The four one-of-a-kind St. Blues guitars were decorated by bluesman "Super Chikan"

Memphis, TN (April 25, 2008) -- Earlier this month, St. Blues announced four unique versions of their Mississippi Bluesmaster. Each of the four guitars was hand-decorated by Mississippi bluesman James "Super Chikan" Johnson. The guitars -- St. Mo. Sipi, The Old Home Place, The Crossroad, and Wing Feather -- were showcased at the "Juke Joint Festival" in Clarksdale, Mississippi on April 19, where the Crossroad was snatched up.

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Wing Feather
The Crossroad
St. Mo. Sippi
Old Home Place
Price$1549
SOLD
$1549
$1749
Body
Select grain mahogany, bound front & back Select grain two-piece ash, bound top with contoured front & back Select grain mahogany, bound front & back Select grain two-piece ash,bound front & back
Scale
24 3/4" 25 1/2" 24 3/4" 25 1/2"
Pickups
SB P90s w/ 3 way toggle switch St. Blues Custom Wound HB-II and 2 SC-II w/ 5 way switch SB P90s w/ 3 way toggle switch St Blues Custom Wound TN-2 Push/Pull Tapped w/ 3 Way Switch
Neck
C-shape single piece mahogany with AAA Indian Rosewood slab fretboard C-shape single piece mahogany with AAA Indian Rosewood slab fretboard C-shape single piece mahogany with AAA Indian Rosewood slab fretboard C-shape single piece mahogany with AAA Indian Rosewood slab fretboard
Frets
Medium size 18% nickel silver Medium size 18% nickel silver Medium size 18% nickel silver Medium size, 18% nickel silver
Bridge
Nickel St. Blues custom steel hardtail Nickel St. Blues custom steel hardtail Nickel St. Blues custom steel hardtail Nickel Wilkinson WTV w/ Staggered Brass Saddles
Tuners
Nickel 15:1 ratio vintage style tunersNickel 15:1 ratio vintage style tunersNickel 15:1 ratio vintage style tunersNickel 15:1 ratio vintage style tuners

For more information on the guitars and Super Chikan, visit saintblues.com.

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