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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 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?
We spec’d this one out to be a stunner. Flip-flop Cosmic Blue finish that dances majestic purple under the light. Dark ebony fretboard atop a roasted AAAA-grade flame maple neck. Sleek aluminum pickguard custom cut for a powerful HSH pickup configuration.
It doesn’t hurt that it sounds fabulous as well, and we wouldn’t have expected anything less. The Lollar Imperial in the neck and bridge positions dish out meaty tones with excellent midrange definition and control. In positions two and four, the Imperials in conjunction with the Special S in the middle to give you some wonderful souped-up Strat quack.
The humbuckers coil-split via a push/pull on the bridge tone knob, giving you nine tonal combinations on tap. These positions provide a more nuanced relationship with your amp. The lower output and scooped midrange deliver beautiful spank with a clear, bell-like bottom end. And the Special S in the middle position very nearly keeps up with the humbuckers in output if you want single coil snap while hitting the front end of your amp more aggressively.
The Gotoh 2-pivot trem is smooth to operate and provides excellent tuning stability that will encourage you to use it generously. The tremolo arm is precision threaded and fits snugly inside a bushing that removes the “play” in a traditional screw-in design. You’ll also find this design provides a larger range of “hold in place” than standard screw-in designs, so you can move the arm to the side if desired but won’t find yourself chasing it down after each use.
How Does It Play?
With a nice medium C neck—sanded down and oiled to perfection—this S-Style is ready to rock with a traditional feel yet modern tones and options. The fret work and nut work coming out of Avi’s shop are simply among the best. The string action measures just 4/64” on the low E at the 12th fret and a hair from 3/64” on the high E. From fit to finish, this instrument is the complete package.
Weight: 7lb 11.2oz
The G&G custom hard case pictured is included!
Neck: Quartersawn roasted flame maple with ebony fingerboard
Neck Profile: Medium C
Scale Length: 25.5
Nut: TUSQ XL
Radius: Compound 9.5-12”
Frets: Nickel 610
Tuners: Kluson Deluxe
Bridge: Gotoh 510 Series steel block tremolo
Pickups: Lollar Imperial (Neck & Bridge), Special S (Middle)
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