"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

If you've been looking for the ultimate / last-one-I'll-ever-buy / don't-want-to-spend-vintage-money Stratocaster, this Lentz Reserve S in Mary Kaye might just be the one. When it comes to vintage style Strats, the southern California based father & son duo at Lentz simply cannot be beat. These are very special instruments that are consistently mind-blowing in their attention to detail - the care put in to each build is apparent from the moment you pick one up, you can literally just feel it - not to mention the playability, finish work, feel and tones. 

What you'll notice immediately upon strumming your first chords is the resonance - it feels very alive, loud, and musical in your hands even without the aid of an amp. We 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. Muscular, clear, open, nuanced, huge dynamic rang, spanky, chime for days, etc...we could go on, and we don't mean to gush, but these guitars are just that good. The tone controls also work extremely well allowing you to really dial in the guitar to your rig.

Lentz guitars are simply the pinnacle of what a traditional S-Style guitar can be. Ask anyone who's played or owned one and it's not uncommon to hear "best I've every played" repeated over and over... Priced with hardshell case. 


  • Body: Ash (cabinet aged) one piece 3lbs 4oz

  • Color: Mary Kaye

  • Neck: Uber flame one-piece maple (cabinet aged) – 9.5 radius – 1.655 at the first fret - .880 at the first fret – Soft V to C profile

  • Frets: 6105

  • Nut: Bone

  • Bridge: Callaham Vintage Tremolo

  • Pickups: Lentz Vintage Custom: Front, alnico-5 5.68k – Middle, alnico-5 5.7k – Lead, alnico-2 10k

  • Pickguard: 1-ply nitrate w/lacquer tint

  • Hardware: Lentz, Callaham, Gotoh

  • Electronics: Matching potentiometers with paper + oil capacitors

  • Case: G&G

  • Weight: 6lbs 11oz

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