The Big Dog Special. An upgraded Big Dog with body and neck binding, Ebony fretboard, a Corsa Manalishi PG90 in the neck position, and a Manalishi SplitBucker in the bridge. For quality, playability, tone and value, the Big Dog Special is in a class by itself, using the versatile “Mass.Effect” Tone System. A quality American made guitar at an unbelievably low price!

This Big Dog Special body is available for custom order, in your choice of color, neck profile, and a host of other available options. The guitar will be assigned the next, sequential BIG DOG SPECIAL serial number when finished. The estimated finished weight of this guitar is a SUPERLIGHT! 6 lbs., 8 oz. (2.95 Kg.), without any weight increasing options. Base price is for the completed guitar, without extra cost options. Deposit of 50% of total guitar cost, including options, payable with order. If the shipping address is in Pennsylvania, PA State Sales tax is collected on the full price of the guitar when finished. Balance, including shipping and applicable sales tax, is payable when the guitar is finished and ready to ship. Order now and have your new Corsa Big Dog is 30-45 days!

Standard Big Dog Special Build Specifications:

Solid 1/4″ flamed maple, center seamed, flat top
Mahogany, one piece, with chambering, with binding
Mahogany, one piece, with binding
Corsa '50s profile
Average measurements 1st, 7th, 12th frets:
'50: .820″/.917″/.964″
Ebony, custom fret markers
2-Way adjustable
Ebony overlay, Gold dry transfer graphics
Tusq w/permanent lubrication
Faber® Deluxe
Manalishi™ SplitBucker bridge; Manalishi™ PG90 neck
One CTS “Vintage Taper” 500K (neck volume); Three 500K push-pulls: bridge volume (coil split), bridge tone (“cocked wah”), neck tone (change phase)
Orange Drop, .022
4 Gold Foil Top
Faber® “Tone-Bar™” HYBRIDge™ Compensated
Faber® “Vintage Steel”
*Specifications subject to change, without notice. All hardware is gloss nickel plated, standard

Corsa Big Dog Special BDS-0118-1 for Custom Build starting at $1,295


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  • Choose all options and give examples of finished guitars from the galleries you would like to be used as a guide for color, depth of burst color, burst coverage, etc. Add guitar model and serial number in the Comments box at the end of the form

    Top Color

    Back Color


    Ebony is standard and the only available fingerboard type at this time.

    Neck Profile

    Top Finish

    Please read the Care of Finish document for a description of the available finishes.


    Pickup Covers

    Control Knobs

    Foil Top knobs are strongly recommended when using push-pull pots.


    Grover tuners will add aproximately 4 ounces to finished weight

    Strap Buttons

    Dunlop Strap-Lok will add approximately 1 ounce to finished weight. Strap hardware (nickel non-aged) included with Strap-Lok.

    Bridge Options

    Faber® Tone-Lock™ HYBRIDge™ with 3 titanium saddles for E-A-D wound strings standard on Manalishi

    String Gauge


    *Corsa T-Shirt

    Free Corsa Guitars T-Shirt with all orders, in Men's sizing

    Extra Corsa T-Shirt

    Order an additional Corsa T-Shirt with your guitar at 40% off the regular price.
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