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Sadowsky Semi-Hollow

Sadowsky Semi-Hollow

Price: $4,600 | ON SALE |

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PREVIOUSLY $5,600

Roger designed the semi-hollow for players who want a small-bodied guitar that has the warmth and voice of a hollow body but is resistant to feedback, so you can tear it up with overdrive if you want to. It is a player's dream — the perfect guitar for someone who wants to have one guitar for many styles of music.

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Roger Sadowsky's Semi-Hollow Recipe:
- Take one Jimmy Bruno model guitar
- Reduce the body thickness to 1 3/4"
- Deepen the cutaway to provide maximum access to the upper register
- Make a center block out of spruce
- Reduce unnecessary mass
- Add a fingerboard of fine South American rosewood
- Install a Tune-o-Matic bridge and stop tailpiece
- Add two Sadowsky humbuckers
- Mix with master volume, tone, and selector switch
- Start cookin'

CRAIG'S POV

Few guitar builders understand the needs of working musicians better than Roger Sadowsky. Unsurprisingly, so many great players have played Sadowsky guitars — Jim Hall, Jimmy Bruno, Pat Metheny, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Sting — the list seems endless.

Roger designed the semi-hollow for players who want a small-bodied guitar that has the warmth and voice of a hollow body but is resistant to feedback, so you can tear it up with overdrive if you want to. I love his semi-hollow guitar. It is a player's dream — the perfect guitar for someone who wants to have one guitar for many styles of music. And the thing is, you keep everything - tone, sonority, or soul - to get all that flexibility.

Roger's neck, fretwork, setup, and playability have an international reputation. This caramel burst beauty plays like a dream - fast, balanced, no choking, no dead spots. Every note rings.

Roger designed and specified every atom of this guitar. The woodwork on this guitar is performed by master craftspeople in Japan, whom Roger personally selects and oversees. It's important to note that the neck is entirely hand carved (no C & C machines). The setups, final fretwork, and electronics are all done in New York City to Roger's exacting standards.

Roger Sadowsky builds guitars for players, and this is an excellent example of a fantastic guitar you're sure to fall in love with.

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.

Serial #A2074
Bodyflamed maple laminate
Finishcaramel burst
Body width14 3/4"
Body thickness1 3/4"
Nut width1 11/16"
Neck profilemedium C
Neckmahogany
FingerboardIndian rosewood
Scale length24 3/4"
BridgeTune-O-Matic
Hardwarenickel
Weight5.9 lbs.
CaseSadowsky custom HSC
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