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SKU GL-ASTZ3-BKB-MP

G&L USA ASAT Z-3 Electric Guitar, Blackburst, Maple Board

$1,649.99

Player's Perspective

A unique, useful and reliable instrument, the ASAT Z-3 might be the most underappreciated American guitar on the market. With the powerful, versatile electronics of the Comanche and the body of the ASAT, this axe fuses two of the most popular G&L designs into one all-purpose tone machine that stays true to the tradition of American sound while looking ahead. You can play pretty much anything on this guitar. Blues licks can sound raunchy and undercooked or thick and creamy, jazz lines can be mellow or crisp, heavily distorted runs can sing, scream or wail. You can riff in the low-end, but you can just as easily get your funk on with that middle pickup. Clean or distorted, this guitar can handle everything. The neck is extremely comfortable and will feel familiar to most players. It's just beefy enough to really dig in on, but not big enough to get in your way. If you're looking for something uniquely familiar that can tackle anything at all, this is the guitar for you. 

Here is a video of the semi-hollow version of this guitar. Please note the guitar in this listing is a solidbody version which will have slightly more pronounced mids and a bit more high-end snap than a semi-hollow. The video can still serve to give you a good idea of what this guitar will sound like.

 

Item Details

The G&L Comanche is Leo’s final word on the traditional double-cutaway bolt-on axe, and the ASAT Z-3 is like packing a Comanche into an ASAT body. Like the Comanche, the first thing you’ll notice about the ASAT Z-3 is the distinctive shape of the Magnetic Field Design Z-Coil pickups designed by Leo Fender himself. These pickups deliver a bright and sparkly top end while offering a robust bottom end, all without any 60-cycle hum.

You’ll find plenty of power in the Z-coil pickups, but what’s surprising is how glassy and detailed they become as you roll back the volume. What’s more, the ASAT Z-3 includes a push/pull tone pot to allow neck+bridge or all three pickups together. In a pinch, the neck+bridge combo does a convincing faux ASAT® Special. Talk about versatile! And like the ASAT Special, the Z-3 maximizes sustain with Leo’s Saddle-Lock™ bridge which transfers string energy right into the body end-grain for an incredibly resonant instrument.

Founded by Leo Fender in 1980, the Comanche and all G&L USA instruments continue to be made in the historic G&L facility on Fender Avenue in Fullerton, California, the Birthplace of Bolt-on.

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 USA ASAT Z-3 is in brand new pristine mint condition with no nicks, scratches, or blemishes of any kind.

NOTE: The photos above may not be of the actual item. Please feel free to call us toll free for an in hand description.

Specs

  • G&L USA ASAT Z-3
  • Blackburst
  • Swamp Ash Body
  • Maple Neck
  • G&L Modern C Neck Profile - This is the profile most G&L fans associate with the post 2000 era. 1 5/8” nut width, slight edge roll, medium taper from 0.830” to 0.960”. It starts off fairly slim and gets beefier up the neck. These specs were part of the #1 neck. 
  • Maple Fretboard
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • 1 11/16" Nut Width
  • Bone Nut
  • 22 Medium Jumbo Frets
  • Dot Inlays
  • Scale Length 25 1/2"
  • 3 Magnetic Field Design Z-Coil Pickups
  • Mini Toggle Switch - Enables Neck + Bridge or All Three Simultaneously
  • 5 Way Switch
  • G&L Solid Brass Top Loading Hardtail Bridge
  • Chrome-Platted Brass Saddles
  • G&L Sealed Tuning Machines 12:1 ratio, sealed lubrication, adjustable knob tension
  • Chrome Hardware
  • Black Pickguard
  • G&L Deluxe Hard Shell Case
  • G&L Owners Info, Certificate of Authenticity, and Specs Sheet Included

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