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This 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

Nut: Plastic

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 inches

Weight: 7.4 lb.



















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