B & G Little Sister - Cherry Burst

B & G Little Sister - Cherry Burst

4,500.00

The story of the Little Sister® began from the puzzling question of how the early delta bluesmen were able to fascinate a listener with only one guitar and their simple, yet soulful vocal lines. 

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.  

And if she looks like a jewel, it's because she was designed by jewelry artist David Weizman, who also handcrafts the brass hardware.

BODY

Body thickness: 
Cutaway: 1.75" / 4.45cm
Non-Cutaway: 1.96" / 5cm

Body length: 17.7" / 45cm

Body width: 13" / 33cm 

Back wood: One-Piece African Mahogany

Top wood: Figured Maple

HARDWARE

Tailpiece: Solid Brass B&G 

Bridge: B&G Solid Brass ABR 

Pickguard: Brass

Tuning Machines: Golden Age Restoration / Waverly($200)

Strings: Ernie Ball 0.10-0.46

NECK

Nut width: 1.68” / 42.8mm 

Nut: TUSQ

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

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

Scale length: 24 3/4” 

Fingerboard radius: 12” 

Neck Joint: Fret 14 

Neck wood: Honduran Mahogany

Fingerboard: Brazilian Rosewood 

Fretwire: Width 0.080”, Crown 0.050” 

Inlay: Pearloid 

Neck shape: B&G soft V

Truss Rod: One way traditional spoke wheel nut 

Headstock: Slotted Peghead

ELECTRONICS

Pickups: B&G Hand Wound Humbuckers

Potentiometers: CTS 500k

Toggle Switch: 3-way

Jack: Switchcraft

Wiring: 50's Style

WEIGHT

6lbs 11oz

LENGTH

Total Length: 44.49” / 1130mm

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