Anyone tried the G&L ASAT Deluxe Tribute Carved Top?

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  1. ugacrow

    ugacrow Member

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    Seems like a whole lotta bang for the buck at $500:

    http://www.zzounds.com/item--GLGTRASATDX

    Looks incredible in black:

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    Two good humbuckers, coil taps, a solid manufacturer... I'm having a hard time convincing myself not to buy one...
     
  2. Matt L

    Matt L Supporting Member

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    I tried one, because I have the very similar Special Deluxe Carved Top with big MFD single coils/ swamp ash/ maple that is really good. I didn't like the humbuckers on this one very much, as they were kinda gritty-sounding and not that warm. The neck didn't feel quite as slick and well-finished as the maple one I have, but it was still pretty decent. Fret edges were a tad sharp. Seemed like a pretty decent platform, though, with some better pickups and a good fret dressing and setup.
     
  3. jmontgomery

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    It got an editors choice award if that means anything.
     
  4. ugacrow

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    Hmm. Interesting. Good to know.
     
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    Nickstrtcstr Lactose Intolerant Guitar Slinger

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    I bought one 3 or 4 weeks ago. It is a great guitar for more than the money that I paid ($450 plus tax new). I like it quite a bit and find it very versatile, great player too.
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    Can someone descibe the neck shape? Medium C I hope...
     
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    Pretty much a medium C.
     
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    Is it on the heavy side? More than 9lbs?
     
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    Nickstrtcstr Lactose Intolerant Guitar Slinger

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    I haven't weighed mine but it is by far my lightest guitar. The others are in my signature.
     
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    Wow, that sounds like a screaming good deal. I'm going to have to think about this one...
     
  11. ugacrow

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    Can anyone shed any light on this, particularly how the split coils sound?
     
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    Bump - I'm interested in this as well.
     
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    Nickstrtcstr Lactose Intolerant Guitar Slinger

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    This was one of the reasons I bought this guitar. When you split the coils it does the Tele thing very well. Nice ballsy tones in the humbucker mode too. Very versatile guitar.
     
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    Good, glad to know about the Tele impression. Some of the sound samples I've heard sounded very weak.
     
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    We carry these at the shop where I work.

    I think for the price they are a much better value than the rampage models.

    The craftsmanship is really good. The red finish looks great. I liked the sound of the pickups, but I didnt play with the single coil mode at all.
     
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    I like the guitar a lot. The fit and finish feel much superior to what you would expect for $500. The humbuckers are nice, neck is nice. Split/single coil tones are just ok--not the highlight of the guitar. Overall, excellent guitar for the money.
     
  18. ugacrow

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    Two years later, I finally pulled the trigger!

    $300 for 'em on Musician's Friend Stupid Deal of the Day today. Can't wait to get it.
     
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    I'd grab one of those in a heartbeat at that price...yank the pups, but a set of JS Moore V-59s in it, and away we go!
     
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    I bought one too. Seemed like a steal, especially with free shipping
     

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