G&L ASAT SERIES

The G&L ASAT series of guitars is similar in design to the Telecaster. There is a range of both solid and semi-hollow bodied models. The basic models include the ASAT Classic, the ASAT Bluesboy (with a Seth Lover humbucker), the soap-bar pickup ASAT Special (formerly known as the G&L Broadcaster) and the Z-coil pickup ASAT Z-3.
 

G & L ASAT

G & L introduced the ASAT in 1986. It was Leo Fender's final variation on his original Broadcaster/Telecaster electric guitar design. These days the frets are dressed using Plek technology.

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G & L ASAT Bound Classic

The ASAT Bound Classic was made between 1994 and 1998

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G & L ASAT CLASSIC

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G & L ASAT Classic Blues Boy" Semi-Hollow"

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G & L ASAT Classic Blues Boy""

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G & L ASAT Classic Custom

G & L manufactured the ASAT Classic Custom from 1995-1998 and from 2002 to the present. It is a variation on the ASAT but has a bookmatched swamp ash top, with all the standard G&L finish options. The body wood depends on the choice of finish, with alder on standard and all solid finishes but swamp ash on all premier finishes

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G & L ASAT Classic Semi-Hollow

Introduced in 1997, the G&L ASAT Classic Semi-hollow is a semi-hollow bodied version of their Telecaster style ASAT Classic model. It is similar to the G&L ASAT semi-hollow, except it has a Schaller vintage-style fixed bridge and bird´s eye maple neck.

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G & L ASAT DELUXE

The G&L ASAT deluxe is a fancier version of the ASAT - with flame maple top and binding.

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G & L ASAT III

G & L manufactured the ASAT III between 1995 and 1998

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G & L ASAT JUNIOR LIMITED EDITION

The ASAT JUNIOR LIMITED EDITION was made between 1998 and 1999

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G & L ASAT S 3

The ASAT S 3 was made between 1998 and 2000

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G & L ASAT SEMI-HOLLOW

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G & L ASAT SPECIAL

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G&L ASAT Deluxe Semi-Hollow

The G&L Asat Deluxe Semi-Hollow is similar to the Asat Semi-Hollow but has a bound mahogany body and curly maple top.

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G&L ASAT SPECIAL DELUXE

The G&L ASAT Special Deluxe is like the regular ASAT but has a flamed maple top and mahogany body.

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G&L ASAT Z-3

The G&L ASAT Z-3 was introduced in 1998. It has 3 G&L Magnetic Field Design Z-coil pickups and swamp ash or alder body.

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G&L ASAT Z3 Semi-Hollow

The G&L Z3 ASAT Semi Hollow was introduced in 1998. It is like the 3 Z pickup telecaster styled G&L ASAT Z3 but has two hollow voice chambers in the body and an f-hole. The pickups are three G&L Magnetic Field Design Z-coil pickups mounted in a pickguard. The ASAT Z3 Semi Hollow is available with a range of G&L premier and standard finishes as well as Choice of pickguard material including: Pearl, Tortoise Shell, Mirror, 3-ply Creme, 3-ply Black or 3-ply White.

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Specifications:

