Lion GB

Starting at $3599

Inspired by guitar virtuoso Gonzalo Bergara

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 bridge, a fat Lollar Charlie Christian neck pickup and J Street 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: Quartersawn hard maple or roasted maple with optional rosewood fingerboard

Neck Profile: Medium C, Slim ’60s, ’54 Soft V, or Chunky ’59

Scale Length: 25.5″

Nut: TUSQ XL

Radius: Compound  9.5–12″

Frets: Dunlop Nickel Steel 6105

Hardware: Nickel

Tuners: Kluson Deluxe

Bridge: “In-Tune” by Gotoh with brass saddles

Pickups: Lollar Charlie Christian and J Street 

Electronics: CTS Pots with MOD oil-filled capacitors, Switchcraft input Jack, 3-way pickup selector

Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Strings: D’Addario .010–0.46

Case: G&G custom hardshell