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G&L ASAT Classic Alnico - 3-Tone Sunburst - Used - USA

$1199.99

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ASAT Classic Alnico


Our Perspective:
This guitar was originally purchased here at George’s Music Center, the original owner has decided to sell her - the guitar has been played, but not abused, there are a few dings in the finish and some rust on the springs of the bridge saddles. The guitar was just restrung with D’Addario EXL110 (10-46) and set up to G&L factory spec. This guitar comes with the original hardshell case Tolex has many scratches) and all paper work. This is a great guitar at a great price!

Overview:
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.

To commemorate the initial production of these Alnico pickups, G&L has commissioned a special 100-instrument production of ASAT Classic Alnico Launch Edition guitars. The Launch Edition features a Sugar Pine body and coated in a gorgeous new Autumn Burst finish developed by veteran G&L painter, Malcolm McLamore. The combination of a Sugar Pine body and Alnico magnet pickups harkens back to early prototype instruments created by Leo Fender, yet the Launch Edition isn’t a time-warp instrument: this is a thoughtful remix that blends the best of old-school Leo with 21st century G&L quality and playability including Plek fret processing.

Specification:

  • Model - ASAT Classic Alnico
  • Serial # - CLF074680
  • Weight - 7 lbs. 8 oz.
  • Body Wood - Alder
  • Body Finish - 3- Tone Sunburst
  • Bridge - Boxed-Steel with 6 saddles
  • Pickguard - 3-Ply Mint/Black/Mint
  • Neck Profile - #1a G&L Slim C, .820" depth at the first fret, .870" depth at 12th fret (+/- .015" tolerance upon completion)
  • Nut Width - 1 5/8"
  • Radius - 12"
  • Neck Wood - Hard-Rock Maple with Rosewood Fingerboard
  • Neck Finish - Satin Clear
  • Nut - Bone
  • Tuners - G&L Standard
  • Neck Pickup - G&L ASAT Classic single-coil Alnico
  • Bridge Pickup - G&L ASAT Classic single-coil Alnico
  • Controls - 3-Position Blade Selector, Volume, Tone
  • Case - Deluxe Black Tolex
  • Strings - D’Addario EXL110 10-46
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Ian Anderson Telecaster Replica - Walter Becker Auction - Used

$4400.00

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Ian Anderson


Our Perspective:
This guitar just came in on a consignment. The guitar sounds and plays incredible. Its in near perfect condition, one small area of dents (not bad) at the edge of the lower treble side. This was purchased at the Walter Becker Auction last October - the frets show only the slightest amount of use - This guitar is one of the best “Tele’s” we have seen - Don’t let this one get away!!

Consignment Sale, as such, All Sales Final!

About:
Ian Anderson is a small shop, custom guitar builder. He has established his workshop in southern California, on the outskirts of San Diego--the perfect location for his craft providing a mild climate year round ideally suited for the seasoning and curing of the various materials and operations. He builds each and every guitar from inspiration and passion with the highest examples of old world craftsmanship, materials and expertise. The result is an instrument of unsurpassed quality, playability and extraordinary tone.

Walter Becker Auction - Julien's Auctions - Description:
A solidbody electric guitar made by Ian Anderson. The ash body with a blonde finish. The neck and neck pocket are both signed and dated 07-2014 and 12-2014, respectively. Accompanied by a hard shell case.

Specifications:

  • Model - Telecaster Replica
  • Lot # - 40
  • Number - 3244
  • Body - Ash
  • Neck - Flame Maple
  • Tuners - Kluson Style
  • Bridge - Traditional Tele 
  • Pickups - Ian Anderson
  • Weight - 7 lbs. 11 oz.
  • Neck Radius - 7.25” 
  • Nut Width - 1.66”
  • Case - G&G Hardshell
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