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Scott Lentz Steve Miller Inspired Preowned 2014

Scott Lentz Steve Miller Inspired Preowned 2014

Price: $6,450

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Preowned, 2014, like new condition

Creating this guitar took Scott Lentz over a year to complete. He had to procure the materials to produce an extra lightweight cabinet-aged alder body. To get the color right, Lentz had to painstakingly mix colors and tints to exactly replicate Fender's now-discontinued vintage Desert Sand finish. To complete the replica, Scott added a striking Brazilian rosewood fingerboard over a flamed maple neck, added gold plated hardware and an anodized gold pickguard.

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CRAIG'S POV

This is one amazing and unique guitar. In 2014, one of my guitar playing friends (who is also a collector and lover of great guitars) commissioned Scott Lentz to build him a JR Reserve that would be an exact replica of Steve Miller's Stratocaster. He's a connoisseur of the highest order; that meant Scott Lentz was given very exacting specifications to adhere to.

Creating this guitar took Scott over a year to complete. He had to procure the materials to produce an extra lightweight cabinet-aged alder body. To get the color right, Lentz had to painstakingly mix colors and tints to exactly replicate Fender's now-discontinued vintage Desert Sand finish. To complete the replica, Scott added a striking Brazilian rosewood fingerboard over a flamed maple neck, added gold plated hardware and an anodized gold pickguard.

The result: this sublime, one of a kind beauty. It is something extraordinary to behold.

In addition to its sublime beauty (it's really gorgeous), it is one of the sweetest sounding Lentz's I’ve played. All of the elements of the instrument - the alder, the Brazilian board, the pickups, and the hardtail, combine to give it a vintage yet muscular tone. And it plays like a dream.

I can't think of many builders who could have pulled this off. As I've mentioned in previous write-ups, Lentz's skills and finish work are second to none. To me, he's the masterbuilders' masterbuilder. He knows the Fender domain inside and out - and knows what notes to hit to bring his creations to the highest level.

There's a certain amount of magic that shines completely through this Steve Miller Inspired JR Reserve. If you want to experience that magic, that best of the best, this guitar is something worth checking out.

If you'd like to find out more about this item, just call or e-mail me. It would be my pleasure to talk to you about it.

ABOUT LENTZ GUITAR
Scott Lentz has an enduing reputation as a legendary guitar maker and restorer of vintage guitars. In fact, before he opened Lentz guitar in Southern California, he had restored hundreds of vintage instruments and had become widely known as "the" guy for vintage finish restorations. Lentz guitars are known for being deeply resonant, uncannily vintage in feel, and for having an expanded tonal pallet. Scott believes that the tone of great vintage guitars is due to the accretion of thousands of tiny details from (of course) the finest tone woods to the interaction of fretboard and neck materials. He is also one of the few electric guitar makers that takes the trouble to use hide glue in his guitars. He counts his vast experience with vintage guitars as the key to developing his ear for guitar tone, and for teaching him what a great guitar is all about. Scott is a restless spirit, ever in search of perfection, never content to rest on his laurels. He is the quintessential guitar maker as artist, passionate about bringing artful and musical guitars into the world. His son Scott, Jr. has now worked with his father for 20 years, and together they are the force behind some of the most finely crafted guitars you will find anywhere in the world.

ABOUT LENTZ SPECIAL RESERVE BESPOKE BUILDS
CR Guitars is incredibly fortunate to have Scott Lentz and his son Scott Jr craft a very select reserve line of classic S and T style guitars. Each one is built using only woods that have been cabinet aged a minimum of 25 years or more. These guitars are built with the deepest knowledge of what these legendary models could and should be. Decades of experience have gone into discovering and executing the elements that give the best of the vintage Fenders their magic. Scott's obsession with every detail has helped him unraveled all the nuances to the magic imbued in vintage Fenders. A Lentz is truly what a Masterbuilt guitar should be. Everything is just is as you'd dreamed it would be. No detail is overlooked, from the chemistry of the lacquer to the handwound pickups, every part and procedure is done for a reason. It's really exciting to be able to share Scott's vision and creations with you.

Bodycabinet aged alder
Neckuber cabinet-aged flame maple, soft V profile
Fingerboardcabinet-aged Brazilian rosewood fingerboard, chestnut brown
Radius9.5"
Dotspearl
Nut width1.665"
Nutbone
Finishnitrocellulose lacquer
ColorDesert Sand (with vintage tint)
Pickguardanodized gold
Pickupscustom Lentz low-output, neck: alnico-5 (5.59k), middle: alnico-5 (5.59k), bridge: alnico-2 (5.78k)
Electronics5 way switch, volume, tone, tone, precision matched potentiometers, paper + oil caps
Hardwaregold Gotoh tuners, Callaham neck plate
BridgeLentz custom hardtail
Weight6.6 lbs
CaseG&G
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