B&G Guitars introduce the Little Sister – totally hand-made in Tel Aviv, Israel The ultimate electric parlor guitar. Drop-dead gorgeous, effortlessly playable and a wonderful tone…
B&G Handmade Guitars are Eliran Barashi & Kiki Goldstein, skillful and expert luthiers in the field of vintage guitars from the golden era with 9 years and over 200 builds of experience, and Avi Goldfinger – an artist and entrepreneur. Who are all devoted to one thing only – creating the best sounding instruments on the market.
B&G wind and make their our own pickups and use a wind range of tone woods such as Madagascar rosewood, Amazon rosewood, Honduras Mahogany and Eastern maple, some of whic is up to 90 years old.
“Our designs are the outcome of our secret sauce we found to be the golden rule in creating great instruments, and the result of a meticulous study of what made models from early 20’s to the mid 50’s such timeless classics…We love what we do”
– B&G Guitars
The story of the Little Sister guitar 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 tone often came from playing small body Parlor guitars, made us decide 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, that many times were in poor condition and needed a complete restoration, we began to create the special design that would best approach 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. 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.
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 thickness Cutaway: 1.75″ / 4.45cm
- Body thickness Non-Cutaway: 1.96″ / 5cm
- Body length: 17,7″ / 45cm
- Body width: 13″ / 33cm
- Back wood: African Mahogany
- Top wood: Figured Maple
- Nut width: 1.68” / 42.8mm
- 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″
- Fretboard radius: 12″
- Neck Joint: Fret 14
- Neck wood: Old Growth African Mahogany (Reclaimed Honduran Mahogany available for $300)
- Fretboard: Old Growth Indian Rosewood, 20-year air-dried (Brazilian Rosewood available for $300)
- Fretwire: Width 0.080″ , Crown 0.050″
- Inlay: Pearloid
- Neck shape: B&G soft V (custom shapre available for no additional cost)
- Truss Rod: One way traditional spoke wheel nut
- Headstock: Slotted Peghead
- Potentiometers: cts500k
- Pickups: P90 or Humbucker, both 50’s style B&G hand-wired
- Tailpiece: Full Brass B&G
- Bridge: Faber abr1 gold
- Pickguard: Brass
- Tuners: Golden Age restoration
- Colors: Tobacco Burst, Cherry Burst, Brown Burst, Lemon Burst, Honey Burst, Black Burst, 57 Heaven