G&L ASAT-SPSG Tribute ASAT Special with Maple Fingerboard
G&L Tribute ASATÂ® Special Electric Guitar in Surf Green FinishThe G&L ASATÂ® Special just might be the quintessential G&L guitar, viewed by many as Leoâs 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 âASATâ which is US military shorthand for an âAnti-Satelliteâ missile.The ASAT Special, as the model became known, features jumbo single-coil Magnetic Field Designâ¢ pickups, each with a narrow bobbin aperture for a coil which is shallow yet wide. In this regard, an MFDâ¢ jumbo single coil is similar to a P-90 or JazzmasterÂ® 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-Lockâ¢ 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.The TributeÂ® Series ASAT Special brings the magic of Leoâs own reinterpretation of the single-cutaway bolt-on guitar, all at a price attainable for every working musician. Once you play a G&L Tribute Series, youâll never look back.
- Surf Green over Poplar body
- 3-ply white pickguard
- Maple fingerboard
- Vintage tint satin neck finish