"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

Now this is certainly not a Lentz you're going to find truth, we've only laid eyes on one other Burgundy Purple Mist Metallic Lentz S...ever. That guitar was actually the inspiration to have Scott Sr and Jr build us one. Is there a cooler Fender color? 

Per every other Lentz we've had the pleasure of playing, this 7lbs 8oz, one-piece ash body guitar is flawlessly built, has tones that might just ruin you for other guitars, sports a fat but comfortable neck carve, and has an utterly addictive slinky feel. Lentz guitars to many, us included, 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. 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. The bridge pickup packs a punch yet retains a gorgeous chimey top-end - somewhat like a dash of P90 mixed with a Tele bridge pickup. The middle pickup is incredibly useable and the neck pickup delivers fat/round yet articulate tones. This guitar excels at both clean and/or overdriven playing. 

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. 


  • Body: Ash (cabinet aged) one piece <3lbs 6oz

  • Color: Burgundy Purple Mist Metallic 

  • Neck: Uber flame maple (cabinet aged) cap – 9.5 radius – 1.655 at the first fret - .870 at the first fret – Soft V to C profile

  • Fingerboard: Brazilian Rosewood (1915 stock)

  • Frets: 6105

  • Nut: Bone

  • Bridge: Callaham Vintage Tremolo

  • Pickups: Lentz Reserve: Front, alnico-5 5.6k – Middle, alnico-5 5.62k – Lead, alnico-2 10k

  • Pickguard: 3-ply w/b/w (eggshell)

  • Hardware: Lentz, Callaham, Gotoh

  • Electronics: Matching potentiometers with paper + oil capacitors

  • Case: G&G

  • 7lbs 8oz

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