G&L ASAT Special Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar Belair Green 3-Ply White Pickguard

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The quintessential G&L guitar with P-90-style pickups.

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.

FEATURES
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 nut
Pickups
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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