My guitar collection - G&L


Tim and Bob Page are the founders and previous owners of Buffalo Brothers in Carlsbad, CA. As a hobby, Tim loves to design guitars. His 3 prior Special Edition models were released in 1999. This model, released in 2006, is his 4th for G&L involving the collaboration between many: Tim, G&L historians Gabe Dellevigne and Greg Gagliano, G&L employees Efrain Meraz and John Salcido, and the “G” in G&L, George Fullerton. The ASAT Trinity model name could well refer to the presence of 3 Jumbo Magnetic Field Design (MFD) pickups, like the ASAT S-3, but in this case the middle pickup is a Reverse Wound/Reverse Polarity version. These are set in a semi-hollow soft maple body without f-holes in a Vintage White finish accentuated by darkened wood top binding. It further has a Saddle-Lock bridge, surplus tortoise ASAT S-3 pickguard, and a wiring harness consisting of a 5-position pickup selector, push-pull volume control, providing the otherwise missing pickup combinations, and tone control. Out of the 8 possibilities for neck profile/fingerboard combinations offered, this guitar has a gun-oil tinted hard-rock maple #1 neck with matching 12” maple fingerboard, 1⅝” nut, and Sperzel closed tuning machines. About half of all the Trinity guitars got the new non-compression truss rod neck with PLEK treatment instead of the Bi-Cut neck. Like Bob Page’s Trinity #24, #11 is part of that batch (see picture on this page). The package is completed by the “G&L Special Edition” neck plate, Certificate of Authenticity (COA), and brown tolex hardshell case. More info on this Rarebird can be found on the Guitars by Leo website at:



The story behind this guitar


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A little more than a decade after acquiring Bob Page’s Trinity #24, this guitar appeared on Reverb. Its sequence number (’11’) happens to be my lucky number which more than piqued my interest. After passing up on #4 and #5 during the intervening decade, the question remained whether another Trinity was needed to tell the story laid out on this site. After a bit of back and forth, I contacted Matt Murdoch who had posted that listing and we reached an agreeable price to both. Upon measuring the fingerboard radius it was discovered the stated #2 neck on the COA below is incorrect. The guitar most definitely has a #1 neck with 12” fingerboard, not the #2 with 7½” radius. The 3 pickups have a wonderful balance between them and the push-pull adds something special. What a wonderfully sounding, super-versatile instrument.

The story behind this guitar


CLF43488 (#11 of 25)

none, marked ‘S 3 mp’

none, marked ‘.615’

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