G&L USA ASAT Special Guitar, Shell Pink
Music Store Live is proud to offer up this G&L ASAT Special in a beautifully classic shell pink finish sporting the slim C neck profile, locking tuners, and a belly contour for added comfort while playing.
The ASAT Special is essentially is a slightly hotter ASAT Classic. Unmistakably G&L, this guitar sounds like ASAT, but on steroids. All of that shiny and articulate top-end is still there and there's also a beefier mid-range with 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 slim C neck shape with a breathable finish for a smooth ride all the way up and down. The neck is slightly slimmer than G&L standard necks and feels super fast to maneuver up and down on. Without feeling like a toothpick and while still providing you with a solid chunk of wood to grab onto, it's the perfect neck shape for anybody that just needs a slight adjustment to the standard neck profile.
Stellar construction and a price tag that is below most other boutique guitars make this a home-run instrument.
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.
- Model: ASAT Special
- Color: Shell Pink
- Body Wood: Alder
- Pickguard: 3-Ply White
- Construction: Bolt-On
- Fretboard: Maple
- Neck Wood: Maple
- Neck Finish: Clear Satin
- Fretboard Radius: 9.5"
- Nut Width: 1 5/8"
- Neck Profile: Slim C - .820" depth @ 1st fret to .870" depth @ 12th fret
- Frets: Medium Jumbo
- Pickups: G&L MFD Jumbo Single-Coil
- Controls: Volume, Tone
- Pickup Selector: 3-Way Blade Switch
- Bridge: Saddle-Lock Hardtail
- Tuners: Locking
- Case: Deluxe Black Tolex Hardshell
- Serial #: CLF2106294
- Instrument Weight: 7.6 lbs.
- Made in Fullerton, CA, USA
Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized dealer for G&L. This ASAT Special is 100% brand new and is being sold with a full manufacturer's warranty. 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.
Music Store Live is 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. With 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 a-la-carte shop, so it’s easy (and affordable) to get 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. They now also have a full-blown Custom Shop where they can build virtually anything you can imagine.
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! Wait times are surprisingly short and most custom orders have an ETA of only 6-8 weeks from when the order is placed. As a premier G&L dealer, we are able to get expedited build times so we can get you the guitar of your dreams quickly. Call or message us for details!