Electric

Little Sister

Standard Build Non Cutaway Classic

Standard Build Series

The concept of the Little Sister began with 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. Read More
The concept of the Little Sister began with 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 finger-stylists. It needed to be superior in terms of playability, and it had to be gimmick-free. We imagined lightweight, comfortable, and unique. Ultimately, we decided that it should be a small-bodied parlor guitar because these were the instruments that we kept going back to again and again.   The Little Sister finally came to life - Featuring a carved chambered body in genuine mahogany, vintage slotted headstock, Indian rosewood fingerboard, unique soft V neck, original designed hardware and body shape, and the in-house hand wound pickups makes for an instrument that is original and innovative, yet feels very familiar in the avid player’s hands. The Little Sister is available for the first time ever as part of our Standard Build series. Made in Tel-Aviv, Israel according to our unparalleled Private Build standards.Read Less

Hand crafted in Tel Aviv, Israel. Select the one you like from the available stock.

Price: $2,999.00

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GOLDEN ERA LUTHRIE

B&G Private Build guitars are hand - built using the traditional techniques from the ‘Golden Era' of electric lutherie, delivering a vintage feel, look, and sound, straight out of the case.

PRE WAR MYTHOLOGY

The Little Sister design is a reinterpretation of the Pre - War acoustics. B&G's goal was to create a classic yet fresh, unique instrument, as easy and cozy t o play as those almost mythical guitars. Hence the neck joint at the 14th fret, the slotted headstock, and the classic non - cutaway body shape.

CHAMBERED LIGHT WEIGHT BODY

The carved, chambered body, in African mahogany, delivers unique acoustic features. It achieves a delicate balance between body resonance and resistance to feedback, that results in an organic, vocal quality to the sound, and a tactile, responsive playing feel. The guitar is by consequence featherlight, but without any compromise on her s tability and strength.

TRADITIONAL GLUES

Glue is one of the critical elements in the building of a guitar. Traditional hide glue for the neck joint, fish glue for the frets, and urea formaldehyde for the top, all crystalize like glass when dry, creating a substantially thinner layer between the different parts, which allows for optimal string energy transfer -- significantly better than modern synthetic glues.

ONE WAY TRUSS - ROD

Single, one - way truss rods are lighter, and require a smaller channel in the n eck. This building technique also demands neck woods that are perfectly aged, plus accurate installation of the truss rod. Private Build B&G Guitars only use this specific truss rod design, for improved tone transfer and sustain.

B&G PRIVATE BUILD PICKUPS

The Private Build pickups are developed and hand-wound in-house, to ensure that specific nuance of vintage tone we wanted for our guitars. They are based on AlNiCo II and V magnets and 42AWG lacquered enamel copper wire.
Our custom built coil winder allows us to control the pattern of the windings as well as its tension, to optimize the tone and the microphonic factor. The coils are then ready for the optional wax potting and for the final assembling. The brass covers are essential to our tone, shielding and protecting the pickup. They contribute to smoothen and even out the frequency response of the pickups in the upper midrange, to achieve the unparalleled airy, warm and organic tone of a B&G Guitar. 


PROPRIETARY AGED BRASS HARDWARE

Brass is a beautiful metal for guitar hardware. It brilliantly transfers the entire frequency spectrum, without sounding too ‘metallic'. B&G are using proprietary brass hardware that are uniquely aged for a vintage look and tone.

RULE OF 18

The vintage-size frets are precisely installed on the fingerboard, using the historic «Rule of 18» (24 ¾ scale). This placement calculation is slightly different from the modern, computer-determined one, granting that unique character and feel to the guitar playability that only a vintage instrument can deliver.

SOLID MAPLE TOP

Maple top has been the first choice for the Little Sister since day one. The combination of maple and mahogany has been used for decades to create great guitar tone. We’re using solid figured maple for it tonal qualities and it’s beautiful aesthetics, giving each instrument a unique and mesmerizing look.

NITROCELLULOSE FINISH

The vintage recipe for creating the best looking, thinnest and most resonant finish, remains the best. Nothing compares to a perfectly sprayed and buffed traditional nitrocellulose lacquer. It is the only finish that ages together with the wood, becoming thinner with time, merging into the wood molecules, and allowing them to vibrate freely.

Little Sister Standard Build Non Cutaway Classic

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12th Fret Music
2164 South Broadway
Avenue Boise, ID 83706
Website
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12th Fret Music
2164 South Broadway
Avenue Boise, ID 83706
Website
208 343 2320 ampwavmusic@gmail.com

12th Fret Music
2164 South Broadway
Avenue Boise, ID 83706
Website
208 343 2320 ampwavmusic@gmail.com

12th Fret Music
2164 South Broadway
Avenue Boise, ID 83706
Website
208 343 2320 ampwavmusic@gmail.com

12th Fret Music
2164 South Broadway
Avenue Boise, ID 83706
Website
208 343 2320 ampwavmusic@gmail.com

12th Fret Music
2164 South Broadway
Avenue Boise, ID 83706
Website
208 343 2320 ampwavmusic@gmail.com

12th Fret Music
2164 South Broadway
Avenue Boise, ID 83706
Website
208 343 2320 ampwavmusic@gmail.com

12th Fret Music
2164 South Broadway
Avenue Boise, ID 83706
Website
208 343 2320 ampwavmusic@gmail.com

12th Fret Music
2164 South Broadway
Avenue Boise, ID 83706
Website
208 343 2320 ampwavmusic@gmail.com

12th Fret Music
2164 South Broadway
Avenue Boise, ID 83706
Website
208 343 2320 ampwavmusic@gmail.com

12th Fret Music
2164 South Broadway
Avenue Boise, ID 83706
Website
208 343 2320 ampwavmusic@gmail.com

12th Fret Music
2164 South Broadway
Avenue Boise, ID 83706
Website
208 343 2320 ampwavmusic@gmail.com

12th Fret Music
2164 South Broadway
Avenue Boise, ID 83706
Website
208 343 2320 ampwavmusic@gmail.com

12th Fret Music
2164 South Broadway
Avenue Boise, ID 83706
Website
208 343 2320 ampwavmusic@gmail.com

12th Fret Music
2164 South Broadway
Avenue Boise, ID 83706
Website
208 343 2320 ampwavmusic@gmail.com

12th Fret Music
2164 South Broadway
Avenue Boise, ID 83706
Website
208 343 2320 ampwavmusic@gmail.com

12th Fret Music
2164 South Broadway
Avenue Boise, ID 83706
Website
208 343 2320 ampwavmusic@gmail.com

12th Fret Music
2164 South Broadway
Avenue Boise, ID 83706
Website
208 343 2320 ampwavmusic@gmail.com