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The compact form is only 13 ⅞” wide with a very slight arch back that is both secure and easy to cradle as well very strong. Access to higher frets is improved by the absence of a heel-block which is eliminated in the uni-body construction. The 13th fret neck connection allows for greater fret access than a 12-fret while retaining the tonally sweet bridge placement. The neck profile is an apropos blend of vintage shallow ‘V’ and a more contemporary shallow ‘C’.
The ¾ scale plus Blackbird Lucky 13, straddles the benchmark Rider x-small travel models and the medium-sized Super Orchestra Model. A 24.75” full-scale length makes for very easy reaches while helping to keep the overall length shorter. A 12th fret, 25.5” scale version will also likely be made available later in the year. Pricing starts at $1799.
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