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FACTOIDS & TRIVIA

G&L offered a hybrid ASAT from 1987 to 1991.  Listing for an additional $50, it used ASAT circuitry with a 5-way switch and three “Strat-sized” MFD single coil pickups from the S-500 model nstead of the usual pair of ASAT soapbar pickups.  The S-500 pickups combined with the standard ASAT electronics makes the ASAT III unique -- it doesn't sound exactly like an S-500 or an ASAT, yet its tonal qualities are outstanding.  This particular guitar also has a 12 inch fingerboard radius which is unusual for an ASAT.  The 3-pickup variant was available in the finish colors as the regular ASAT, including sunburst and blonde.

G&L ASAT III  (April 1990)

Body:  Solid; 2-piece ash

Finish:  Black,  polyurethane

Neck:  2-piece maple, bolt-on

Fingerboard:  Maple; black pearloid dot markers

Number of Frets:  22

Pickguard:  Black crinkle powder coated aluminum

Bridge:  G&L Locktight, black crinkle powder coat

Nut:  Plastic

Tuners:  G&L/Schaller, sealed, black chrome

Pickups:  Three, G&L Magnetic Field Design single coil with adjustable pole pieces

Controls:  Master volume, master tone, 5-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:  n/a










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