Avi Shabat was approached by his longtime friend Gonzalo Bergara, who expressed his desire for a guitar that would be both incredibly lightweight and highly responsive. Avi, being an experienced guitar maker, set to work and the result was the Lion GB - a remarkable instrument that boasts a featherweight sugar pine body and a 3-saddle vintage-style bridge, in addition to a fat Lollar Charlie Christian neck pickup and J Street bridge pickup.
The Lion GB is truly a monster guitar, capable of producing a unique and powerful tone. The guitar's top end is clear and non-piercing, while its bottom end is defined, warm, and fuzzy. Additionally, there is a slight scoop in the midrange, and the natural compression of the instrument creates a wonderful "spank" that is sure to impress any musician.
Overall, the Lion GB is a remarkable guitar that is both visually stunning and sonically outstanding. With its lightweight body, high-quality pickups, and impressive tone, it is a must-have for any serious musician looking for a unique and versatile instrument.
Palen Music Center has a wide range of unique guitars to enhance the sound of your music! We have been trusted by musicians across the country since 1963 and are constantly working to provide the best value for our customers. With the addition of our new PLEK machine and our longtime veteran luthiers, we are pleased to provide top-quality guitar repair.
The instrument pictured is the exact instrument you’ll receive. All fretted instruments receive a free complimentary professional setup.
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