(SOLD) G&L ASAT Special Black 2013

G&L ASAT Special Black 2013
G&L ASAT Special Black 2013
G&L ASAT Special Black 2013
G&L ASAT Special Black 2013
G&L ASAT Special Black 2013
G&L ASAT Special Black 2013
G&L ASAT Special Black 2013
G&L ASAT Special Black 2013
G&L ASAT Special Black 2013
G&L ASAT Special Black 2013
G&L ASAT Special Black 2013
G&L ASAT Special Black 2013
G&L ASAT Special Black 2013
G&L ASAT Special Black 2013
G&L ASAT Special Black 2013
G&L ASAT Special Black 2013
G&L ASAT Special Black 2013
G&L ASAT Special Black 2013
G&L ASAT Special Black 2013
G&L ASAT Special Black 2013
G&L ASAT Special Black 2013
G&L ASAT Special Black 2013
G&L ASAT Special Black 2013
G&L ASAT Special Black 2013
G&L ASAT Special Black 2013
G&L ASAT Special Black 2013
G&L ASAT Special Black 2013
G&L ASAT Special Black 2013
G&L ASAT Special Black 2013
G&L ASAT Special Black 2013
G&L ASAT Special Black 2013
G&L ASAT Special Black 2013
G&L ASAT Special Black 2013
G&L ASAT Special Black 2013
G&L ASAT Special Black 2013
G&L ASAT Special Black 2013
G&L ASAT Special Black 2013
G&L ASAT Special Black 2013
G&L ASAT Special Black 2013
G&L ASAT Special Black 2013
G&L ASAT Special Black 2013
G&L ASAT Special Black 2013
G&L ASAT Special Black 2013
G&L ASAT Special Black 2013
G&L ASAT Special Black 2013
G&L ASAT Special Black 2013

G&L ASAT Special, black, made in Fullerton USA 2013. G&L was started in the 80s by Leo Fender and longtime collaborator George Fullerton; their designs were Leo's final offerings to the world and are among his finest work. The ASAT Special borrows some curves from the Tele, but it gets some fun updates: 22 tall frets, a great high mass bridge and a set of MFD Jumbo single coil pickups to get things popping. First, the neck: it's a deep C type shape, similar to many American Standard examples, but built with a bit more love and care than many F-branded necks. It's fast and friendly, offering great sustain and easy movement, and the dark streaky rosewood looks a treat. The Sperzel tuners, bone nut and hefty bridge make for great tuning stability, as well as transferring plenty of vibration to the body, making for a lively and responsive feel in the hands. The tone on deck is outstanding: Tele twang, but lower on noise, thicker through the low end with a clearer fundamental note and beautifully eloquent on top. It's bright and clear without being harsh, and fat and full without being murky. This is a truly outstanding take on the T-genre, brought to you by the man himself. IYKYK.

Model: G&L ASAT Special Semi-Hollow
Made: Fullerton USA, 2013 (serial CLF58616)
Finish: black, gloss poly
Body: alder
Weight: 3.565kg
Neck:  one piece maple, rosewood board, 12" radius, 25.5" scale, deep C profile
Mods: none
Pickups: G&L Magnetic Field Design Jumbo single coil x2
Case: G&L hard case

Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. The headstock has no major marks. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, very minor dimples on the back only. The back has some minor scuffs along the back edge, in the middle of the body and on the bottom horn, plus a few dimples near the jack and in the elbow area. The sides have minor scuffs on both horns and some minor dimples in the elbow area and near the jack. The front has some dimples around the bridge and some scuffs around the controls, plus the standard play wear on the guard and horns. Overall: excellent condition (9/10)

Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. All electrics tested and working properly. The frets have minor wear, 8/10 for fret life left. Wearing fresh 10/46 Moonshiners strings.


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