On sale! Was $1395.

No sales tax for customers outside California.

I recently attended a guitar show in Tacoma, Washington. I not only had the pleasure of spending the weekend with my wife, catching up with old friends and new ones, I also grabbed some cool guitars. This one is no exception.

At the end of the show I finally took a look around at the custom builder's booths. Wesley at Lewallen had offered some end-of-show pricing on his stunning and unique guitars. I couldn't help myself! The end of the show was looming, and my wife was going to head to the airport to catch her flight home, so I grabbed this guitar from Wesley without plugging it in. I could tell it was going to be great by the feel, so it was an easy leap of faith.

My thoughts on the guitar were affirmed when I got home. This guitar is sweet! The fit and finish are impeccable, and the unique wood selection is not only beautiful, it sounds amazing!

Don't let the body shape fool you - it is great when played sitting or standing. The body is semi hollow, so it is light and resonant, weighing in at just 7.2 pounds. The setup is perfect.

There is a lot of tonal flexibility here - there's a three way Strat style switch, and both pots pull to tap either humbucker individually. You get up to 8 different tones, with the middle switch position being the most flexible: two humbuckers, single coil neck/bridge humbucker, single coil bridge/neck humbucker, or two single coils. Great stuff!

The sustainable wood selection is refreshing, and there is no compromise in the look and feel. The figured poplar top, back and neck are gorgeous, Sandwiched between the top and back is a layer of Sapele (African mahogany), and the Bocote neck is new to me but has the look of Wenge, and it feels sweet!

Rounding out the package is a nice Gator case. See Lewallen's website at


Color: Amber/natural
Weight: 7.2lbs
Body: Sapele and figured poplar, chambered
Neck: Poplar
Neck Profile: Slim C
Fretboard: Bocote
Inlay: Pearl dots
Frets: "Wide/Medium" (.103x.046)
Fret count: 22
Nut material: Synthetic
Nut width: 1.72"
Scale: 25"
Radius: 12"
Neck thickness at 1st fret: .779"
Neck thickness at 7th fret: .9"
Neck thickness at 12th fret: .987"
Hardware: Brushed nickel
Neck pickup: Dimarzio Gravity Storm, 11.41k
Bridge pickup: Dimarzio Gravity Storm, 13.15k
Bridge: Schaller 3D wraparound with adjustable saddles
Tuners: Schaller M6
Switch: 3-way
Pots: Orig
Case: Gator hardshell
In the case: Keys/Data sheet/tools/picks

Mahar's Vintage Guitars

Mahar's Vintage Guitars

Brand New
Ambered Natural
Original Hard
Mahar's Vintage Guitars
Chuck Mahar
Online Only
2:12 AM
Monday through Friday, 9am-4pm. Usually available always, sometimes not so much, even at other times on other days.

Buyer to pay prior to shipment via Paypal, wire transfer, credit card or other electronic means. Payment must clear before shipping. Certified checks and trades are accepted, however checks must clear before we will ship and trades must be received here and evaluated prior to shipment of our item.

All orders ship within three business days of the receipt of an order, usually faster. Tracking information will be automatically forwarded to all buyers. Buyers must retain all shipping materials in the event a return is necessary.

Returns accepted if the purchaser responds within 48 hours of receipt of an item and there is a discrepancy relating to the condition or originality of an item. Returns are not accepted for items that do not meet the needs or sonic tastes of clients due to the subjective nature, unless such concern is stated prior to the purchase. Any return for reasons other than incorrect advertising of condition or originality on the part of Mahar's Vintage Guitars shall be the responsibility of the buyer, which shall result in the buyer paying all shipping costs (to and from) their location.