HSL Buddy Whittington Model Guitars

2020 Lentz HSL Buddy Whittington Model

Color: Dakota Red, Rating: 9.50, Sold (ID# 02167)
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A Dakota Red Buddy Whittington Lentz HSL


2020 Lentz HSL Buddy Whittington Model


This very special 'Buddy Whittington' model is the ideal weight at just 7.40 lbs. Single-bound, one-piece aged alder body with special Dakota Red nitrocellulose finish. One piece lightly grained rock-maple neck with a nut width of just under 1 11/16 inches, a scale length of 25 1/2 inches and a wonderful medium-to-thick soft V profile (which is somewhat akin to a 1956 Telecaster). Maple fretboard with bone nut and 21 medium (6105) frets, black dot position markers and small black dot side markers. Headstock with black "Lentz" decal and single "round" string tree. Individual single-line "no-name" Gotoh Deluxe tuners with oval metal buttons. Single round string-tree. Four-bolt metal neck-plate. One Lentz custom hand-wound L-90 (P-90) style pickup (with black plastic cover) at the neck position with an output of 7.32k, and one Lentz custom-hand wound Alnico ll B'Kaster pickup with staggered pole-pieces (angled in bridge-plate) with an output of 10.35k. Three-layer white over black plastic pickguard with seven screws. Three controls (two volume, one tone) plus three-way pickup selector switch all on pickguard. Tele style chrome knobs with pronounced domes and heavily knurled sides. Telecaster style combined bridge/tailpiece with three flat bottomed brass saddles. This guitar is brand new and in mint (9.50) condition and has been additionally signed on the back of the headstock in black marker pen by Scott Lentz. Housed in the original G & G cream Tolex hardshell case with black leatherette ends and burgundy plush lining (9.50).

This guitar that was specially made for Fretted Americana in 2020. Buddy Whittington is one of our favorite guitarists and we ordered this one which is identical to Buddy's own guitar. This guitar is the perfect weight, is perfectly balanced and sounds absolutely amazing…

Buddy Whittington is an American guitarist. He began playing the guitar inspired by his sister's records of The Beatles, Rolling Stones and, in particular, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers with Eric Clapton. At the age of 14 he was already a part of the Dallas/Fort Worth music scene and playing regularly in the clubs along Jacksboro Highway. While attending high school, Buddy played in a band called "Short Change" which opened for Point Blank, a band that he would later join, replacing rhythm guitar player Kim Davis. During the early 1980s, he formed and sang with his own band "The Sidemen". In 1991 they opened for John Mayall and when Coco Montoya left the Bluesbreakers in 1993, Mayall called him to take his place in the band. In Mayall's band Whittington also sings occasionally and contributes to songwriting. 2008 saw the release of his first solo album and touring in Europe with his UK based band which includes Roger Cotton on organ, Pete Stroud on Bass and Darby Todd on drums. He lives in Hurst, Texas with his family. Buddy Whittington usually plays a 1963 Stratocaster plugged into a Dr. Z amplifier. He also plays a Lentz guitar modeled partially after the Fender Telecaster.

Lentz Guitar is an American company established in 1975 – drawing from the unique American traditions of innovation in design, melding of ethnicities and cultures, creative entrepreneurialism, strong work ethic, and a passion and love for the American musical heritage that is the blues, jazz, and rock and roll. At the same time, Lentz Guitar is a cosmopolitan and a forward-thinking company receptive to new ideas and experiences from every corner of our shrinking globe. The guitars they build are proudly played by dedicated artists’ of diverse backgrounds and influences all around the world.

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