Ascari™ GTS

Shown in Trans Red

The Ascari: Born of History, Entirely New.

G&L’s done something special: We’ve created an instrument that’s steeped in guitar history yet strikingly new - The Ascari, the newest member of G&L’s Tribute Series.

It was inspired by a recently uncovered prototype drawing done three decades ago by G&L co-founder George Fullerton, representing Leo Fender’s† vision for G&L’s first 24¾” scale, three-tuners-to-a-side guitar. It was designed jointly by G&L’s Paul Gagon and Grover Jackson, founder of Jackson Guitars. Its DNA is full of rock guitar history.

Yet it breaks new ground for G&L: it has a set neck, a Leo-inspired headstock with three tuners to a side, and a 24¾” scale to put it squarely on the classic side of the rock’n’roll stage.

Add in a Tone-Pros tailpiece and tappable Alnico humbuckers, and you have a gorgeous, high-performance rock guitar that’s simultaneously strikingly new and steeped in rock guitar history.

† The personal name, likeness and signature of Mr. Clarence Leo Fender are property of G&L Musical Instruments / BBE Sound, Inc. and may not be used in any commercial capacity without prior approval. For enquiries regarding the use of the "Leo Fender" name, likeness or signature, please contact us. G&L is not associated with Fender Musical Instruments Corporation.

Specifications

  • CONSTRUCTION: set-neck
  • SCALE: 24 3/4"
  • PICKUPS: G&L AS4255C in neck position, G&L AW4368C in bridge position
  • BODY WOOD: Mahogany with Flame Maple top
  • NECK WOOD: Mahogany with Rosewood fingerboard
  • NECK RADIUS: 12"
  • FRETS: 22 medium jumbo
  • NECK WIDTH AT NUT: 1 11/16"
  • NECK PROFILE: modern slim C
  • NECK INLAY: pearl trapezoid
  • BRIDGE: Tone-Pros locking C-TPFP bridge and CT1 tailpiece
  • CONTROLS: 3 position pickup selector, volume, tone with push/pull coil tap
  • FINISH: Trans Red or Trans Black, bound body and neck

Ascari GTS in Trans Red
Ascari GTS in Trans Red

Ascari GTS in Trans Red: angled view

Ascari GTS in Trans Black
Ascari GTS in Trans Black

Ascari GTS in Trans Black: angled view

There's nothing more rewarding than winning the the prestigious Guitar World Platinum Award. But when you show up with two new guitars and both go Platinum, now that's a pretty awesome achievement.

What else would you expect from G&L? Ascari GTS and Fiorano GTS breath new life into the segment where flashy looks are a given but substance often falls short.

These axes deliver far more than their price tag suggests, with no excuses or compromises. They say you get what you pay for. We say you can get a lot more.

Read the full review.

 

 

There's nothing like a great review to turn heads, and when the mag is Guitar Player and the reviewer is Dave Hunter, you know it's going to create a major buzz. Check out the full review. Here's a couple of tasty bits about the Fiorano GTS from Dave's review:

"There are plenty of elegant details here, from the neatly applied trans red polyurethane finish on the beautifully flamed top, to the bound body and fretboard, to the abalone 'G&L' and fan inlays on the headstock."

"Plugged into a variety of amps, the Ascari GTS dished out a range of gutsy to fiery tones. The bridge 'bucker puts some bite into even an amp set for clean tones, but you can dial that down effectively at the guitar, or pop up the tone control to twang it up further."

"The Ascari GTS easily gets you where a guitarist seeking a contemporary yet classic-leaning hot-rod of the breed is likely to want to go, and it looks great and plays effortlessly while doing so. "

Media

Guitar World's Paul Riaro reviews Ascari GTS and Fiorano GTS.

 

G&L Manufacturer Representatives McFadden Sales has a nice demo vid with Andy Yost on the Ascari GTS and Fiorano GTS.

 

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

 

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