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Hi everybody,

For some inexplicable reason, at least to me, you have ended up on this website. Well, welcome to my world. And I hope you like guitars, because that is what this website is all about; nothing else is offered. More specifically, it is about my acoustic and electric guitars, basses, and amplifiers. Not necessarily to boast, although I am proud of my collection, but rather so there is a record of these beautiful pieces of art. Each story contains links to the manufacturers, links to sites that provide information on tonewood, specs, etc. and how the instrument or amp ended up in my collection. The main focus is on G&L guitars and basses, in particular the many flavors of the Broadcaster/ASAT (Special) (aka ‘The Real Ones’ as per a 1986 G&L ad) including the ASAT III/ASAT Z-3, ASAT Classic (and its many variants), and ASAT Deluxe/ASAT Junior, with excursions to other G&L models to tell the story of all the pickups Leo Fender designed after 1979. But there is a small collection of acoustic guitars and instruments built by the incomparable Paul Reed Smith too.

I hope you will enjoy it.

Yo! What’s shakin’?


‘The Real Ones’ - Guitars and basses by George & Leo, and more ...

gui⋅tar [gi-tahr]


a stringed musical instrument with a long, fretted neck, a flat, somewhat violin like body, and typically six strings, which are plucked with the fingers or with a plectrum.


1615–25; < Sp guitarra < Ar kītārah ≪ Gk kithára kithara

Source: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/guitar

    Disclaimer 1:

I have tried to reference the original material where appropriate. Any omissions and errors are solely my responsibility and I apologize a priori for those. Please let me know so they can be corrected as soon as possible.

    Disclaimer 2:

Instead of lacing the text with ™ symbols all over the place, let it be explicitly stated here that ‘Fender’, ‘Telecaster’, and ‘Stratocaster’ are registered trademarks of Fender Musical Instrument Corporation; ‘Gibson’ and ‘Les Paul’ are registered trademarks of Gibson Guitar Corp.; ‘PAF’ is a registered trademark of DiMarzio, Inc. Corporation; ‘Martin’ is a registered trademark of  C.F. Martin & Co.; all listed models on this website are registered trademarks of the manufacturer listed on their respective pages. No ownership of these trademarks is claimed nor implied. However, I do own the copyrights of all written material in these pages as well as any and all photographs. Any publication by others through, but not limited to, duplication, copying, screen capturing, etc., is strictly prohibited without the express written consent of the author. Contact me at: yowhatsshakin@mac.com.

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