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Hanson “Chicagoan”

The look is elegant and refined, but also flashy enough for rock and roll. The Gold hardware, full body/neck/headstock binding, and shimmering finishes dress this guitar to command attention.

Tonally, we wanted to cross a hollow’s inherent jazz warmth with aggressive rock /blues definition and power.

The combination of our own design mini-humbuckers, with a center block based hollow “wings” body, gave us what we were looking for: bright and strong hum-canceling tone that is full-range but doesn’t get muddy. The Ebony fingerboard adds in bit more definition to the mix as well. The “Chicagoan” positively shines in any situation, from jazz club clean to  blistering blues or garage rock overdrive glory. It even does superb Rock-a-Billy and country twang, oh and it funks out like a beast too.

Top it all off with a Bigsby B70 and a Tune-O-Matic, roller-saddle bridge for effortless vibrato action, once you pick it up,  it’s hard to put it down!

The Verdict:

Combining classic elements to deliver best of class tone, playability, and looks, the “Chicagoan” implements attributes professional guitarists truly appreciate in a semi-hollow body guitar. 

  • Body: Bound Maple Top, Sides
    and Back
  • Neck: Set neck bound Maple
  • Fingerboard: Ebony with Pearl Markers
  • Scale: 24.75”
  • Frets: Medium Jumbo
  • Pickups: Hanson Designed
  • Bridge: Tune-o-matic with roller saddles (Gold)
  • Tail Piece: Bigsby B70
  • Tuners: Enclosed full size (Gold)
  • Controls: 2 Vol, 2 Tone,
    3-way Toggle

Direct Price $870.00

Available in Black Sparkle or White Pearl
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