G&L ASAT Classic "S" - Tobacco Burst

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The G&L ASAT® Classic ‘S’ is a factory-modded version of Leo’s final word on the traditional single-cutaway bolt-on axe. First created in 2004 by the G&L Custom Creations team, the ASAT Classic ‘S’ later joined the line as a standard model in 2008.

The basic idea for this kind of arrangement has been long established in the Nashville session player scene, where players often install a Strat® middle pickup in the middle position of a Telecaster® and swap the 3-position pickup selector with a 5-way unit.

Back in 2004, The G&L Custom Creations Department dediced to build an instrument similar to the formula adopted by the Nashville guys but with a distinctly G&L flavor with ASAT Classic MFD pickups in place of Alnico Tele® pickups, and the S-500 MFD in place of the Strat pickup. The CCD team decided to ice the cake with a push/pull tone pot that functions the same way as the S-500’s mini-toggle switch, enabling additional pickup combinations of neck+bridge or all three pickups together for a unique sonic depth that G&L players love.

The “S” designation comes from both internal designation for this instrument, due to its use of the S-500 middle pickup, and “Session” in homage to the origin of this guitar configuration.



  • Body
    • Construction - Bolt-On, Solid body
    • Body Wood - Empress
      • Empress shares many of the same qualities of Swamp Ash
    • Pickguard - 3 Ply White
    • Binding - Double Bound
    • Finish - Tobacco Burst
  • Neck
    • Frets - 22 Medium Jumbo
    • Scale length - 25.5"
    • Neck Wood - Hard Rock Maple
    • Neck Shape – Modern ClassicFretboard Material - Hard Rock Maple
      • Depth at 1st Fret – 0.820"
      • Depth at 12th Fret – 0.870"
      • Nut Width - 1 11/16"
      • Radius - 9.5"
    • Inlays - Black Dots
  • Hardware
    • Tuners - G&L Locking
    • Nut Material - Bone
    • Bridge - Traditional boxed-steel bridge with individual brass saddles
    • Knobs - Knurled Dome Style
    • Hardware Type - Chrome
  • Electronics
    • Neck Pickup – G&L ASAT Classic Single Coil
    • Middle Pickup -  G&L S-500 Single Coil
    • Bridge Pickup - G&L ASAT Classic Single Coil
    • Controls -
      • 5-Position Blade Switch
      • Volume'
      • Push/Pull Tone to add Bridge or Neck pickup depending on switch position