G&L TRIBUTE Will Ray Signature ASAT
Legendary Nashville Session Guitarist and member of the Hellecasters - Will Ray's own Signature model with B-Bender.
Colour: Clear Orange
Neck: Hard Rock Maple with Rosewood fingerboard
Pickups: G&L Magnetic Field Design Z-coil pickups in neck and middle positions; WR spec over-wound bridge pickup with extended-length pole pieces for wider bobbin aperture
Body: Swamp Ash
Neck Radius: 9" (228.6mm)
Neck Width at Nut: 1 5/8" (41.3mm)
Machine Heads: 18:1 ratio, sealed-back
Bridge: G&L Saddle Lock with nickel plated die-cast saddles Hipshot B-bender
Controls: 5 position pickup selector, volume, tone with push/pull function enabling additional pickup combinations of neck+bridge or all 3 pickups together
Pickguard: 3-ply Pearl pick guard
Will chose the ASAT Z-3 as the basis for his signature model, then hot-rodded it to suit his unmistakable style. Factory-installed Hipshot Will Ray B-Bender, locking tuners, WR-spec over-wound middle and bridge pickups with extended pole pieces for a wider bobbin aperture. Pickups set to Will's height preference. The unique skull inlays were designed by Will himself. Includes molded hardshell case, 2 Will Ray instructional videos: "B-Bender Mania" and "Stealth Slide," plus a pair of WR's trademark slide rings.
- Factory-installed Hipshot Will Ray B-Bender
- Comanche headstock and neck profile (12" radius, 1 5/8" nut width)
- Rosewood fingerboard
- Locking tuners
- WR spec over-wound middle and bridge pickups using extended length pole
- pieces for wider bobbin aperture
- WR spec pickup height settings
- Unique skull inlays designed by Will himself
- MADE IN KOREA
About G&L Guitars
Leo Fender passed away on a rainy day in March of 1991, an event which shook the Music World: The father of modern music was gone. It was on that very day that Leo had completed his last prototype instrument, after which he declared to his wife Phyllis that he had given all he can to the musicians of the world.
Before his passing, he wanted to be sure that the legacy of G&L would continue to shine even brighter in the future. He knew that he must look after the people of G&L, his family, so that they would remain secure and free to continue building the finest guitars and basses in the world. His wife Phyllis shared his dream, and she chose BBE Sound, under the leadership of Chairman John C. McLaren, to take over the management of G&L and to expand and develop it in the way Leo would have wanted. Leo had begun discussions several years before with John, who Leo respected. Leo felt he could entrust John to continue his work with G&L, in which he took such great pride. John shares Leo's vision of G&L as a maker of superb instruments, lovingly crafted for discerning musicians. The arrangements were made that the ownership would be transferred to John's company, BBE Sound. Leo's wife Phyllis remains as Honorary Chairman of G&L - reminders to the world that the spirit and integrity of Leo Fender will continue on in every instrument made at G&L. Today, G&L is committed to preserving the memory and rich history of Leo Fender, as well as his passion for creating instruments musicians will embrace for decades to come.
Today the G&L factory continues production as Leo would have wanted. His private workshop, the center of his creativity, remains untouched as it was on his last day and has been visited by music people from around the world. While the people of G&L, his people, continue to build the instruments with love, dedication and great skill. In preserving the uniqueness of G&L and respecting the vision of its founder, John C. McLaren said, "G&L will always be willing to make changes. Leo Fender was a symbol of change and evolution for the benefit of musicians. But for any change that is considered, we must first ask ourselves, 'Would Leo have wanted it this way?' If yes, then we do it. If not, then we will not. We always want to feel that Leo Fender would be proud of today's G&L."