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Black Paisley on Butterscotch
Black Paisley on DeSoto Blue
Black Paisley on Three-Tone Sunburst
Black Paisley on Vintage Cream
Butterscotch Blackguard (original color)
Lake Placid Blue
Sea Foam Green
Sea Foam Green Pearl
Custom Colors and headstock painting are available for an extra charge.
CasesG&G, U.S. made, hard-shell cases.
We use CTS pots, fiber covered wire, and Mojo Dijon capacitors. We also use a 3/8" long bushing output jack to accommodate right-angle guitar plugs (ya gotta love that).
An American-made, 3-way pickup selector switch.
Our Tbones are made with modern wiring which has one tone and one volume that work in each position.
Different wiring configurations are available on request.
PickupsBridge pickup: LsL Hand-wound, single-coil, vintage voiced OR LsL Hand-wound, P-88, hotter tone.
Neck pickup: LsL Hand-wound, single-coil, T Bone neck pickup. This pickup has a rich, full tone.
All LsL guitars are finished with Nitrocellulose lacquer. We mix our own colors and apply as thin a finish as possible and then hand-sand and buff. We then crack the finish to allow the guitar to sing and since the finish is so thin already we apply a little creative beating so it has that played hard, brought home sweaty (for many years), kind of feel to it. Each one is unique and has her own personality.
We put on our own, LsL Bridge, brass saddles, screws, and springs. The treble side flange is cut off to offer better access to the high strings.
LsL uses the best lumber available and we have strict weight limits on our bodies.
Comes in either Swamp Ash, Sugar Pine or Alder..But wait! There's more! We now offer Korina and Mahogany too!
Ash has a classic tone, like an old '52.
Pine is snappy with a big bottom and a big top and a more articulate attack.
Alder is smooth, even and round with a darker tone.
LsL Pickguards are all made in house and hand-fit and finished. They are available in:
Vintage, single-ply, aged white. Early versions of these tend to deform with age and I'm sure ours will too. But that's OK, I like it. We hand age these, take off the gloss and put a little hand-wear in the appropriate places.
3-ply is stiffer and more modern. It comes in white-black-white, black-white-black, mint-green, black, mint-green and many other varieties. We can usually get them all.
We use our own, slot-head, nickel-plated, aged, screws to attach our pickguards.
Our Bigbone guitars come with Cleartone Coated strings: .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046. (high to low in inches)
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.Our Bigbone guitars come with Cleartone Coated strings: .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046.
Our instruments all come with 6105 size frets. That is they are .090" wide and .055" tall. They are the perfect combination of width and height.
Stainless frets are available for an extra charge - they kill our tools and are difficult to make but they last forever and are a joy to bend on.
We hand-shape (yes, 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.
They come in either all maple or maple with a rosewood fingerboard. We've even done some exotics like rosewood and korina.
Necks with a rosewood fingerboard tend to have a slightly darker sound than an all maple neck.
Fingerboards can be made with 7.25" or a 9.5" radius.
The 7.25" radius is rounder and therefore its geometry will not allow for very low action, but it feels great. We set all our guitar's action to .060" from the high E string to the top of the 12th fret and that suits most folks. Just right.
A 9.5 radius is a bit flatter than a 7.25. It can accommodate a lower action. So it can feel faster to some.