G&L Tribute ASAT Classic Sunburst 2009
G&L Tribute ASAT, sunburst, made in Indo 2009. These are super handy guitars; it's a wonder they're not seen on every street corner. G&L was Leo Fender's final guitar making enterprise, started alongside longtime go-to-guy George Fullerton. This is a twist on the Tele, so they took the classic design and added some superb high output low noise single coil pickups, a modern 12" radius with jumbo frets, a satin finish neck and a clever bridge with six brass saddles. It's awesome in the hands: reassuringly solid and very slick under the fingers. The extravagantly grained ash body and mild birds-eye maple neck would look at home on a guitar at ten times the price; this certainly has a classic pro aesthetic. Join the ranks of 'those who know' and grab a membership to the G&L club; it's a good club to be in.
Model: G&L Tribute ASAT Classic
Made: Indonesia, 2009 (serial 090135829)
Finish: sunburst, tort 3-ply guard
Weight: 3.7kg approx
Neck: 1-piece maple inc maple board, 25.5" scale, 12" radius
Pickups: G&L MFD USA-made single coils
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. Headstock is pretty clean. Neck has some minor rub wear on the edge of the board but is pretty clean. The back has no major marks, just some widespread very light scratches around the body. The sides are pretty clean, just a couple of minor dimples on the shoulder. The front is also good, just some very light play wear on the guard and top horn and arouns the bottom edge. Overall: excellent condition (9/10)
Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good. All electronics tested and working properly. The frets have some minor wear; they're a jumbo size so there's heaps of height in them, 7/10 for fret life left. Wearing fresh 10/46s.