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A couple of shots of my ASAT collection. The 1st is from October 2009, just after I started my “one guitar a month” diet. The 2nd is from April 2010, just after my birthday when my wife surprised me with the most fantastic present imaginable: a C.L.F. Centennial ASAT. The 3rd is from March 2011, the 4th from January 2012 after the last entry in the Korina Collection was received. The 5th is from November 2012, the 6th from September 2013, the 7th from July 2014, and the 8th from July 2015 just after the ‘Buck Owens’ came in. The colorful 9th is from April 2016 and the 10th, including a slew of first--year--of--production ASATs, is from March 2017.


The ‘original’ Seven (L-to-R):

2007 ASAT Classic Bluesboy w/spalted maple top, 2004 ASAT Classic Bluesboy semi-hollow, 1999 ASAT Classic, 2004 ASAT JD-5, 2001 20th Anniversary Model, 2004 ASAT ‘Super’, 2006 25th Anniversary Model.

The ‘second’ Seven (L-to-R):

1985 Broadcaster w/ebony board, 1992 ASAT Classic Commemorative Edition w/rosewood board, 1995 John Jorgenson Signature (laminate pickguard), 1998 ASAT ‘Junior’, 1999 ASAT Blues Boy ‘Contour’, 2006 ASAT Trinity, 2009 C.L.F. Centennial ASAT.

The ‘third’ Seven (L-to-R):

1985 Broadcaster w/maple board, 1989 ASAT III (pre-BBE era), 1990 ASAT III Signature HSS, 1999 ASAT ‘50, 2002 ASAT Deluxe, 2004 ASAT HB, 2008 ASAT Classic w/spalted maple top.

The ‘fourth’ Seven (L-to-R):

2011 ASAT Classic Korina prototype, 1999 ASAT Z-2, 2011 Korina Collection ASAT Classic Bluesboy, 1998 ASAT ‘Classic III’, 2011 Korina Collection ASAT Junior II, 2007 ASAT ‘Classic S’, 2011 Korina Collection ASAT Deluxe II.

The ‘fifth’ Seven (L-to-R):

1999 ‘www.guitarsbyleo.com’ Limited Edition, 2005 ASAT Classic ‘Blues Boy’ mahogany, 1993 ASAT Classic Commemorative Edition w/maple board, 2010 ASAT Classic ‘The Wrangler’, 1991 ASAT Classic Signature, 2011 ASAT Classic Bluesboy Pine prototype, 2012 ASAT Classic Alnico prototype.

The ‘sixth’ Seven (L-to-R):

1998 ASAT S-3, 1991 Lacewood Commemorative #26, 2011 ASAT Deluxe Korina prototype, ASAT Classic ‘S’ 2012 Special Collection, 2012 ASAT Deluxe SH TV Jones prototype, 2013 ASAT Classic S Alnico, 2013 ASAT Classic Solamente Alnico.

The ‘seventh’ Seven (L-to-R):

2013 ASAT Classic Solamente, 1991 Lacewood Commemorative #1, 2005 Z-12 ‘Big Red’, 2000 ASAT Z-3 Semi-Hollow, 2007 Will Ray Signature model, 1987 ‘CavSAT’ prototype, 2013 Savannah Collection ASAT Classic Bluesboy 90.

The ‘eighth’ Seven (L-to-R):

1995 ASAT Custom, 2013 ASAT Classic Custom, 1991 ASAT Signature ‘500’ (employee guitar), 1991 ASAT Classic ‘Buck Owens’, 2014 ASAT™Cat prototype, 1997 ASAT Classic Custom (pre-2002), 2014 ASAT Classic Charlie Christian Ltd.

The ‘ninth’ Seven (L-to-R):

1993 ASAT Special, 2015 ASAT Classic Alnico (Empress), 1990 ASAT (Will Ray’s first G&L), 1988 ASAT “The Rembrandt”, 1989 ASAT (low string tree), 1990 ASAT Classic Signature w/gold Leo Fender Vibrato, 1990 ASAT Z-3 prototype for John Jorgenson.

Evolution from SC-2 to Broadcaster (L-to-R):

1984 SC-2 (2st body style), 1984 SC-2 (2nd body style), 1985 Broadcaster w/maple board.

The ‘tenth’ Seven (L-to-R):

1986 ASAT “Poor man’s Broadcaster” w/maple board, 2012 ASAT Classic Alnico Launch Edition (Fralins), 1986 ASAT w/Kahler & maple board, 1986 ASAT w/Kahler & ebony board, 1991 ASAT Signature w/Dual-Fulcrum Vibrato, 2013 Savannah Collection ASAT Junior II, 1987 ASAT “Poor man’s Broadcaster” w/ebony board.

Broadcasters (L-to-R):

1985 Broadcaster w/Kahler & maple board (not shown in any septet), 1985 Broadcaster w/ebony board, 1985 Broadcaster w/maple board.

Triple Black Signatures (L-to-R):

1991 ASAT Signature w/Dual-Fulcrum Vibrato, 1990 ASAT III Signature HSS, 1990 ASAT Classic Signature w/gold Leo Fender Vibrato.

Double triple large MFDs (L-to-R):

1998 ASAT S-3, 2006 ASAT Trinity.

The same model in name only (L-to-R):

1997 ASAT Classic Custom (pre-2002), 2013 ASAT Classic Custom.

One, two, three (L-to-R):

1999 ASAT ‘50, 1999 ASAT Classic, 2007 ASAT ‘Classic S’.

Spalted twins (L-to-R):

2007 ASAT Classic Bluesboy w/spalted maple top, 2008 ASAT Classic w/spalted maple top.

Versions of the ASAT Junior (L-to-R):

1998 ASAT ‘Junior’, 2011 Korina Collection ASAT Junior II, 2013 Savannah Collection ASAT Junior II.

Two versions of the ASAT Deluxe (L-to-R):

2002 ASAT Deluxe, 2011 Korina Collection ASAT Deluxe II.

Solamentes (L-to-R):

2013 ASAT Classic Solamente Alnico, 2013 ASAT Classic Solamente.

Not shown:

1987 ASAT, 1989 ASAT Signature, 1995 John Jorgenson Signature (lefty, clear pickguard), 2012 ASAT Deluxe prototype, 2017 ASAT Classic Bluesboy SH Okoumé w/Cedar.




 

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