B-Compact Electric

The B-Compact electric models are kind of hybrid electro/acoustic/jazz guitars. Especially the wooden bridge like we do on the B-C acoustics gives it that feel and look. The main reason for this design (besides its look) is that the split wooden bridge is fully part of the removable neck concept. Another great advantage of the wooden bridge is the possibility to install an undersaddle pick-up for a powerful acoustic sound with a great sustain. This turns the B-C electric into a super versatile instrument. Depending on the body style and the installed pick-ups it can reach from a funky, bluesy electric guitar to a warm jazz guitar or an excellent acoustic stage guitar.
B-C electrics are only built to order or we include some special creations in a batch of orders to always have some electrics on stock.

Body styles

We basically offer three different body styles and several cutaway and sound hole options.
The all solid body offers the most sustain but is fairly heavy.
The semi-hollow body with its solid centre section and hollow side chambers is much lighter but offers similar good sustain.
The hollow body offers the warmest sound with still decent sustain as we leave a small oval sustain block right under bridge connecting the top with the back. This body is ideal if you’re more looking for a jazzy sound or simply a much lighter electric guitar. With an undersaddle acoustic pick-up it works excellent as an acoustic stage guitar as it is very feedback resistant.

Standard measurements

The B-Compact electric models have the same body outline and dimensions as the B-small acoustic body, simply slimmer. The B-C electric’s are also available with short and regular full-scale length (like shown on the right) and the neck width can all be customized.

Body length: 16″ (40,7cm)
Body width: 12 3/16″ (31cm)
Body depth: 2″ 1/8″ (5.3cm)
Scale length: 21 1/2″ (54,7cm) or 25 1/2″ (65cm)
Nut width: 1 7/8″ (48mm) or 1 3/4″ (45mm)
Bridge spacing E-E:  2 1/8″ (54mm)
Fret on body: 14th

Pick-ups

The german Häussel Custom Pick-ups have become our standard magnetic pick-ups for the B-C electrics. You can get pretty much anything you want, look and tone wise. For the acoustic sound we generally use LR Baggs pick-ups.
However, we do install almost any pick-up system on request, don’t hesitate to ask for it.

 

B-Compact Electric Gallery

Get inspired by some past orders and special creations

 

B-C custom electric full-scale

Flamed Maple top
Hollow Mahogany body
Indian Rosewood fretboard and bridge
Brunner F holes
Häussel P90 Humbuckers with 6-way Switch
Volume / Tone controls

B-C custom electric short-scale

Black Spruce top
Hollow Mahogany body with custom sound hole
Indian Rosewood fretboard and bridge
Häussel Jazz Humbucker
Volume / Tone controls

B-C custom electric full-scale

Flamed Redwood top
Hollow Mahogany body
Indian Rosewood fretboard and bridge
Offset soundhole
LR Baggs Element under saddle pick-up with Volume / Tone controls

B-C custom electric full-scale

Quilted Maple top
Semi-hollow Mahogany body
Indian Rosewood fretboard and bridge
Häussel Jazz Humbucker in Ebony
Volume/Tone controls with an additional “Black Ice” passive overdrive pot

B-C custom electric short-scale

Flamed Maple top
Hollow Mahogany body
Indian Rosewood fretboard and bridge
Brunner F holes
Häussel Jazz Humbucker in Ebony
Volume / Tone controls

B-C custom electric full-scale

Flamed Maple top
Semi-hollow Mahogany body with sunburst
Indian Rosewood fretboard and bridge
Custom sound holes
Häussel Jazz Humbucker combined with the RMC hexaphonic pick-up system
Volume / Tone controls with additional blender system
left-handed

B-C custom electric short-scale

Spalted beech top
Hollow Mahogany body with off-set sound hole
Indian Rosewood fretboard and bridge
Häussel Jazz Humbucker
Volume / Tone controls

B-C custom electric lap-steel short-scale

Bee-Wing Mahogany top
Solid Mahogany body
Lap-steel square neck
Indian Rosewood fretboard and bridge
Häussel Jazz Humbucker in Ebony plus RMC pick-ups
Volume / Tone controls
left-handed

B-Compact Electric Custom Model
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Starting price at around CHF 1500.- (incl. B-C backpack, excl. tax)