Description

"I think what sets Lentz guitars apart is my experience with so many guitars over the years. I've refinished hundreds of vintage Strat's and Tele's, not to mention several 50's Les Pauls. What this is has done for me is to give me an ear for certain nuances that I found to be the essence of guitar sounds I like." -Scott Lentz

Anyone who knows us knows we're huge Lentz fans. A quick poke around the internet will show we're not alone in our praise. The father / son pair (Scott Sr. and Scott Jr.) are known for being exceptional human beings with both stellar building chops and customer service chops. Their guitars consistently embody flawless build quality, tones that might just ruin you for other guitars, fat but comfortable neck carves, and a slinky feel. These guitars are simply the pinnacle of what a traditional S-Style guitar can be. 

What you notice immediately upon strumming your first chords is the resonance of this guitar. We've encountered few builders that consistently produce such exceptionally alive feeling instruments. As we've stated before, one can't overstate the importance of the "Lentz feel" - it's everything with these guitars and impossible to pinpoint, but it's addictive and one of the reasons these guitars as so highly regarded by so many.

Plugged in at rehearsal or stage volume? Stunning. 3-dimensional, nuanced, powerful tones. The tone controls work extremely well allowing you to really dial in the guitar to your rig.

Simply put, the next stop on the quest for the perfect Strat is a vintage one - but it'll set you back about 3 times as much money and a good year or two of searching / trying them. Honestly, we'd still take the Lentz! Priced with hardshell case. 

Specs

  • Body: Ash 3.5lbs

  • Color: 3 Tone Sunburst 

  • Neck: Rosewood cap/maple – 9.5 radius – 1.655 at the first fret - .880 at the first fret – Soft V to C profile

  • Fingerboard: Brazilian Rosewood (1915 stock)

  • Frets: 6105

  • Nut: Bone

  • Bridge: Gotoh Vintage S Style 

  • Pickups: Lentz Traditional: Front, alnico-5 5.54k – Middle, alnico-5 5.61k – Lead, alnico-5 5.89k

  • Pickguard: 3-ply w/b/w 

  • Hardware: Lentz, Gotoh

  • Electronics: Matching potentiometers with paper + oil capacitors

  • Case: G&G

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