbly balanced tone in an incredibly well-balanced, lightweight instrument.

Case sold separately.

Features

  • Mahogany body
  • Mahogany body with Rosewood fingerboard
  • G&L AP4285CR pickup in neck position, G&L AP42105CR in bridge position; designed by Paul Gagon
  • 3 position pickup selector, volume, tone
  • Tone-Pros locking C-TPFP bridge and CT1 tailpiece
  • Case sold separately

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

 

Tribute ASCARI GT90 Electric Guitar Specifications:

  • CONSTRUCTION: set-neck
  • SCALE: 24-3/4"
  • PICKUPS: G&L AP4285CR in neck position, G&L AP42105CR in bridge position; designed by Paul Gagon
  • BODY WOOD: Mahogany
  • NECK WOOD: Mahogany with Rosewood fingerboard
  • NECK RADIUS: 12"
  • FRETS: 22 medium jumbo
  • NECK WIDTH AT NUT: 1-11/16"
  • NECK PROFILE: modern slim C
  • NECK INLAY: classic dot
  • BRIDGE: Tone-Pros locking C-TPFP bridge and CT1 tailpiece
  • CONTROLS: 3 position pickup selector, volume, tone
  • FINISH: Tobacco Sunburst, creme bound body and neck
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G&LTribute ASCARI GT90 Electric Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (15)
  • Good tone (14)
  • Solid electronics (13)
  • Fun to play (12)
  • Good pick up (12)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (10)
    • Practicing (10)
    • Recording (7)
    • Rock concerts (4)
    • Small venues (4)
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    4.0

    average player, but pretty axe

    By Tucknfoldman

    from West Palm Beach, Florida

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    Pros

    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Small Venues

      Comments about G&L Tribute ASCARI GT90 Electric Guitar:

      Great looking guitar but I would not replace it when sold
      Simple operation, good P-90's, body well designed
      but really nothingthat speaks to me

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      5.0

      Looks and Sounds Great

      By jonnygto

      from New York

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about G&L Tribute ASCARI GT90 Electric Guitar:

          I'm very happy with this guitar, especially at the STOD price. The only "flaw" when it arrived was a loose tone knob that fell off. I just had to spread the wings on the post slightly to fix it.

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          5.0

          Outstanding value - great tone - quality

          By Jimmy

          from Santa Monica

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing

            Comments about G&L Tribute ASCARI GT90 Electric Guitar:

            Great price as a STOTD. High quality. Great attention to detail at every level. Stays in tune. Great tone from the P-90ish pickups. Love the sound with my Princeton Reverb.

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            4.0

            Good choice

            By Jimmy

            from Santa Monica

            About Me Novice

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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 ASCARI GT90 Electric Guitar:

              Beautiful build. Easy to play neck, frets A-OK. Sounds good through my Princeton Reverb.

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              5.0

              cool guitar!

              By zzero

              from gulf shores al

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about G&L Tribute ASCARI GT90 Electric Guitar:

                well set-up. would use this anywhere, anytime for any music. much better than my PRS.

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                5.0

                Beautiful!

                By Unclenegative

                from Carson City, NV.

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Recording

                  Comments about G&L Tribute ASCARI GT90 Electric Guitar:

                  The craftsmanship on this guitar is top notch.It is definitely worthy enough to bear George and Leo's initials. The P-90s are thick and chunky. The neck and fret board are comfortable and the playability is awesome. This guitar is as good as one costing five times as much.

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                  5.0

                  Nice Guitar

                  By Lockit55

                  from Superior, Wi.

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing
                    • Recording
                    • Rock Concerts

                    Comments about G&L Tribute ASCARI GT90 Electric Guitar:

                    I bought this guitar because I wanted something with P90 pickups, and I liked the appearance of the guitar. I also wanted a guitar with a 24 3/4" scale length. This guitar was well worth the price as it was a return, like new condition. It was received just like new and I am very happy with this purchase. Very easy to play and no fret buzz whatsoever. It's a beauty and a definite keeper that sounds and plays real nice.

