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Brand New w/ Warranty. We are an authorized Shabat Dealer.
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The Lynx offers a lightweight alder or swamp ash body, hand-sanded and contoured to feel right at home. Set in the body is a rock-solid Gotoh bridge with a steel block to provide fat tones with no tuning issues and a great-feeling tremolo response. Its fast-playing neck profile is still meaty enough to keep the guitar alive, and the Lynx offers a variety of pickup configurations, from SSS to HSS and HSH.
What Do We Think?
This guitar features a bodaciously warm pair of Lollar Vintage Blondes in the neck/middle positions, and a punchy Special S in the bridge. With a moderately low output of 5.6K and 5.8K for neck and middle, respectively, you have lots of room to hear your amp breathe and respond to every nuance of your pick attack. The combined position is juicy and quacky, without too much filtering taking place.
The Special S measures around 7.6K to keep up perfectly and avoid any drop in volume when switching to bridge position. It has a bit more push in the midrange and coaxes some incredible upper harmonics out of an EL34 flavored amp. The bottom is tight and bold, with the muscle to hold up under everything from mild breakup to saturated gains.
The paisley is the real deal textured stuff, covered by a nice nitro clear coat and a bit of gold burst around the edges. The finish has light relic’ing and gorgeous finish checking. We were excited when we ordered this one, and even more excited when we actually opened it up!
How Does It Play?
The string action measures just a hair over 4/64” on the low E at the 12th fret, and right at 4/64” on the high E. The neck is a medium C, leaning on the fuller side for a classic late ‘50s feel. Avi’s fret dressing is flawless as usual, with rounded ends that feel nice and smooth if you play with your thumb over the neck.
Weight: 7lb 14.5oz
The G&G custom hard case pictured is included!
Bridge: Gotoh 510 Series Vintage 6-screw tremolo
Pickups: SSS – Lollar Vintage Blonde (neck/middle) & Special S (bridge)
Inlay: 1/8” Black
Radius: 9.5-12” compound
Neck: 1pc Quartersawn hard maple
Fretboard: Maple – no fretboard
Frets: 21, Dunlop 6105 nickel fretwire
Nut: 42mm (1.65”) TUSQ
Neck Profile: Medium C (0.84-0.95”)
Hardware: Aged Nickel
Finish: Pink Paisley with Gold Burst
Pickguard: 1-ply Thin Parchment
Aging Level: Light
Electronics: CTS Pots with Del Ritmo oiled paper capacitors, Switchcraft input jack, 5-Way pickup selector
Strings & Tuning: 10 gauge, E standard
Case: G&G custom hardshell
Notes: Natural headstock