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G&L USA ASAT Special Guitar, Clear Orange, Modern Classic Neck, Vintage Tint Maple

$1,549.99
  • G&L USA ASAT Special
  • Clear Orange
  • Swamp Ash Body
  • Satin Vintage Tint Maple Neck
  • G&L Modern Classic Neck Profile - 1 11/16” nut width with 1 5/8” string spacing allows a generous edge roll for superb comfort without string fall-off. Fairly slim with mild taper from 0.820” at 1st fret to 0.870” at the 12th fret.
  • Vintage Tint Maple Fretboard 
  • 9.5" Fretboard Radius
  • 22 PLEK Dressed Medium Jumbo Frets 
  • Dot Inlays 
  • Scale Length 25 1/2" 
  • G&L Jumbo Single Coil MFD Pickups (Bridge and Neck)
  • 3 Way Blade Switch 
  • Volume and Tone Control
  • G&L Saddle-Lock Bridge
  •  3-Ply Parchment Pickguard (matching pickup covers)
  • Individually Adjustable Saddles 
  • G&L Tuners
  • Chrome Hardware
  • G&L Deluxe Hard Shell Case 
  • G&L Certificate of Authenticity and Specs Sheet
  • Instrument Weight: 7.8 lbs

Player's Perspective

The ASAT Special is essentially is a slightly hotter ASAT. Unmistakably G&L, this guitar sounds kind of like your standard ASAT on steroids. All of that shiny and articulate top-end is there, but there's also a beefier mid-range and more pronounced lows. Everything rings out with a clear and bell-like chime, harmonics have a way of leaping off the fretboard, and the sustain is immaculate. This axe will sound great with some distortion. You'll get plenty of mid-range beef, but you'll also get those upper mid harmonics that have a way of sculpting your sound. The feel is a familiar G&L comfort: a cozy neck shape with a breathable finish for a smooth ride all the way up and down. The neck is slightly slimmer than G&L necks of old and feels a bit more modern (as the name of the neck shape implies). Stellar construction and a more than reasonable price tag make this one hard to pass up.

Special Features

The G&L ASAT Special just might be the quintessential G&L guitar, viewed by many as Leo’s ultimate single-cutaway. Back in 1985, Leo Fender launched this model under the G&L Broadcaster name, which prompted a response from Fred Gretsch of Gretsch Guitars over the name just as it had thirty-five years earlier. History buffs will recall that the Broadkaster® name is owned by Gretsch, and once again, a Broadcaster from Leo was required to have its name changed. This time around, the name became "ASAT" which is US military shorthand for an "Anti-Satellite" missile.

The ASAT Special, as the model became known, features jumbo single-coil Magnetic Field Design pickups, each with a narrow bobbin aperture for a coil which is shallow yet wide. In this regard, an MFD jumbo single coil is similar to a P-90 or Jazzmaster pickup, yet the MFD principle provides a punchier bottom end and brighter top end sparkling with harmonics. Leo further departed with the past with the addition of his innovative Saddle-Lock bridge which transfers string energy right into the body end-grain for an incredibly resonant instrument. The result is one of the most versatile guitars ever, serving up ballsy twang to searing blues to smooth jazz tones.

Music Store Live is proud to be one of the top authorized G&L dealers on the planet. We do our best to stock inventory of what our team of experts feels is the best combination of specs, specifically, so you don't have to wait for a custom order from G&L.  

That said, if you haven't found what you're looking for, we would be happy to custom order a G&L for you. G&L’s factory works like a big custom shop, so it’s easy (and cheap) to get exactly what you want. Finish, body wood, fingerboard, pickguard, bridge, neck profile, neck finish, nut type, frets, tuners, binding – there are nearly 1 million possible combinations of specs on a G&L. We love helping our customers make their dream guitar, so don't hesitate to reach out to us if you want to make your custom G&L a reality!

Overall Condition

This G&L ASAT Special is brand new, in pristine mint condition, with absolutely no nicks, scratches, or blemishes of any kind and is being sold by an authorized dealer. 
Photos are of the exact guitar you'll receive.

Our in-house guitar tech has inspected, tested, set up, and cleaned all of our instruments on site prior to shipping. All of our instruments are guaranteed to be fully functional upon arrival.