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Discussion in 'The Small Company Luthiers' started by Zane, Jul 21, 2005.
Man I think this'n is KILLER !!
I had ordered one in white with 2 P-90's & volume/tone knobs...but I saw the sunburst ones they had up on the site a few weeks ago...so I changed my order to a sunburst with 2 P-90's & the volume-volume/tone.....but... man this'n is just well ...makes me want to rethink the whole sunburst thing
that guitar sounds amazing. had the privilage of playing with that guitar for a few weeks. best sounding p90 guitars i ever played.
Some people believe that sunburst guitars sound better than the solid colors. The new Lentz demo guitar that I was able to enjoy for a couple of days was stellar. It was also a solid color!
I'm sure that guitar (like all Lentz's) sounds and plays great. I love that color as well. P-90's are my faves as well. However, I do not like the new headstock, body shape, pickguard, etc. Close enough to remind you of something else---so it looks like it's not quite right, while at the same time not different enough to make a unique statement, IMO.
Same here....I don't mean to be rude or anything but it does absolutely nothing for me.
I think the overall body shape and the headstock profile are fine... but the pickguard seems awkward to me, and that contributes, I believe, to the body looking "wrong"...
Continue the pickguard over to the other side, and then it looks "right", to me...
But that's just me, ya know...?
I'd rock one in a heartbeat! I like a very simple design. I heard Buddy Whittington playing one (might have had different pups) and this guitar seriously rocks. It could be shaped like Mr. Hanky from South Park, if it sounds as good as that, it's a winner.
Dig the clips at this thread.
Shallbe, I realize it's an open discussion, and I am open to criticisim. It's a free forum. It's expected not everyone is going to get what we do, but to criticize somthing on multiple posts? I don't get it. Show a little tact.
Thanks to all who have positive things to say.
I have no doubt that its an awesome playing and sounding guitar, and Im really trying to like the new shape. It may just be possible that it takes a little adjustment time for some of us to get used to it.
Perhaps with double binding in black?
Can't say I dig the body shape or headstock either. Looks kind of clumsy to me. Maybe it is the pickguard thowing it off tho...
What are you talking about? Show a little tact?
I have been a member of this forum a long time, and have never been described as tactless, AFAIK. I've never been warned or even contacted by a moderator or member for anything, let alone crappin' negative on repeated threads. Which I didn't think I was doing. Anyway, if it was seen as tactless, I apologize.
Sincerely, I clicked on the thread expecting to see maybe another model. I'm a fan, but not a current owner. I'm interested in your product line as it develops---those are the reasons I keep checking out the threads.
Tell you what Ian, I will not comment on any more Lentz threads, open forum or not, in the interest of tact. I'm not trying to get any ball rolling here-----no agenda, for Pete's sake, just commenting. Additionally, if you want me to remove my posts, I will be glad to do it---just shoot me a PM or something.
posted by dkaplowitz:
Buddy's is a KILLER guitar ...it's a protoype set up with different pups & hardware TIS sweeet ! Speacialy with Buddy pickin' on it .
That one's sweet. I didn't notice the tele bridge on it in the pictures on the Lentz forum. I love the fiesta red.
Are these the only ones Lentz is making now, or are there different body types? Is there anything closer to a telecaster single cutaway still being made?
posted by Studio:
Lucky guy....Man...I wish you'd posted some sound clips of it...I've so been wanting to hear what the 2 P-90 one sound like. I thought someone from the NW part of the country had made some clips ...but... they haven't posted any yet..
posted by dkaplowitz
Yeah this is THE new body style... I've been lucky enough to have held & plucked (unpluged) on Buddy's... his is super lightwieght & he can make that sucker do some snarlin' it's a badassed guitar!
Can't wait for my new one to be finnished.
I for one was not trying to be negative. To say it is not in someones "taste" is not a negative criticisim.
Maybe by even commenting, it does not show it, but I wish Scott nothing but the best. I do not/will not support *ender again for what they are doing/have done to guys like Scott.
Now that he is doing his "own" thing, I would imagine Scott will develope his ideas even further. Maybe one will be for me.
As a fan of Lentz guitars, I have to say that that shape has steadily been growing on me. It was a bit of an adjustment at first sighting, but now that my eyes are getting more familiar with it, I'm liking the new guitars more and more. I've had similar feelings with the pickguard. All of this is fairly moot for me once I get a guitar in my hands. Either it works or it doesn't. Seeing Scott's name on the headstock pretty much answers that question for me anyways. These pics are a nice tease though...
I was daydreaming the other day about getting a bound P-90 model on 1-piece ash with a three-tone burst, rear mouted controls, and a small clear pickguard, (if Scott insists). I'm envisioning a nice clean top to really show off the wood and Scott's finish, ...all the better for me to drool over...
Keep up the great work Scott and Ian!
>Some people believe that sunburst guitars sound better than the solid >colors.
Are you serious?
After seeing it in person, I think it is an Italianate beauty. The pictures don't do it justice.