'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 Standard ASAT Classic is a product of the famous Fullerton factory, where Leo’s private workshop resides.
The Standard is a combination of modern playability and classic design. You’ll get a legendary single cutaway shape, setup and sound with unwavering reliability and feel.
Body and neck
The Fullerton Standard ASAT Classic is made with a balanced Alder body, Maple neck and beautifully dark Caribbean Rosewood fretboard. The satin neck finish makes this guitar exceedingly easy to play.
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.
Two G&L-designed MFD single coil pickups provide classic tones with rich harmonics. The bridge pickup has a strong, surprising attack. Great for blues. While in the neck position you’ll get a much more rounded jazzy tone. So if you want to alternate between vintage and modern, the ASAT can handle what you throw at it.
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.
- Body wood: Alder
- Bridge: Boxed-Steel with 6 saddles
- Knobs: Kurled dome-top chrome
- Pickguard: 3-ply Black/White/Black
- Neck profile: Modern Classic
- Neck wood: Hard-Rock Maple with Caribbean Rosewood fingerboard
- Neck finish: Satin clear
- Frets: Medium jumbo
- Inlays: Black face dots
- Nut: Bone
- Tuners: G&L Standard
- Neck pickup: G&L MFD ASAT Classic single coil
- Bridge pickup: G&L MFD ASAT Classic single coil
- Controls: 3-way selector, volume, tone
- Case: Deluxe Black Tolex