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Last Edited by mlacey3 September 27, 2016 at 09:24 AM
G&L Limited Edition Tribute ASAT Classic Electric Guitar Olympic White (Telecaster Style)

$299.99 HERE:

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
  • 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
  • Neck shape: Medium C
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Satin
  • Fretboard
  • Material: Maple
  • Radius: 9"
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: 1.62" (41.3mm)
  • Pickups
  • 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
  • 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 with individual brass saddles
  • Tailpiece: String thru body
  • Tuning machines: Die-cast sealed
  • Color: Chrome
  • Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Limited production
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: Adjustment tools
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I've played tributes and own a USA semi hollow ASAT classic. These are awesome guitars and this is a good deal. Much better deal than the $600 Mexican Fender 'deals' I see posted often.
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Ugh...Basswood body
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Quote from sirhacksalot View Post :
Ugh...Basswood body
Basswood is a more budget oriented wood, but not bad. See this for Guitar Player's assessment. And at $300 I personally don't expect/need Ash. In the ears of the beholder, though!

"Basswood. Affordable and abundant, basswood is particularly associated with mid-level or budget guitars. But basswood is a good tonewood by any standards, and it has been used by many high-end makers with excellent results. It is a very light and fairly soft wood, and it's light in color, too, with minimal grain. Solid basswood bodies have a fat, but well-balanced tonality. There's a muscular midrange, but also a certain softness and breathiness. On a well-made guitar, basswood can yield good dynamics and definition with enough grind to give the sound some oomph." -Guitar Player
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Go tell Guthrie that basswood is bad:
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This deal is sold out now.
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Quote from sirhacksalot View Post :
Ugh...Basswood body
No offense, but basswood is definitely not a downer. I know this is not the style of guitar here, but Joe Satriani's main axe has a basswood body. Steve Vai also plays a LOT of basswood guitars.

In my opinion, UNLESS it is an acoustic guitar or hollowbody, the wood that makes up the guitar really doesn't matter too much. I would say 99% comes from the pickups you put in the guitar, the neck playability, and your fingers.

Stevie Ray Vaughan could play a cinder block with strings and make it sound so amazing that guitarist would want to buy the cinder block. It's in the fingers and the pickups.
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