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G&L Tribute ASCARI GTS Electric Guitar Transparent Black Rosewood Fretboard

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The Tribute ASCARI GTS Electric Guitar was inspired by a recently uncovered drawing of a prototype done three decades ago by G&L co-founder Georg...Read More

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OVERVIEW

An innovative mahogany body, topped in flamed maple with a set neck and tappable humbuckers.

The Tribute ASCARI GTS Electric Guitar was inspired by a recently uncovered drawing of a prototype done three decades ago by G&L co-founder George Fullerton. The design represented Leo Fender's vision for G&L's first 24.75" scal guitar with three tuners to a side. It was designed jointly by G&L's longtime VP of engineering, Paul Gagon, and his close friend and former collaborator, Grover Jackson, founder of Jackson Guitars.

Although its DNA is full of rock guitar history, it breaks new ground for G&L: it has a set neck, a Leo-inspired headstock with three tuners to a side, and a 24.75" scale to put it squarely on the classic side of the rock'n'roll stage.

Add in a TonePros tailpiece and coil-tapping humbuckers specially designed by Gagon, and you have a gorgeous, high-performance rock guitar that's simultaneously strikingly new and steeped in rock guitar history. Case sold separately.

FEATURES Body
  • Body shape: Double cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Maple Flame
  • Body wood: Mahogany
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: C modern
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Joint: Set-in
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss
Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 12"
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Trapezoid
  • Nut width: 1.687" (42.8mm)
Pickups
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: Gagon designed humbucker
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: Gagon designed humbucker
  • 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: Tune-o-matic
  • Tailpiece: Stopbar
  • Tuning machines: Die-cast
  • Color: Chrome
Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Pickups
  • 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 ASCARI GTS Electric Guitar

  • Construction: set-neck
  • Scale: 24-3/4"
  • Pickups: G&L AS4255C in neck position, G&L AW4368C in bridge position; designed by Paul Gagon
  • Body Wood: Mahogany with Flame Maple top
  • Neck Wood: Mahogany with Rosewood fingerboard
  • Necl Radius: 12"
  • Frets: 22 medium jumbo
  • Neck Width at Nut: 1-11/16"
  • Neck Profile: modern slim C
  • Neck Inlay: pearl trapezoid
  • Bridge: TonePros locking C-TPFP bridge and CT1 tailpiece
  • Controls: 3-position pickup selector, volume, tone with push/pull coil tap
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G&LTribute ASCARI GTS Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (19)
  • Good tone (18)
  • Fun to play (16)
  • Solid electronics (12)
  • Good pick up (11)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (14)
    • Practicing (14)
    • Recording (9)
    • Rock concerts (9)
    • Small venues (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (10), Novice (6), Professional musician (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Right out of thebox

    This thing was set up perfectly right out of the box. Nice tonal range and simple operation. Push/pull knob changes pick up configuration as advertised. For the low price you get a...Read complete review

    This thing was set up perfectly right out of the box. Nice tonal range and simple operation. Push/pull knob changes pick up configuration as advertised. For the low price you get a whole lot of well built guitar, which is a G&L Tribute hallmark. I played a few MIM and lower end USA Fenders, and USA Gibsons (studio) while looking for a classic rock ride with humbuckers, and this blows them all out of the water in terms of sound and build quality. Sure, you could get a better guitar if you wanted to spend a whole lot more cash, but in my particular situation it wasn't necessary. My second G&L.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Weak pick ups

    This is a relatively nice guitar. Fit and finish is excellent. The guitar is very comfortable and balanced.

    I do not like the pick ups which get muddy very easily. ...Read complete review

    This is a relatively nice guitar. Fit and finish is excellent. The guitar is very comfortable and balanced.

    I do not like the pick ups which get muddy very easily. Pick us are the weak point of this guitar.

    I would not recommend this guitar with the stock pick ups.

    Reviewed by 20 customers

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    4.0

    Wow !

    By Toyaddict

    from NJ

    About Me Novice

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about G&L Tribute ASCARI GTS Electric Guitar:

      Again WOW !I bought this guitar as The Stupid Deal of the Day , it was far from stupid ! Can I start by saying I started playing guitar about 2 years ago, so I am no expert by any means , but this is one of the best guitars I have played ! I own 6 guitars and I think I have a new favorite ! this thing is fun to play and sounds great . there is no way I could have bought anything better for the money . The only thing I could complain about at all is that the craftsmanship could be a little better ("the pretty is not perfect") .Better than anything in that price range but not perfect . As usual G&L delivers again !

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      5.0

      Great budget guitar

      By JD

      from Chicago, IL

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone

      Cons

      • Poor Pick Up

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about G&L Tribute ASCARI GTS Electric Guitar:

      This is a great guitar for the money. Needed a setup upon arrival (truss rod adjustment), but that's to be expected. The neck is fast and easy to play. Fretwork seems decent enough. The red flamed top looks beautiful with the white binding. The pickups are only so-so, and I replaced with DiMarzios, which made the entire guitar sound much better. But you can't buy a better guitar at this price.

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      My New Favorite!

