The Big Dog Special. An upgraded Big Dog, with the same fabulous body construction, using a Corsa Manalishi PG90 in the neck position, and an Original Manalishi humbucker in the bridge. For quality, playability, tone and value, the Big Dog Special is in a class by itself. 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. Price is for the completed guitar, including case, 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
Original Manalishi™ Humbucking bridge; Manalishi™ PG90 neck
Four CTS “Vintage Taper” 500K
Orange Drop, .022
4 Gold Foil Top
Faber® “Tone-Bar™” HYBRIDge™ Compensated
Faber® “Vintage Steel”
Custom Corsa TKL hardshell case
*Specifications subject to change, without notice. All hardware is gloss nickel plated, standard

Corsa Big Dog Special BDS-0118-2 for Custom Build starting at $1,595


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  • Big Dog SPECIAL - Custom Order Options

    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

    Neck Profile

    50's neck standard. Other profiles may cause build delays.

    Top Finish

    Manalishi Dog Inlay

    Celluloid pearl Manalishi Dog inlay between pickups



    Original Manalishi Pickup standard (bridge). Optional Manalishi "SplitBucker" pickup (best for control pot options using coil splitting)

    Pickup Phase

    If ordering a single Push-Pull pot for phase changing, choose phase with the push-pull pot in the DOWN position. For example, if you want the guitar to be out of phase in the middle position with the push-pull pot down, choose "Out of Phase" here.

    Pickup Cover

    For SplitBucker Humbucker only. PG90 is always covered.

    Control Pot Options

    Four CTS short shaft 500K pots are standard. Ordering optional push-pull pots will reduce the number of CTS pots (i.e., adding a single push-pull for phase changing will use three CTS pots and one 500K push-pull pot). Single Push-Pull option for coil splitting bridge pickup (SplitBucker). "Mass.Effect" Tone System includes three push-pull pots and Manalishi "SplitBucker" bridge pickup.


    Foil top knobs always recommended with push-pull options, due to difficulty in gripping Top Hat knobs when pulling up.

    Grover Tuners

    Grover tuners will add approximately 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

    "HYBRIDge™" Tone-Bar with one brass, one titanium tone bar standard.

    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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