G&L Fullerton Deluxe ASAT Special Guitar, Maple Fretboard, Turquoise

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GL-FDASP-TRQ-MP
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G&L Fullerton Deluxe ASAT Special Guitar, Maple Fretboard, Turquoise
$1,725.00
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PLAYER'S PERSPECTIVE

Here's an awesome G&L ASAT Special from their Fullerton factory in a funky-fresh Turquoise finish. The ASAT is G&L's evolved take on the original T-style guitar designed by Leo Fender himself, and we found this one to kick some serious butt in particular!

Here at the shop, we love guitars that are modern and practical with "quality of life" improvements that cater to the player, but retain the vintage tone we all love. The "modern classic" neck profile gets things off to a great start - while it's decidedly "modern" and much faster-playing than the vintage equivalents, it doesn't forget its roots and has just enough meat to make the transition over from a vintage/vintage-reissue T easy. Next is the bridge - it combines the modern six-saddle design with improved intonation with the brass construction of the vintage-style T bridge for a true marriage of the best of both worlds. Compared to their ASAT Classic bridge, this one is also a bit reminiscent of an offset-style bridge or even one used on basses. The design is just awesome! Additionally, this guitar also feels way more comfortable to play than an average T with the pronounced belly cut for improved ergonomics when you're sitting down. 

Now the pickups is where we take a big departure from the traditional T-style configuration. G&L does make very good vintage-faithful T-style pickups - however, these "Jumbo" MFDs are pretty far off the beaten path, in a good way. The only way to truly describe them is... bigger. Not just physically, but the tone as well. Take the standard "T" tone and turn it to 11 - it's still spanky, warm, and twangy, but almost twice as thick and the midrange of these pickups is significantly more in your face. There's a little "JM"-style chime in there too, as well as some P90-style aggressiveness and thickness. They're absolutely kickass.

If you want to try a great T-style guitar alternative that's also a little different, take this USA-made ASAT Special out for a spin.

ITEM SPECIFICS

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.

BODY

  • Body Type: Solidbody
  • Body Shape: Fullerton Deluxe ASAT Special
  • Body Material: Alder
  • Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
  • Color: Turquoise

NECK

  • Neck Material: Hard Rock Maple
  • Neck Shape: Modern Classic
  • Neck Joint: Bolt-on
  • Radius: 9.5"
  • Fingerboard Material: Maple
  • Fingerboard Inlay: Black Dots
  • Number of Frets: 22, Medium Jumbo Nickel
  • Scale Length: 25.5"
  • Nut Width: 1.6875"
  • Nut Material: Bone

HARDWARE

  • Bridge/Tailpiece: Leo Fender-designed G&L Saddle-Lock™ with chrome-plated brass saddles
  • Tuners: Sealed Back, 12:1 ratio

ELECTRONICS

  • Neck Pickup: Leo Fender-Designed Jumbo G&L MFD™ Single Coil
  • Bridge Pickup: Leo Fender-Designed Jumbo G&L MFD™ Single Coil
  • Controls: 1 x master volume, 1 x master tone
  • Switching: 3-way blade pickup switch

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Strings: D'Addario, .010-.046
  • Case/Gig Bag: G&L Deluxe Gig Bag
  • Instrument Weight: 8.5 lbs

 

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Condition New
SKU GL-FDASP-TRQ-MP
UPC 791018369882
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