Private Build, All-Mahogany
The slightly shorter body shape compared to the Little Sister joins the neck at the 16th fret, and the fingerboard extends to 22 frets. The slimmer, yet equally robust neck heel grants the easiest access up to the last fret. A nimble, agile, sleek guitar.
The key difference with all other Step Sisters is the wood top, made in African Mahogany. As all Mahogany topped guitars, the Step Sister delivers a very focused tone, with a vocal midrange quality and a rounded, sweetened top end. The fundamental tone is pronounced, while the harmonic spectrum is slightly in the background. The slight dryer tone shines in translating the dynamics of the playing style. If played aggressively, the Step Sister All Mahogany is also capable of a raunchier “in your face” attitude.
The hand-wound, unpotted P90 pickups are just perfect for the Step Sister All Mahogany, with their balance between warmness and raw, throaty grit, and unmatched airy quality. If you need absolute quietness in your tone, you can choose the hum-canceling Kikbuckers, for a very similar tone, slightly more solid and focused. If ordered with the vintage-style Humbuckers, the Step Sister All Mahogany gains an additional openness, unusual for humbucking-style pickups, that cuts through the mix, and a rich, warm lower midrange.
The brass hardware – bridge, tailpiece, back cover and pickups covers – is nickel plated for a subtle and elegant look, further enhanced by the open-pore Nitro finish.
Body thickness: 1.75" / 4.45cm
Body length: 17.2" / 43.7cm
Body width: 13" / 33cm
Back wood: One-Piece African Mahogany
Top wood: African Mahogany
Tailpiece: B&G Solid Brass, Nickel-Plated
Bridge: B&G Solid Brass ABR, Nickel-Plated
Pickguard: Not included (sold separately)
Tuning Machines: Gotoh
Strings: Ernie Ball 0.10-0.46
Nut width: 1.68” / 42.8mm or 1.75" / 44.3mm by request
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
Neck wood: Honduran Mahogany
Fingerboard: Pau Ferro
Fretwire: Nickel-Silver, Width 0.080”, Crown 0.050”
Truss Rod: One way traditional spoke wheel nut
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
Wiring: 50's Style
Total Weight: 7.7 - 8.8 lbs / 3500-4000 gr
Total Length: 38.9" / 987mm
Type: Nitrocellulose, Open-Pore
Express shipping to your door and a hard case included.
We build left-handed Sisters at no additional cost.
Payable by Wire Transfer/Direct Deposit (no fee) or Credit Card (3.0% fee)
United States : Tax-Free.
European Union : VAT
Switzerland : VAT
Canada : GST + PST
Australia : 5% Duty + GST
South Africa : VAT
Japan : Consumption Tax
JUST TAKE IT OUT OF THE CASE, PLUG IN AND PLAY.