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Little Sister
Private Build, Cedar of Lebanon
Little Sister
Private Build,   
   Cedar of Lebanon
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 Weizmann, who also handcrafts the brass hardware.

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Specifications

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: Cedar of Lebanon


Hardware

Tailpiece: Solid Brass B&G, Oxidized

Bridge: B&G Solid Brass ABR, Oxidized

Tuning Machines:
B&G Delta Tuners
B&G Delta Tuners

Strings: Ernie Ball 0.10-0.46

Neck

Nut width: 1.68” / 42.8mm

Nut: TUSQ

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
B&G soft V
 / Custom

Truss Rod: One way traditional spoke wheel nut

Headstock: Slotted Peghead

Electronics

Pickups: P90s or Kikbuckers

Potentiometers: 3 x CTS 500k

Jack: Switchcraft

Wiring: 50's Style, Volume/Volume/Tone


Weight

Non-Cutaway: 7.5 - 8.6 lbs / 3400-3900 gr

Cutaway: 6.6 - 7.7 lbs / 3000-3500 gr


Length

Total Length: 37.52" / 953mm


Finish

Type: Antique Aniline Dye, Shellac Coating

Ordering Information

Cost: $3750
Express shipping to your door and a hard case included.
We build left-handed Sisters at no additional cost.
Payment terms: US$790 down and the rest is due when the guitar goes into the finish stage.
Payable by Wire Transfer/Direct Deposit (no fee) or Credit Card (3.0% fee)

Expected taxes:
United States : Tax-Free.
European Union : VAT
Switzerland : VAT
Canada : GST + PST
Australia : 5% Duty + GST
South Africa : VAT
Japan : Consumption Tax

Expected delivery time: August 2018
YOUR GUITAR WILL ARRIVE AFTER PRECISE SETUP.
JUST TAKE IT OUT OF THE CASE, PLUG IN AND PLAY.