This is my second Lentz. My first one was a blonde early 1950s-style Tele-style that was so light it felt like it was made out of balsa wood. I bought it used and sold it after I determined I'd like to have one custom made to my specs. (That never happened, of course: during the interim, F****r's lawyers came a-knockin') This one is better. I confess that I had some concerns after I ordered because for the past year or so I've been selling off my bolt-neck 25.5" guitars, including some really good ones (GVCG T-style, Grosh Retro Classic), because I've really been feeling that I'm more of a 24.75" set-neck guy. But that may have just changed. After I finally got the kids to bed, I got this out of the box and put it through its paces for nearly two hours. To begin with, it's a thing of beauty. I confess I was among the people who really did not like the new body style when it came out. It's grown on me, and it does look better in person. It's enhanced by the tremendous quality of the finish (Scott Lentz excells at many things, but I think finish work is his forte), which is both quite thin and mirror-smooth, and the natural beauty of the wood. The craftmanship is so superb on the neck that I find myself just admiring the carve of its back. The body is so well matched that I spent the first hour and a half convinced that Scott had given me a no-cost upgrade to a one-piece body. I think I've spotted where the pieces are joined (anyone care to make any guesses based on the photo?), but even now I'm not 100% sure, because I cannot for the life of me spot any seam on the back. The photo doesn't do it justice. Costmetics aside, the thing is tremendously versatile sonically--I played for 120 minutes getting all sorts of different sounds out of it with only minor adjustments to the guitar (I only touched the amp once, to tweak the treble when I started focussing on the neck pup). I really love the pickups. As much as I love the L90, I was so pleasantly surprised by how great the bridge pickup sounds that I couldn't leave it alone. I like the bridge pickup as much as what previously was my all-time favorite Tele bridge, a late-50s-style Hamel Tele pickup. And yes, I like them more than the set of pups that was on my first Lentz (although those had been "adusted" by prior owners in ways that I don't think maximized their potential). The body is extremely resonant and quite light. I don't think of myself as someone who raves about every bit of gear I buy. I tend to have a pretty sober assessment. But these new Lentzes are the real deal. The whole time I was playing it, I had the giddy feeling of someone who had just bought a guitar new in about 1952 made during a week when Tadeo Gomez was really really on, like I was present at the first strum of what was going to become a vintage guitar. I really, really need not to buy any guitars for a while to keep my wife from divorcing me. But I'm already thinking about what was my "runner up" when I decided on the color scheme for this guitar: A maple-fingerboard bound-body Lentz in Lake Placid blue with the same pickup arrangement. Somebody hide my wallet.