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

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Overview

  • Mahogany body
  • Mahogany body with Rosewood fingerboard
  • G&L AP4285CR pickup in neck position, G&L AP42105CR in bridge position; designed by Paul Gagon
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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
 
4.8

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (16)
  • Good tone (15)
  • Solid electronics (14)
  • Fun to play (13)
  • Good pick up (13)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (11)
    • Practicing (11)
    • Recording (8)
    • Small venues (5)
    • Rock concerts (4)
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    4.0

    Great Guitar!

    By JBG

    from Alaska

    About Me Experienced

    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 ASCARI GT90 Electric Guitar:

      Great packaging. Great product (as good as many other guitars 3x the price).

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      4.0

      average player, but pretty axe

      By Tucknfoldman

      from West Palm Beach, Florida

      About Me Experienced

      Ask me a question

      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

            About Me Novice

            Ask me a question

            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

              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 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.

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Ask me a question

                    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

                      About Me Experienced

                      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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