G&L Ascari GTS

G&L Ascari GTS

Oct 16, 2011
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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 longtime VP of engineering, Paul Gagon, and his close friend and former collaborator, Grover Jackson, founder of Jackson Guitars. Its DNA is full of rock guitar history.

G&L Ascari GTS

G&L Ascari GTS

The Ascari GTS 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.

G&L Ascari GTS Specs:

  • CONSTRUCTION: set-neck
  • SCALE: 24 3/4″
  • PICKUPS: G&L AS4255C in neck position, G&L AW4368C in bridge position; designed by Paul Gagon
  • 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

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