The Lentz HSL delivers fat, Strat neck pickup like tones on the neck position, Tele twang in the bridge position, and everything in-between.
Why We Love This
With a Lentz L90 style pickup in the neck, and a T style bridge pickup, this one-of-a-kind Hybrid Scott Lentz (HSL) model can cover every kind of music from country chicken pickin’ to traditional Jazz tones.
Tonally, the HSL sounds like an incredibly muscular Tele. Sure, P90 pickups conjure a certain impression of the tone you can expect from the neck position, but Lentz wind their own pickups so these skew more into Fender territory - think Strat neck pickup but with fuller mids. What's incredibly cool about this model is how they've wired it - it has two volumes, one for each pickup, and a master tone.
This wiring scheme sounds like standard fare on the surface, but this wiring harness is super dialed in which allows you to leave the 3-way switch in the middle position and seamlessly fade between each pickup, allowing for an extremely wide range of tones.
This is perhaps their most versatile guitar, making it especially attractive to studio players.