G&L launches highly limited ASAT Classic Thinline model

G&L ASAT Classic Thinline
(Image credit: G&L)

G&L has expanded its offering of electric guitars further with its new limited-edition ASAT Classic Thinline.

Blending “vintage styling cues with modern function and refinement”, the G&L ASAT Classic is touted as Leo Fender’s “final word on the traditional single-cutaway bolt-on axe”, but this Thinline take features a semi-hollow alder body, Modern Classic neck profile with a 9.5” radius and a Vintage Tint Satin neck finish.

Further retro-friendly appointments include a classic boxed-steel bridge with individual brass saddles, and single-coil pickups with Leo’s Magnetic Field Design technology, which promises “crisp attack with complex harmonics” at the bridge pickup and a “delectably rich tonal palette” via the neck.

Other features include single volume and tone pots and a three-way selector switch, 100 percent natural bone nut, 12:1-ratio tuning machines and 22 medium jumbo frets.

Hear Orange County, CA guitarist Johnny Gomez conjure some tones from the ASAT Classic Thinline in the video below.

The ASAT Classic Thinline is available in two configurations each limited to only 50 units worldwide. They include 3-Tone Sunburst with a four-ply Tortoise pickguard and Carribean rosewood fingerboard, and 2-Tone Goldburst Metallic with a three-ply black pickguard and maple ‘board. 

For more information, head to G&L (opens in new tab).

Earlier this month, G&L launched the CLF Research S-500, a fan-inspired “retro-futurist dream” that blends original designs with contemporary appointments.

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Sam is a Staff Writer at Guitar World, also creating content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar (opens in new tab).