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B&G Guitars

B&G Guitars was founded by Eliran Barashi and Yotam (Kiki) Goldstein, skillful and expert luthiers in the field of vintage guitars from the golden era, and Avi Goldfinger – an artist and entrepreneur.

From the B&G Guitars website:
We are devoted to one thing only – creating the best sounding instruments on the market.

Our guitars are gimmick free. We create a full perfectly well-balanced unique and original instruments that will grow on you, we build instruments that will ignite your passion for the only thing that matters – playing the guitar.

Our designs are the outcome of our secret sauce we found to be the golden rule in creating great instruments, and the result of a meticulous study of what made models from early 20’s to the mid 50’s such timeless classics.

In order to create the best sounding guitars we have one simple rule - everything must be made by ourselves:
We cast our own brass hardware from a unique alloy that conducts the fullest frequency range, we even use thick brass pickup covers to isolate the coils instead of pressed tin covers.
We wind and make our own pickups, we mix and blend our own paint and nitro lacquer and we use our rare stock of aged wood such as Brazilian Rosewood, African Mahogany, Honduran Mahogany and Eastern maple (some of it is 90 years old!)
We even make the glue and grain filler we use.

The result is consistency in the quality and the sound of our instruments. As a small workshop, we control and pay very careful attention to crafting the sound. If it’s not perfect to our ears it doesn’t leave the shop.

Our main approach is the Plug and Play - that is, a great electric guitar must sound great when you plug it to a clean amp and there is only one cable between the amp and the instrument.

We love what we do.
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B&G Guitars Crossroads LS Non-Cutaway
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An inspiring instrument. The B&G Little Sister private build made a huge impact since it's first appear in 2014. Building handmade guitars takes time and has it's costs, that makes them less accessible to all players. With that in mind, the B&G Little Sister Crossroads was born, Asia-manufactured variant of the Little Sister that provides classic B&G looks and construction at a more affordable cost.B&G, by all means, did not compromise on tone. The Little Sister Crossroads (cutaway and non-cutaway) is built out of quality tone-woods - African Mahogany body and neck, Indian Rosewood fingerboard and solid Maple top. It is finished using UV finish which compliments the sound characteristics of the wood. Factory-made solid brass hardware made it possible to maintain the familiar look and similar tonal qualities to the Little Sister Private Build.The Little Sister Crossroads is without a doubt an inspiring instrument. 

B&G Guitars Private Build LS P90
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It's the new old guitar.  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.And if she looks like a jewel it's because she was designed by jewelry artist David Weizman who also handcrafts the brass hardware.

B&G Guitars Private Build LS Humbuckers Cutaway
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It's the new old guitar. 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.And if she looks like a jewel it's because she was designed by jewelry artist David Weizman who also handcrafts the brass hardware.

B&G Guitars Crossroads LS Cutaway
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An inspiring instrument. The B&G Little Sister private build made a huge impact since it's first appear in 2014. Building handmade guitars takes time and has it's costs, that makes them less accessible to all players. With that in mind, the B&G Little Sister Crossroads was born, Asia-manufactured variant of the Little Sister that provides classic B&G looks and construction at a more affordable cost.B&G, by all means, did not compromise on tone. The Little Sister Crossroads (cutaway and non-cutaway) is built out of quality tone-woods - African Mahogany body and neck, Indian Rosewood fingerboard and solid Maple top. It is finished using UV finish which compliments the sound characteristics of the wood. Factory-made solid brass hardware made it possible to maintain the familiar look and similar tonal qualities to the Little Sister Private Build.The Little Sister Crossroads is without a doubt an inspiring instrument. 

B&G Guitars Private Build LS Kikbuckers Proper Copper Ltd Edition
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It's the new old guitar. In limited Edition. The B&G Little Sister Private Build Proper Copper is a limited edition of the classic Little Sister guitar introduced to the world in 2014. 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.And if she looks like a jewel it's because she was designed by jewelry artist David Weizman who also handcrafts the brass hardware.

