- G&L Custom Shop ASAT Classic
- East Indian Walnut (aka Guancaste) Body - Satin "Frost" Top Coat
- Quartersawn Roasted Flame Maple Neck and Fretboard - Satin Clear Neck Finish
- G&L Modern Classic Neck Shape - 1 11/16” nut width with 1 5/8” string spacing allows a generous edge roll for superb comfort without string fall-off. Fairly slim with mild taper from 0.820” at 1st fret to 0.870” at the 12th fret.
- 9.5" Fretboard Radius
- 22x Medium Jumbo PLEK'd Nickel Frets
- 25 1/2" Scale Length
- G&L MFD ASAT Classic Single-Coil Pickups
- 3-Way Pickup Selector Switch
- Volume and Tone Control
- 3-Ply Black Pickguard
- Boxed-Steel Bridge
- Individually Adjustable Brass Saddles
- G&L 12:1 Ratio Tuners
- Chrome Hardware
- G&L Deluxe Hard Shell Case w/ Custom Shop Interior
- G&L Custom Shop Certificate of Authenticity and Specs Sheet
- Serial #: CS1812002
- Instrument Weight: 6.9 lbs.
In 2018 G&L unveiled their Custom Shop to the world. While they've always been making custom guitars in the same building that Leo Fender started the company in via their a-la-carte process, they now have a custom shop that rivals the best in the world.
Take your favorite high-end bolt-on guitar and compare it to anything coming out of the G&L Custom Shop and prepare to get your world rocked. Music Store Live is proud to offer up this beautiful example of just what G&L's finest luthiers are capable of. With a beautiful figured and matched walnut body and a roasted flame maple neck with holographic figuring (more on that later) this guitar looks as beautiful as it sounds.
So let's get right to it because this definitely isn't your granddaddy's ASAT. Let's start at the neck and work our way down. The slab of roasted flame maple that they selected for this one was really a special one. The neck is extremely highly figured with tons of flame all over it, but what's really cool is the almost holographic-like nature of this one. Depending on the angle that you look at it you'll see different stripes popping out. It's a really cool effect that is accentuated by the roasting process. It's cliche to say that the photos don't do it justice, but that's really true with this one. Now that we've seen a couple of G&L Custom Shop guitars roll through our shop, we're starting to realize this is just what you can come to expect from them. It's incredibly top notch, that's for sure!
Of course, the most beautiful neck in the world will still only get you so far... It's got to play just right, and this one absolutely does. The satin clear finish on the roasted neck feels absolutely incredible and the hand-finished neck shape feels familiar, like many other G&L's, but with a bit more refinement to it. The fretwork is absolutely immaculate and the entire construction is spot-on perfect so that you can dial in crazy low action and not even have to sweat about fret-buzzing.
Moving on down to the body we've got an East Indian walnut body loaded up with two G&L MFD single-coil pickups. The MFD pickups have a bit more punch and oomph to them than a traditional alnico single-coil would while still retaining the clarity, twang, and spank that tele's have become known for. It'll have a bit higher output than anything vintage-voiced, but again, this just helps with retaining clarity and articulation in all of the notes. Whether you're playing clean, just going for some light bluesy overdrive, or laying it on thick, this ASAT Classic can still handle it. The walnut body is going to be very balanced. It produces an even amount of tight and punchy bass, mid-range, and treble across the frequency spectrum while adding some nice texture to the sound.
When we first saw this guitar we instantly fell in love, then we actually played it and it was obvious we needed to have it for our inventory. This is an instrument that just feels like it was put together with a bit of extra attention and care. It takes the already incredibly high standards that G&L have and raises them even further.
The G&L ASAT® Classic is Leo’s final word on the traditional single-cutaway bolt-on axe. Framed in a classic boxed-steel bridge, the single-coil Magnetic Field Design™ bridge pickup created by Leo Fender delivers crisp attack with complex harmonics while individual brass saddles offer modern levels of intonation refinement. Flip to the single-coil MFD™ neck pickup and you’ll discover a delectably rich tonal palette, from round clean jazz tones to thick, gritty blues. Put ‘em together and you’ll find a whole ‘nother level of heaven.
The ASAT Classic’s hard-rock quartersawn roasted flame maple neck features an easy-playing satin finish, comfortable 9 1/2″ radius and Jescar 57110 medium-jumbo nickel-silver frets for silky playability. The moment you open the luxurious hardshell case, you’ll be greeted with a stunning instrument and delicious aroma that’ll have your pulse racing.
THE FINEST FROM FENDER AVENUE
The quality of the instruments and variety of options available in the main G&L factory are legendary, and that’s precisely the reason why the G&L Custom Shop has opened. You see, some owners love everything about their Made-in-Fullerton G&Ls, but there’s always been one option they have never been able to select. That is, they want the very best of G&L: the finest cuts of wood and unsurpassed craftsmanship coming together in the most spectacular instruments ever made on Fender Avenue. It starts with hand-selected woods, carefully chosen for each instrument, and continues with very best craftsmanship and attention to detail. It’s not just what you see, but what you feel that makes the difference. From exquisite fretwork to pickguard edges delicately sanded and buffed to feel like an instrument loved and played for decades. Thin urethane or nitrocellulose finishes polished to perfection. Players who prefer a tastefully worn in look can opt for light to medium aging which projects an authentic vibe.
Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized dealer for G&L. This Custom Shop ASAT Classic is 100% brand new and is being sold with a full manufacturer's warranty. Photos are of the exact guitar you'll receive.
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