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, Tele-style MFD. 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 of the traditional box type with 6 individual saddles for easy setting of intonation. The controls are the usual volume and tone with knurled chrome knobs and a 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 cover. For more information visit:

http://www.glguitars.com/instruments/USA/guitars/asat-classic-bluesboy-semihollow/index.asp.

 

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!