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G & L Tribute series ASAT special.

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by TW4990, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. TW4990

    TW4990 Electromatic

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    Aug 20, 2016
    Sydney Australia
    G'day folks in Gretsch talk land
    I just have a few or more questions about G & l tribute series guitars.
    Has anybody had any experience with the G & L ASAT special?
    Do they have a TELE feel about them?
    Do the MFD pick ups sound like a cross between a Tele pick up and a P90.?
    Whats the consensus on the quality and finish?
    Thanks in advance
    Terry
     
  2. buzzanderson

    buzzanderson Gretschie

    Age:
    61
    135
    Jan 19, 2015
    Centreville, VA
    Love my Comanche. Very Strat-like, great quality and finish.
     
  3. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Friend of Fred

    Age:
    61
    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    Hi Terry, I have owned two and still have one. I really like the ASAT Special. Your description of the MFD pickups is about right and they sound great. Quality and finish are about the same as a Mexican Tele - so pretty darn good and with a tiny bit of work, they are excellent guitars
     
  4. Merc

    Merc Newbie

    2
    May 6, 2017
    Pensacola, Florida
    I've had the pleasure in the past of owning a 1982 S-500 and a Comanche, but never an ASAT. The only reason I sold mine was the shorter scale length like a Gretsch feels more comfortable to me. I know initially the Tribute pups were wound in the US and the guitar assembled elsewhere. MFDs have a voice of there own.

    http://www.guitarsbyleo.com/ was always a friendly forum for G&L. They should be able answer questions about newer models if you don't hear many answers. Of course YouTube is handy for sound clips if you can't get your hands on one locally to try out.