ASAT Special Semi-Hollow, what's the scoop?

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  1. Soundhound

    Soundhound Member

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    I've got it bad for an ASAT Special Semi-Hollow. I'm seriously looking into them, even thinking about trading in my mid-ninties (American Standard?) tele on/for one.

    My question is, I've been reading here and other places about the G&L Tributes. Anyone have experience with ASAT Tributes and USA models? What are the differences? Are they really negligible? Or are the USA models better made, better sounding/playing etc?

    thanks.
     
  2. jbright44

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    I have that exact guitar in the tribute series. It's every bit as good as the american. So much so, that I traded my american asat classic for it.

    Unless you are some "cork sniffing" ultra sensitive hearing guy, the differences are neglible, if any. The tributes are fantastic guitars. I love mine.
     
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    thanks jbright, I'd read your theads about the asat and was mucho encouraged about your reports about the Tributes.

    Anybody else have a perscpective on this?

    Also, do the Tributes have the Buzz Feiten tuning system? Do any of the ASAT USAs?

    thanks!
     
  4. GCDEF

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    I've got a Bluesbody Semi-hollow without the f holes. I don't think a better sounding guitar has been made. It's very light too.
     
  5. Soundhound

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    gcdef
    thanks. Is yours a Tribute or a USA?
     
  6. GCDEF

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    USA. I don't think they make a tribute Bluesboy.
     
  7. MichaelK

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    I have an ASAT Semihollow with a maple fretboard. Fantastic guitar, my favorite right now.
     
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    michael K, Tribute or USA?
     
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    USA
     
  10. aquadog

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    Yes, the semi-hollow asats are amazing. My teacher was looking for a new tele, and I pointed him in the right direction. It's been getting some major playing time- he even brings it to his jazz gigs and plays it right along side his ribbecke, which believe me is an amazing guitar in itself.
    Its a USA, I think special. Amazing guitar.
     

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