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Lentz Reserve Legendary Venue Jimi Preowned

Lentz Reserve Legendary Venue Jimi Preowned

Price: $--SOLD

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preowned in excellent condition

This perfect '56 was inspired by Hendrix's Stratocaster that he played at the Montery Pop Festival. From the super resonant one piece ash body to the perfectly carved neck, down to the lovingly hand wound pickups, this is about as good as this type of beast can get. Here you have a guitar of such inspired and pure Stratness that after picking it up and hitting a few notes you realize: This is a guitar I have to own. It's a guitar that simply cannot be overlooked.

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This is a guitar that was originally sold by CR Guitars and has now cycled back to us - and we couldn't be happier to see it again. We'll be just as sad to see it go as we were the first time around, this time to someone lucky enough to take advantage of the price break due its being preowned and in superb condition. Craig's POV below is the original one used in the first sale of this guitar but it is every bit as relevant now as it was then.

CRAIG'S POV

Introducing the Lentz Jimi's '56 Legendary Venues' Series: Monterey Pop Festival guitar.

Imagine an S Style guitar that was built in Fender's early golden years, by their very best builder on his very best day using the very best woods. That gets you 80% of the way there. Then, add all the decades of build knowledge and techniques that Scott Lentz brings to the table combined with the fine chops and passion that Scott Jr puts forth and you have a guitar of such inspired and pure Stratness that after picking this guitar up and hitting a few notes you realize: This is a guitar I have to own. It's a guitar that simply cannot be overlooked no matter how many guitars you already own, or how many you've played. That's how fine this guitar is.

This perfect '56 was inspired by Hendrix's Stratocaster that he played at the Montery Pop Festival.

From the super resonant one piece ash body to the perfectly carved neck, down to the lovingly hand wound pickups, this is about as good as this type of beast can get.

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.

Bodyash, one piece, cabinet aged 25 years
Colorlamp black nitro
Neck woodmaple, one piece, cabinet aged 25 years, uber flame
Neck shape1956 soft V, 1.655-.900 at the first fret, 9.5 radius
Dotsblack phenolic
Frets6105
PickupsLentz Custom Edition; front alnico-5 5.60k, middle alnico-5 5.68k, lead alnico-5 5.89k
Pickguard1 ply lacquered nitrate
HardwareGotoh tuners, strap button – Callaham neck plate, mini pickguard shield
BridgeCallaham Vintage S (standard Fender length trem arm)
Electronicsupgraded pots and capacitors (oil + paper)
Weight6.5 lbs.
CaseG&G
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