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Step   
Sister
Step   
   Sister
The Step Sister is the mean girl in the family. She shares the same genes of the Little Sister design, built using the traditional techniques of the `Golden Era` of the electric lutherie, and as with the Little Sister, you can individually pick-up your favorite maple top from the wood stock, and then select the best-looking finish. But then the unique personality of the Step Sister comes out. The body shape is shortened, to join the neck at the 16th fret, and the fingerboard extends to 22 frets. The neck heel has been reshaped, for the easiest access up to the last fret.
A nimble, agile, sleek machine.

Developed for the best playability, the Step Sister offers a wide range of options. She is available with the chambered body, or with a solid Mahogany body, selected to weight just as much as the chambered one. The solid body version gains attack and presence and cuts through the mix like no others. The headstock is available either solid or slotted, to suit your needs perfectly.
Because of the extended length of the fingerboard, the neck pickup is placed slightly closer to the bridge, compared to a Little Sister. Therefore it delivers a brighter and more defined tone by itself, and a beautiful `hollow` quality when paired with the bridge pickup. The pickup choice ranges from the P90s to the hum-canceling Kikbuckers, to the Humbuckers, unpotted by default and lightly potted on demand.

The Step Sister is also enriched with the exclusive nickel-plated brass hardware, or optionally with the standard lacquered brass one.

The sleek Step Sister can sound silky sweet or scream as a fast and powerful rock machine - if you will just dare so.



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TUSQ XL 1.68”
SOLID OR SLOTTED HEADSTOCK WITH HEADPLATE
Slotted Headstock with Quilted Maple Veneer
Slotted Headstock with Quilted Maple Veneer
Solid Headstock with Flame Maple Veneer
Solid Headstock with Flame Maple Veneer
One way traditional spoke wheel nut truss rod
One way traditional spoke wheel nut truss rod
One way traditional spoke wheel nut truss rod
NITROCELLULOSE FINISH
You select your top from our beautiful collection
B&G SOLID BRASS HARWARE, NICKEL PLATED OR LACQUERED
Reclaimed Honduran Mahogany Neck
CHAMBERED OR SOLID BODY
SOLID BODY
Back electronic cover engraving
Gotoh tuning machines
PAU FERRO / ZIRICOTE
B&G HAND-WOUND PICKUPS, P90S, KIKBUCKERS OR HUMBUCKERS
Humbuckers
3 Way switch / Master volume / Master tone
Back electronic cover engraving
Back electronic cover engraving



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Specifications

Body

Body thickness: 1.75" / 4.45cm

Body length: 17.2" / 43.7cm

Body width: 13" / 33cm

Back wood: One-Piece African Mahogany

Top wood: Figured Maple / Figured Mahogany


Hardware

Tailpiece: B&G Solid Brass, Nickel-Plated or Lacquered

Bridge: B&G Solid Brass ABR, Nickel or Gold Plated

Pickguard: Brass, Nickel-Plated or Lacquered

Tuning Machines: Gotoh

Strings: Ernie Ball 0.10-0.46

Neck

Nut width: 1.68” / 42.8mm or 1.75" / 44.3mm by request

Nut: TUSQ

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

Fret 12 Thickness: 0.98” / 24.9mm ( slim option: 0.95”/ 23.5 mm )

Scale length: 24 3/4”

Fingerboard radius: 12”

Neck Joint: Fret 16

Frets: 22

Neck wood: Honduran Mahogany

Fingerboard: Pau Ferro / Ziricote ($325)

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

Electronics

Pickups: P90s/Humbuckers/ Kikbuckers The Kikbuckers is a new design by B&G co-founder Yotam (Kiki) Goldshtein. This design delivers a sound character of singles, but with hum cancellation. 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

Jack: Switchcraft

Wiring: 50's Style


Weight

Total Weight: 7.7 - 8.8 lbs / 3500-4000 gr


Length

Total Length: 38.9" / 987mm


Finish

Type: Nitrocellulose, Gloss or Open-Pore

Private   
   Build
22
Frets
20
16
Neck Joint
14
Solid or slotted
Headstock
Slotted
Ziricote (included) or Maple
Headplate
None or Maple
Chambered or Solid
Body
Chambered
Nickel-Plated or Lacquered Brass
Hardware
Natural or Lacquered Brass
Ordering Information

Cost: $4250
$3490 with
matte finish
Little Sister Matte Finish

Express shipping to your door and a hard case included.
We build left-handed Sisters at no additional cost.

Payment terms: US$990 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: March-April 2019
YOUR GUITAR WILL ARRIVE AFTER PRECISE SETUP.
JUST TAKE IT OUT OF THE CASE, PLUG IN AND PLAY.