My guitar collection - G&L


With its Black finish, this G&L ASAT from the first half a year of production qualifies again as a “Poor man’s Broadcaster”. The guitar has a soft maple body, black powder-coated Locktight (Saddle-Lock) bridge, 2 Jumbo Magnetic Field Design (MFD) single-coil pickups, black powder-coated control panel with Broadcaster wiring harness consisting of 3-position pickup selector, volume control, and tone control, hard-rock maple neck, and 7½” maple fingerboard. Beyond the absence of a Leo Fender signed inspection sticker, the serif “ASAT by Leo Fender” decal and U-shaped string retainer on the natural headstock are about the only differences from the Broadcaster w/maple fingerboard.


ASAT “Poor man’s Broadcaster w/maple fingerboard

The story behind this guitar


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There has been many a “Poor man’s Broadcaster” for sale in different marketplaces at one time or another. During 2015, a specimen as perfect as you would ever wish showed up on the local an almost exact copy of my maple board Broadcaster except for the aforementioned differences. After contacting the seller the deal fell through for a myriad of reasons. But here is another example: a well worn and played ASAT I got from old time Guitars by Leo member and co-founder Jeff Sutton, who runs a shop on Reverb called Funky Tele Home o’ Tone. And another great sounding guitar. But what would you expect?

The story behind this guitar



OCT 24 1986, second stamp OCT 1986 (no day visible)

none, marked ‘25’

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