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.
|Body Type Family||Auditorium|
|Solid/Laminate Wood||Solid Body, Solid Top|
|Top Material||Sitka Spruce|
|Body Material||Pau Ferro|
|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|
|Pickup Active/Passive||No Pickup|
|Left/Right Handed||Right Handed|