Model A

The Big Bang Model A is an American made instrument featuring a beautiful classic design, chambered body and professional playability.  These instruments are made in a small shop in Bristol VA, nicknamed “The Big Bang of Country Music”. This will be a private build, so contact us about picking out your top and the specifics of making something you’ll love. Our Maple comes from the same mill as many of the most beautiful guitars in the world. Check us out on Facebook (Big Bang Bristol) to see the build on this guitar and all of the other projects we’re working on. We do custom CNC work, so if you have an idea, please send us a message.

The Model A features a chambered Sapele body with a Solid Curly Maple top and a thick cream binding. Gotoh Nickel Hardware and Tune-O-Matic Bridge with a Trapeze Tailpiece. The guitar has a familiar 25.5″ scale neck topped by a Rosewood fingerboard and bone nut. The nearly 1.25″ tone chamber in the Sapele body gives this guitar a rich tone that is extremely warm and resonant.

The electronics feature a pair of hand wound Magneto Design Lab Tru-Tone 59′ Humbucker pickups, quality CTS Master Volume and Master Tone pots with Orange Drop Tone Caps and a mini three-way pickup selector switch all hand wired with vintage cloth “push back” wire. The guitar is hand stained and finished with Nitro Cellulose Lacquer. Your instrument will come with a Gator case.

I offer a 50% down and the balance due in 90 days option to make these instruments more affordable.

BODY DIMENSIONS

  • Body thickness: 1.8″
  • Body length: 18.5″
  • Body width: 13″
  • Back wood: Sapele
  • Top wood: Solid Figured Maple
  • Top Thickness: .25″

HARDWARE

  • Tailpiece: Nickel Trapeze
  • Bridge: Nickel Gotoh Tune-O-Matic Style
  • Tuners: Gotoh Vintage Style
  • Strings: Ernie Ball 0.10-0.46

NECK

  • Nut width: 1 23/32”
  • Nut: Bone
  • Fret 1 Thickness: 0.86”
  • Fret 10 Thickness: 1″
  • Scale length: 25 1/2”
  • Fretboard radius: 15”
  • Neck Joint: Fret 16
  • Neck wood: One-Piece Sapele
  • Fretboard:  Rosewood
  • Fretwire: Width 0.090”, Crown 0.050”
  • Inlay: Pearloid
  • Neck shape: C
  • Truss Rod: Double Action Allen Key
  • Headstock: 3X3 with 3 Degree Tilt

PICKUPS

  • Pickups: Magneto Design Lab Tru-Tone 59′ Matched Set Humbuckers
  • Covers: Nickel, White Black and Gold Pearloid, Tourtoise, or Solid Black

WEIGHT

  • 7.25LB

LENGTH

  • Total Length: 40.25”

FINISH

  • Type: Nitro Cellulose Lacquer
  • Color: Hand Rubbed Stain
  • Gator Case

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