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This guitar comes standard in 3 colors: CV Blue, Vintage White, and 3-Tone Sunburst.
All LsL guitars are finished with Nitrocellulose lacquer. We mix our own colors and apply as thin a finish as possible and then hand-sand and buff. We then crack the finish to allow the guitar to sing and since the finish is so thin already we apply a little creative beating so it has that played hard, brought home sweaty (for many years), kind of feel to it. Each one is unique and has her own personality.
CV Specials are made with Alder bodies only.
We select the best we have for the CV's with a strict weight limit.
Alder is smooth and round with a darker tone.
Necks on CV Specials are patterned after Carl's '61 blue (but looks green now), Strat.
They come with a maple neck and a rosewood fingerboard.
CV Specials come in CV Blue, Vintage White, and our 3-tone sunburst.
All LsL guitars are finished with Nitrocellulose lacquer.
We mix our own colors and apply as thin a finish as possible and then hand-sand and buff. We then crack the finish to allow the guitar to sing.
CV Specials have no further aging.
Fingerboards on CV Specials are made with a 9.5" radius.
. We set all our guitar's action to .060" from the high E string to the top of the 12th fret and that suits most folks. Just right.
A 9.5 radius is a bit flatter than a 7.25. It can accommodate a lower action. So it can feel faster.
Our instruments all come with 6105 size frets. That is they are .090" wide and .055" tall. They are the perfect combination of width and height.
Stainless frets are available for an extra charge - they kill our tools and are difficult to make but they last almost forever and are a joy to bend on
CV Specials are shipped with the Dean Markley, Carl Verheyen, Balanced Bridge, Helix Electric string set.
.009, .012, .016, .026, .037, .046
We also set the guitar up with Carl's famous "Floating Bridge" setup. That allows the player to pull up on the trem bar and get a perfect minor 3rd rise in the "G" string.
Carl Verheyen Specials come with LsL 50's Saticoy pickups. They are low-output, hand-wound and sweet as can be.
All LsL pickguards are made in-house and hand-fit, aged and finished.
CV Blue comes with a 3-ply, mint/black/mint pickguard.
Three-tone Sunburst also comes with a 3-ply, mint/black/mint pickguard.
Vintage White comes with white/black/white pickguards.
Mojo Vitamin-T, oil-filled capacitors, Bournes, low-torque pots that are very fast.
Like our Saticoys, the lower tone knob controls the bridge pickup and the middle tone knob controls the middle and neck.
We use a 2 3/16" string spacing, Gotoh, steel-block , vintage style bridge. Our Standard Saticoys has a 2 1/8" spacing Wilkinson bridge.
This bridge is set up with Carl's floating bridge setup. This setup allows for a perfect minor 3rd rise in the G string by pulling up on the trem bar. We also set the spring claw at an angle as part of Carl's bridge setup.
G&G U.S. made, Hard-shell Cases come with all LsL guitars.
Other cases are available on request.