ModelImageNumber of stringsScale lengthBindingFinish effectsMade in
G & L ASAT
1986
6 strings25.5 inches scale-length---
G & L ASAT Bound Classic
1994 to 1998
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G & L ASAT CLASSIC
1990
6 strings25.5 inches scale-length---
G & L ASAT Classic Blues Boy" Semi-Hollow"
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G & L ASAT Classic Blues Boy""
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G & L ASAT Classic Custom
1995 to 1998
2002
6 strings25.5 inches scale-lengthwood binding--
G & L ASAT Classic Semi-Hollow
1997
6 strings25.5 inches scale-length---
G & L ASAT DELUXE
1995
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G & L ASAT III
1995 to 1998
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G & L ASAT JUNIOR LIMITED EDITION
1998 to 1999
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G & L ASAT S 3
1998 to 2000
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G & L ASAT SEMI-HOLLOW
1997
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G & L ASAT SPECIAL
1994
6 strings25.5 inches scale-length---
G&L ASAT Deluxe Semi-Hollow
1997
6 strings25.5 inches scale-lengthbody bindingtransparent finishUSA
G&L ASAT SPECIAL DELUXE
6 strings---USA
G&L ASAT Z-3
1998
6 strings25.5 inches scale-length--USA
G&L ASAT Z3 Semi-Hollow
1998
6 strings25.5 inches scale-length--USA
ModelBody materialBody shape featuresBody stylePickguard materialBody top materialHollow bodyPickguard shapeSoundhole
G & L ASAT
1986
alder body, ash body, maple bodysingle cutawayTelecaster styleblack pickguard----
G & L ASAT Bound Classic
1994 to 1998
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G & L ASAT CLASSIC
1990
ash bodysingle cutawayTelecaster style3-ply pickguard, white pickguard----
G & L ASAT Classic Blues Boy" Semi-Hollow"
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G & L ASAT Classic Blues Boy""
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G & L ASAT Classic Custom
1995 to 1998
2002
alder bodysingle cutaway-pearloid pickguardash body top---
G & L ASAT Classic Semi-Hollow
1997
swamp ash bodysingle cutaway---semi-hollow bodypickguard1 f-hole
G & L ASAT DELUXE
1995
mahogany bodysingle cutaway--flamed maple body top-no pickguard-
G & L ASAT III
1995 to 1998
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G & L ASAT JUNIOR LIMITED EDITION
1998 to 1999
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G & L ASAT S 3
1998 to 2000
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G & L ASAT SEMI-HOLLOW
1997
swamp ash bodysingle cutawayTelecaster style--semi-hollow bodypickguard1 f-hole
G & L ASAT SPECIAL
1994
alder body, maple bodysingle cutawayTelecaster style3-ply pickguard----
G&L ASAT Deluxe Semi-Hollow
1997
mahogany bodysingle cutaway--maple body topsemi-hollow bodypickguard1 f-hole
G&L ASAT SPECIAL DELUXE
mahogany body-Telecaster style-flamed maple body top-no pickguard-
G&L ASAT Z-3
1998
alder body, swamp ash bodysingle cutawayTelecaster stylecream pickguard, pearloid pickguard----
G&L ASAT Z3 Semi-Hollow
1998
alder body, swamp ash bodysingle cutawayTelecaster stylecream pickguard, pearloid pickguard-semi-hollow body-1 f-hole
ModelBridgeHardware colorTuners
G & L ASAT
1986
fixed bridgeblack hardware-
G & L ASAT Bound Classic
1994 to 1998
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G & L ASAT CLASSIC
1990
fixed bridgechrome hardware-
G & L ASAT Classic Blues Boy" Semi-Hollow"
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G & L ASAT Classic Blues Boy""
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G & L ASAT Classic Custom
1995 to 1998
2002
fixed bridgechrome hardware-
G & L ASAT Classic Semi-Hollow
1997
Schaller fixed bridgechrome hardware-
G & L ASAT DELUXE
1995
fixed bridgechrome hardware-
G & L ASAT III
1995 to 1998
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G & L ASAT JUNIOR LIMITED EDITION
1998 to 1999
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G & L ASAT S 3
1998 to 2000
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G & L ASAT SEMI-HOLLOW
1997
fixed bridgechrome hardware-
G & L ASAT SPECIAL
1994
fixed bridgechrome hardware-
G&L ASAT Deluxe Semi-Hollow
1997
fixed bridgechrome hardwareSchaller tuners
G&L ASAT SPECIAL DELUXE
G&L "Saddle Lock" fixed bridgechrome hardwareSchaller tuners
G&L ASAT Z-3
1998
fixed bridgechrome hardwareSchaller locking tuners
G&L ASAT Z3 Semi-Hollow
1998
fixed bridgechrome hardwareSchaller tuners
ModelFingerboard materialFingerboard position markers
G & L ASAT
1986
maple fingerboard, rosewood fingerboard-
G & L ASAT Bound Classic
1994 to 1998
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G & L ASAT CLASSIC
1990
maple fingerboard, rosewood fingerboard-
G & L ASAT Classic Blues Boy" Semi-Hollow"
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G & L ASAT Classic Blues Boy""
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G & L ASAT Classic Custom
1995 to 1998
2002
maple fingerboard, rosewood fingerboard-
G & L ASAT Classic Semi-Hollow
1997
