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❌SOLD❌ G&L ASAT Special Black Silver Swirl Finish, 1996


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The G&L ASAT Special, designed by the late Leo Fender and George Fullerton, is regarded by many as ‘Leo’s ultimate cutaway’, a natural evolution of the breakthrough Telecaster. While some few fully electric guitar designs preceded the Telecaster – first named the Broadcaster in an accidental copyright infringement on a name used for a Gretsch drum set and quickly changed – none addressed the real demands on an instrument by a performing guitarist as the Fender design did.

G&L is still producing instruments, operating on Fender Avenue in Fullerton, California.

Here we have a G&L ASAT Special in Black Silver Swirl Finish, dating to April, 1996. The neck date is April 10 1996 and the body date April 02 1996. It is in overall very good condition, with a couple of small impact dings on the back finish near the neckplate and very little fret wear. Under the finish, the body is Swamp Ash, with a one piece maple neck using the Fender design 3-bolt with set screw attachment and adjustment system (called micro-tilt on Fender brand instruments). For hardware, Sperzel non-locking tuners are on the head and a G&L Saddle-Lock bridge with chrome plated brass saddles. Pickups are Leo Fender design MFD single coils made in the G&L plant. These pickups provide a ‘punchier bottom end and brighter top end sparkling with harmonics’. Controls are straight forward, master volume and tone, with a three position switch.

The original black molded case is included; it has a crack on one corner.


Price: $1,400.00 CAD
  • Model: ASAT Special
  • Year: 1996
  • Finish Black Silver Swirl
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: G047560
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Date Posted: 08/11/2017

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Including Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 8.02lbs 3.64kg
  • Scale Length: 25.5in 648mm
  • Nut Width: 1 21/32in 42mm
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