B&G Little Sister / Private Build Lemon Burst
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 # 1711699
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
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”
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
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