jaw droping new Lentz's

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  1. Zane

    Zane Member

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    Flame mahogany veneer over "very" lightweight ash backloaded no pickguard!
    Binding isn't scraped yet ,& it still has the clearcoats, sanding , & polishing to go...but here it is
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  2. Zane

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    the 1st "Gold Top" SSL
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  3. Zane

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    An Alder 3 tone burst SSL
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  4. Dave Orban

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    That's a sharp-looking guitar. That mahogany is beautiful! :dude
     
  5. r9player

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    Great looks on that Mahogany I guess as a veneer you'll probably mainly get an ash sound still. Cool stuff.
     
  6. CDaughtry

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    Those are killer looking!:JAM That should certainly quiet the naysayers who didn't like the pickguard huh?;)
     
  7. Dave Orban

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    Oh, I dunno...

    I don't like ANY guitar without a pickguard, and I still can't say I'm wild about Scott's final pickguard shape...

    Still, that IS some bitchin' mahogany...! :dude
     
  8. Zane

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    I quit using a pick a long time ago so to paraphase a line from one-o-my fav flicks..."pickquards, we don't need no stinkin' pickquards"...;^)
     
  9. Dave Orban

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    LOL!
     
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    That's a beaut!
     
  11. Joe Perry

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    Zane,

    That alder SSL looks killer. Is it yours? Do you know if he stocks any SSL's or are they all special order?

    Thanks,

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    Simply exquisite.

    I usually avoid repeating the images when I respond to a post, but these photos should be repeated as often as possible. :)
     
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    Wow!

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    It is turning out exactly like Scott described, the yellow tint really makes the flame POP! Last I saw this was about 3 weeks ago, before lacquer, but after the pore filler. Even then, the flame mahogany had intense movement – very 3D.
     
  14. Nitefly182

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    The mahogany doesnt seem to have any life to me. The figure is there but it doesnt seem to have any depth. maybe its the photos. Im used to flame mahogany looking like this:
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  15. TimH

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    well it is only a veneer....so it won't look the same as a thicker piece of flamed mahogany. However, I'm willing to be there is something in the sound of that guitar that makes the depth of the mahogany irrelevant.
     
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    I spy with my little eye tons of depth in that mahogany! i ordered the orange ash DL90. This is probably more money but man it's a beaut!
     
  17. Leucadian

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    ...plenty o' life there...you gotta be blind nitefly!:D
    ...plenty o' life in the hands (Scott Lentz) holding that wonderful guitar too!
     
  18. Nitefly182

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    its probably the veneer part.
     
  19. Ian Anderson

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    The guitar does not have it's clear coats nor is it sanded or polished and the binding is not scraped. Those were taken right after Scott shot the burst and layed down one clear coat over that.

    The flame will be 3d and deep. You'll get sea sick if you stare into it too long!
     
  20. tedwoods

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    Careful when you post these pics without warning!
    Some of us have reached the heart attack critical zone!I nearly had one with this beaut!

    Ted
     

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