'Caribbean Rosewood' Fretboard
This G&L model features a Metopium Brownei fretboard, which is often referred to as 'Chechen' or 'Caribbean Rosewood'. Despite its common name, Caribbean Rosewood is not a Dalbergia family species, and therefore it isn't CITES restricted. For more information about CITES, check out our dedicated guide.
Leo Fender’s legacy lies in G&L, the Californian company where he said he made his best guitars. The 2018 Fullerton Deluxe ASAT Classic Bluesboy is a product of the famous Fullerton factory, where Leo’s private workshop resides.
The Deluxe ASAT is a modded variation of a timeless design. You’ll get a legendary single cutaway shape and setup with greater versatility in sound.
Body and neck
The guitar is made of a gorgeous Swamp Ash body, with a transparent gloss finish that climbs up the hard-rock Maple neck. It looks and feels fantastic.
It has a beautiful, dark 9 ½” radius Rosewood fingerboard that’s extremely comfortable to fret. Embedded are 22 medium-jumbo nickel-silver frets of silky playability. They make for effortless leads.
A bolt-on neck design provides plenty of sustain for long, winding guitar passages. Have the peace of mind that your guitar remains stable throughout long practice sessions or live shows. This is a guitar built to withstand years of wear.
In the bridge position you have G&L’s MFD single coil pickup providing a surprisingly sharp attack. Great for blues or even a modern sound.
The modded feature of the Bluesboy is the alnico II neck humbucker, not usually found on G&L ASATs. This creates the unmistakeable warm characteristics associated with these pickups. It pairs nicely with the MFD and makes it an instrument capable of a huge array of tones.
It’s equipped with G&L’s classy brass saddles for tight intonation at all times. An ashtray bridge design can feel sharp on some production guitars. Here they’ve mastered the craft. No cost cutting in sight.
- CONSTRUCTION: Bolt-on
- SCALE: 25 1/2"
- PICKUPS: Leo Fender-designed G&L MFD single coil in bridge position, G&L A2S4248N Alnico II magnet humbucker in neck position
- BODY WOOD: Swamp Ash
- NECK WOOD: Hard-Rock Maple w/ 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
- INCLUDES: Deluxe tolex hardshell case