"It's a constant process of me listening to what the players want and need, and trying to give it to them. Ultimately, the players are always right. It's essential to what we do here, and to what I'm trying to put out there with our work." -Roger Sadowsky

To guitar cognoscenti, the name Roger Sadowsky is synonymous with the heavyweight players who've famously used his instruments throughout their careers - you know, the cats. The A-list. Will Lee, Marcus Miller, Jim Hall, John Abercrombie, Pat Metheny, Lee Ritenour, Lionel Loueke, Keith Richards, Walter Becker, Tal Wilkenfeld, Andy Summers, Kurt Rosenwinkel...we could go on, but you get the point. These are musician's musicians. The real deal. You can likely imagine how good Roger's instruments must be if this is the roster of folks playing them, right? Well, we're here to tell you - they're that good. 

There's something about a Sadowsky - the feel, the exquisite build quality, the playability, the tones...they're very alive, lightweight, resonant instruments, ready for whatever you throw at them. The ease of play can't be overstated. They simply play themselves, and deliver extremely nuanced, beautiful tones whether plugged in or just playing on the couch. There's a richness and depth to these instruments both feel and tone-wise that let you know you're playing something special from the moment you sit down with one. 

The short-scale SS-15 is a hollow-body guitar that shares many of the same features as the Sadowsky Semi-hollow model, but with a more traditional jazz vibe, tone, and appointments. Its thin, 1 3/4" deep body has a more immediate acoustic response than a deeper bodied instrument will produce - a feature that really shines when it's time to plug in and introduce some volume to the situation (reduced feedback). The custom wound Sadowsky PAF style humbucker delivers gorgeous jazz tones - warm and fat, yet always clear and articulate (check out the video link to hear what we mean). 

These are remarkable instruments that easily live up to Roger's well-earned reputation! Priced with hardshell case. 


  • 15" body width at lower bout
  • 1 3/4" body depth
  • 5-ply flame maple laminate construction
  • Mahogany neck, dovetail neck joint 
  • Ebony fingerboard
  • 12" radius 
  • 1 3/4" nut width 
  • 24.75" scale length
  • Pearloid Cat's Eye inlays
  • Ebony bridge, pickguard tailpiece 
  • Ivoroid binding 
  • Black hardware
  • Custom wound vintage PAF-style pickup with black cover
  • Hardshell case 
  • SN A1622
  • 4.95lbs 

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