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G&G Quality Case Company makes LsL, hardshell cases right here in Los Angeles.
U.S. made, Hard-shell Cases come with all LsL guitars.
Butterscotch Blackguard (original color)
Lake Placid Blue
Sea Foam Green
Sea Foam Green Pearl
Custom Colors and headstock painting are available for an extra charge
We use a 2 1/8" string spacing, Wilkinson, steel-block , vintage style bridge.
We use CTS pots, fiber covered wire, and Mojo Dijon capacitors. A 5-way pickup selector switch.
The lower tone controls the bridge pickup and the middle tone controls the middle and neck pickups.
Different wiring configurations are available on request.
LsL pickguards are all made in house and hand-fit, aged and finished.
Single-ply: White, parchment or cream (beige).
Early versions of these tend to deform with age and I'm sure ours will too. But that's OK with us. All plastic will deform some with age but single-ply is much more susceptible to this. We hand age these, take off the gloss and put a little hand-wear in the appropriate places.
3-ply is stiffer and more modern. It comes in white-black-white, black-white-black, mint-green, black , mint-green and many other varieties. We can usually get them all.
We use our own, philips-head, nickel-plated, aged, screws to attach our pickguards onto Saticoys.
All Saticoys come with either our 50's set or our slightly higher output, 60's set.
Bridge pickup: LsL Hand-wound, single-coil, slightly hotter than the middle or neck so it won't be overly piercing.
Neck and Middle pickups: LsL Hand-wound, single-coil, low output.
Our pickup covers, knobs and metal parts have all been hand-aged, right here, with meticulous attention to detail and believability.
We use D'Addario, XL110 strings. They are: .010, .013, .017, .026, .036 .046 (High to Low in inches).
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 install, but they last forever and are a joy to bend on).
Fingerboards can be made with 7.25" or a 9.5" radius.
The 7.25" radius is rounder and therefore its geometry will not allow for very low action, but it feels great. 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 to some.
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.
We hand-shape all our necks and there's nothing like it.
They come in either all maple or maple with a rosewood fingerboard.
Rosewood has a slightly darker sound than a maple neck.
Comes in either Swamp Ash, Sugar Pine or Alder. And now,,,KORINA too!
Ash has a classic tone, like an old '52.
Pine is snappy with a big bottom and a big top and a louder attack.
Alder is smooth and round with a darker tone. Tends to be a little heavier than Ash or Pine and has a distinctly 60's sort of tone.