FACTOIDS & TRIVIAThis ASAT is a transitional example and has features from G&L's Leo Fender era as well as from the BBE era. The Leo era features include original spec pickups (fewer windings, plain enamel wire), black powder coated hardware, thin veneer fingerboard, Sperzel tuners, "by Leo Fender" decal on the headstock, and string tree placed close to the nut. The BBE era features include semi-gloss neck finish, narrower and higher frets, dished area behind the nut, alder body, 3-ply plastic pickguard, and silver metallic finish. Although G&L had trademarked the name "Locktight" for Leo's patented bridge, BBE changed the bridge name from "Locktight" to "Saddle-Lock" in 1992 and the new name is still in use today. Perhaps this was done to avoid confusion with the thread locking compound called Loc-Tite as well as being a better descriptor of the bridge's function, i.e. - the saddles are locked into place by a set screw.
G&L ASAT (May 1992)
Body: Solid; 2-piece alder
Finish: Silver Metallic, polyurethane
Neck: 2-piece maple, bolt-on
Fingerboard: Rosewood; pearloid dot markers
Number of Frets: 22
Pickguard: White-black-white plastic
Bridge: G&L Saddle Lock, black crinkle powder coat
Tuners: Sperzel, sealed, brushed chrome
Pickups: Two, G&L Magnetic Field single coil with adjustable pole pieces
Controls: Master volume, master tone, 3-way pickup selector switch
Scale Length: 25 1/2 inches
Neck Width at Nut: 1 5/8 inches
Body Width at Lower Bout: 12 5/8 inches
Body Depth: 1 5/8 inchesWeight: 7.4 lb.