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G&L offered a vibrato tailpiece as an option on the ASAT from 1986 to 1991, but they are very rare. The guitar here sports the less common G&L vibrato with fine tuners.  Leo was very clever and designed this bridge so it could be used on right or left handed guitars.  As listed in G&L’s records, this particular guitar was made specifically for exhibition at the 1990 National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) show. Guitars made for NAMM shows generally showcase what the company can offer in an instrument. In addition, this particular ASAT has a body dated January 1988 and is a “field prototype” for the Signature series body style.  In addition to the natural ash finish, the 1989 ASAT Signature was also available in cherry sunburst

G&L ASAT Signature (September 1989)

Body: Solid; 2-piece ash

Finish: Natural, polyurethane

Neck: 2-piece maple, bolt-on

Fingerboard: Rosewood; pearloid dot markers

Number of Frets: 22

Pickguard: White powder coated aluminum

Bridge: G&L Fine Tuner Vibrato, chrome

Nut: Plastic

Tuners: Sperzel locking, sealed, brushed chrome

Pickups: Two, G&L Magnetic Field Design 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: 8.3 lb.

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