The G&L ASAT Deluxe is a T-shaped guitar with modern attitude and punch. It's got 2 powerful humbuckers that'll get you into the modern rock ballpark with ease. But these pickups clean up incredibly well making them great for any style of music from clean indie to blues and pop.
The neck feels comfortable in the hand and the medium jumbo frets make this guitar play and feel like a modern instrument with a classic sound.
The TonePros bridge is an unusual addition for a T-Shaped guitar, but matches with the Mahogany body perfectly giving you sustain and warmth you'd expect from a singlecut instrument. You can individually intonate each string so this guitar can handle different tunings really well.
G&L guitars were formed in the late 70s by Leo Fender, George Fullerton and Dale Hyatt after Leo Fender had produced instruments for Music Man.
These guitars well-built instruments with the classic vibe and sound that you'd expect from any guitar designed by Leo Fender. Ths includes innovations like:
MFD Pickup - This pickup uses a ceramic bar over a magnet rather than a traditional Alnico magnet. This is so that you can set the output of each string rather than the overall volume like you would with traditional singlecoils.
G&L Saddle-Lock bridge - This is the use of a small Allen screw on the side of the bridge to remove side-to-side movement of the string saddles. By keeping the locking saddles together, you'll prevent loss of sustain.
Here's what G & L say about the ASAT Deluxe II
G&L ASATs: Great players have been workin? ?em and G&L?s been moddin? ?em for nearly 30 years. Ash, Alder, Mahogany, Korina ? solid and semi-hollow ? MFD and Alnico single-coils, humbuckers, P90s ? two-pickup, three-pickup ? you get the point: the ASAT?s a tone machine, and now G&L?s Tribute Series has grown with the tweaked-for-tone ASAT Junior II.
The ASAT Deluxe II sports two Paul Gagon-designed humbuckers straight from the award-winning ASAT Deluxe Carved Top, complete with push/pull coil tap to wring out every last drop of tone.
The Deluxe II features an easy-playing, medium-C profile neck with 12? radius and 1 5/8? nut width for a classic ASAT feel that greets the hand like an old friend. Add on Tone-Pros bridge/tailpiece hardware, delicious Irish Ale-finished Mahogany body and Hard Rock Maple neck with Rosewood board and you?ve got one versatile ASAT that effortlessly covers a wide range of sonic territory.
The Deluxe II has popped up before in short-run Custom Creations models made at G&L?s Fullerton, California shop, but this is the first time it's been this widely available. On top of that, it's part of G&L?s Tribute Series, which has been garnering rave reviews for more than a decade thanks to its solid combination of tone, quality and value.
Yet again the ASAT has proven that versatility is deep in its DNA.
SCALE: 25 1/2"
PICKUPS: G&L AS4250C in neck position, G&L AW4370C in bridge position; designed by Paul Gagon
BODY WOOD: Mahogany
NECK WOOD: Hard-Rock Maple with Rosewood fingerboard
NECK RADIUS: 12"FRETS: 22 medium jumbo
NECK WIDTH AT NUT: 1 5/8"
NECK PROFILE: medium C
BRIDGE: Tone-Pros locking C-TPFP bridge and CT1 tailpiece
CONTROLS: 3-position pickup selector, volume, tone with push/pull coil tap
FINISH: Irish Ale