G&L Asat Special Rosewood Fingerboard GC-ASTSP-BLG-RW

G&L Asat Special Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar Belair Green 3-Ply White PickguardG&L Asat Special Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar Belair Green 3-Ply White Pickguard
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 35 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 shape: Single cutaway Body type: Solid body Body material: Solid wood Top wood: Not applicable Body wood: Alder Body finish: Relic Orientation: Right handed Neck Neck shape: G&L Modern Classic Neck wood: Hard-rock Maple Joint: Bolt-on Scale length: 25.5 in. Truss rod: Standard Neck finish: Gloss Fretboard Material: Rosewood Radius: 9.5 in. Fret size: Medium jumbo Number of frets: 22 Plek dressed Inlays: Dot Nut width: 1.687 in. (42.8 mm) Natural bone nutPickups Configuration: SS Neck: MFD single-coil Middle: Not applicable Bridge: MFD single-coil Brand: G&L Active or passive pickups: Passive Series or parallel: Not applicable Piezo: No Active EQ: No Special electronics: None Controls Control layout: Master volume, tone Pickup switch: 3-way Coil tap or split: No Kill switch: No Hardware Bridge type: Fixed Bridge design: 6-saddle Saddle-Lock with chrome-plated brass saddles Tailpiece: String thru body Tuning machines: Deluxe sealed Color: Nickel Other Number of strings: 6-string Special features: Electronics Case: Hardshell case Accessories: Info not available Country of origin: United States
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