The ASAT Junior II takes the familiarity of the T-type guitar and re-imagines it as a stripped back tone machine. With its stop bar tailpiece and bridge, two P-90s and solid Mahogany body, the ASAT Junior sounds, unlike any T-type you’ve heard before.
Body and Neck
The body of the ASAT Junior is made from Mahogany and adds warmth to the tone of the guitar which balances well with the biting tone of the P-90s.
The ASAT Junior has a comfortable “Medium C” neck profile which is easy to play and has a 12” fingerboard radius. This radius is more modern than traditional T-type guitars making it comfortable to fret chords on and is far more suited to playing leads and bends than the more curved, vintage radius fingerboards.
Pickups and Hardware
Uniquely, the ASAT Junior features a TonePros bridge and stop bar tailpiece which gives the guitar solid tuning stability and great sustain, pairing well with the Mahogany body.
This guitar features a P-90 in the neck and the bridge with each pickup being designed specifically for each position. Whilst this guitar may only have two pickups and a volume and tone knob, there are plenty of sounds contained within this straightforward setup. Capable of warm jazzy clean tones in the neck to high gain punk in the bridge, the ASAT Junior can handle anything you throw at it
Here's What G&L Say About the Tribute ASAT Junior II
ASAT Junior II: P-90s Done Right.
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 Junior II carries two Paul Gagon-designed P90 pickups, specially spec-ed to deliver stellar tones in each position and with matched output for more truly usable rhythm/lead switching. No more fumbling with the volume trying to find balance between the P90s.
The Junior 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 Trans Red-finished Mahogany body and Hard Rock Maple neck with Brazilian Cherry board and you’ve got one versatile ASAT that effortlessly covers a wide range of sonic territory.
The Junior 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.
- Construction: Bolt-on
- Scale: 25 1/2"
- Pickups: G&L AP4285B in neck position, G&L AP42105B in bridge position; designed by Paul Gagon
- Body Wood: Mahogany
- Neck Wood: Hard-Rock Maple with Brazilian Cherry 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
- Finish: Trans Red, black headstock