G&L 2000 ASAT Special Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar USED

G&L

The G&L ASAT® Special just might be the quintessential G&L guitar, viewed by many as Leo’s ultimate single-cutaway. Back in 1985, Leo Fender† launched this model under the G&L Broadcaster name, which prompted a response from Fred Gretsch of Gretsch Guitars over the name just as it had thirty-five years earlier. History buffs will recall that the Broadkaster® name is owned by Gretsch, and once again, a Broadcaster from Leo was required to have its name changed. This time around, the name became "ASAT" which is US military shorthand for an "Anti-Satellite" missile. 

The ASAT Special, as the model became known, features jumbo single-coil Magnetic Field Design™ pickups, each with a narrow bobbin aperture for a coil which is shallow yet wide. In this regard, an MFD™ jumbo single coil is similar to a P-90 or Jazzmaster® pickup, yet the MFD principle provides a punchier bottom end and brighter top end sparkling with harmonics. Leo further departed with the past with the addition of his innovative Saddle-Lock™ bridge which transfers string energy right into the body end-grain for an incredibly resonant instrument. The result is one of the most versatile guitars ever, serving up ballsy twang to searing blues to smooth jazz tones. The semi-hollow Swamp Ash body on this version brings a certain "hi-fi" quality to the tone, softening the attack and slightly scooping the mids for accentuated highs and lows.

Founded by Leo Fender in 1980, G&L USA instruments continue to be made in the historic G&L facility on Fender Avenue in Fullerton, California, the Birthplace of Bolt-on™.

  • CONSTRUCTION: bolt-on
  • SCALE: 25 1/2"
  • PICKUPS: Leo Fender-designed Jumbo G&L MFD™ single coils
  • BODY WOOD: Semi-Hollow Swamp Ash
  • NECK WOOD: Hard-Rock Maple with Maple or Rosewood fingerboard
  • NECK PROFILE: G&L Modern Classic with 9 1/2" radius
  • NUT: 100% natural bone
  • FRETS: 22 medium jumbo, Jescar 57110 18% nickel silver
  • TUNING KEYS: 12:1 ratio, sealed-back
  • BRIDGE: Leo Fender-designed G&L Saddle-Lock™ with chrome-plated brass saddles 
  • CONTROLS: 3-position pickup selector, volume, tone
  • CASE: deluxe Tolex hardshell

This is a very clean ASAT Special done in Silver Metalflake finish, chrome hardware, black pick guard and pickups, rosewood fretboard, hardshell case included. 


Collections: Electric Guitars, Used

Category: Electric Guitar, G&L, Used

Type: Electric




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