Sunrise Guitars in Fayetteville, Arkansas is proud to carry the G&L Tribute ASAT Special Surf 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 twang to searing blues to smooth jazz tones.
The Tribute® Series ASAT Special brings the magic of Leo’s 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, you’ll never look back.
|Pickguard:||3 Ply White|
|Pickups:||2x G&L Jumbo Magnetic Field Design Single Coil Pickups|
|Neck Width At Nut:||1-5/8″|
|Neck Profile:||Medium C|
|Frets:||22 Medium Jumbo, Nickel|
|Tuning Keys:||18:1 Ratio, Sealed Back|
|Bridge:||G&L Saddle Lock|
|Controls:||3 Position Pickup Selector, Volume, Tone|
|Neck Wood:||Hard Rock Maple|