- Mar 7, 2023
- Houston, Texas
Hello folks! This may appear to be my first post, but I assure you, it is not. It's been so long since I was on here that I had to re-register because of the password hassle. I had laid off playing for a time while dealing with my mother's Alzheimer's & my own health issues after a heart attack. Anyway, I've got a friend that I've known since first grade, (we're both 66) & a few years back, he got obsessed with so called cheap guitars, I think primarily as a way to deal with his brother's suicide but admittedly that's just my guess. He's got between 40-50 guitars, one of which is a G&L ASAT tele style made in Indonesia that is growing on me the more I play it. I kind of like the HB in the neck position & the satin finish fingerboard which I prefer over the glossy finish on my MIM strat & I've been thinking of trading him my mint condition Tweed Blues Jr. for it. I've got a Lollar Special T bridge p/u which I think would match the neck p/u better & Callaham bridge & both compensated saddles by Callaham or Gotoh if I decide to not use the six individual six stock ones. I've also got a custom-made ebony control plate w/MOP inlays that I made & Callaham knobs or if I can talk my buddy out of selling me back a control plate I made for him I'd use that. Really the only issue with this G&L is a nasty wound on the top edge of the body & the B string tuner is at a slight angle but doesn't seem to affect tuning at all. And I love the color. I'd appreciate any opinions or advice if anyone care to offer any. I really don't know much about these guitars.