I'd like to hear from some current G & L ASAT owners (in particular USA made guitars) about their prefence, experiences, likes and dislikes between the special model (that has the 2 big ole MFD oversized pups) and the classic that has the standard sized traditional tele pups. I owned an ASAT Tribute special (MIK) with the big pups and I did like their character, although I felt the bridge pup didn't do too well with higher gain (could have been my amp setup at the time). Also, I did feel like I was locked in with the pups because of the shape and size of them, however I have since noticed some people have used Rio Grandes <never heard those pups> with good success if modification was in order. Also, any opinions on semi hollow vs. solid for a tele style guitar? I do dig semi's (although I don't know how noticeable this is in a smaller bodied guitar). I assume solid might provide a little more crisp and clear "spank"? Thanks!