Our founder believes that every serious guitar player should at some point own a 12 string. And for the electric guitar player there is nothing more satisfying than an electric 12. That is why we decided to offer one right out of the gate in our initial product lineup.
The SB2 (as are all of our models) is what we call a Semi Custom instrument. With the exception of CNC assisted body and neck fabrication in Portland, Oregon, it is built and hand finished by craftsmen in Southern California, and features our own unique ergonomic body design. Although it has a high level of skilled hand input in it’s manufacture, we have limited the available options for this model to a choice of three premium metallic colors. This allows us to price these below what they would have to be if we offered more options.
Speaking of the body shape, our SB series guitars must be played in both standing and seated positions to be appreciated. They are finely balanced and present a low sensation of mass while playing.
This model of the SB series features a set of three custom wound Righteous Sound “Jean” pickups – specially enclosed in Firebird style chrome covers. These pickups are characterized by a silky smooth, choir like sound when combined with twelve strings. The pickups are further customized with a middle pickup selector switch that adds (or subtracts) the middle position pickup to any combination of bridge and neck pickups.
Other standard features include individually selected high grade birdseye maple fretboard on a one piece maple neck, with extra large frets – which are hand rounded and polished on the fret-ends for a premium playing feel; Hipshot mini locking tuners; all chrome hardware; compact alder body with the best ergonomics in the business (in our opinion, of course); Schaller strap locks are pre-installed and included in the price. Paint is an automotive type premium metallic formulation with a choice of three colors unique to this model.
The SB2 model: offered with pride for your consideration and playing satisfaction at US$2,650, including a custom fit Protec Contego hybrid case.