maple fingerboard, rosewood fingerboard-
G & L ASAT DELUXE
1995
maple fingerboard, rosewood fingerboard-
G & L ASAT III
1995 to 1998
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G & L ASAT JUNIOR LIMITED EDITION
1998 to 1999
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G & L ASAT S 3
1998 to 2000
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G & L ASAT SEMI-HOLLOW
1997
maple fingerboard, rosewood fingerboard-
G & L ASAT SPECIAL
1994
maple fingerboard, rosewood fingerboard-
G&L ASAT Deluxe Semi-Hollow
1997
maple fingerboard, rosewood fingerboard-
G&L ASAT SPECIAL DELUXE
maple fingerboard, rosewood fingerboarddot fingerboard position markers
G&L ASAT Z-3
1998
maple fingerboard, rosewood fingerboarddot fingerboard position markers
G&L ASAT Z3 Semi-Hollow
1998
maple fingerboard, rosewood fingerboard-
ModelNeck jointNeck materialNumber of fretsNutTuner layoutNeck width
G & L ASAT
1986
bolt on neckmaple neck22 fretbone nutsix-in-a-row tuners-
G & L ASAT Bound Classic
1994 to 1998
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G & L ASAT CLASSIC
1990
bolt on neckmaple neck22 fret-six-in-a-row tuners-
G & L ASAT Classic Blues Boy" Semi-Hollow"
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G & L ASAT Classic Blues Boy""
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G & L ASAT Classic Custom
1995 to 1998
2002
bolt on neckmaple neck22 fret-six-in-a-row tuners-
G & L ASAT Classic Semi-Hollow
1997
bolt on neckbirds-eye maple neck22 fret-six-in-a-row tuners-
G & L ASAT DELUXE
1995
bolt on neckmaple neck22 fret-six-in-a-row tuners-
G & L ASAT III
1995 to 1998
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G & L ASAT JUNIOR LIMITED EDITION
1998 to 1999
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G & L ASAT S 3
1998 to 2000
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G & L ASAT SEMI-HOLLOW
1997
bolt on neckmaple neck22 fret-six-in-a-row tuners-
G & L ASAT SPECIAL
1994
bolt on neckmaple neck22 fret-six-in-a-row tuners-
G&L ASAT Deluxe Semi-Hollow
1997
bolt on neckmaple neck22 fret-six-in-a-row tuners-
G&L ASAT SPECIAL DELUXE
bolt on neckmaple neck--six-in-a-row tuners1.625 inches wide at nut
G&L ASAT Z-3
1998
bolt on neckmaple neck22 fret-six-in-a-row tuners1.625 inches wide at nut
G&L ASAT Z3 Semi-Hollow
1998
bolt on neckmaple neck22 fret-six-in-a-row tuners1.625 inches wide at nut
ModelPickup selector controlsTone controlsVolume controls
G & L ASAT
1986
3-way selector switch1 tone control1 volume control
G & L ASAT Bound Classic
1994 to 1998
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G & L ASAT CLASSIC
1990
3-way selector switch1 tone control1 volume control
G & L ASAT Classic Blues Boy" Semi-Hollow"
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G & L ASAT Classic Blues Boy""
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G & L ASAT Classic Custom
1995 to 1998
2002
3-way selector switch1 tone control1 volume control
G & L ASAT Classic Semi-Hollow
1997
3-way selector switch1 tone control1 volume control
G & L ASAT DELUXE
1995
3-way selector switch--
G & L ASAT III
1995 to 1998
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G & L ASAT JUNIOR LIMITED EDITION
1998 to 1999
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G & L ASAT S 3
1998 to 2000
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G & L ASAT SEMI-HOLLOW
1997
3-way selector switch1 tone control1 volume control
G & L ASAT SPECIAL
1994
3-way selector switch1 tone control1 volume control
G&L ASAT Deluxe Semi-Hollow
1997
3-way selector switch--
G&L ASAT SPECIAL DELUXE
3-way selector switch1 tone control1 volume control
G&L ASAT Z-3
1998
5-way selector switch1 tone control1 volume control
G&L ASAT Z3 Semi-Hollow
1998
5-way selector switch1 tone control1 volume control
ModelPickups configurationPickups brand and model
G & L ASAT
1986
2 single coil pickups-
G & L ASAT Bound Classic
1994 to 1998
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G & L ASAT CLASSIC
1990
2 single coil pickups-
G & L ASAT Classic Blues Boy" Semi-Hollow"
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G & L ASAT Classic Blues Boy""
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G & L ASAT Classic Custom
1995 to 1998
2002
2 single coil pickups-
G & L ASAT Classic Semi-Hollow
1997
2 single coil pickups-
G & L ASAT DELUXE
1995
2 single coil pickups-
G & L ASAT III
1995 to 1998
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G & L ASAT JUNIOR LIMITED EDITION
1998 to 1999
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G & L ASAT S 3
1998 to 2000
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G & L ASAT SEMI-HOLLOW
1997
2 single coil pickups-
G & L ASAT SPECIAL
1994
2 single coil pickups-
G&L ASAT Deluxe Semi-Hollow
1997
2 humbucker pickupsSeymour Duncan 1959 pickup(s), Seymour Duncan TB-4 pickup(s)
G&L ASAT SPECIAL DELUXE
2 single coil pickupsG&L magnetic field pickup(s)
G&L ASAT Z-3
1998
3 single coil pickupsG&L Z-Coil pickup(s)
G&L ASAT Z3 Semi-Hollow
1998
3 single coil pickupsG&L Z-Coil pickup(s)