My Tom Anderson Angel - Basswood Body, Flame maple Top, and Chocolate Maple neck & fingerboard. With every note you can feel the note/s shake the body and neck and everything is so even from the first to 24th fret in response and sustain. Thru any amp it is super piano like and full, and crazily touch sensitive. Everything you do comes out. It's just so alive! The amp I have mostly been using it thru is a Mesa mark V, but also a Friedman Smallbox 50 and have played it through a few modelers too. Sounds amazing through anything
My buddy who has never assembled a guitar before, put together a EVH style Frankenstrat for his son. He bought the body and neck from a guy that specializes in EVH stuff. As soon as the parts got there he and his son painted the guitar in the typical EVH fashion. And when the paint on that guitar dried, he asked me if I would come over and solder a pickup and a volume control in it, and install a dummy single coil in it like Eddie's original. For the pickup, I used a Seymour Duncan Slash model humbucker. And as soon as the solder cooled, I buttoned it up, and plugged it into a Frenzel AC15 style head, with a 2X12 Celestion Blue closed back cab. I was blown away how touch sensitive that guitar was, and how it would feedback in the most musical manner that I'd ever heard. And yes that guitar would vibrate your ribs. I have never been a fan of EVH guitars, or his choice in amps, but this little homebrewed Frankenstrat rocked!
The Lentz S-type in my avatar. I've owned other booteek S-type and T-type guitars, and have had my hands on literally hundreds of others...as well as a boatload of vintage pieces.
The Lentz is so far above/beyond the other booteek bolt-on neck pieces I have owned/played when it comes to: resonance, the way the body/neck are mated, finish, fit, it's sort of crazy - like in a different universe. By far the most resonant guitar I have played; aside from the one-off Danocaster that Dan built for me in 2012, most others sound utterly lifeless in comparison...both acoustically and plugged into an amp.
Notes just bloom from the Lentz. It sounds so much more open, airy and lively through all my amps.
first time I played it acoustically I was amazed. never heard that from an unplugged electric before. plugged it into my fuchs viper and my jaw hit the floor. took me a few years but I finally found the exact hard rock sound I have in my head. I love it.