2001 G&L Bound Asat Classic, (front bound top), (back), (headstock), (bridge/controls), (case).
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The tone is nearly indistinguishable from a mahogany or rosewood body.
Similarly, the projection is excellent and even with the smaller auditorium body style it sounds very big and is quite loud.
Besides the ash cap, the rest of the body is alder.
Other specs include Candy Apple Red finish in polyurethane, 2-piece bolt on maple neck, 4-ply tortoise shell pickguard, dual G&L Magnetic Field Design single coil with adjustable pole pieces, traditional boxed steel bridge with 6 brass saddles, strings thru body stringing, 1 5/8" plastic nut, Dunlop 6100 medium-jumbo frets (medium height/wide), G&L/Schaller sealed tuners, 3-way switch, master volume, and master tone.
You may have noticed that Martin action has come down over the past few decades and this guitar is no exception. This model has the looks of a '59 DC (in fact theyve renamed it the 59-12 on recent models) a reissue of the model made famous by Jimmy Page in countless stage appearances and in "The Song Remains The Same" movie.
Action is low and comfortable, although it can easily be raised if you do very hard strumming. Highly recommended for players looking for a lightweight guitar.
You get all the cables and converters needed for connection: two 26", two 22", four 18", three 12", and one 21" cable. It's this marriage of maple top and mahogany back that gives these guitars "that sound", a sound that was first discovered with the 1952 LP Goldtop.
You'll also get three adapters for special-needs pedals with reversed polarity or different jack types. You get the brightness and snap of the maple, with the warmth and richness of mahogany.
Thanks also to our brave men and women serving and conflicts throughout the world, stationed in lonely outposts or standing watch on ships on all corners of the globe, or performing support duty in less arduous assignments, knowing that they too may be called upon in a moment's notice. You need something to power all those bad boys without changing batteries night after night. 2007 Ibanez Prestige RGA-121NTF w/Duncan Option, (front), (headstock), (maple cap), (back), (case).