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Wood and Sound in Amplified Guitars and Basses

Ever wanted more insight into the role that tonewoods play in your instrument? See what Roger Sadowsky has to say in this article that he wrote for the Summer 2016 Issue of Guitarmaker Magazine on how wood choices affect sound in electric guitars, basses, and other amplified stringed instruments. Visit our the press section of our website…

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Introducing the new MetroExpress Line of Affordable Basses

New this week! We are proud to be able to announce the new MetroExpress line today. We will have a few with us at our NAMM booth (#5129) to check out if you are attending the show.  Here’s the basic info: The MetroExpress basses will include the legendary Sadowsky preamp as well as Sadowsky pickups, strings, and…

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Verdine White Center for the Performing Arts

On January 15th, the Verdine White Performing Arts Center donated one of our Verdine White Signature Basses to a student.  “It was our pleasure to donate a brand new Roger Sadowsky bass to a gifted bass student yesterday. Desewn Fisher! His family along with Pastor Walter Davis and his wife Jeanne Davis were there for the…

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30 Years with Okada International

One day in 1987 I received a call from the man on the right, named Tatsuo Okada. He called me to ask if he could distribute my instruments in Japan. For the next 30 years Okada International would become my #1 dealer in the world and well as my partner in my Japan production of…

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Walter Becker 1950-2017

A gallery of photos of my 20+ years with Walter Becker. He started visiting my workshop around 1990 and bought his first guitar from me for the first Steely Dan tour in 1992. It was a Candy Apple Red strat style guitar and it ultimately found a new home at a Hard Rock Cafe. He…

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Verdine White Signature Bass

Sadowsky Guitars is honored to announce the release of the Verdine White Signature Bass. Verdine, the bassist for Earth, Wind & Fire, has been a Sadowsky artist for over twenty years. Based on Verdine’s first Sadowsky bass, this addition to the NYC Satin Series has an undersized J-style body of chambered alder, PJ pickups, and…

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