CLF Centennial ASAT
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CLF Centennial ASAT
In celebration of what would have been our founder Leo Fender’s 100th birthday, the people of G&L Musical Instruments, in collaboration with Phyllis Fender, have created a guitar and bass to honor Leo by incorporating certain elements of Leo Fender’s early G&L designs with a modern, heartfelt approach.

 

CLF Centennial ASAT

The C.L.F. Centennial ASAT begins with a comfortable quarter-sawn slim Heritage “C” shape neck profile with 7.5 inch radius, a favorite among enthusiasts of vintage G&L guitars for its fast, easy playability. Authentic vintage ASAT tone comes courtesy of G&L MFD (Magnetic Field Design) large single-coil pickups, each carefully hand-wound using NOS 42 gauge plain enamel wire.

Complementing the vintage ASAT tone and feel is an authentic black wrinkle powder-coated 6061/T6 cold-rolled aluminum pickguard and matching control plate; these parts offered more than a sleek appearance, they helped control RF (radio-frequency) interferences received by the electronics and single-coil pickups. These thoughtful details are brought together with contemporary G&L features, such as the non-compression truss rod and the unparalleled playability of PLEK fret dressing, demonstrating the measure of G&L’s progress and standing as testament to the enduring appeal of Leo’s final designs and his company on Fender Avenue that continues to produce them today.

The C.L.F. Centennial ASAT wouldn’t be complete without a tribute from Phyllis Fender. Leo and Me (My Eleven Years With The Guitar Man) is an autographed memorial album sharing over fifty pages of full-color photos from the Fenders' personal photo albums, each selected, arranged and captioned by Phyllis herself. Leo and Me reflects the warmth, honesty and good humor that characterized the Fenders’ relationship, as well as reveals a side of Leo that the public has never known – until now...

 

C.L.F Centennial ASAT build info:

January 2009 - 50 piece production run announced
June 2009 (est.) - deliveries to begin

CLF ASAT Headstock

Specifications:

BODY WOOD:
2-piece solid Swamp Ash
BODY FINISH:
Sentimental Blonde (custom Pearl White Blonde)
NECK WOOD:
Quartersawn Hard Rock Maple
NECK FINISH:
Clear Gloss
NECK WIDTH:

1 5/8” Width at Nut

NECK RADIUS:
7 1/2"
NECK SHAPE:

G&L Heritage "C"

NECK DEPTH:
0.790" at 1st fret to 0.910" at 12th fret (+/- 0.015")
FRETWIRE:
Medium Jumbo 6100
TUNERS:
N.O.S. Black G&L / Schaller
PICKUPS:
2 G&L MFD single coil pickups, hand-wound to early ASAT spec with N.O.S. 42 gauge plain enamel wire
CONTROLS:
3-position pickup selector with volume and tone
PICKGUARD:
black wrinkle powder-coated 6061/T6 cold-rolled aluminum
CONTROL PLATE:
black wrinkle powder-coated 6061/T6 cold-rolled aluminum
BRIDGE:
G&L Saddle-Lock, wrinkle powder-coated
CASE:
G&G Black Tolex with Black Plush lining featuring embroidered Custom Creations logo
DOCUMENTATION
AND ACCESSORIES:
  • Custom Creations Silver Certificate of Authenticity
  • Leo and Me (My Eleven Years With The Guitar Man) autographed memorial album
  • G&L The Art of Fine Instrument Making Factory Tour DVD
  • 14 ft. G&L Custom Creations/Spectraflex Platinum braided cable
  • G&L Custom Creations Polish Cloth
  • One spare set of D’Addario XL110 strings (.010-.046)