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G&L USA ASAT Classic Semi-Hollow in Greenburst

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The legacy of the legendary Leo Fender, G&L Guitars continues to produce exceptional instruments in the 21st century, closely adhering to its iconic founder's vision. A cornerstone of their electric guitar lineup, the ASAT Classic Bluesboy Semi-Hollow is a US-made T-style guitar that fully embraces vintage styling and modern functionality in equal measure.

Finished in a stunning Greenburst, this beautiful instrument is suitable for a number of styles thanks to its versatile pickup set, semi-hollow construction and timeless tonewood combinations.

Construction

The G&L ASAT Bluesboy features a Swamp Ash body, with its gorgeous grain shining through in all of its glory. This choice of material isn't just for aesthetic value though, as Swamp Ash delivers a balanced sound with warm lows, crisp highs and lots of natural resonance, especially with this model's semi-hollow body. Its light weight is another advantage, making this guitar a perfect option for live performance.

The ASAT's bolt-on Maple neck offers a bright and snappy response, giving notes plenty of bite and upper mid-range vibrancy. If you're looking for an instrument that can easily cut through in a mix, this is more than capable! Featuring G&L's "Modern Classic" neck profile, this guitar provides a comfortable and fast feel that contemporary players will adore, whilst not alienating traditionalists looking for a nostalgic touch.

Topped with a Caribbean Rosewood fingerboard, this attractive material is adorned with 22 medium jumbo frets. Keeping both modern and old-school camps happy, this fret size allows you to easily add vibrato to lead lines without hindrance.

Electronics & Hardware

Boasting a Leo Fender-designed MFD single-coil in the neck postition, this innovative pickup utilises a ceramic magnet and adjustable iron pole pieces to provide ultra-clear and articulate sounds, with low-noise too. Responding well to your playing dynamics, the bridge pickup has a super-sweet top-end that sparkles with clean settings. Add overdrive, and things will get far more gnarly!

Flick to the Alnico II neck humbucker and you'll attain smooth jazz-style tones, projecting a bold low-end with more contained highs. Move the pickup selector switch to the middle, and you'll get the best of both worlds.

In true T-style tradition, the USA ASAT Bluesboy features a boxed-style bridge that even vintage aficionados will appreciate. The '50s vibe remains intact with its brass saddles too, but with individual saddles for each string, you can intonate them independently to guarantee great tuning stability across all areas of the fingerboard.

The ASAT's 100% natural bone nut also enhances its overall sustain, whilst allowing the strings to glide freely so that they don't snag when performing string bends. With all of these thoughtful appointments, it's clear that the G&L USA ASAT Classic Bluesboy Semi-Hollow is a pro-standard guitar. 

Specifications

  • CONSTRUCTION: bolt-on
  • SCALE: 25 1/2"
  • PICKUPS: Leo Fender†-designed G&L MFD™ single coils
  • BODY WOOD: Semi-Hollow Swamp Ash
  • NECK WOOD: Hard-Rock Maple with Caribbean Rosewood fingerboard
  • NECK PROFILE: G&L Modern Classic with 9 1/2" radius
  • NUT: 100% natural bone
  • FRETS: 22 medium jumbo, Jescar 57110 18% nickel silver
  • TUNING KEYS: 12:1 ratio, sealed-back
  • BRIDGE: traditional boxed-steel bridge with individual brass saddles
  • CONTROLS: 3-position pickup selector, volume, tone
  • CASE: deluxe Tolex hardshell
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