Caletta Pau Ferro/Spruce

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.

Caletta Pau Ferro/Spruce technical specifications

Manufacturer B&G Guitars
Series Private Build
String Number 6
Body Type Family Auditorium
Body Type Caletta
Cutaway? No
Solid/Laminate Wood Solid Body, Solid Top
Top Material Sitka Spruce
Body Material Pau Ferro
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 Vintage Amber
Amplification Unamplified
Pickup Active/Passive No Pickup
Left-Friendly? Yes
Left/Right Handed Right Handed
Made In Israel

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