Anyone compared Morgaine and Lentz?

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  1. Heffjbaby

    Heffjbaby Supporting Member

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    I know how amazing Lentz 'S' type guitars are/were :-( , but have no experience with Morgaine. I know a few users here have stated that the Morgaine is a step above most other builders, but my benchmarks are Lentz and certain Tyler Classics. I've been seriously considering one, so if anyone has played both and can share their insights it would be very helpful.

    Thanks.
     
  2. philster

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    Never played a Lentz but I have 2 Morgaines, a Callaham, a Tyler and have owned several Andersons and a Suhr.

    The Morgaine's are my #1 guitars. Both are strats, but made to my specs; i.e. neck shape, size, radius, etc. Jorg is an amazing builder. His guitars have serious mojo. The Callaham is also really nice, but it is really a very authentic vintage strat done right. The tyler is my favorite more modern rentition of a strat, but I have to say, my custom S/S/H morgaine eats its lunch.

    Never had a Lentz and I hear they are great guitars, but the lack of customization turned me off a bit. Nothing wrong with a builder sticking with a formula that works, I just wanted certain features and Morgaine delivered.
     
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    where did you order your Morgaine from?
     
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    Thanks Philster!

    Sounds like sonically it beat out the Tyler for you, what about playability and feel? Also wondering what pickup combinations you choose, as Jorg seems to really prefer Fralins. I'd love to see any pics you might have also. Thanks again.
     
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    The new Lentz models are KILLER ..wish I could show you some pix..but ... Scott is waiting till he get some pix,& sound clips to put up on the site. He is going to have more options with the new ones. IMHO Scott does the best finish in the biz,& his pups are tuned the piece of wood. I have an S, & a T ..and will have a new model just as soon as I can muster the funds.
     
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    Zane,

    Congrats on the 'S' score! I've seen the pictures of your 'T', any pics of the 'S'? What body and fingerboard wood does the 'S' have? I would love to hear/play an alder 'S', but that's why i'm investigating the Morgaine.
     
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    That is gorgeous! There is something just so right about all Scott's stuff. I'm sure his new models are going to induce one of the biggest bouts of GAS this forum has seen in a long time!:D
     
  9. philster

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    The playability and feel of the Morgaine's is unique. It's like playing an old guitar which is brand new. Setup was perfect coming from europe. Have not had to touch the necks since new. I will try to get some pics up.
     
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    I never played a Lentz guitar, but I have to agree to the above 100 %!!

    I ´ll never forget an incident, that happened a couple of years ago in a little guitar shop in Mainz, Germany ( Tom´s Music) ; Jörg Tandler took three stock Fender and Squier Telecasters apart, removed all the hardware and then started to tap and knock on the bodies and and the necks, checked the grain, attached a neck to another body, removed it again .... - and it took him about two hours to assemble a Telecaster out of parts from different brands (!!!) , that turned out to be a killer axe!!

    That guy definitely knows what he´s doing!!!:cool:

    I played a red Morgaine Strat at Musik Alexander in Mainz recently, a feather-lite swampash with a rosewood-boarded , straight grained maple neck and Fralins : That guitar made me angry !!!!
    About the low tide in my purse....:rolleyes:
     

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