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« on: June 28, 2010, 05:59:47 PM »

Anybody have opinions on these guitars?
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« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2010, 07:03:29 PM »

Great guitars....super craftsmanship.
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« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2010, 09:04:12 PM »

If I had the money I'd have an ASAT Classic,and I'm a tele freak.
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« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2010, 10:09:43 PM »

I have a G&L ASAT Classic Bluesboy made in Fullerton, CA.  It's a beauty and plays incredibly.
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« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2010, 10:17:12 PM »

I have one or two ... well seven actually  wacko

Fender seemed to stop catering much for lefty players a while back so I took the plunge and ordered a Bluesboy semi hollow sight unseen from a well known dealer in Florida ( I'm in Ireland). That one was quickly followed by an ASAT III, and subsequently by a Classic Custom, a Deluxe semi, a couple of Specials and a solid body Bluesboy. They may look like a Tele but all of the different models have their own thing going on. The MFD pickups have a higher output with more midrange than a typical Fender single coil found in a Tele, they also have less 60 cycle hum, not silent by any means but less than the Fender equivalent. The MFDs are wound differently for the different models, the one in the bridge of the Bluesboy is wound to match the neck humbucker, those in the III are the same as those in the G&L S500, the neck MFD in the Classic Custom is overwound with a very fat and warm tone for a single coil, and finally the extra large rectangular MFDs in the Special is the hottest of the lot, plenty of output and lots of bite. One thing to know about G&Ls in general is the neck profiles do vary quite a bit, well lots actually ! The older necks tend to be slim and the newer ones are larger. They currently produce ten different neck profiles in combinations of width, depth, and 12" or 7.5" radius. My Bluesboy semi has an extra chunky birds eye maple neck with satin tint and a 12" rosewood fingerboard, the III has a very slim neck in comparison with a 7.5" radius. A couple also have the optional gun oil tint.

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Deluxe semi



Classic Custom


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« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2010, 10:29:09 PM »

Well said SouthpawGuy!  I did not think I'd like an electric guitar after having only acoustic guitars, but I really like the ease of playability and the various sounds--especially with my Bluesboy.
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« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2010, 12:49:45 AM »

Southpawguy..
I'm in absolute awe! What a great collection. 
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« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2010, 02:05:07 AM »

Southpawguy..
I'm in absolute awe! What a great collection. 

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« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2010, 02:54:19 AM »

I would go for the Deluxe semi with the custom classic pu's. drool
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« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2010, 04:22:48 AM »

I would go for the Deluxe semi with the custom classic pu's. drool

Actually, I see a Buterscotch Blonde semi-hollow bluesboy with a fast "62 vintage Tele" style radius rosewood neck in my future 
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« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2010, 07:17:51 PM »

I have one or two ... well seven actually  wacko


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Deluxe semi



Classic Custom


Special



Special



Bluesboy solid body



Wow-all those BEAUTIFUL backwards guitars! I thought I had stepped into the Twilight Zone! (JUST KIDDING!). I haven't got an ASAT (YET!), but I have an American Legacy Standard, and that has totally cured me of any real desire to buy a Fender. I just think G&L guitars rule! Beautifuyl collection!
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« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2010, 09:48:40 PM »

Thanks ! I'm a bit of a G&L nut, I actually have fourteen of them, the others being five Legacys and a couple of S500s.

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Legacy Deluxe



Legacy HB



Legacy 2HB



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S500 Deluxe


.. welcome to the Twilight Zone ! 

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« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2010, 02:35:16 AM »

Dude, you have GREAT TASTE!
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