B&G Guitars Caletta Pau Ferro/Spruce
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Like nothing you've ever heard before. At first sight the B&G Private Build Caletta acoustic guitar raises a question. Is it an OM? GA? In fact it’s none of these things neither is it any other body shape you’d be familiar with. The Caletta's body shape sits somewhere between the traditional 00 to 000 shapes, designed by B&G as a solution to the lack of bass on smaller bodied guitars yet maintaining the ease of play. This unique body shape, along with the hand-voicing technique applied to the guitar's top and selection of premium woods make the Caletta a truly unique and wonderful instrument. The Pau Ferro/Spruce guitar we have demoed is really one of the nicest Pau Ferro guitars we have had in the studio. Pau Ferro on back&sides of acoustic guitar is something unique, while it looks like Rosewood it is in fact closer to Maple in tone but with a little more overall balance. It is bright, but not too bright, and the mid range is a bit more emphasised on the Pau Ferro. While the bass is definitely there, it is not overtaking other frequencies and the result is a nice sounding guitar for pick as well as finger playing. As for playability, the Caletta guitars are comfortable to work with and extremely lightweight. Take into account that these guitars may not fit the player who constantly plays above the 12th fret. These guitars are a great example of the good things that can happen when innovation meets tradition.

B&G Guitars Caletta All Mahogany
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Like nothing you've ever heard before. At first sight the B&G Private Build Caletta acoustic guitar raises a question. Is it an OM? GA? In fact it’s none of these things neither is it any other body shape you’d be familiar with. The Caletta's body shape sits somewhere between the traditional 00 to 000 shapes, designed by B&G as a solution to the lack of bass on smaller bodied guitars yet maintaining the ease of play. This unique body shape, along with the hand-voicing technique applied to the guitar's top and selection of premium woods make the Caletta a truly unique and wonderful instrument. The all Mahogany guitar demoed delivers an ultra fast, sensitive response making it a superb choice for fingerstyle techniques. The guitars responsive nature means it’s also capable of going from soft to aggressive playing in a heartbeat. We have found its dry brown tone to be very pleasant and works well in front of a microphone. As for playability, the Caletta guitars are comfortable to work with and extremely lightweight. Take into account that these guitars may not fit the player who constantly plays above the 12th fret. These guitars are a great example of the good things that can happen when innovation meets tradition.

B&G Guitars Caletta Mahogany/Spruce
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Like nothing you've ever heard before. At first sight the B&G Private Build Caletta acoustic guitar raises a question. Is it an OM? GA? In fact it’s none of these things neither is it any other body shape you’d be familiar with. The Caletta's body shape sits somewhere between the traditional 00 to 000 shapes, designed by B&G as a solution to the lack of bass on smaller bodied guitars yet maintaining the ease of play. This unique body shape, along with the hand-voicing technique applied to the guitar's top and selection of premium woods make the Caletta a truly unique and wonderful instrument. The Caletta Private Build Mahogany/Spruce is what we think the best of both worlds. Thanks to this wood combination and the fact that the top (like on all Caletta Guitars) is 20 years air dried, this guitar is great for fingerstyle as well as pick pick, a sad melody or a rhythmic song. The simplicity in its looks made us feel we are playing on an instrument that wants to be played rather than sit on a fancy stand. Sitting on the lower scale of the Caletta Private Build price range, it is one you ought to consider. As for playability, the Caletta guitars are comfortable to work with and extremely lightweight. Take into account that these guitars may not fit the player who constantly plays above the 12th fret. These guitars are a great example of the good things that can happen when innovation meets tradition.

B&G Guitars Private Build LS P90 Proper Copper Ltd Edition
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It's the new old guitar. In limited Edition. The B&G Little Sister Private Build Proper Copper is a limited edition of the classic Little Sister guitar introduced to the world in 2014. 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.And if she looks like a jewel it's because she was designed by jewelry artist David Weizman who also handcrafts the brass hardware.

B&G Guitars Private Build LS Kikbuckers
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It's the new old guitar. 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.And if she looks like a jewel it's because she was designed by jewelry artist David Weizman who also handcrafts the brass hardware.

