B&G Guitars Step Sister Crossroads - Cutaway / P90 - Honey Burst - SSCHPHB - Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar - NEW!
B&G Guitars Step Sister Crossroads
Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar!
Cutaway Model with P-90 Pickups
Now with improved upper fret access and a solid headstock!
Following the tremendous success and recognition of the Crossroads Series Little Sister, B&G is proud to introduce their second model in the Crossroads Series – The Step Sister! It shares the same DNA as the Little Sister, but articulates a different vibe. Originally crafted only as a Private Build Custom-Made instrument, the Step Sister is now available for the first time as a Crossroads Series model.
Like all Crossroads Series guitars, the Step Sister Crossroads are built from high quality tone-woods including African Mahogany for body and neck, Mexican Royal Ebony (Katalox) for the fingerboard, and solid Maple tops. Solid brass hardware and a high-gloss finish help maintain the look, resonance, and tonal qualities of the original Little Sister.
On The Step Sister, the body shape is shortened and joins the neck at the 16th fret, and the fingerboard extends to 22 frets. The neck heel has also been slightly reshaped for easier access to the highest registers. The Step Sister is a nimble, agile and sleek machine developed specifically for ease of playability. Because the fingerboard is now longer, the neck pickup is placed slightly close to the bridge for a brighter and more defined tone than on the Little Sister, and a truly beautiful and “hollow” tonal quality when used in conjunction with the bridge pickup.
In order to provide the best possible value, Crossroads series production has been streamlined to include a limited selection of colors and options. However, for the most discerning players, Crossroads pickups, electronic harness, and bridge can all be upgraded to Private Build parts.
The Step Sister Crossroads is a gorgeous, inspirational and enchanting instrument.
ABOUT THE PICKUPS
Both P90 and Humbucker equipped variants of the Step Sister Crossroads offer a rich and balanced tone modeled after their Private Build siblings. For maximum performance and versatility, they are wax-potted to eliminate unwanted squeal and feedback from higher gain settings. While they have are unmistakably vintage-inspired pickups, they do have enough oomph to push your amplifier's front end, producing the just right amount of top end harmonic content.
Optional B&G Private Build pickups are wound by hand and have been optimized to deliver true, vintage-sounding tone. To achieve that additional feel of airy openness, and sensitivity to the acoustic tone, they are not wax-potted by default, but can be ordered with a light potting. They are superb for clean, jazzy/bluesy crunch and mid-gain picking.
The P90 is B&G’s seminal design, constructed with Alnico V magnets for a rich tone, embodied in a translucent halo of upper harmonics, and fat, warm bass. Their humbuckers are voiced similar to PAFs with the unmistakable cutting midrange and clear, sweet, trebles. The Kikbucker is another original pickup from B&G for players who love the P90 sound. Kickbuckers feature a stacked bobbin design for hum-cancellation, and deliver a stronger, focused, and powerful tone - all while retaining the typical sound, look and size of a standard P90.
Features of the Step Sister Crossroads Cutaway / P-90 from B&G Guitars
- African Mahogany Body
- Solid Figured Maple Top
- Mahogany Neck with Katalox Fingerboard
- Soft V Profile (.890" - .980”)
- 12” Fingerboard Radius
- 1.68" Nut Width
- Two-Way Adjustable Truss Rod
- 24.75” Scale Length
- B&G Crossroads Pickups (Private Build Upgrade Available)
- Master Volume
- Master Tone
- 3-Way Switch
- Nickel Plated Brass Hardware
- Grover Open Gear Tuners
- B&G Crossroads Bridge (Private Build Upgrade Available)
- B&G Tailpiece
- Beautiful High Gloss Finish
- Deluxe Padded Gig-Bag Included (Hard Cases Available)
If your budget allows, it is possible to upgrade some of the parts on the Little Sister Crossroads to Private Build spec. The first and easiest upgrade that we recommend is the Private Build Brass Bridge. It is milled from a solid brass block to offer maximum resonance, a very specific tonal imprint, and excellent note separation with twang and sustain.
The Crossroads P90s can be upgraded to the Private Build P90s or Kikbuckers, and the Crossroads Humbuckers can be swapped for a Private Build set too. Private Build pickups can make a difference, especially with clean, pushed and low-mid gain tones. However, if your tones are mostly overdriven and higher gain, you may find the Crossroads pickups to be the most desirable option. Their wax potting better resists squealing and feedback.
Lastly, we also offer a Private Build pre-wired electronics harness that can be installed in the Little Sister Crossroads. The harness provides the highest quality electronic components on the market such as CTS potentiometers and custom-made B&G capacitors, as well as a Switchcraft toggle switch and output jack, for a subtle tonal upgrade and state-of-the-art functionality.
* Inquire for details about Optional Upgrades.
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