The Big Bang Model A “Slot Head” is an American made instrument featuring a beautiful classic design, chambered body and professional playability. These instruments are made by Luthier Alex Todt in his shop in Bristol, VA as well as the Wayne C. Henderson School of Appalachian Arts lutherie workshop in Marion, VA under the guidance of some of the finest luthiers on the East Coast. Big Bang Curly Maple comes from the same sawmill as many of the most beautiful guitars in the world. This is very highly prized Appalachian Curly Maple from the hills of West Virginia. Traditionally sawn and dried for 5 years in the “Maple House.”
The Slot Head features a chambered Sapele body with a Solid Curly Maple top and a thick cream binding. Gotoh Nickel Hardware and Rosewood 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 Soap Bar P90 pickups, quality CTS Master Volume and Master Tone pots with Orange Drop Tone Caps and a 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.