B&G Little Sister / Private Build

B&G Little Sister / Private Build


Understanding that these players' fat and throaty guitar tones often came from playing small-body parlor guitars, we decided to uncover the secret of these instruments and embark on a journey back to the crossroads. While obsessively collecting all sorts of original guitars from the 1920s and ‘30s, many of which were in poor condition and needed complete restoration, we began to create the special design that would best serve the guitar sound we had become hooked on.

We wanted to create an instrument that would be versatile enough for players who use a pick, and for players who are fingerstylists. It needed to be superior in terms of playability, and it had to be gimmick free; it had to be lightweight, comfortable and unique. Ultimately, we decided that it should be a small-body parlor guitar because these were the instruments that we kept playing again and again.  

The Little Sister Private Build production is limited to 30 guitars per month, to ensure careful attention to detail and accuracy in every guitar.

Serial # 1711702



Body thickness:

Cutaway: 1.75" / 4.45cm

Body length: 17.7" / 45cm

Body width: 13" / 33cm 

Back wood: One-Piece African Mahogany

Top wood: Figured Maple


Tailpiece: Solid Brass B&G 

Bridge: B&G Solid Brass ABR 

Pickguard: Brass

Tuning Machines: Golden Age Restoration

Strings: Ernie Ball 0.10-0.46 


Nut width: 1.68” / 42.8mm 


Fret 1 Thickness: 0.89” / 22.6mm ( slim option: 0.86”/21.5 mm ) 

Fret 10 Thickness: 0.96” / 24.3mm ( slim option: 0.91”/ 23.2 mm ) 

Scale length: 24 3/4” 

Fingerboard radius: 12” 

Neck Joint: Fret 14 

Neck wood: Honduran Mahogany

Fingerboard: Pau Ferro

Fretwire: Nickel-Silver, Width 0.080”, Crown 0.050” 

Inlay: Pearloid 

Neck shape:

B&G soft V / Custom

Truss Rod: One way traditional spoke wheel nut 

Headstock: Slotted Peghead 


Pickups: Humbuckers / all hand-wound by B&G 50’s style, unpotted by default or wax-potted by request. 

Potentiometers: CTS 500k

Toggle Switch: Switchcraft 3-way

Jack: Switchcraft

Wiring: 50's Style


Non-Cutaway: 6.8 - 8 lbs / 3100-3600 gr 

Cutaway: 6 - 7 lbs / 2700-3200 gr 


Total Length: 37.52" / 953mm

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