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G&L Left Handed ASAT Classic Alnico - Butterscotch

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  • Options - Swampash- Premier Butterscotch Finish

    includes a hard shell case

     

    While the G&L ASAT® Classic is Leo’s final word on the traditional single-cutaway bolt-on axe with its Magnetic Field Design single-coil pickups, the new ASAT Classic Alnico has arrived to blend latter-day-Leo with uncompromising Alnico sonic flavor. Framed in a classic boxed-steel bridge, the single-coil Alnico V bridge pickup belts out meaty twang that that’ll stop you in your tracks, while individual brass saddles Leo upgraded for the ASAT Classic offer modern levels of intonation refinement. Flip to the Alnico V neck pickup and you’ll discover our spec offers a fuller tone that leaves those anemic old pickups in the dust. What’s more, the two pickups pair beautifully for an exceptionally sweet, jangly tone bursting with harmonics.

    These Alnico wonders aren’t just another flavor-of-the-week, having been carefully refined by G&L's Paul Gagon for personal guitars since the late 1970s. Back then, Gagon was an R&D engineer at another company when he was tasked with finding out what was so special about the early bolt-on guitars many players raved about. Gagon analyzed many examples of what were considered "holy grail" guitars, spending time out on the shop floor talking to builders still working in the pickup department since the ‘50s, all on a quest to discover where the real mojo was – and wasn’t. What he learned from the builders matched his own engineering analysis. You see, back in the day, the actual spec of pickups coming that down that old production line varied considerably. Moreover, that nagging imbalance between bridge and neck pickup was something he longed to improve on, and today, Gagon’s preferred pairing of Alnico V pickups has arrived to delight the ears of the discerning guitarists.

    Like the G&L Legacy, the new ASAT Classic Alnico combines best-of Alnico tone with modern Leo touches for a brilliant blend of vintage and contemporary. If Alnico is your flavor, you owe it to yourself to experience what three decades of passionate development have achieved.


  • Construction: Bolt-on
    Scale: 25 1/2"
    Pickups: G&L Alnico Single Coils
    Body Wood: Swamp Ash
    Neck Wood: hard rock maple with maple fingerboard
    Neck Profile: G&L Modern Classic Neck Profile
    Nut: Bone Nut
    Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo, jescar 57110 18% nickel silver
    Tuning Keys: 12:1 ratio, sealed back
    Bridge: traditional boxed-steel bridge with individual brass saddles
    Controls: 3 position pickup selector, volume, tone
    Case:
  • Return Policy

    After receiving the instrument, you have 3 days in which to decide if you would like to keep it or not. If you wish to return your order, let us know by phone, email, or fax. We must receive the merchandise in the same condition as you received it, whereupon we will give you a refund or exchange, as applicable. A restocking fee of up to 15% of the purchase price is levied on any returns that are not received by us in the condition originally shipped, or on any specialty and custom orders. Shipping costs on any returned item are not refundable, unless the item was damaged when received by you..


    Some items are not returnable:

    • Books and Sheet Music
    • At Our Discretion: Any product that touches the mouth, i.e. Microphones, Wind instruments, Reeds, Kazoos, Didgeridoos, Harmonicas, Recorders, Whistles, Custom Instruments.