B&G Little Sister P90 Cherry Burst
The story of the Little Sister® guitar began from the puzzling question of how the early delta bluesmen were able to fascinate a listener with only one guitar and their simple, yet soulful vocal lines.
Understanding that these players fat and throaty guitar tone often came from playing small body Parlor guitars, made us decide to uncover the secret of these instruments and embark on a journey back to the crossroads. While obsessively collecting all sorts of original guitars from the 1920s and ‘30s, that many times were in poor condition and needed a complete restoration, we began to create the special design that would best approach the guitar sound we had become hooked on.
We wanted to create an instrument that would be versatile enough for players who use a pick, and for players who are finger stylists. It needed to be superior in terms of playability, and it had to be gimmick free. It had to be lightweight, comfortable and unique; Ultimately, we decided that it should be a small body parlor guitar because these were the instruments that we kept playing again and again.
The Little Sister Private Build production is limited to 30 guitars per month to ensure careful attention to detail and accuracy in every guitar.
And if she looks like a jewel it’s because she was designed by jewelry artist David Weizman who also handcrafts the brass hardware.
Cutaway: 1.75″ / 4.45cm
Non-Cutaway: 1.96″ / 5cm
Body length: 17.7″ / 45cm
Body width: 13″ / 33cm
Back wood: One-Piece African Mahogany
Top wood: Figured Maple
Tailpiece: Solid Brass B&G
Bridge: B&G Solid Brass ABR
Tuners: Waverly Ivoroid knobs
Strings: Ernie Ball 0.10-0.46
Nut width: 1.68” / 42.8mm
Fret 1 Thickness: 0.89” / 22.6mm ( thin option: 0.86”/21.5 mm )
Fret 10 Thickness: 0.96” / 24.3mm ( thin option: 0.91”/ 23.2 mm )
Scale length: 24 3/4”
Fretboard radius: 12”
Neck Joint: Fret 14
Neck wood: Honduran Mahogany
Fretboard: Old Growth Indian Rosewood,
Fretwire: Width 0.080”, Crown 0.050”
Truss Rod: One way traditional spoke wheel nut
Headstock: Slotted Peghead
Pickups: P90 or Humbucker, both unpotted 50’s style handwound by B&G
Toggle Switch: HOSCO
Non-Cutaway: 6.8 – 8 lbs / 3100-3600 gr
Total Length: 44.49” / 1130mm