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Step Sister
Private Build, Koa
Step Sister
Private Build,
   Koa
The Step Sister platform offers a number of possible variations, to suit the widest variety of musical tastes and playing style, from the rawest rock to the most sophisticated jazz & fusion styles. Her look shall be appropriate for the player who chooses her.

Some players look for an elegant, even luxurious appearance, where the sheer beauty of the exotic woods is key. The Step Sister Koa model is designed for these players. She will offer the exceptional B&G tone and playability, but will also shine for the superior class wood selection and for some exclusive finishing touches.
The top is just extraordinary, made with a building technique we developed at B&G: the solid Maple blank is recessed to host a 2mm overlay in Hawaiian Koa, that `sinks` in the top, leaving just enough maple on the outer edges, for a natural binding effect. The solid headstock comes with a matching Koa overlay.

For not to shadow such beauty in the guitar`s wood selection, the Step Sister PB Koa is only available in natural Nitro finish.
As with all the Step Sister, she can be ordered with either P90, Kikbuckers or Humbuckers pickups. The proprietary brass hardware is either lacquered, to preserve its shine, or nickel-plated as per your choice.

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Specifications

Body

Type: Solid

Body thickness:1.75" / 4.45cm

Body length: 17.2" / 43.7cm

Body width: 13" / 33cm

Back wood: One-Piece African Mahogany

Top wood: Koa & Maple


Hardware

Tailpiece: B&G Solid Brass

Bridge: B&G Solid Brass ABR

Pickguard: Brass

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 10 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

Headstock: Solid, Koa veneer

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 Natural

Ordering Information

Cost: $5390
Express shipping to your door and a hard case included.
We build left-handed Sisters at no additional cost.
Payment terms: US$1000 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.