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B&G Guitars Caletta All Mahogany

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 All Mahogany technical specifications

Manufacturer B&G Guitars
Series Private Build
String Number 6
Body Type Family Auditorium
Body Type Caletta
Cutaway? No
Massive/Laminate Wood Massive Body
Top Material Genuine Mahogany
Body Material Genuine Mahogany
Fretboard Material Ziricote
Neck Material One-Piece Genuine Mahogany
Number of Frets 19
Neck joint at 12th fret
Scale Length (inch) 24.75
Nut Width (inch) 1.68
Finish Natural Open-Pore
Amplification Unamplified
Pickup Active/Passive -
Left-Friendly? Yes
Left/Right Handed Right Handed
Made In Israel

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