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Step Sister
Private Build, Ziricote
Step Sister
Private Build,
Ziricote
As her Koa sibling, the Step Sister Private Build Ziricote is a guitar collector`s dream. It fully represents the best B&G skills in craftsmanship, retaining all the tonal qualities and the extreme playability that make the Step Sister stand out from most other guitars today.

Ziricote, one of the most striking looking – and beautiful sounding – woods available, is employed throughout the guitar, starting from the fingerboard. The solid mahogany neck carries a solid headstock with a Ziricote overlay, bound in flame Maple.
The one-piece, chambered African Mahogany body carries an extraordinary top, made using a building technique developed by B&G: the solid Maple blank is recessed to host a 2mm overlay in Ziricote, that `sinks` in the top, leaving just enough maple on the outer edges, for a natural binding effect, extended to the f-holes as well.

The Step Sister Ziricote may be ordered with either P90, Kikbuckers or Humbucker pickups. In case of Humbuckers, the mounting rings are handmade as well, in solid flame Maple.
The only finish available is in natural, transparent Nitro, to enlight the astonishing look of the Ziricote top.

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Specifications

Body

Type: Chambered

Body thickness:1.75" / 4.45cm

Body length: 17.2" / 43.7cm

Body width: 13" / 33cm

Back wood: One-Piece African Mahogany

Top wood: Ziricote & 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”

Maple Binding:

Neck Joint: Fret 16

Frets: 22

Neck wood: Honduran Mahogany

Fingerboard: Ziricote

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, Ziricote veneer, Maple binding

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: $6050
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.