G&L Ascari GTS Electric Guitar Trans Black~Guitar Player award winner! All tribute series guitar have USA made pickups in them and are pro quality instruments at a fair price. Quality is what G&L Concentrates on and not making large numbers of instruments. All inspired and designed by Leo Fender himself or by his drawings or schematics. This guitar plays so nice and sounds amazing! It has a nice flame maple top and a push pull coil tap built in for a great variety of tones and mojo you have been looking for! 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. The inspiration for this guitar was Leo Fenders prototype drawing found in his laboratory 2 years ago that was dated January 18th 1980. Yet it 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.Add in a Tone-Pros tailpiece and tappable humbuckers specially designed by Gagon right here on Fender Avenue, and you have a gorgeous, high-performance rock guitar that's simultaneously strikingly new and steeped in rock guitar history.