G&L ASAT Classic Bluesboy
A finely crafted solid body that plays buttery smooth with gorgeous woods and premium hardware. The Classic Bluesboy has a solid Swamp Ash body with natural wood binding. The hard rock maple neck with ebony fretboard has a beautifully tinted glossy neck finish. The G&L MFD bridge pickup dispenses traditional single-coil bite and the Duncan SH55N Seth Lover churns out vintage (Patent-Applied-For) humbucker tones. Schaller tuners. Deluxe appointments and craftsmanship throughout. Includes deluxe hardshell case.
The patented Magnetic Field Design pickups use a ceramic bar magnet installed underneath each coil, with soft iron adjustable pole pieces to transfer the magnetic field to the surface of the pickup. By contrast, traditional Alnico type pickups, such as used in the Legacy and George Fullerton models, use nonadjustable Alnico pole pieces leaving the only adjustment being pickup height. The Magnetic Field Design has this adjustment, but further offers individual adjustment of each pole piece, letting the player effectively adjust the output of each string on each pickup. Magnetic Field Design (MFD) yield about twice the output per wind, making the pickup quieter while allowing a greater overall output. The sound of Magnetic Field pickups is slightly warmer with a broader frequency response.
One major Nashville session guitarist remarked that G&L Magnetic Field single-coil pickups sounded as balanced and sweet as his favorite old vintage Alnico equipped axe. The difference is that the MFD pickups sound that good right into his amp without all the EQ tweaking of his mixing console that made his other guitar sound so good. When he ran his G&L though his studio rig, he was truly amazed at the rich and warm, yet clear and sparkly sound.
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Swamp ash solidbody
Hard rock maple neck
22 jumbo frets
1-5/8″ nut width
2-1/4″ neck width at heel
Traditional boxed steel bridge with brass saddles
3-way blade-style pickup selector
Duncan SH55N Seth Lover humbucker neck pickup
G&L MFD (Magnetic Field Design) single-coil bridge pickup
Deluxe Fitted Tolex case