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Brand New w/ Warranty. We are an authorized Shabat Dealer.
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The ThinLion delivers the warmth, low end and roundness of the classic semi-hollow models players love, while maintaining the inspiration of a vintage-style slab-body electric. With the same outline and shape as our Lion Standard, the ThinLion features a semi-hollow mahogany or korina body, flame maple top, and your choice of dual humbuckers or dual P-90s—perfect for jazz and blues, of course, but heavy enough to shred hard rock and heavy metal.
What Do We Think?
This guitar is a magical combination of the Lollar El Rayo pickups, thinline mahogany body and maple top. The result is a clear and punchy midrange, tight but girthy bottom, and sweet top end.
The neck position has a gorgeous body and thick lower register, while maintaining a snappiness that never gets muddy. The midrange has a big round attack along with a mild EQ scoop that ensures it never becomes overpowering. The highs are lush and bluesy.
Moving to the bridge position we find a bite that is balanced by its sweetness. The semi-hollow body softens the edge a bit without reducing the punch of the pickup. Gain tones are thick and meaty while maintaining excellent string-to-string clarity. There is a bit of natural compression occurring within the body that gives the guitar a fully mixed-and-mastered quality.
Last, but not to be overlooked, is the middle position. It carries a bold attack through the mids and highs, with all the warmth of the neck position alive underneath. Think the middle position on a Tele with more power and more bottom end. Or the freshness of a set of FilterTrons without as much scoop.
How Does It Play?
The setup work coming out of Avi’s shop is impeccable. The string action at the 12th fret hovers right around 4/64” across all strings, without buzz. The fret ends are smooth and nicely rounded. From truss rod to nut slots, this guitar is dialed in. The neck profile is a medium C that offers nice support without slowing down the fretting hand.
Weight: 6lb 11.2oz
The G&G custom hard case pictured is included!
Body: Mahogany w/ Maple Top
Binding: Top & Back
Neck: Quartersawn premium grade roasted flame maple with rosewood fingerboard
Neck Profile: Medium C (0.84-0.95”)
Scale Length: 25.5”
Nut: TUSQ XL (42mm)
Radius: Compound 9.5-12”
Frets: Nickel 6105 (21)
Tuners: Kluson Deluxe
Bridge: Gotoh 6-Saddle Hardtail
Pickups: Lollar El Rayo Humbuckers
Pickguard: 4-Ply Pearloid
Electronics: CTS Pots with Del Ritmo oiled paper capacitors, Switchcraft input jack, 3-Way pickup selector
Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Color: Lake Placid Blue over 3-Tone Sunburst
Strings: D’Addario .010–0.46
Case: G&G custom hardshell