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Sadowsky Broadway LS-13

Sadowsky Broadway LS-13

Price: $5,650

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hardshell case included

Blistering soulful tones to addictive playability are provided by this Sadowsky Broadway LS-13. The H/S/H pickup configuration is stellar when paired with Roger's proprietary preamp system. If you can only bring one guitar to a gig, you'll definitely want to consider the LS-13. This baby covers the whole sonic pallet without missing a beat. Great tones galore! - nothing here is left to chance. Roger has been R&Ding this guitar for several years and it all comes together from every angle you look at it.

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Introducing the Sadowsky Broadway Line
"For the last two years, we have been conceptualizing, designing and prototyping our newest guitar models. Given my lifelong thesis that "The Wood Is My Foundation," Lisa Hahn, my shop manager, and I have designed two related models that embody my 44 years experience with guitar making and the relationship of wood and tone." — Roger Sadowsky

CRAIG'S POV

The moment I opened the Sadowsky Broadway’s cool case the guitar nerd in me knew that I was about to dig into something truly special. First, it came from Roger Sadowsky, who really doesn't need any introduction. I mean, come on now, this man's client list of "who's who" is the envy of any luthier on the planet.

But there's a lot more to it than that: Roger and I go back, I mean way back to the mid '70s. I first met Roger when he was building acoustics at LoPrinzi guitars outside of Philly. My father owned a music store and at my urging wanted to carry some handmade acoustics. We took a tour of LoPrinzi's shop (btw, Roger doesn't remember this) and if memory serves, ordered a few guitars for the store. My strongest recollection of that day was how Roger was totally devoted and immersed into building guitars. Truthfully, I had never met someone who walked the talk like that.

Cut to a few years later. I had moved to NY and needed a real acoustic rather than my trusty Ovation, so I called my friend Gerson Rosenbloom who owned Medley Music in PA to hook me up with a Martin. I went to his store to pick one out and out from the back comes Roger, who had since moved on from Lo Prinzi to become head repairman at Medley. Roger offered to help me find the perfect Martin, which we did.

That process of going through dozens of guitars was what brought us close together. I had finally found a builder who understood what makes a guitar great, what creates a player's bond with an instrument. It was about the wood and the geometry and about a strong point of view in what you are building. It was about the details. The last 10% of wonderfulness the right person can add to take a build just over the edge to where the player can't just help to want to pick it up and play it. Roger knew that over 40 years ago so his great success has been no great surprise to me.

And so here I am, face to face with his latest and maybe most realized electric guitar build. Despite our years of friendship, and his continued and unceasing dedication to his craftsmanship, I wasn't really prepared for how stunning and how beautiful a riff on an S-style could be. The woods, the finish, the design - all oozed the very highest level of craft and inspiration.

This guitar really speaks to me - it says all the things that are most important to me as a player - from blistering soulful tones to addictive playability. I love the H/S/H pickup configuration when paired with Roger's proprietary preamp system. If you can only bring one guitar to a gig, I'd vote for the LS-13. This baby covers the whole sonic pallet without missing a beat. Great tones galore! Nothing here is left to chance. Roger has been R&Ding this guitar for several years and it all comes together from every angle you look at it. It is beautiful and it works and it's great and you'll be thrilled to play it.

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 SADOWSKY GUITARS
Mention the name Roger Sadowsky to your average guitar player, and you'll likely elicit a "Roger Who?" But that name is spoken in almost reverent tones amongst working musicians. Sadowsky has built this reputation by giving the modern guitarist and bassist what he needs--a no-nonsense, versatile, and reliable electric guitar that performs great and sounds better. Of course, these are claims made by every guitar company in existence; but Sadowsky Guitars is one of the very few companies that can actually back it up. Sadowsky Guitars is based in Long Island City, in Queens New York where founder Roger Sadowsky built the business from the ground up in 1979, after 7 years of guitar luthier training. Today, the Sadowsky company has around 10 employees and caters to guitarists such as; Walter Becker, Jim Hall, Chuck Loeb, Russell Malone, Jimmy Bruno, and Lee Ritenour.

ModelLS-13
Serial #7648
Finishnatural
Bodychambered alder with myrtle top
Weight6.48 lbs
Neckmaple with thin matte nitro finish
FingerboardMadagascar rosewood
Radius12"
Nut width1-3/4"
Pickguardnone
Hardwarechrome with tremolo bridge
PickupsHSH
PreampSadowsky, with vintage tone control
Tunersvintage
CaseSadowsky hardshell
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