We're constantly trying to break the mold and bring you the best guitar money can buy!! This custom Hollow body Soladita with exotic Koa top is a fine example of that commitment! Please join us in exploring what makes this build unique!
Here at UNLEAVENED SHRED We do our best to give you the insight that most Custom Shops won't. Letting you in to the secret lives of Luthiers working hard to bring you the builds that inspire and entice the masses daily across the globe.
Let's start the show!!!We here at LSL instruments have been continually pushing ourselves to bring you the best guitar's money can buy over the last 10 years! We try to be a diverse company that runs the gamut from traditional believable relic builds, historically accurate recreations, up to modern and groundbreaking builds featuring exotic woods … Continue reading Custom Guitars At LSL Instruments! A Week In Review!
It Starts With A Vision It always starts innocently enough... Phone rings or an email comes in, inquiring about a new build. I ask a few questions to get the party started. What body style are you looking for, what sound are you after so we can narrow down your body woods, neck woods and … Continue reading One Off Custom Guitars… Yeah We Do That!
But just building the best custom guitars money can buy isn't enough. It's as the old saying goes "If a tree falls in the woods, and there's no one around to here it... does it make a sound?"
When I first joined the company the first question that was asked to me was "what would you do differently to grow the company"? My answer was beyond simple. "Lose the pick guard... throw on a fancy top give the people what they want, and listen to their requests before denying them the options they want, and watch them fly off the shelf!"
Take It From The Top!! State Champs Guitarist Tyler Szalkowski Joins The Family! https://www.instagram.com/p/Bdyt2qsHhDw/?taken-by=lslinstruments Punks Not Dead!!! It's been a long time since I've been able to mutter those words and it feels so good!! New York has always been a central hub for excellent punk bands, and has a notorious scene that has only gotten … Continue reading NAMM 2018 Update! Tyler Szalkowski Of State Champs Joins The LSL Instruments Family!
We've done some insane builds! We've added a handful of top notch dealers and distributors that will no doubt represent LSL with integrity and commitment to serving our customers here in the USA. We've added a quality roster of worldwide distributors that are more than capable to service our international customers in light of new CITES regulations. And we've added some of the finest up and coming artists to our roster this year that have done a fantastic job in representing the brand!
When you embark on a mission to impress the masses with a custom guitar, you have to start with something your fans can resonate with. Something they can relate to. Something that they feel connected to in some strange inexplicable way that just feels right. Not necessarily something they have seen before or owned once upon a time, and not necessarily something that they had in mind for their next build even.
Let the Games Begin!!! It's the holiday season! A time to be selfless and give to others and bring joy into your loved ones lives...right? I agree! Happy wife, happy life! We all know that! Now in the back of your mind you have a special place carved away for the things you have always … Continue reading Your Next Custom Guitar! Part 1
Pushing Our Boundaries With Intention. We have had a ton of feedback and questions about the newest model released from LSL Instruments this year. The XT3DX has definitely made some serious waves in the custom guitar community in 2017! We'd like to take a moment and tell you about our vision and intentions for the … Continue reading LSL Instruments Presents – The New XT3DX! A Modern Twist To A Timeless Shred Machine!
https://www.instagram.com/p/BcGMGAInQud/?taken-by=lslinstruments The Run Has Arrived! Every year we offer the opportunity to take part in a very very exclusive and limited run of Paisley builds that sell out every time! On average we keep the number right around 12 pieces and we do not sell them as one off guitars. Many manufacturers run them as … Continue reading LSL Instruments Paisley Limited Run!
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Pink Is The New Black! So let's dive right in! I thought we'd have a little fun with this weeks blog post and ask a question that Lance and myself have been wondering for the last few months.... "What's with all the pink guitars lately!?" We love em'! Love building them... And we love sharing … Continue reading What’s With All The Pink Guitars!?
The LsL Instruments "One Series" was born out of the desire to make a hand made luthier style build more affordable/attainable for fans of the brand. Every inch of these builds is custom. From wood selection, to hand shaped necks and bodies, hand wound pickups and point to point soldering, all the way to our proprietary assembly techniques. The "One Series" is a boutique guitar through and through.
The Barn Bone was conceived out of a desire to build a meat and potatoes, no frills, no fancy specs, straight to the point T style guitar. Once the idea was on the table it was time to source the woods. We did our homework and found a local supplier that specialized in reclaimed barn woods and decided to pay him a visit.
In this build spotlight we will be talking about a custom Saticoy we did recently for a player that needs no introduction.... Shawn Tubbs! I've known my fair share of quality musicians through the years, and try to work with not only top shelf talent, but players with integrity and class. Shawn Tubbs embodies both. He is the guitarist for Carrie Underwood, accomplished songwriter, producer, product demo pro, and guitar instructor. His Youtube account has nearly 8k die hard subscribers that eagerly await his next demo, each one with it's own custom song to kick things off.
Carl Verheyen is no stranger to studio work. He has been one of LA’s elite “first call” session guitarists since 1992. He has won awards, he has won polls, and he’s a member of English rock band Supertramp. Carl knows studios almost as well as he knows how to play guitar. Plus he has made a name for himself around the world with 14 studio albums of his own. So when Carl called Sweetwater Studios to record his newest album, Essential Blues, we were thrilled.
Any one who's a fan of the blues would benefit from knowing and loving Seth Rosenbloom! His technique is impeccable and his chops are tasteful and intriguing. With Influences ranging from BB King, Joe Bonamassa, Elmore James and Albert King, his playing style is a welcome addition to any blues enthusiast library.
Click Here to Buy Your D'addario NYXL's And Support The Blog! Carl Verheyen Signature "CV" Saticoy Specs! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2jESywAamI Model: CVS Saticoy AGING SPECS: Body Aging: Light Neck Aging: Light Hardware Aging: Light HARDWARE SPECS: Hardware: Chrome Bridge: Gotoh Vintage 6 Screw Tuners: Gotoh Vintage Knobs: Parchment BODY SPECS: Body Wood: Lightweight Alder Top Wood: None … Continue reading LSL Instruments Signature Model Saticoy! Carl Verheyen “CV” !
Click Here To Get Your Copy of ARCHITECTS New Single "DOOMSDAY"!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvWbcK3YQ_o Click Here To Buy Your D'addario NYXL And Support The Blog! LETS GET STARTED! Adam Christianson is not only an accomplished player and solo tone slinger, well known in his native land of Canada, but he is also known world wide for his … Continue reading UNLEAVENED EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW – ADAM CHRISTIANSON OF ARCHITECTS
With the one and two under our belt we are very excited to see what day three will Bring! Nearly the entire booth sold before we hit the weekend and we were graced with the presence of many talented artists that came to support us in making this years show an unbelievable event. We could … Continue reading NAMM 2018 Day 2: LSL Instruments
Read original article here: https://www.dailybreeze.com/2018/01/25/santa-clarita-guitar-builder-ramps-up-for-namm-show/ Santa Clarita guitar builder ramps up for NAMM show LsL Instruments owner Lance S. Lerman puts the finishing touches on an electric guitar wth a cocobolo wood body in the company’s Santa Clarita workshop on Wednesday. The company is participating in this week’s NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) trade … Continue reading Daily Breeze Article: Santa Clarita guitar builder ramps up for NAMM show