Thread DetailsLast Edited by mlacey3 September 27, 2016 at 09:24 AM
Here's the Regular ASAT Classic Tribute on G&L's site:
The street price on these is typically $449.
IMHO these guitars are GREAT. I haven't yet pulled the trigger because I just modded my strat for a telecaster style pickup config, but man. It's going to be hard to resist.
For those who aren't aware of G&L guitars, they were started by LEO FENDER. Of... FENDER. Yes, THAT Leo Fender.
Their guitars are highly respected, and the Tribute series tends to fall right in the same range as some Mexican Fenders, and the higher end Squiers (usually the Vintage Modified or Classic Tribute Squiers made in Indonesia, which are also very good). These are also made in Indonesia. In my humble experience as an owner of two great Indonesian instruments (a Squier VM '77 bass, and a Lakland Skyline DJ4 bass) they are terrific, and well made guitars. These G&L's are the same.
If you're hung up on a USA Fender Tele, then go get one. Wouldn't blame you at all- can't go wrong with an American Fender Tele! BUT- if you want to spend less, and get what is arguably one of the finest playing/sounding Telecasters out there you should have the G&L ASAT Tribute on your list!
Take a look at the reviews anywhere online that you trust reviews and decide for yourself.
At $299.99 with Free Shipping this is SLICK (in the humble opinion of yours truly, the OP).
From the web site description:
A classic in a limited-edition finish.
The G&L ASAT Classic is the final word on the traditional single-cutaway bolt-on axe. Framed in a classic boxed-steel bridge, the G&L-designed alnico pickup delivers crisp attack with complex harmonics while individual brass saddles offer modern levels of intonation refinement.
This Limited Edition Tribute Series ASAT Classic is dripping with mojo at a price attainable for every working musician. It comes in a limited-edition Olympic White finish, complemented by a 3-ply white pickguard. Once you play a G&L Tribute Series, you'll never look back. Case sold separately.
- Body shape: Single cutaway
- Body type: Solid body
- Body material: Solid wood
- Top wood: Not applicable
- Body wood: Basswood
- Body finish: Gloss
- Orientation: Right handed
- Neck shape: Medium C
- Neck wood: Maple
- Joint: Bolt-on
- Scale length: 25.5"
- Truss rod: Standard
- Neck finish: Satin
- Material: Maple
- Radius: 9"
- Fret size: Medium jumbo
- Number of frets: 22
- Inlays: Dot
- Nut width: 1.62" (41.3mm)
- Configuration: SS
- Neck: G&L designed alnico
- Middle: Not applicable
- Bridge: G&L designed alnico
- Brand: G&L
- Active or passive pickups: Passive
- Series or parallel: Not applicable
- Piezo: No
- Active EQ: No
- Special electronics: None
- Control layout: Master volume, tone
- Pickup switch: 3-way
- Coil tap or split: No
- Kill switch: No
- Bridge type: Fixed
- Bridge design: 6-saddle with individual brass saddles
- Tailpiece: String thru body
- Tuning machines: Die-cast sealed
- Color: Chrome
- Number of strings: 6-string
- Special features: Limited production
- Case: Sold separately
- Accessories: Adjustment tools