G&L is the guitar company founded by Leo Fender, George Fullerton, and Dale Hyatt in the late 1970s. Fender sold his eponymous company Fender to CBS in 1965. He designed and produced instruments for Music Man in the 1970s through his company CLF Research. When relations with Music Man soured, G&L was created to continue Leo’s passion for guitar innovation. The G&L name comes from the initials of George Fullerton and Leo Fender.
G&L instruments are similar to the classic Fenders, but with some innovations. They were built at the same facility on Fender Avenue in Fullerton, California that produced the early Music Man instruments. Based on Leo’s original Telecaster design, and originally named The Broadcaster, the name was changed to ASAT (After Stratocaster After Telecaster) in the mid 80s.
While the G&L ASAT may never match the hallowed status of a vintage Telecaster, Leo’s 80s remake has been around long enough now to be considered a bit of a legend in itself.
G&L is definitely a US based company, but they have expanded their manufacturing base to Asia, all the while creating guitars to the same specifications as their US counterparts.
This is G&L Tribute ASAT, made in Indo in 20016.
Features –Model: G&L Tribute ASAT Classic
Made: Indonesia, 2016
Finish: Vintage White
Weight: 3.7kg approx
Neck: 1-piece maple inc maple board, 25.5" scale, 12" radius, satin finish
Bridge: 6 saddle
Pickups: G&L MFD USA-made single coils
This guitar has been used lightly by its one owner since new. Apart from some light swirling on the pickguard it shows little sign of player wear anywhere. Frets are 99%, truss rod works fine, intonation is good and tuners are strong.
Great sounding US made pickups, action set medium low without fret buzz.
These Asian made guitars offer excellent bang for buck and are shaking up the status quo in terms of quality options without costing a lot.
Comes in a simple gig bag in good condition.