My guitar collection - G&L


The pickup combination on the Custom Shop ASAT Classic Bluesboy 90 HB, or something very close, first appeared on the Fallout. This model was introduced during the 2013 Winter NAMM and is inspired by the different ways guitarist Robert Poss, of the mid-1980s noise band Band of Susans, modified his arsenal of SC-1 guitars. This particular guitar was marketed as B-stock, a designation for instruments usually held in reserve or built for artists. And indeed, this one has a number of upgrades. The Mustang-shaped body for the production Fallout is either alder or swamp ash. Here the body is mahogany and finished in Nitro Shell Pink, a hue similar to the Coral Sunset on the ASAT Classic Bluesboy Alnico Semi-Hollow prototype. It has a Saddle-Lock bridge with the G&L AW4470B bridge humbucker close to it and a G&L AP4285B P-90 in the neck position. These pups are controlled by a relatively simple wiring harness, identical to the one used on the Korina Collection ASAT Deluxe II and later, consisting of a volume control and push-pull tone control enable splitting the coils on the bridge humbucker. The pickguard is made of 3-ply W/B/W plastic. The hard-rock Eastern maple neck has a Nitro Vintage Gloss finish, a rosewood fingerboard with 9½” radius, Jescar Medium Jumbo 57110 frets, 1⅝” bone nut, and G&L branded closed tuning machines. On the “Specifications” tab on the Fallout webpage on the G&L website, the bridge pickup is still stated as an AW4380 in error, even as late as early-2020. It also incorrectly states 12” as the default for the fretboard radius. Also note all pictures show a Seymour Duncan JB (TB-4) bridge Trembucker which is available as an option but not the default either. Still, knowing that, visit the following link for more information:



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After its introduction, this model was never on my radar. That was until the release of a Custom Shop ASAT Classic Bluesboy 90 HB in 2019 with a very similar pickup combination. This particular version has enough interesting differences compared to the “standard” production Fallout, i.e. body wood and finish, that Rayhill Audio in Barton, NY got the call. The guitar is fun to play and I have it almost constantly out next to my favorite ASAT Classic and my 4-bolt George Fullerton Signature. With its humbucker and P-90 pickups, the Fallout provides a nice complement to the pickups on these guitars.

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none, marked ‘Fall’, ‘Nitro’

APR ?? 2016

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