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Brand New w/ Warranty. We are an authorized Shabat Dealer.
Like what you see? All photos are of the exact instrument you will receive.
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 Fulcrum 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 gets exceptionally high marks from both our tech and our photographer. The consensus is that it sits just where a Strat should. The neck pickup is shimmery on top, dips a touch in the lower midrange and fills out nicely in the bass register. It’s big and spanky.
Shifting gears all the way back to the bridge, you’ll get your typical crisp attack and focused bottom end. But you’ll find a lot more when rolling back the second tone knob, wired to the bridge pickup. The pickups smooths out and thickens up very nicely with the tone rolled down a touch.
The Lollar Sixty-Fours have very balanced in-between positions. Neck/middle is tight and punchy. It is not overly “clucky” and even sounds killer with a bit of gain. There’s a nice natural compression present that gives soul to your overdriven tones. Don’t let anyone tell you that you’re playing too much Skynyrd. And that touch of compression will also make it incredibly easy to dial in your ‘90s country tones.
Neck/middle is wonderfully panoramic. It represents an extravagantly wide EQ and dynamic spectrum. Whether you are more SRV or Mayer, just work that tone knob a bit to find your sweet spot. This is a juicy in-between position that doesn’t filter out any frequencies to an extreme.
This guitar is exceptionally light for an alder body Strat, weight just 7.25 lb. The flame of the roasted maple neck is dynamic and 3-dimensional under the light, and the fretboard binding really sets the rosewood board apart. The aged Fiesta Red finish almost goes Tahitian Coral but not quite. And any way you cut it, it looks phenomenal over the 3-Tone Sunburst.
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. There is zero fretbuzz. Avi’s shop dresses the fret ends to perfection so they are exceptionally smooth as you run your hand up and down the neck. The profile is a medium C and sits right where you expect, between slim and chunky for a familiar feel that most players find exceptionally easy to get along with.
Weight: 7lb 2.9oz
The G&G custom hard case pictured is included!
Body: 1-pc Swamp Ash
Neck: Quartersawn premium grade flame roasted maple with rosewood fingerboard
Neck Profile: Medium C
Scale Length: 25.5”
Nut: TUSQ XL (42mm)
Radius: Compound 9.5-12”
Frets: Nickel 6105 (21)
Tuners: Kluson Deluxe
Bridge: Gotoh vintage 6-screw steel block tremolo
Pickups: Lollar Sixty-Four Set
Electronics: CTS Pots with Del Ritmo oiled paper capacitors, Switchcraft input jack, 5-Way pickup selector
Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Strings: D’Addario .010–0.46
Case: G&G custom hardshell