The ASAT Super was inspired by the ASAT Junior which emerged from the G&L Custom Creations Department in 1998. The primary design goal of the ASAT Super was to bring substantially more girth to the bridge pickup for overdriven tones, while maintaining the characteristic sparkle of the ASAT Magnetic Field Design pickups and good balance between the output levels of the two pickups.

ASAT Super shares neck pickup specifications with the G&L 20th Anniversary model, while the bridge pickup is more heavily wound with lighter gauge wire. To offset the increased impedance of the pickups and maximize available brightness, the wiring of the tone control was altered so that the capacitor would be effectively removed from the circuit when the potentiometer is in the wide-open position. The G&L Saddle-Lock bridge was chosen to maximize power, sustain and comfort.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Specifications

BODY WOOD:
Chambered Mahogany
NECK WOOD:
Mahogany/Ebony
BODY FINISH:
Tobacco Sunburst
NECK FINISH:
Tobacco Sunburst headstock / Tobacco blend on back
NECK PICKUP:
Custom ASAT Special with Black covers
NECK WIDTH:
1 5/8"width at nut
NECK WIDTH:
1 5/8” Width at Nut
NECK RADIUS:
12”
NECK PICKUP:
ASAT Special over-wound with 42 gauge wire; black covers
FRETWIRE:
Medium Jumbo 6100
BRIDGE PICKUP:
ASAT Special over-wound with 43 gauge wire; black covers
TUNERS:
Chrome Schaller
BRIDGE:
G&L Saddle Lock
PICKGUARD:
3-ply Tortoise LP style
CONTROLS:
Rear mounted; 3-way LP style selector, volume, tone; knurled chrome knobs
CASE:
Tolex hardshell

ASAT Super build info:

NOTE - First 10 ASAT Super guitars have black LP style knobs (same as ASAT Junior).

74 instruments have been made as of April 1, 2007.

January 2010: Export Sales Department requests factory to build a small quantity of ASAT Super guitars for distributors in UK and Germany. Control arrangement is altered and some different colors guitars are to be made.

April 2010: Production of ASAT Super guitars destined for UK and Germany are completed. Factory reports quantities and colors as follows:

UK
3-Tone Sunburst, Black 3-ply pickguard
- 1 unit
Tobacco Sunburst, Black 3-ply pickguard - 2 units
Trans Red, Black 3-ply pickguard - 1 unit
Redburst, Black 3-ply pickguard - 1 unit
Vintage White (matching headstock and neck rear), Black 3-ply pickguard - 1 unit


Germany
3-Tone Sunburst, Tortoise pickguard - 3 units
3-Tone Sunburst (satin finish on both neck and body), Tortoise pickguard - 1 units
Tobacco Sunburst, Black 3-ply pickguard - 4 units
Vintage White (matching headstock and neck rear), Tortoise pickguard - 4 units
[3 extra Black 3-ply pickguards supplied]