The G&L Ascari is a first for G&L, with the first set-neck, and 3X3 tuners on the headstock. The cool backstory is that the design was borne from a drawing dated in 1980 of one of Leo’s ideas. It sparked something in Paul Gagon, who then recruited the help of his old friend, Grover Jackson, to bring this idea, originally dubbed the G-100, to fruition.
The original design featured a slinky D shaped, bolt-on neck. This has been updated, due to advancements in the technology now available to G&L, to a set neck, with a Modern Slim C.
With 22, medium jumbo frets, a 12” radius and the 24.75 scale, makes the Ascari a very responsive and easy to play guitar.
The body is bound Mahogany with a flame Maple veneer and with the set, Mahogany neck, it’s acoustically a very loud and resonant guitar.
Paul designed the pickups specifically for this guitar, taking his time getting the right tonal balance to enhance the scale and feel. The bridge pickup (The AW4368C), is fat and aggressive and the neck (AA4255C) takes the best from a traditional PAF styled humbucker. Both humbuckers are potted, to retain control while using even the loudest of high gain amplification.
Both pickups are tappable, giving you a pretty wide variety of tones to choose from.
The G&L Ascari dishes out meaty and incendiary in equal amounts and looks like it could manage comfort and speed… much like the race track it was named after!
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