Lentz Reserve S-Style Sonic Blue Flamed Maple



"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

There's nothing quite like a NGD (new guitar day), especially when it involves a Lentz.  If you're new to Lentz guitars, do a little poking around online and you'll find the name Lentz come up time and again when folks ask: "Who makes the absolute best F-style guitars?" Flawless build quality, tones that might just ruin you for other guitars, fat but comfortable neck carves, and a slinky feel - all things Lentz are acclaimed for. 

Speaking of neck carves, this beautiful Sonic Blue Reserve has a smaller neck than most Lentz we've played. It feels a lot closer to what you'd find on vintage Strat, somewhere between a mid 50s (soft V shape) and early 60s (depth and fatness). The satin finish feels immediately comfortable and there's the perfect amount of flame on the maple. Just gorgeous stuff.

What you notice immediately upon strumming your first chords is the resonance - they feel very alive 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. 3-dimensional, nuanced, powerful tones. The tone controls 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. Sound too good to be true? Try one. We think you'll agree. Priced with hardshell case. 


  • Body: Alder (cabinet aged) one piece <3lbs 11oz

  • Color: Sonic Blue

  • 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 5.60k – Middle, alnico-5 5.62k – Lead, alnico-5 5.83k

  • Pickguard: 3-ply white/black/white, eggshell

  • Hardware: Lentz, Callaham, Gotoh

  • Electronics: Matching potentiometers with paper + oil capacitors

  • Case: G&G

  • Weight: 7lbs 9oz

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