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                    5.0

                    To my surprise

                    By Mr. Foster

                    from NSW, Australia

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about G&L Tribute ASCARI GT90 Electric Guitar:

                        Despite being shipped between countries, only one string was half a step out of tune, the rest were fine. I was astounded by how silky smooth the back of the neck felt.
                        Packaging was much more than I expected too; a long paper snake that I named Archebald.
                        After I purchased this on a snap decision while I was at work, I was starting to wonder what I got myself into, seems I've never played a G&L instrument, and at the time I've never owned a Fender
                        The finish was flawless all over, I'm able to reach the high frets without any issue.
                        The fret ends were smooth and the frets themselves felt smooth as well, nice and polished too.
                        The headstock inlay is perfectly fit, no flaws there whatsoever, the little things like that make the difference for me.
                        Once I got it home and plugged it into my Marshall on the clean channel, it felt like smooth milk was flowing from my speakers. I was initially contemplating swapping them out for Nantucket 90's from Bare Knuckle, but I'm so so so happy with these pickups, I don't think I'll do any modifications, which is something coming from myself seems I've made mods to all of my guitars.

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                        5.0

                        For the price - 5 starts

                        By Mr. Highpants

                        from LA

                        About Me Experienced

                        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 ASCARI GT90 Electric Guitar:

                          Ok - I don't give 5 stars often, if I could I would give it 4.75. I got this on a STOD because 1)I really like G&L, 2) I don't have an axe with P90s and I wanted something new, 3)these pickups are the same used on the ASAT Jr (that costs about well over a grand), and 4)the STOD price of 3 bills seemed unbeatable.

                          The quality of the guitar is really great for this price point. Great wood, carved top, binding on the body and neck, and nice headstock inlay. The finish looks very nice - I also have an ASAT tribute in tabacco, but it is swamp ash and the light wood makes it look like a different color. Frets are well done, and the setup was good enough that I don't feel motivate to change it (that is rare for me). Tuners and bridge are rock solid. I can't find a cosmetic flaw anywhere.

                          Now the sound: I don't have a good P90 reference to know how these pickups rank. In the bridge, I keep finding my self playing AC/DC riffs on the back PU, and they sound great and just spot on. In the middle position, the two single coils seem to humbuck, and the guitar sound very sweet clean. Now the neck PU sounds great for singing leads from about the 12 fret forward, but I really can't find a good use for it on the lower frets. The neck doesn't really do a good jazz tone, and frankly the middle position seems to do a better clean than the neck position alone. The pickups have great single-coil bite, but they sound way bigger an meatier (back to my AC/DC comment) than any single coil I've played. I like good clarity and note seperation, and they are ok/good hear, but they don't knock me out as "great". They don't sound compressed at all, but instead very dynamic and alive - I love it, but just know they play more like monsters rather rather than polite studio gentlemen. Since I like the PU but was not blown-away, that why I said 4.75 stars. Again - a very good sound, but not "dead perfect" (like everything else on the guitar).

                          All in all, 5 stars. I'm really impressed with the fit and finish - cream binding on tabacco looks outstanding; the tone has tons of attitude (and that middle position has a lot of soulful vibe) the neck is sort of Gibson-ish, not fast but comfortable and cooperative. But, only go for it if you want a P90 sound. You can just pop these out and put in singles or humbuckers because of their strange size. That said, it is worth 5 bills, but not a steal at that price. But, I'm not sure you can do better. If you can get a coupon and get it in the 4 range, its a steal.

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                          5.0

                          Great sounding and well built guitar

                          By JayL

                          from Des Moines

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                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • About Any Music Style
                            • Jamming
                            • Practicing
                            • Recording
                            • Rock Concerts
                            • School Bands
                            • Small Venues

                            Comments about G&L Tribute ASCARI GT90 Electric Guitar:

                            The build on this guitar is great. The finishes are superb and the neck is fast. The tuners are smooth and because of the fixed bridge and set neck, this guitar stays in tune. The pickups are hot and G&L has worked with the tone control to give you a wide spectrum of tones. These pickups are perfectly matched. I also noticed that when I turn the volume up and down, the tone seemed to be uneffected. It is heavier than a strat, but does not seem to be as heavy as an SG. When you have it around your neck it is balanced and you really don't notice the weight. It can sound very smooth for ballads, twangy for country and can crunch for rock and roll. This is a good all around guitar that is definitely above entry level and can be used by beginners or professionals alike.

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