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G&L Tribute ASCARI GTS Electric Guitar  

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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 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (23)
  • Good tone (21)
  • Fun to play (18)
  • Solid electronics (14)
  • Good pick up (13)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (17)
    • Practicing (17)
    • Recording (11)
    • Rock concerts (10)
    • Small venues (9)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (13), Novice (7), 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.

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    5.0

    Amazing value!

    By BMAC72

    from Peoria, IL.

    About Me Experienced

    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 GTS Electric Guitar:

      Why pay more.. this is an amazing guitar at an amazing price! Buy it on sale and you can't go wrong. :-)

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      G&L Tribute ASCARI GTS

      By Smokinguitars

      from Tracy, CA

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Extremely Budget Friendly
      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone
      • Great look

      Cons

      • Input Jack Loose
      • Required Extensive Setup

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about G&L Tribute ASCARI GTS Electric Guitar:

      Looked great out of the box. The finish and lines were spot on. It did however require quite a bit of setup to get it playable. The truss was so far out it took 2 days of adjustments to get the neck straight. Once that was dialed in, I for the bridge height and intonation set and it now plays beautifully. The pickups are a bit different and immediately I thought I'd be dropping in some DiMarzios, but after jamming through a practice session with the band, it really cut through well and I think I'll be keeping it stock. The guitar looks great and plays great. I am planning on replacing the push/pull knob and input jack as they seem cheap and I don't trust them.

      All in all, if you have the know how to setup a guitar, then this is an extremely great value and plays nice. It's a good gig guitar.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great Sounding Guitar

      By Toyaddict

      from NJ

      About Me Novice

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Needed Set Up

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about G&L Tribute ASCARI GTS Electric Guitar:

      When I first got this guitar it needed some adjustment. Once done it sounds great , low action , great feel and nice tone . I got it as the stupid deal of the day and for the money this guitar can not be beat ! I have 5 other guitars and this one is one of my favorites !

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great guitar for modding

      By Me

      from cropcircles of Iowa

      About Me Experienced

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      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Good Feel

      Cons

      • Flat Sound

      Best Uses

        Comments about G&L Tribute ASCARI GTS Electric Guitar:

        I am pretty amazed with this guitar. It plays well and is solid. To me the pickups are not good. I installed an orange drop cap on the tone . It helped but they are still darkish. With new pickups and pots this thing will be a monster. The fret ends aren't bad but could use a little cleanup and the nut will be refiled. I also adjusted the neck a bit and lowered the strings. This G&L is all Les Paul but with a strat body. I was expecting a good guitar but not this good. To some, this guitar will be good right out of the box. I just customize my guitars to what I like. I can see this being my main guitar very soon.

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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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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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.

          Comment on this review

          (4 of 4 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!

                Comment on this review

                (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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