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Step Sister
Private Build, All-Mahogany
Step Sister
Private Build,
All-Mahogany
The Step Sister All Mahogany features a chambered African Mahogany body, coupled with a Honduran Mahogany neck and a Pau Ferro fingerboard, plus the signature nickel-plated B&G brass bridge and tailpiece.
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.



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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: African Mahogany


Hardware

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

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

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, Open-Pore

Ordering Information

Cost: $3490
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: March-April 2019
YOUR GUITAR WILL ARRIVE AFTER PRECISE SETUP.
JUST TAKE IT OUT OF THE CASE, PLUG IN AND PLAY.