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G&L USA ASAT Special Electric Guitar in Turquoise Metal Flake

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G&L USA ASAT Special Electric Guitar in Turquoise Metal Flake
Our Price $1,799.99

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Megatone Music is Georgia's Newest Premier Dealer. We have a nice selection of all the guitars in the USA line. These are the guitars Leo Fender envisioned and each one is made in the same factory Leo designed the first Telecaster and Stratocaster. Each guitar is made by hand in the factory at Fullerton, CA with precision and care.


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 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.


Founded by Leo Fender in 1980, G&L USA instruments continue to be made in the historic G&L facility on Fender Avenue in Fullerton, California, the Birthplace of Bolt-on™.



  • Note: There is a plastic cover on the pickguard which is giving it a dull or frosted look.

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    • Body: Alder
    • Body Other: Front Contour and Rear Contour
    • Finish: Turquoise Metal Flake
    • Bridge: Saddle-Lock
    • Knobs: knurled Dome-top Chrome
    • Pickguard: Mirror
    • Neck Profile: Modern Classic, Nut Width: 1 11/16", String Spacing: 1 5/8", Radius: 9.5", Depth at First Fret: .820", Depth at 12th Fret: .870"
    • Neck Wood: Hard-Rock Maple 
    • Fret Board: Rosewood
    • Neck Finish: Satin Clear, Matching Headstock
    • Frets: Medium Jumbo
    • Inlays: White Pearl Face Dots
    • Nut: Bone
    • Tuners: G&L Standard
    • Neck Pickup: G&L MFD Jumbo Single Coil, White (Black can be included at no charge)
    • Bridge Pickup: G&L MFD Jumbo Single, White (Black can be included at no charge)
    • Controls: 3-Position Blade Selector, Volume, Tone
    • Strings: D'Addario EXL110 10-46
    • Weight: 8.6 lbs
    • Pleked
    • COA Included
    • G&L Deluxe Hardshell Case
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