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Daniel Slaman Little Sister Archtop

Daniel Slaman Little Sister Archtop

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The Slaman Little Sister has a very similar acoustic presence to the Sisterhood Series #2 (albeit with less volume), and the electric tone has the same character, with clear, articulate tones that are balanced across the fretboard. As with other guitars in the series, it is a true electric guitar, but one with a terrific acoustic quality inside the electric tone. Too, it has a surprising amount of resonance and warmth.

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CRAIG'S POV

As many of you know, CR Guitars is now a dealer for Daniel Slaman’s wonderful vintage-inspired guitars, and we have just received our second Slaman instrument! Check out the recent introduction to Daniel on the site if you don’t know much about him.

http://www.crguitars.com/site/article/an-introduction-to-daniel-slaman

This description could be really easy. I might simply say: read the description of the Sisterhood Series #2 we have, and then think with a smaller body.

But of course each hand made instrument has its own individual qualities, so that comparison would only be the start. This guitar has a 15 1/2 inch body (3/4” smaller than the other Sisterhood Series guitars) making it light and comfortable to play, and well balanced for playing standing or sitting. Its actually surprising how much difference 3/4" can make in how a guitar feels in your arms.

It has a very similar acoustic presence to the Sisterhood Series #2 (albeit with less volume), and the electric tone has the same character, with clear, articulate tones that are balanced across the fretboard. As with other guitars in the series, it is a true electric guitar, but one with a terrific acoustic quality inside the electric tone. Too, it has a surprising amount of resonance and warmth.

What I love about this guitar, apart from the fantastic, lively tone, is how incredibly comfortable it is to play. I am quite fond of small bodied instruments generally because of the ergonomics, and appreciate a light guitar that is easy to wrap my arms around. I think this instrument is a fantastic size for an archtop that will be primarily played through an amplifier.

It also has a marvelous soft V neck that is very much like the beloved 1950s Gibson necks, solid in your hand, yet easy to play.

This guitar is a prototype, the first small bodied guitar in the Sisterhood Series, and Daniel has termed it the *Little Sister.* For someone who loves the Gibson designs from 1930s - 1950s, this guitar will give you the feel and vibe of a vintage guitar with modern playability and reliability.

If you'd like to find out more about this item, just call or e-mail me. It would be my pleasure to talk to you about it.

ABOUT DANIEL SLAMAN GUITARS
Daniel Slaman has been making guitars since 1978. Born in 1957, the first guitar was made with help from his father and the book ‘Classical Guitar Making’ by the late Irving Sloane. After spending much time with the classical and flamenco guitars, since 1995 Daniel has been making archtop jazz guitars exclusively. To Slaman, guitar making is an expression of creative freedom; every choice that is made for a particular guitar is made to achieve a unity in design. The result may not be to everybody's taste, that's a different matter, but the unity of design should always shine through in choices of wood, size, decoration and finish colour of the guitar. The result is always a unique one-of-a-kind instrument, made by one mind and set of hands. Slaman players connect to their guitar(s) in a unique way. To these owners, the guitar has a meaning beyond physical aspects; there's always a bond or connection between the player and the guitar. The guitars transcend the status of mere physical objects; they almost become a part of the family, an irreplaceable item of value both material and immaterial.

Serial #33715
Back & sides3 piece bird’s eye maple
Sidesbird’s eye maple
TopEuropean spruce
NeckSpanish cedar, soft V profile
Fingerboardebony, with picture frame inlays
Tailpiece/bridgerosewood
Headstock veneerAfrican ebony
Tailpiecevintage Gibson
ElectronicsSlaman Charlie Christian with compensated poles, volume/tone
TunersWaverly with ivoroid knobs
Nutbone
Casecustom Hiscox
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