G&L ASAT Special Matcha Green

$2,450
SKU: CLF2110211
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Sunrise Guitars in Fayetteville, Arkansas is proud to carry the G&L ASAT Special Matcha Green electric guitar. 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.

 

Specs:

Body Wood: Alder

Bridge: Saddle Lock

Trim Parts: Chrome Pickguard Screws

Knobs: Knurled Dome Top Chrome

Pickguard: 3 Ply Black White Black

Neck Profile: Modern Classic

Nut Width: 1-11/16"

String Spacing: 1-5/8"

Radius: 9.5"

Depth At First Fret: .820"

Depth At 12th Fret: .870"

Neck Wood: Hard Rock Maple with Rosewood Fingerboard

Neck Finish: Satin Clear

Frets: Medium Jumbo

Neck Other: White Pearl Face Dots

Nut: Bone

Tuners: G&L Standard

Neck Pickup: G&L MFD Jumbo Single Coil

Bridge Pickup: G&L MFD Jumbo Single Coil

Controls: 3 Position Blade Selector, Volume, Tone

Case: Deluxe Black Tolex