My guitar collection - G&L


On his website, G&L expert Greg Gagliano calls this kind of ASAT a ”transitional example”. Although still sharing many features with the Broadcaster, several changes start to make the 2 distinguishable. Of course the 2 Jumbo Magnetic Field Design (MFD) single-coil pickups with a Broadcaster wiring harness of volume control, tone control, and 3-position pickup selector are still there. No different for the black powder-coated Locktight (Saddle-Lock) bridge, hard-rock maple neck with choice of 7½” maple or ebony fingerboard, a U-shaped bracket for a string retainer, and black chromed tuning machines. However, this ASAT has a black powder-coated aluminum pickguard now mounted on a swamp ash body in Natural Gloss finish to expose the grain and figure. No plastic guard, no soft maple. And more changes lay ahead before this model became the modern day ASAT Special referenced here:



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Second instrument I bought from Greg Seyka, 2 years after I did my ASAT Custom w/maple fingerboard. Two things are striking. First, the guitar looks surprisingly good for its age; the Natural Gloss finish has this golden hue over it. Second, the guitar feels surprisingly comfortable, lightweight even. I have not really put her on the scale, so no hard data to support it. Just first impressions. But it makes that you like her right away. And much less surprising, sonically she does not disappoint. Wonderful, wonderful guitar and a great addition.

The story behind this guitar



APR 09 1987

APR 14 1987

D’Addario EXL110 Nickel Wound Regular Light (10-46)