LsL PAF style Humbuckers
TV Jones Classic Filtertrons
These guitars come standard with:
Swamp Ash, Alder or Mahogany contoured body
Single-piece maple or maple/rosewood 9.5" radius, hand-shaped necks
Gotoh Locking Tuners
USA-made, B5 Bigsby tremolo, hand fit to the guitar body
Graph-Tech Tune-a-matic bridge with String Saver saddles
Hand-cut and lubricated bone nut
Cleartone Coated strings (.010 set)
3-way selector switch located on upper bout
Back-routed control cavity
6105 frets that have been hand-milled, rounded and polished
Mojo Dijon, tone capacitor
Matching headstock is available for an extra charge
Super-Thin, nitrocellulose finish in a WIDE variety of colors
Available in either new or aged versions
G&G, Made in USA, hardshell case
Like all LsL guitars these are made to the highest standards and are recognized around the world as among the finest guitars available. Don't believe us --- check out what our customers say.
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TunersBigbone series guitars come with Gotoh Locking tuners.
Our Bigbone necks are made from our incredible selection of Northern Maple. Fingerboards can be either Indian Rosewood or Maple.
We hand-shape all our necks and there's nothing like it. So we can shape whatever we want. We're not locked into specific shapes.
Just order what you would like: big "C", "Soft V" etc. You can also supply us with thickness measurements and we'll make that too
Necks with a rosewood fingerboards tend to have a slightly darker sound than an all maple neck.
The finish is a very important component of any guitar's tone and we take it seriously here at LsL. Thin finishes are very difficult to do and require a lot of hand work. Thankfully we've had a lot of practice and we're pretty good at it now.
As with all our guitars, Bigbones are finished with a super thin coat of nitrocellulose lacquer. They are then hand sanded and buffed to a high gloss. We can make anything from shiny-new to stupid aged.
We offer a very wide range of color choices but if that still doesn't float your boat we can do custom finishes too.
We make Bigbones in a variety of pickup configurations:
LsL Hand-wound P90's
LsL Hand-wound humbuckers
TV Jones Classic Filtertrons
Bigbones have one tone and one volume control that reside in a back-routed control cavity. The pickup selector switch is located in the upper bout of the guitar and is a 3-position toggle switch.
We use Mojo Dijon tone capacitors.
Bigbone bodies are available in:
As with all of our guitars, all bodies and necks are made right here by US!
On our Bigbone series we've elected to add attractive arm cuts and belly cuts. We've also placed the pickup selector switch on the upper bout of the body.
Fingerboard RadiusBigbone guitars come standard with 9.5" radius fingerboards. You can also order one with a 12" radius. Due to the bridge construction, we can't make 7.25" fingerboards with this model.
Our Bigbone guitars come with Cleartone Coated strings: .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046.
Cleartone strings offer the patented VolumeBOOST and ToneLOCK technologies.
VolumeBOOST gives the strings up to 36% more volume than an uncoated set while ToneLOCK allows the strings to last 3.5x longer than other non-coated brands.
Graph-Tech NV2 PS-8863 Tune-O-Matic with String-Saver Saddles.
All ResoMax tune-o-matic bridges and tailpieces are made from Graph-Tech's proprietary lightweight ResoMax alloy that will leave each note dripping in tone and harmonics. Exclusive to the ResoMax System, the AutoLock™ locking feature magnetically secures your bridge and tailpiece at all times without a tool to use or lose, making restringing quick and simple.
The ResoMax tune-o-matic bridge features an extended amount of saddle travel to make sure you have plenty of room to setup your guitar properly to ensure you and your guitar to perform at its best.
But the real bottom line: It was the best sounding bridge.
Behind the inset bridge we put an american-made B5 Bigsby tremolo. We fit this to the body to make sure that we have very solid contact. This is just one more step that insures the phenomenal, LsL tone.
All our Bigbone guitars are equipped with 6105, nickel-silver frets. They are .055 high x .090 wide and we find them to be the best choice for width and height.
Stainless steel frets are also available.
We take great pride in our fretwork. Look closely at the rounded tops and ends. This takes a lot of time and effort but we think it's worth it.