ASAT Deluxe Carved Top

ASAT Deluxe Carved Top in Trans Red

Shown in Trans Red

The ASAT Deluxe Carved Top: one of the beefiest ASATs ever.

One look and you know this ASAT is badass. It’s fired up with twin chrome-covered Alnico humbuckers – designed by G&L’s Paul Gagon – mounted in a bound, flame maple-topped mahogany body. This new axe takes the iconic ASAT further into heavy territory while retaining the feel and playability that have made the ASAT a perennial favorite among players.

The ASAT Deluxe Carved Top sports an easy-playing 1-5/8” nut-width neck, a classic C-shaped back and 12” fingerboard radius to make deep bends a breeze. Holding it down on the other end is a G&L Saddle Lock bridge designed by Leo Fender for comfort and singing sustain. The Gagon-designed pickups are split via a push/pull tone pot to offer everything from jangly single-coil tones to gritty blues to scorching leads.

The ASAT Deluxe Carved Top is just what many ASAT fans have been waiting for: an affordable, well-made alternative to the Fullerton-made G&L ASAT Deluxe. Guitarist Joel Kelley of the up-and-coming alt-rock band Edisun is using the axe on tour in support of the band’s self-titled debut album. Edisun’s music is in regular use by ESPN sports and will be preloaded on 4 million Sony tablet computers this year.


  • CONSTRUCTION: bolt-on
  • SCALE: 25 1/2"
  • PICKUPS: G&L AS4250C in neck position, G&L AW4370C in bridge position; designed by Paul Gagon
  • BODY WOOD: Mahogany with Flame Maple top
  • NECK WOOD: Hard-Rock Maple with Rosewood fingerboard
  • NECK RADIUS: 12"
  • FRETS: 22 medium jumbo
  • NECK WIDTH AT NUT: 1 5/8"
  • NECK PROFILE: classic C
  • BRIDGE: G&L Saddle Lock
  • CONTROLS: 3-position pickup selector, volume, tone with push/pull coil tap
  • FINISH: Trans Red or Trans Black, bound body, black headstock

ASAT Deluxe Carved Top in Trans Red
ASAT Deluxe Carved Top in Trans Red

ASAT Deluxe Carved Top in Trans Black
ASAT Deluxe Carved Top in Trans Black

The ASAT Deluxe Carved Top was reviewed by Guitar World's Eric Kirkland who loved it so much it scored the coveted Guitar World Platinum Award for Excellence. Check out the full review.

Guitar World impresario Paul Riario was equally impressed with the ASAT Deluxe Carved Top, naming it among his Top 5 Electrics of 2011. Check out Paul's video review:

Our friend Dimitri Sideriadis at Premier Guitar also discovered just how versatile the ASAT Deluxe Carved Top is. Check out the full review over at PG where they've got some choice demo clips for you.


Guitar Player Senior Editor Art Thompson sits down with G&L VP Engineering Paul Gagon to talk about the development of the ASAT Deluxe Carved Top, Ascari GTS and Fiorano GTS.


Edisun discusses their G&Ls at Guitar World Studios.

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