Lion GB
Inspired by guitar virtuoso Gonzalo Begera

Longtime friend Gonzalo Bergara asked Avi to create a great blues machine that is super light and responsive—the result is the Lion GB. It offers a featherweight sugar pine body fitted with a 3-saddle vintage-style Kluson bridge, a beefy Lollar Charlie Christian neck pickup and Lollar BS bridge pickup. The result is a monster guitar tone that is very unique, with a clear, non-piercing top end, defined, warm and fuzzy bottom end, and a slight scoop in the midrange with a natural compression that creates the guitar great “spank.”

Body: Sugar Pine

Neck: Quarter sawn hard Maple 

Neck Profile: Medium hand carved C

Scale Length: 25.5″

Nut: bone hand cut

Radius: Compound  9.5-12

Frets: Nickel Silver 22 .100/.50

Hardware: Nickel

Tuners: Vintage-style 3 on a Rail Gotoh

Bridge: Kluson bridge with brass saddles 

Pickups: Lollar  Charlie Christian and B.S 

Electronics: CTS pots with orange Drop capacitors, Switchcraft input jack, 3-way pickup selector

Finish: Nitrocellulose lacquer

Strings: D’Addario .010–0.46

Case: G&G custom hardshell

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