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G&L USA Fullerton Deluxe ASAT Special in Butterscotch Blonde

Modern-voiced T-Style with plenty of vintage charm

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Elliot Stent

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 Fullerton Deluxe ASAT Special is a US-made T-style guitar that fully embraces vintage styling and modern functionality in equal measure.

Finished in a stunning Butterscotch Blonde, this beautiful instrument is suitable for a number of styles thanks to its versatile pickup set and timeless tonewood combinations.

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Construction

The G&L ASAT Special 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. 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 Maple fingerboard, this tried-and-tested 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 G&L's signature Leo Fender-designed MFD pickups, these innovative single-coils utilise ceramic magnets and iron pole pieces to provide ultra-clear and articulate sounds, with low-noise too. As the Jumbo versions of G&L's standard single-coils, these particular pickups have a slightly fatter sound with a more punchy mid-range.

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 neck single-coil 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.

Fitted with G&L's 'Saddle-Lock' bridge, this ergonomically-engineered design features a clever mechanism that essentially stops the string saddles from moving. This ensures that they are evenly-spaced for consistent distance between the strings, and in contact with one another to improve the instrument's sustain.

The ASAT's 100% natural bone nut also enhances string vibration, whilst allowing them 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 Fullerton Deluxe ASAT Special is a pro-standard guitar.

Specifications

  • Construction: Bolt-on
  • Scale: 25 1/2"
  • Pickups: Leo Fender-designed Jumbo G&L MFD™ Single-coils
  • Body Wood: Swamp Ash
  • Neck Wood: Hard-Rock Maple w/ Maple Fingerboard
  • Neck Profile: G&L Modern Classic w/ 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: Leo Fender-designed G&L Saddle-Lock™ w/ Chrome-plated Brass Saddles
  • Controls: 3-position Pickup Selector, Volume, Tone
  • Case: Deluxe Tolex Hardshell
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