"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) â€“ 9.5 radius â€“ 1.655 at the first fret - .880 at the first fret â€“ Soft V to C profile
Bridge: Callaham Vintage Tremolo
Pickups: Lentz Vintage Custom: Front, alnico-5 5.68k â€“ Middle, alnico-5 5.7k â€“ Lead, alnico-2 10k
Pickguard: 1-ply nitrate w/lacquer tint
Hardware: Lentz, Callaham, Gotoh
Electronics: Matching potentiometers with paper + oil capacitors
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We ship all instruments with a 48-hour approval period during which time you can comfortably evaluate your purchase and determine if it's right for you. The prices listed on our website do not include shipping charges or any applicable taxes, duties, or custom fees. Instruments shipped within MA are subject to a 6.25% sales tax. All out-of-state shipments are tax-free though we do recommend you look into your individual state's tax codes to determine any tax liabilities. The Music Emporium has been shipping guitars around the world for 40+ years. Your instrument will be expertly packed and shipped via FedEx, UPS, or US Post, depending on the destination and level of service. If you have a preferred method not listed here, please let us know and we'll do our best to accommodate.
Upon receiving your instrument, please inspect it to insure that the condition of the instrument is as described in your communication with us. Please contact us immediately via phone or email if you find any damage to the case or instrument that wasn't previously disclosed at time of purchase. If you decide to return the instrument, you must notify us via phone or email within 48 hours of delivery. We'll instruct you on how to make the return. Please pack the instrument in the same manner in which it was received, using all supplied packing materials, Unless instructed otherwise, you must ship the instrument using the same service in which it was delivered (Next day, Ground etc.) and insure it for its full value. The Music Emporium will issue a refund for the full purchase price once the instrument arrives, provided it arrives in the condition in which it left our shop. All shipping charges will be the responsibility of the customer.