LSL CV Special Saticoy Guitar

Legendary guitarist, Carl Verheyen, has selected LsL Instruments to create the Carl Verheyen Signature Model, the "CV Special".

Carl is known for his discriminating taste in gear. His standards for tone and playability are the highest possible. With that in mind, LsL worked closely with him to create an instrument that would not just be another signature model but would be the guitar that Carl most often reached for when either working on stage or during one of his countless studio sessions.

The LsL CV Special is the result of these efforts...


  • Bodies made from the lightest Alder we can find.

  • Carl Verheyen-designed, LsL hand-wound pickups that are based on his '61.

  • Slightly hotter bridge pickup.

  • Dark, Rosewood, 7.25" radius fingerboard with LsL's "Lowered Apex" fingerboard edges. The "Lowered Apex" creates a rounded transition from the neck to the fingerboard that begins behind the fingerboard and creates a soft, worn-in feel that melts in your hand.

  • Hand-shaped neck that is based on Carl's '61 which has a medium "C" shape that is about .88" thick at the 3rd fret.

  • Hand-cut bone nut.

  • Lower torque Bournes pots for fast, easy controls.

  • LsL modified Wilkinson, vintage style, bridge with steel block and push-in, adjustable tension tremolo bar and 2-1/8" string spacing.

  • The bridge will feature LsL's modification that replaces the standard, plastic tremolo bar insert with our custom made brass insert. This removes the small amount of play in the trem bar giving it a tighter, more responsive feel.

  • 60's style string tree.

  • LsL's thin, NC, checked lacquer finish with very light aging.

  • Available in CV Blue (metallic), Vintage white, and 3-Tone Sunburst.

  • LsL 3-ply pickguard.

  • Medium high, 6105 nickel-silver frets.

  • Tone circuit using oil-filled capacitor.

  • Like our LsL Saticoys, the middle tone knob controls tone on the neck and middle pickups while the lower tone controls the bridge pickup alone.

  • Dean Markley's Carl Verheyen, "Balanced Bridge" Helix Gold string set: .009, .012, .016, .026, .037, .046.

  • The "CV Special" will be set up and shipped with the Carl Verheyen, floating bridge setup. This is Carl's iconic setup that allows you to use the trem bar to not only lower the pitch of the strings but raise them too. This setup allows the pitch of the high E string to be raised a half step. The B string will raise in pitch by a whole step and the 
    G string will raise a minor 3rd.

  • Backplates will feature Carl's engraved signature.

  • Made in USA, G&G Hard Shell Case will be included.

  • Each finished "CV Special" will weigh in at less than 7.5 lbs.

  • Made in USA


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