B&G Little Sister / Private Build

$3,950.00 $3,500.00


The story of the Little Sister® 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 tones often came from playing small-body parlor guitars, B&G decided 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, many of which were in poor condition and needed complete restoration, they began to create the special design that would best serve the guitar sound they had become hooked on.

B&G wanted to create an instrument that would be versatile enough for players who use a pick, and for players who are fingerstylists. 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, B&G decided that it should be a small-body parlor guitar because these were the instruments that they 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.


Serial # 1711700


Body thickness:
Cutaway: 1.75″ / 4.45cm

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

Pickguard: Brass

Tuning Machines: Golden Age Restoration

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”

Fingerboard radius: 12”

Neck Joint: Fret 14

Neck wood: African Mahogany

Fingerboard: Brazilian Rosewood

Fretwire: Width 0.080”, Crown 0.050”

Inlay: Pearloid

Neck shape: B&G soft V

Truss Rod: One way traditional spoke wheel nut

Headstock: Slotted Peghead


Pickups: Humbuckers, both unpotted 50’s style hand-wound by B&G

Potentiometers: CTS 500k

Toggle Switch: Switchcraft 3-way

Jack: Switchcraft

Wiring: 50’s Style


Cutaway: 6 – 7 lbs / 2700-3200 gr


Total Length: 37.52″ / 953mm


B&G Little Sister


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