B&G Guitars Caletta Ziricote/Spruce
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Like nothing you've ever heard before. At first sight the B&G Private Build Caletta acoustic guitar raises a question. Is it an OM? GA? In fact it’s none of these things neither is it any other body shape you’d be familiar with. The Caletta's body shape sits somewhere between the traditional 00 to 000 shapes, designed by B&G as a solution to the lack of bass on smaller bodied guitars yet maintaining the ease of play. This unique body shape, along with the hand-voicing technique applied to the guitar's top and selection of premium woods make the Caletta a truly unique and wonderful instrument. The Caletta Private Build Ziricote/Spruce is to us the blues girl in the family. The minute we took it out of the case, this guitar made us think of Eric Clapton (Eric if you read this make sure to check this guitar out). Also the Ziricote wood that B&G chose for this guitar is really stunning and from what we know about B&G, it's safe to assume that every wood they choose for their guitars is on the same levels of quality. As for playability, the Caletta guitars are comfortable to work with and extremely lightweight. Take into account that these guitars may not fit the player who constantly plays above the 12th fret. These guitars are a great example of the good things that can happen when innovation meets tradition.

B&G Guitars Crossroads LS Humbuckers Cutaway
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An inspiring instrument. The B&G Little Sister Private Build made a huge impact since it's first appear in 2014. Building handmade guitars takes time and has it's costs, that makes them less accessible to all players. With that in mind, the B&G Little Sister Crossroads was born, Asia-manufactured variant of the Little Sister that provides classic B&G looks and construction at a more affordable cost.The first Crossroads series which was released in early 2017 came only with P90 pickups. The demand for a Humbuckers version grew rapidly and B&G finally released the new Humbuckers Crossroads in early 2018 with a fresh new finish too, the Midnight Ocean. Describing this guitar is simple; it is on the top of our list for guitars up to 2000€! It responds so well to dynamics, have a unique tone, yet familiar and soothing.B&G, by all means, did not compromise on tone. The Little Sister Crossroads series is built out of quality tone-woods - African Mahogany body and neck, Wenge fingerboard and solid Maple top. It is finished using UV finish which compliments the sound characteristics of the wood. Factory-made solid brass hardware made it possible to maintain the familiar look and similar tonal qualities to the Little Sister Private Build.The Little Sister Crossroads Humbuckers is without a doubt an inspiring instrument. 

B&G Guitars Big Sister Private Build
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The Big Sister is the bass version of B&G's renowned Little Sister electric guitar. Handmade in Israel in small quantities, the Big Sister bass guitar is hard not to fall in love with. From looks to playability it is nothing short of perfect. At first we had doubts as to wether it is a good slapper/rocker or not, due to the semi hollow body construction, but once we plugged it these doubts became nonexistent! It delivers and in heaps.The Big Sister bass is not extra heavy which makes it good for the stage, it stays in tune with no problem and really comfortable to play on. When ordering we suggest checking the choice of woods and finishes B&G offers so you could get your very own unique Big Sister.

B&G Guitars Caletta Koa/Spruce
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Like nothing you've ever heard before. At first sight the B&G Private Build Caletta acoustic guitar raises a question. Is it an OM? GA? In fact it’s none of these things neither is it any other body shape you’d be familiar with. The Caletta's body shape sits somewhere between the traditional 00 to 000 shapes, designed by B&G as a solution to the lack of bass on smaller bodied guitars yet maintaining the ease of play. This unique body shape, along with the hand-voicing technique applied to the guitar's top and selection of premium woods make the Caletta a truly unique and wonderful instrument. The B&G Private Build Koa/Spruce Caletta is an extremely accurate sounding guitar. It does not deliver heaps of bass and stays pretty clear no matter what you play. That makes it a great candidate for band use and fast playing, where you want each and every mute and tone to be heard. As for playability, the Caletta guitars are comfortable to work with and extremely lightweight. Take into account that these guitars may not fit the player who constantly plays above the 12th fret. These guitars are a great example of the good things that can happen when innovation meets tradition.

B&G Guitars Private Build LS P90 Cutaway
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It's the new old guitar. 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.And if she looks like a jewel it's because she was designed by jewelry artist David Weizman who also handcrafts the brass hardware.