The Sadowsky LS-17

Designed for lovers of the classic “EL FIVE,” the LS-17’s appeal lies in its 17″ wide body and 25 1/2″ scale length giving the player a big, warm sound. The thinner 2 3/4″ body makes the guitar much more comfortable to play and the 5-ply maple laminate construction helps reduce feedback.

Designed for the working musician, the LS-17 is a roadworthy instrument, optimized for amplified playing and priced affordably when compared to its carved siblings.

The Sadowsky LS-17. A jazz standard … redefined.

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  • 17″ Body
  • 2 3/4″ Body Depth
  • 5-Ply Laminate Flame Maple Construction
  • 25 1/2″ Scale, 1-Piece Maple Neck
  • Ebony Fingerboard with 1 3/4″ Nut Width
  • Ebony Bridge, Pickguard and Tailpiece
  • Ivoroid Binding
  • Black Hardware
  • Custom Wound Vintage PAF Style Pickup with Black Cover

Russell Malone