(August 21, 2010) -- Sadowsky Guitars has announced the latest addition to their lineup of archtops, the acoustic SS-15, along with their True Tone archtop bridge.
The all acoustic brother of the Semi-Hollow, the SS-15 features the same body as the Semi, but is all acoustic with traditional jazz guitar appointments and styling. The thin body provides a more immediate acoustic response than it's larger siblings, with no compromise to its amplified tone. The 1-3/4" nut width and 14 frets to the body give the SS-15 a familiar comfort to any jazz guitarist. For the touring guitarist, the SS-15 is a perfect size for overhead airline bins and is more roadworthy than solid wood instruments.
1-3/4: bbody depth
5-Ply Laminate Flame maple construction
24-3/4" scale length, 14 frets to body, 1-piece mahogany neck
Ebony fingerboard with 1-3/4" nut width
Abalone Cat's Eye inlays
Ebony bridge, pickguard and tailpiece
Sadowsky True-Tone compensated ebony bridge saddles.
Custom wound vintage PAF style pickup with black cover
Price: $3975 w/hardshell case
True Tone Saddle
Typical archtop saddles are either an intonation compromise or are intonated for a wound G string common on heavier strings. With the exception of metal Tune-o-matic style bridges, there are no wooden bridge saddles compensated for a plain G.
Every new Sadowsky archtop comes with the True-Tone saddle set.
Custom designed by Roger Sadowsky, the ebony saddles are compensated for plain and wound G strings.
Tested over a six month period on many guitars prior to release, the intonation offsets offer superb intonation.
The Sadowsky True-Tone saddles are available as a retro-fit for older Sadowsky guitars, as well as any archtop bridge with standard Tune-o-matic post spacing. Saddles can be custom fit for fingerboard radius, string spacing or height by your local guitar tech. Available individually ($50) or as a set ($90).
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Source: Press Release