G&L Tribute ASAT Classic, Candy Apple Red, New, SN 0990
This specific guitar weighs 7.9 pounds.
Candy Apple Red invokes all sorts of ideas for us. I remember watching one of our local heroes paint his '57 Bel-Air Candy Apple Red. Multiple layers of white primer, then gold metallic lacquer, then red lacquer, each layer hand sanded to perfect smoothness. When the Chevy rolled out into the light, the gold metallic sparkled through the red top coat, and the car was stunning.
What our photos don't capture is the fine, fine metal-flake material just under the red top coat. So small it's almost powder-fine, this guitar sparkles in the sunlight. It sparkles. Not a big, gaudy, chunky sparkle, but a light, subtle, understated sparkle. It's gorgeous.
G&L has produced a Candy Apple Red finish that reminds me of that Bel-Air. This classic finish wraps up what is arguably the greatest Leo Fender design ever, the ASAT Classic. Yes, I used the word "classic" twice in the same sentence, but this is one instance where it's the only word that works in both places.
All photos are of the exact guitar we are selling, which is serial number ending 0990. The weight of this guitar was measured using a Pennsylvania triple-beam scale. The somewhat dull appearance of the pickguard is due to a protective film over the guard. We leave that on to protect the pickguard while it is on display in our store. The G&L sticker peels off, it verifies that this guitar passed G&L inspection.
Here's what the fine folks at G&Lhave to say about the ASAT Classic:
The G&L ASAT Classic is Leo’s final word on the traditional single-cutaway bolt-on axe. Framed in a classic boxed-steel bridge, the single-coil Magnetic Field Design™ bridge pickup created by Leo Fender† delivers crisp attack with complex harmonics while individual brass saddles offer modern levels of intonation refinement. Flip to the single-coil MFD™ neck pickup and you’ll discover a delectably rich tonal palette, from round clean jazz tones to thick, gritty blues. Put ‘em together and you’ll find a whole ‘nother level of heaven.
The Tribute® Series ASAT Classic is dripping with Leo mojo at a price attainable for every working musician. Once you play a G&L Tribute Series, you’ll never look back.
- CONSTRUCTION: bolt-on
- SCALE: 25 1/2"
- PICKUPS: Leo Fender†-designed G&L MFD™ single coils made in Fullerton, California
- BODY WOOD: Swamp Ash on translucent and burst finishes, Basswood on solid finishes
- NECK WOOD: Hard-Rock Maple with Maple or Rosewood fingerboard
- NECK WIDTH AT NUT: 1 5/8"
- NECK RADIUS: 9"
- NECK PROFILE: medium C
- FRETS: 22 medium jumbo, nickel
- TUNING KEYS: 18:1 ratio, sealed-back
- BRIDGE: traditional boxed-steel bridge with individual brass saddles
- CONTROLS: 3-position pickup selector, volume, tone