Model 216 ~ The 2023 Sister Etta archtop Series

SISTER ETTA IS A LIMITED-HANDCRAFTED SERIES OF 15 GUITARS ( 5 in each distinguished colour).

We have fine-tuned our Beloved Sister Etta to better represent those early archtops played by legendary guitar players from the Mississippi Delta. They were simple, clean acoustic marvels that outperformed their humble stature in the hands of these incredible musicians. What made them outstanding is often they were produced by leading manufacturers but rebranded with humbler names on their headstock and sold at much lower prices. Sold in the 1920-1930 as mid-range guitars, they stood up acoustically to L-50’s of the period but were attainable by those aspiring artists that created legendary music of the day that still resonates with musicians today. We have transformed our Sister Etta with some authentic characteristics while upgrading to the modern requirements of professional and novice players alike.

The first thing you’ll notice right away is the 1 5/8″ inch (40mm wide) Baritone neck. Perfect for single note and cord playing. Love playing slide, bring it on! Looking to progress from a Baritone Ukulele, You’ll feel well at home. Maybe you have princely large fingers and need room to move around. Sister Etta is a natural crowd pleaser and from the inside out, Sister Etta is a natural performer on stage or simply playing with your buddies.

Our hybrid Maple and Rosewood bridge clarifies both high and low tones without muting the resonance. Inside the binding free F holes, your Sister Etta is blacked out to accent the beautiful F hole Curves against the colour of the body. Each of the three vintage colors is hand stained and daubed to give the appearance of a finely aged and protected heirloom guitar. The Solid Sitka Spruce top isn’t hidden behind layers of thick paint, instead, the colour is hand applied to the surface and daubed away exposing more of the beautiful wood grain. Unlike relic finishes intended to make a guitar look beaten, worn and weary, Our Heirloom process creates the look of a warmly loved instrument that’s been cared for and handed through the generations. The warm Satin lacquer finish is hand applied and buffed rather than drenched in polyurethane plastics, just like timeless premium guitars of the day.

We present our Sister Etta to you including our pickguard at no additional cost. The pickguard is not installed allowing you the freedom to choose to use one or not. Limited to 5 of each of the 3 available colours, only 15 Sister Etta are available.

Each and every Sister Etta is protected by its personal Hardshell Embroidered Locking case.

Model 216 Sister Etta Series
-216N Natural Blonde – Available Now!
-216B Heirloom Black
-216V Vintage Sun Burst

Sister Etta Features:

-23 inch scale,
-1 5/8″ ( 40mm) Baritone Neck
-Robust 16 inch body
-Canadian Maple Neck
– Cream and black vintage style celluloid Neck binding with fret markers
– Adjustable Truss Rod Neck
– Vintage Closed Tuners
– Cocobolo Fret board
– Abalone Fret Markers
– Hybrid Adjustable Wood Bridge
– Solid Sitka Spruce Front
– Stratified Maple arched back
– Stratified Maple Sides
– Celluloid Tortoise shell Binding on body top side
– Round 032w, 022w ,014, .010 Strings ~ Ideal Mixed tunings
– Strap Plugs
– Pick guard
– Lush Hardshell Embroidered Locking Case

Model 216N

Sister Etta is our original Delta Po’ Boy reimagined for greater playing pleasure and more authentic Delta Blues appearance.

~All Sister Etta Tenor Guitars include their own Embroidered Hard Shell Case to protect them for years to come.~