      By motempo

      from Maumelle, AR

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Rock Concerts
        • Small Venues

        Comments about G&L Tribute ASCARI GTS Electric Guitar:

        Just got this as a deal of the day, although I had been planning on purchasing it at full price eventually. I am very impressed by the quality of the guitar, from the finish to the frets. Set up required no adjustment out of the box, just put on my favorite set of strings. I love the tones this guitar has, from warm cleans, to an overdrive with a bite! Coil tapping is very useful in getting the sound I want with my effects pedals. I would have gladly paid full retail for this guitar.

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        5.0

        Great Guitar

        By dave

        from pleasureville, ky.

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording

          Comments about G&L Tribute ASCARI GTS Electric Guitar:

          super deal and great guitar....

          Comment on this review

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          A Guitar So Great I Couldn't Name It

          By ChoppinDaSticks

          from San Diego, CA

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about G&L Tribute ASCARI GTS Electric Guitar:

            For the price point it can't be beat. A true winner from G&L. Fits in my TSA-approved SKB hard shell Strat case. I read the backstory of the guitar - based on a recently rediscovered Leo Fender design - and what they've created is a real players instrument for the people. Like a Les Paul and a Strat had a love child. Well reviewed by guitar mags and end users alike and I've found it more than lives up to the press. Well crafted - to my eye it's clear someone really cared about making this beautiful thing. So good and sweet I couldn't name it - it's going to stay Ascari out of tribute to it's creators, designers, and engineers. Tone so clear I can't get away with any off notes during my jam sessions - with my HSS Strat the quack can cover up a missed note since it has that percussive aspect and can blend with the beat. None of that here. Notes shine through loud and clear clean or distorted. Sustain 2-3x longer than my Strat. Pickups sound great to my ear and are a fine place to start for me as I start to develop my own tone. I love my Strat but this Ascari is pushing my musicianship to a new level - time to start brushing up on my scale forms. Thank you for making this guitar!

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Deal of the centurey

            By Kurick1

            from San Antonio, TX

            About Me Novice

            Pros

            • Good Tone
            • Looked Great

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about G&L Tribute ASCARI GTS Electric Guitar:

                Bought this as condition 2, this looked great(Can't tell it was played), I had the intonation and action set at a local shop. They had not seen a G&L model like this before and were impressed. I also had the guitar cleaned. The fret board was a little dry looking. With a good setup, this will be a great guitar, the sound is great.

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                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                This is a GREAT guitar.

                By Bass Man Mike

                from Westminster, CO

                About Me Professional Musician

                Ask me a question

                Pros

                • Beautiful Fit And Finish
                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Good Pick Up
                • Good Tone
                • Relatively Light Weight
                • Solid Electronics

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • Rock Concerts

                Comments about G&L Tribute ASCARI GTS Electric Guitar:

                This is a beautiful guitar that, like most new guitars, needed some setup when it arrived. I replaced the extremely light gage strings with D'Addario jazz strings. I adjusted the truss rod, bridge height, and intonation. I also adjusted the pickup pole pieces to get good string to sting volume balance. This guitar has very low action and plays great. The tone is also very nice. This guitar is a great substitute for a Les Paul at a much lower price.

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Poor man's PRS!

                By Yumpy Gower

                from Texas Hill Country

                About Me Experienced

                Ask me a question

                Pros

                • Feels Much Like My Former
                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Good Pick Up
                • Good Tone
                • Solid Electronics
                • Very High Class Feel

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                  Comments about G&L Tribute ASCARI GTS Electric Guitar:

                  Right out of the (double, well-packed) box, this red beauty and I bonded. Not crazy about the coil tap, but every single detail is absolutely First Cabin! I am a Blues Slide player, and have only changed the strings (to DR Pure Blues 11's), but will probably put a Sprague .22cap in to round-out the tone a bit more.

                  It also fit in my Gator rectangular Strat case.

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                  (0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Weak pick ups

                  By Guitar Critic

                  from Los Angeles

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Good Feel

                  Cons

                  • Poor Pick Up

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about G&L Tribute ASCARI GTS Electric Guitar:

                    This is a relatively nice guitar. Fit and finish is excellent. The guitar is very comfortable and balanced.

                    I do not like the pick ups which get muddy very easily. Pick us are the weak point of this guitar.

                    I would not recommend this guitar with the stock pick ups.

                    Comment on this review

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Amazing Quality in this price range

                    By JRod

                    from Edmond, OK

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Jamming
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about G&L Tribute ASCARI GTS Electric Guitar:

                      I have played many guitars in this price range and this one beats them all. Neck, fretboard, body, tuners all feel very solid and high quality. The knobs could use an upgrade but are totally fine as is; same could be said for the switch. It works great but feels a little "loose". I really like the variety of sound I can get with the tappable humbuckers. Sounds great clean and distorted. Very fun to play and all frets are very accessible.

                      I bought mine used, Level 3 ("Good Condition"). Saved 36% (sorry, it won't let me put actual amount) off the price and I can hardly tell it is used. There is a very small scratch near the volume knob and a few very light scratches on the back. I would put a few scratches on it within a month anyway, so no harm there!

                      Even better than the used price was the shipping. I have never received an item so fast from anywhere. I ordered it on a Wednesday around lunchtime, got the email that it was shipped at 7:30pm that night. Next morning I check the status and it is on the truck to be delivered as of 6:30am! Now, it did just come from one state over, but wow, for standard (4-5) shipping to have it on a truck to be delivered in less than 12 hours is insane!

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