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Motor Ave Guitars LeMans (USED)

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  • $ 3,14900


$3099.00 plus $50.00 shipping (Consignment)

  • Make: Motor Ave Guitars
  • Model: LeMans
  • Serial Number: #0053
  • Condition: Great (Used)
  • Body Wood: Hand carved Mahogany
  • Neck Wood: Quartersawn Mahogany Neck  
  • Neck Profile: '59 neck carve (.875" at 1st fret, 1.00" at 12th, FAT with a soft V 
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Scale Length: 24.625"
  • Radius: 12"
  • Frets: Medium fretwire .100” wide and .050” tall.
  • Inlays: Dots
  • Nut: 1 11/16" "Painted in" Bone nut
  • Tuners: Kluson Vintage Tuners 
  • Bridge: Wrap Around (Pigtail Wrap-Around Intonatable Tailpiece also included)
  • Pickguard: B/W/B 3-Ply 
  • Pickups: Upgraded P90 (original Stephen Design P90 is included)
  • Controls: Master Volume, Tone-Cut Mod ($50 Upgrade) 
  • Finish: Moss Green (Metallic $100 upgrade)
  • Case: Cedar Creek Custom Case
  • Weight: 6lbs 5.5oz 
  • Observations:This is a used guitar in great condition. A few finish flaw, dent on top, chip on edge (Pictured) Carbon fiber reinforcement rails in neck.  Hot hide glue construction. Custom, brushed aluminum control plate and jackplate.

From Motor Ave Guitars, Mark Fuqua

"The LeMans was the result of a few things, but for me it was mainly to achieve what is perhaps my favorite rock guitar sound..  that aggressive,  largely un-distorted tone of players like Pete Townshend and Angus Young.  40 years after first hearing 'It's a long way to the top if you wanna rock & roll', the opening chords still make the hairs on my neck stand up.  I could honestly listen to old AC/DC all day long, and sometimes do.  It's just an endlessly inspiring sound to me.  But, the really killer SG always eluded me.  I tried out a LOT of them when I worked in a vintage guitar store, and the best ones to me were always the juniors.  The problem I found with most of the standards was the tuning stability, especially when attacking the guitar very hard, ala Pete Townshend.  The guitars always 'fluttered' at the initial attack, making an open A chord sound off, like the A string was a little sharp.  I noticed, however, that the junior's had a lot less of this, and could be played very hard in the studio without sounding out of tune in the mix. So, when it came time to design one of these tone-monsters to my own taste, I made the neck tenon much longer. I was amazed at the tuning stability of the prototype, and have been very pleased with the design overall.  It's just a bulletproof little axe,  and it makes a glorious noise when turned up loud."

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