The world of yowhatsshakin


One of G&L’s top selling models, based on the semi-hollow version of the Special Edition ASAT Blues Boy, with a Seymour Duncan ‘Seth Lover’ (SH-55N) humbucker in the neck position. The bridge pickup is the usual traditional sized ASAT Classic Magnetic Field Design. The swamp ash body has been routed and capped with an ash top with a single f-hole. The beautiful Sunburst finish is complemented by a Pearl pickguard to give it more visual sparkle. The bridge is a boxed-steel 6-saddle bridge for easy setting of intonation. The controls are the usual volume control, tone control, and 3-position pickup selector. As for many of my G&L’s, the neck is Bird’s Eye maple with 12” radius, finished with gun-oil stain. This model is still available with the modification that the ‘Seth Lover’ became optional in March 2016. Instead, G&L uses a proprietary A2S4248N pickup with Alnico II magnet, 42 gauge wire, 4800 windings, and nickel-plated cover. For more information visit:


G&L ASAT Classic bluesboy semi-hollow

The story behind this guitar

Year:                  2004

Serial number:    CLF33444

Neck date:         none, marked ‘Classic’, ‘BE’, ‘TGN’

Body date:         JUN 17 2004, second stamp JUN 14 2004

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

This is an incredibly versatile guitar and a great blues machine. The humbucker in the neck position provides a certain warmth that beautifully balances out the snappy sound of the single-coil MFD bridge pickup. It allows you to dial in a large range of sounds which are vastly different from the sounds I get out of my other ASATs, even my other Bluesboys: the ’Contour’, ‘hog’, Korina, and spalted maple, likely due to the difference in body construction and wood. Beyond that, this guitar is very light weight which makes it a pleasure to play over long periods of time. This is also a guitar I bought through eBay, which shows you there are some nice instruments out there in that market place. But I did upgrade the case to an official G&L tweed hardshell case. Suits her just fine!