No. 4488, weight = 7 pounds 5 ounces. NOTE- case not included. We have a selection of hard & soft cases available at discounted prices.
The G&L ASAT® Special just might be the quintessential G&L guitar, viewed by many as Leo’s ultimate single-cutaway. Back in 1985, Leo Fender† launched this model under the G&L Broadcaster name, which prompted a response from Fred Gretsch of Gretsch Guitars over the name just as it had thirty-five years earlier. History buffs will recall that the Broadkaster® name is owned by Gretsch, and once again, a Broadcaster from Leo was required to have its name changed. This time around, the name became “ASAT” which is US military shorthand for an “Anti-Satellite” missile.
The ASAT Special, as the model became known, features jumbo single-coil Magnetic Field Design™ pickups, each with a narrow bobbin aperture for a coil which is shallow yet wide. In this regard, an MFD™ jumbo single coil is similar to a P-90 or Jazzmaster® pickup, yet the MFD principle provides a punchier bottom end and brighter top end sparkling with harmonics. Leo further departed with the past with the addition of his brilliant, innovative Saddle-Lock™ bridge which transfers string energy right into the body end-grain for an incredibly resonant instrument. The result is one of the most versatile guitars ever, serving up ballsy twang to searing blues to smooth jazz tones.
The Tribute® Series ASAT Special brings the magic of Leo’s own reinterpretation of the single-cutaway bolt-on guitar, all at a price attainable for every working musician. Once you play a G&L Tribute Series, you’ll never look back..................unless.....you're being FOLLOWED!
Surf Green over Poplar body, 3-ply white pickguard, maple fingerboard, vintage tint satin neck finish
SCALE: 25 1/2"
PICKUPS: Leo Fender†-designed jumbo G&L MFD™ single coils
BODY WOOD: Poplar
NECK WOOD: Hard-Rock Maple with Maple fingerboard, vintage tint.
NECK WIDTH AT NUT: 1 5/8"
NECK RADIUS: 9-1/2"
NECK PROFILE: medium C
FRETS: 22 medium jumbo, nickel
TUNING KEYS: 18:1 ratio, sealed-back
BRIDGE: Leo Fender-designed G&L Saddle-Lock™
CONTROLS: 3-position pickup selector, volume, tone