Sago begins Stem Sonia
update: publish: Guitar
We have released “Stem Sonia” from our brand “Stem” in this spring.
This “Stem” brand is between Sago and Seed in price.
The meaning of “Stem” that we named is branch as the step up the grown up branch from the “Seed”.
In the future, we hope you will order the instrument from “Sago” with the idea and imagery of “Seed” & “Stem”.
We had already shown Stem in YouTube video as under.
This time, we will introduce you about Stem Sonia in detail.
1.Wood materials & wood working
The basic design of Stem is same as Sago because we would like you to take Sago’s original Concept Model more reasonable.
Sonia is developed at Sago factory for the first time as the type of Stratocaster guitar.
C shape neck that is easy to grip, High play ability.
It’s same as general Stratocaster type guitar to sound 5 kinds of sound with 3 pickups & 5 way switch.
The body shape of Sonia is designed slim to match to Japanese player.
It’s easier to hold because of slanting design.
And middle pickup is placed closer to the bridge etc..
Sonia has a lot of idea from Sago.
The wood material of the body is Alder 2P,
the neck is Hard Maple and finger board is Rosewood,
that the selection of wood materials is same as general Stratocaster.
We adapt the top grade materials for Stem same as Sago.
The wood working for Stem is outsourced by our partner company in Japan.
The specification is limited and we can mass-produce with the reasonable price.
2.”Liminlay” for the side position mark
This is a common point of the guitars and basses of Sago and Stem.
We adapt “Liminlay” that is luminous material for the side position mark.
It takes in the illumination light and become luminous on the side position mark when it gets dark.
It assists you to see the position and play precisely in case of the dark situation on stage.
It’s not strong light like LED therefore it’s glad point to be easy to the eyes.
We adapt the blue 2mm for Stem Sonia.
These “L(x) pickups” are newly developed for Stem Sonia.
The pickup layout of Sonia is “Single – Single – Humbucker” and mounted as under model.
Neck PU : L(x)Pickups LST4
Middle PU : L(x)Pickups LST4
Bridge PU: L(x)Pickups LHB4
These “L(x) pickups” are produced at our cooperate factory based on our recipe.
The sound is designed modern with fast response & shape tone to the high range.
The middle pickup is placed closer to the bridge than standard Stratocaster type guitar.
You can make solid tone like the single coil pickup at bridge position.
And its both tone (neck pickup & middle pickup) becomes unique steric sound.
Because the distance between neck pickup and middle pickup is longer than general Stratocaster type guitar.
And the controls are 1 Volume, 1 Tone & 5 Way SW.
General Stratocaster type guitar has almost 2 tone controls but Sonia has only one so adjustment of the tone is easy.
And you can play 5 kinds of sound like Stratocaster type guitar with 5 way switch.
4. To effort of the reasonable price.
It’s chance to get professional guitar easier.
The woodworking of the body and the adapted parts for Stem Sonia are different from Sago ver. because of being reasonable.
4-1. High position
The high position of Stem Sonia is traditional design.
※The high position of Sago ver. is one step lower.
The tuner has Gotoh SG381 that is reasonable and high quality.
It’s so stable tuning that you can play it without worry.
※Sago ver. is adapted Gotoh SG381-07-L6 H.A.P.M.
The bridge of Stem Sonia has Gotoh GE101T.
To show the character of the pickups, the bridge has traditional 6 points style to make the sound straight.
※Gotoh 510T-FE1 is adapted for Sago Sonia.
4-4. Inertia Brass Block
Sago’s original brass block.
It emphasizes middle tone and gives long sustain.
Sago ver. has this brass block in general but Stem Sonia doesn’t have it.
However, if you would order it, we can set it up with additional cost.
And also we are selling Inertia Brass Block itself.
Please order it for brushing up your guitar sound.
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The specification of Stem is limited but you can choose the color and pickguard at regular lineup that is important point of your originality.
We line up standard solid color and our Original Wrap Nakid Finish.
This Wrap Nakid Finish is different from our normal Original Wrap Finish.
You can enjoy the dynamic design that remains the bumpy when a wrap is peeled off.
*Custom color is subject to negotiation. It might be needed additional cost for making color sample or its proceeding.
]Thin Film model ￥230,000（Without TAX）
Wrap Nakid moel ￥240,000（Without TAX）
That’s all for time.
We paint and set up at our factory.
You need not worry about the quality because our Sago’s stuffs set up one of each carefully to play for a long time.
And the GIG case that is tough and convenient to carry around belongs to the instrument of Stem.
“Stem” was born from the idea of our stuffs, the dealers and the musicians using our instruments of Sago & Seed.
We are looking forward to taking “Stem Sonia” from now on.
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