"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

Calling all Tele don't want to miss this Lentz Traditional in a beautiful 3-Tone Sunburst. Lentz is getting as close to great vintage F-style vibes, while elevating every aspect of the build, as we could hope for. Snappy, lively tones, perfect neck carve, slinky feel, muscular tones...

This guitar is really loud acoustically with excellent resonance and sustain. We happily played it for 15 minutes before even thinking of plugging in and had a blast (that's the sign of a great guitar, right?). Plugged in? The bridge pickup sounds like a P90 crossed with a Tele and has such a powerful, twangy, chimey tone - perfect for chicken pickin, rock, or blues, where you want the pickup to do some of the work for you vs you hitting as hard as you can. The neck pickup is warm and round, but never mushy or wooly. It pairs really well with the bridge and ultimately gets you into classic Tele tone-land, albeit slightly hotter (which we dig). 

The fit and finish are exactly what we've come to expect from Lentz. Each element of the guitar is perfectly executed but doesn't sacrifice the soul or feel of the guitar in the process. It's not perfection for perfection's sake. It's perfection that comes from a deep understanding, respect, and love for what Leo Fender did so many decades back. Such a cool thing to experience in a guitar and no doubt what contributes to the legendary feel, tone, and soul of a Lentz guitar. 

Looking for your first - or last - Tele? This is a hell of a place to start. Simply a fantastic vintage-style Tele that leaves nothing to be desired - except to purchase another Lentz asap. Priced with hardshell case. 


  • Body: Ash 3lbs 10oz

  • Color: 3-Tone Sunburst

  • Fingerboard: Maple
  • Neck: Maple Cap – 9.5 radius – 1.655 at the first fret - .880 at the first fret – Soft V to C profile

  • Nut: Bone

  • Bridge: Gotoh Vintage T Style 

  • Pickups: Lentz Vintage Custom: Front, alnico-5 8.16k, Lead, alnico 10.00k

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

  • Hardware: Lentz / Gotoh

  • Electronics: Matching potentiometers with paper + oil capacitors

  • Case: G&G

  • 7lbs 11oz

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