In January 2008 the G&L Custom Creations team located some very special Spalted Maple with which to run an ultra-limited production. Spalting is a unique process which occurs when ancient logs, lying in the forest for decades, even centuries, are given character and texture by natural aging processes. Any wood is susceptible to spalting, but maple is the most commonly known. The spalting process results in the characteristic "spalting lines," which look almost like the wood was drawn on with a pen.

We decided to use this truly unique wood to build our most popular model: the ASAT Classic Bluesboy. This fine instrument has all the same features and specifications as our ASAT CLASSIC BLUESBOY with the addition of a intricately figured Spalted Maple Top. This wood is highly regarded and sought after for its incredible tone.

ASAT SPALTED MAPLE

ASAT Classic Bluesboy w/Spalted Maple Top build info:

January - February 2008 - 60 pieces production run completed

Specifications:

BODY WOOD:
Solid Alder w/Spalted Maple Top and Rear contour
BODY FINISH:
Clear Natural
NECK WOOD:
Hard Rock Maple
( RW fingerboard only)
NECK FINISH:
Clear Gloss
NECK WIDTH:
1 5/8” Width at Nut
NECK RADIUS:
12"
FRETWIRE:
Medium Jumbo 6100
TUNERS:
Non Locking
NECK PICKUP:
Seymour Duncan Seth Lover Humbucker
PICKGUARD:
None
MIDDLE PICKUP:
None
CASE:
G&L molded hardshell
BRIDGE PICKUP:
Standard ASAT Classic
CONTROLS:
3-position pickup selector with volume and tone