My guitar collection - G&L


In the history of the ASAT, BBE-era G&L introduced the ASAT Special name in late-1992 to distinguish the 2 version then available. The ASAT with black pickup covers and black hardware remained to be called ASAT whereas the new name applied to the version with chrome hardware and white pickup covers, a situation that stayed the same until 1998. This ASAT Special is from autumn 1993 and has a swamp ash body in Cherryburst finish, 2 Jumbo Magnetic Field Design (MFD) pickups with white covers, 3-ply W/B/W pickguard, the updated ASAT wiring harness (identical to the ASAT Classic), chromed Saddle-Lock bridge (the official name for this bridge starting in 1992) and control panel. The hard-rock maple Bi-Cut neck has a 7½” rosewood fingerboard and chromed G&L branded Schaller closed tuning machines. For the current ASAT Special, information can be found here:


ASAT Special

The story behind this guitar


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This model came very late to the collection. After having been involved in a thread on what caps were in use during what time period, I realized that I was missing a transitional version of the ASAT. That got fixed with this guitar in early-2016. This guitar sounds very sweet: a bit more highs due to the ash body but still very even and one might say mellow. Absolute workhorse!

The story behind this guitar



OCT 21 1993

SEP 23 1993

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