One of a kind Lentz on ebay...

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  1. Woodshed

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    I'm not sure I see the joke. Looks like a nicely made set-neck guitar to me. I bet it's sweet since it's a Lentz.

    Body shape doesn't seem any more unusual to me than the new ones.

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  3. Ian Anderson

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    I don't see the joke either. :confused: It looks like a legit auction for a one off guitar Scott built in the '80s to me.
     
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    The joke is that the guitar is probably a fake, not Lentz in any way shape or form other than the Lentz logo that was put on after the fact and is starting to flake off. As far as I know Lentz guitars have the logo under the nitro, not slapped on over the finished guitar. I'd be very surprised if this guitar, from a pawn shop, with questionable heritage has anything ot do with the great work of Scott Lentz.

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    Hey Ian, you should know. Is this a legit Lentz? Does Scott remember ever building this mongrel?

    If so I stand corrected. Just doesn't seem like a likely scenario.

    Scott
     
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    Thanks for pointing this one out! It may be legit. There are some telltale "lentzisims" there. Like the ivoroid binding, and that body shape is somthing he experimented with back in the '80s. I believe early '80s. So that guitar would be at least 20 years old.

    He did alot of neck throughs back then. He made firebirds, DC Les Pauls strats and teles like that. Fast and slim necks ala Jackson. Some of the best playing guitars you can find if thats your thing.

    I'll see what Scott has to say about it and get back.
     
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    Like I said, maybe legit, but I'd hate to see someone spend big money on it only to find out that they got a no-name import guitar with a Lentz logo pasted on. If it is legit I'd have to say I prefer Scott's later designs. ;)

    P.S. This means I think it is fugly, but to each his own...

    Scott
     
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    Just talked to Scott. I't s 100% legit. The body and pickguard design is from an obscure bolt on neck Rickenbacker. Scott said it was probaby designed by Semie Mosley.
     
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    The date in the guitar reads 93 ,so thats when I made the guitar.The guitar is neck through the body with a 24.625 scale length and 6155 fret wire.As I remember great playing, sounding guitar. It was custom made for a gentleman whose friend had an original. Thanks for the concern woodshed, I liked the guitar and still do!
     
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    Looks like a pretty sweet guitar from here. Love the body shape.
     
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    Would certainly cause a stir at the local blues jam :)

    /rick
     
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    +1. Between that and the "newer" designs, I can see why Scott chose to copy strats.

    Definately NOT eye candy to me. I'm sure it plays great though.
     
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    The reason I made the S or T body was because everyone else was making it and still is! I felt and still do there was alot of room for improvement on a 50 year old guitar design.As far as the way my guitar looks, I love it! That some feel the need to make strong criticism to its looks is unfortunate, but not discouraging.I welcome the new designs of all people now using FMIC strat and tele bodies.
     
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    I REALLY like the body shape !!
    However, that pointy headstock I'm not that fond of.
     
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    No hard feelings Scott, I love your guitars, just think that one is a dog.

    Scott
     
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    well, I bought it!

    I kinda like the shape --- reminiscent of a jazzmaster or jaguar. I'll learn to live with the pointy headstock.

    I can't wait to hear how it sounds....

    thanks for chiming in, Scott and Ian, and confirming it to be genuine.

    Greg
     
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    Hi Greg, Congrats! What a score!
    Please give us a full report when it arrives. :dude
     

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