Lentz Owners: Did you dump your Fenders?

Discussion in 'The Small Company Luthiers' started by 55custom, May 24, 2006.

  1. 55custom

    55custom Member

    May 14, 2005
    I'm real curious about this. I started dumping off my Strats some time ago and only have 2 modern Fenders left. My Black 2-P90 Lentz was my first Lentz, and I'm probably going order another Lentz, maybe an S type, or whatever its called now, or maybe something else.
    But, even though I like my 2 remaining Fenders, I'm just not sure how relevant they'll be in comparison to Lentz guitars. I mean its like street car versus race car.
    So what did you guys do? Abandon modern Fenders altogether?
  2. Leucadian

    Leucadian Guest

    ...first, I went through two nice '62 reissues...then a couple of American Standards...on one of those, the truss rod actually popped out! Then I got a '56 Relic...hmm...I started lookin' around for something less thin sounding (bridge pickup)...so I went with 2 different Grosh's...great guitars...I then became interested in the Suhr's...ended up owning three different ones...loved the silent single coil system...really nice sounding guitars.

    However, Scott's new models...maybe you've seen a few of my posts.:D
    All the Lentz's I've played have been lightweight, beautifully voiced, very full-sounding instruments...the notes just pop-out and the guitar just sings...everything else is icing.
  3. fatback

    fatback Member

    Jun 15, 2004
    lost in the fog...
    strats I've owned in the past:

    Fender, Beck & Kotzen sig. models
    Suhr, Classic
    Grosh, retro classic
    Callaham S


    strat, (down to just one now,) that I own today:

    Lentz S

  4. Zane

    Zane Member

    Apr 28, 2004
    Panther City ,TX
    Yeah, I had several different Fender, including Cs ones (Nocaster's & 56 Strats) ...don't anymore ;^)
  5. Ogre

    Ogre Member

    Jun 14, 2002
    I dumped my Lentz strat. It was a good guitar, but not great. I still have my Custom Shop relic Strat.(burgundy mist w/ matching headstock)
  6. Jon Silberman

    Jon Silberman 10Q Jerry & Dickey Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2002
    Northern VA
    Strat I owned in the past: Fender USA Buddy Guy Signature Strat

    "Strat" I own today: Reverend Avenger #291
  7. Dana

    Dana Guest

    I dumped my Lentz T for a Cunetto Relic Nocaster. Best choice, for me.
  8. Docgab

    Docgab Member

    Aug 7, 2005
    Memphis, TN
    I have owned numerous Strats in the past. Currently I have a GVCG S-type, the '61 Triple Burst on the site. It is the best playing and sounding S-type that I have ever owned. BTW- it has Hamel pups.

    Any idea how the Lentz guitars compare to Jonathan's?

    Not trying to hijack the thread just curious.
  9. Dana

    Dana Guest

    I owned a GVCG briefly. Lentz was better IMO, and the Cunetto beat them both. Again, just my opinion.
  10. Don L

    Don L Member

    Jun 12, 2004
    To me, it was the opposite...
  11. gitarzilla

    gitarzilla Member

    Sep 8, 2002
    In the garage, fixing stuff my kids broke
    When I got my Lentz T, I sold all but 1 Tele, including a fantastic Cunetto Relic and a killer 1-off Masterbuilt. My Lentz S, however, didn't blow what's left of my hair back, though -- as beautiful as that guitar was was. After getting my T, I ordered the S and I sold a really nice 66 Strat, anticipating that I'd love the Lentz S as much as my T. I'm not that much of a Strat player anyway.
  12. CS'56

    CS'56 Member

    Jan 28, 2002
    I'm also one of those who kept my Fender Strat and sold my Lentz. I almost sold my Strat before the Lentz arrived. I'm glad I didn't. I tried real hard to like my Lentz. The longer I had it the less it was played and it ended up sitting in my closet. In the end it just wasn't for me. That was along time ago and I have no regrets selling it.

    I'm not at all trying to say that Fender's are better. I know Lentz makes a fine guitar and puts way more effort into building instruments than Fender.
  13. omarxx

    omarxx Supporting Member

    Oct 22, 2005
    SA Texas
    I sold my 1960 Fender Stratocaster in 2003 as I needed the money and also thought that the Lentz S that I received at the same time would replace it but, I regret selling the Fender. Not only because it's value has about tripled since then but, it was just a way cool guitar. Don't get me wrong, I really like my Lentz but, it can't replace the '60.
  14. randy morser

    randy morser Member

    Jan 20, 2006
    Annapolis, MD- via San Diego, CA
    The custom shop strat and the knopfler just sit there now. i would sell them, but they belong to the navy. my personal lentz T is beyond better.
  15. Leucadian

    Leucadian Guest

    Randy...are you in one of the Navy bands...like the Commodores? I used to live near D.C. and wow...the Commodores, the Airmen of Note, the Army Blues...smokin' bands...I took a few lessons from Rick Whitehead, met Steve Abshire, Paul Wingo...you know those guys?

    Whatever...Lentz's RULE!

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