G&L USA ASAT Metallic Tangerine Nitro  - 2020 :: For sale, UK, On offer, Warwick, Leo Fender, California, Fullerton Second Hand Bass Guitar Stock :: USA EU, Warwick, Manchester, London, Birmingham

 


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G&L USA ASAT Custom Shop Metallic Tangerine Nitro  - 2020

£2350 Free UK shipping


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  3. A 2020 bass in 9.9/10 condition with original hard case. Built by master luthier Dave Brown and one of a limited edition of five.

  4. Weight: 7lb 6oz/3.3kg


"G & L are the best instruments I ever made" - Leo Fender

"My partner and I made the Worlds most famous guitars, then we made them even better" - George Fullerton

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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™.

 

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™.


CONSTRUCTION: bolt-on

SCALE: 25 1/2"

PICKUPS: Leo Fender†-designed jumbo G&L MFD™ single coils made in Fullerton, California

BODY WOOD: Swamp Ash

NECK WOOD: Vintage Tint Satin Quarter swan Hard-Rock Maple with Indian Rosewood fingerboard

NECK PROFILE: G&L Modern Classic with 9 1/2" radius

NUT: 100% natural bone

FRETS: 22 medium jumbo, Jescar 57110 Stainless Steelr

TUNING KEYS: 12:1 ratio, sealed-back

BRIDGE: Leo Fender-designed G&L Saddle-Lock™ with chrome-plated brass saddles

CONTROLS: 3-position pickup selector, volume, tone

CASE: G&L deluxe gig bag

 


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