LSL T Bone Custom Grey Sparkle
An LSL T-Bone bears a striking resemblance to a sweet old Tele that's been aging gracefully for about 50 years, waiting for you to rescue it. "Cicely" (LSL gives their guitars names along with serial numbers) brings all the looks and playability of a Fullerton original.
Cicely has a thin, grey sparkle nitrocellulose finish (the first of its kind—LSL has never done this color before) on a lightweight alder body. The finish features beautiful age and checking throughout to give the guitar additional resonance with the look and feel of a '50s classic. The AAA flame roasted maple neck and fingerboard features a medium "C" profile and a 12" radius. A pair of custom-wound LSL vintage-voiced single-coil pickups give the guitar a bright, traditional T- style tone, while aged dome knobs and hardware, and a single-ply black pickguard, give it the beautiful patina of a classic.
Like every LSL, Cicely was all made by hand — just the way you'd make it, if you could. As a matter of fact, company owner Lance Lerman says, "We build them all for ourselves but then we have to sell them." You can tell.
- Body: Alder
- Body Aging: Medium/Heavy Checking
- Finish: Grey Sparkle Nitrocellulose
- Neck: AAA Roasted Maple, Medium "C" Shape
- Neck Aging: Light
- Fingerboard: AAA Roasted Maple
- Radius: 12"
- Frets: 21, #6105
- Bridge: Vintage-Style with Brass Saddles
- Tuners: Vintage-Style
- Hardware: Aged Chrome
- Pickups: 2x Handwound LSL Vintage-Voiced Single-Coils
- Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone, 3-Way Switch
- Case: Hardshell Included
Why We Like LSL Guitars
Imagine you unearthed a stash of electric guitars made in California in the 50s: lightweight bodies; thin, nitrocellulose finishes; hand-wound pickups; hand-cut bodies and hand-shaped necks—pretty much hand everything. You'd be as excited about them as we are.
LSL is a small company. They work on each guitar until it's finished. They don't just use serial numbers — they give each guitar a name. And not surprisingly, they sound great and feel like that old guitar your uncle has owned since high school. For everything you get, they're reasonably priced. Maybe that's why they never stay in the store for long.