G&L ASAT Special - Cherryburst

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This ASAT Special from G&L features an Alder body finished in Cherryburst with the legendary G&L MFD Jumbo single coil pickups.

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.



  • Body
    • Construction - Bolt-On, Solid Body
    • Body Wood - Alder
    • Pickguard - 3-ply White Pearl
    • Finish - Cherryburst
  • Neck
    • Frets - 22 Medium Jumbo
    • Scale length - 25.5"
    • Neck Wood - Hard Rock Maple
    • Neck Shape - Modern Classic
    • Nut Width - 1 11/16"
    • Fretboard Wood - Rosewood
    • Inlays - Dots
  • Hardware
    • Tuners - G&L Locking Tuners
    • Nut - Bone
    • Bridge - G&L Saddle-Lock Bridge
    • Knobs - Knurled Dome-Top
    • Hardware Type - Chrome
  • Electronics
    • Neck Pickup - G&L MFD Jumbo Single-Coil
    • Bridge Pickup - G&L MFD Jumbo Single Coil
    • Controls-
      • 3 position blade selector
      • Volume
      • Tone

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