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Pratley Electric Semi-Hollow Blackwood Single Cut SD Seth Lover HH Set


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Pratley Electric Semi-Hollow Blackwood Single Cut SD Seth Lover HH Set

Handcrafted on the Gold Coast in Australia, Pratley Guitars produce world class instruments with unique design and character while maintaining a classic appeal that will endure.

Electric Series - *This is a special order only item - email or call us for build and delivery times*

The SH22-BW is a single cutaway Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar with blackwood back, sides & top. Solid Vic Ash neck and Johnstone River Teak fingerboard with Pratley Tuners. Gotoh TOM Bridge and Stoptail, a Graphtech nut and a premium semi-gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish. Top level joinery with all premium components makes this a pro level vintage styled Semi-Hollow electric.


  • Body: Semi-hollow Electric
  • Back & Sides: Blackwood
  • Top: Blackwood
  • Fretboard: Johnstone River Teak
  • Bridge: Gotoh T-O-M Bridge and Stop-bar (Chrome)
  • Neck: Vic Ash
  • Scale Length: 25.5" (647.7mm)
  • Frets: 20
  • Nut Width: 44mm Graphtech
  • Tuners: Chrome - 16:1 Ratio
  • Inlays: 6mm Acrylic Dots
  • Finish: Satin Nitrocellulose
  • Pickups: Seymour Duncan Seth Lover HH Set
  • Case: Included
  • Strings: Elixir

Please Note: Specifications are subject to change at any time. Please refer to

About Pratley Guitars

Martin Pratley started building original acoustic guitars at the age of 19, drawing from the fine skills passed down by his woodworking father and Martin’s study in Industrial Design. Martin spent years building custom Stomp Boxes and Guitars, and in 2004, combining his wealth of knowledge, skill, and passion, launched Pratley Guitars.

Not long after the official launch, Martin brought about the design and production of the first Pratley Cajon’s. The proprietary On/Off snare design has proven its brilliant simplicity to this day and as such Pratley Cajon’s have made their place as one of the leaders worldwide.

In the years to come Pratley products have become common place in the Australian music scene, being seen in around 50 retail stores across Australia. The guitars themselves continue to go from strength to strength gaining prominence in Canada and securing artist endorsement from beloved Australian artists John Butler, Ash Grunwald, Tash Sultana and more recently Steph StringsJack Carty and Josh Teskey.

Why choose a Pratley Guitar

Internationally renowned, Pratley Guitars are handcrafted in Queensland, using stunning Australian tonewoods. The Pratley design is inspired, and the build is exceptional; with a uniquely created neck joint to enhance setup and playability and quality hardware as standard. Made for the Australian climate, Pratley’s signature bracing design means that the guitars can better tolerate fluctuations in humidity; ensuring exceptional performance in both dry and humid conditions.

The Tonewoods

Pratley Guitars have a real passion for using the native timber from our beautiful country. Using Australian tone-woods gives Pratley acoustic guitars a voicing that stands out among international brands. 

Using local native timber species allows each Pratley Guitar to be much more environmentally friendly. Instead of importing timber from different countries all over the world, a number of premium tonewoods that grow within 4hrs drive of the Pratley factory are used. This combined with the fact that the Bunya soundboards come from trees that can be harvested after 30-40 years makes sustainability a big part of the Pratley Guitar ethos. (For example, Spruce soundboards often come from trees 200-400 years old).

Premium Australian tonewoods you can find used in a Pratley Guitar are Queensland BunyaQueensland Maple Silkwood, Australian Cedar, Australian BlackwoodQueensland Blue Fig. And for those after a more traditional build, the Studio series features a range of guitars that use Rosewood and Spruce.

The unique tonewoods do not stop with the body of the guitar. Each Pratley Guitar has a fretboard made with either Johnstone River Teak or WengeJohnstone River Teak (JRT) is a topical hardwood similar to Indian rosewood in density & oil content. It makes a very stable fretboard that sits perfectly in the sweet spot of oily, hard, & with a good weight. It also holds frets very well. Wenge is an African wood that is beautiful and dark. It is tonally & visually amazing. This super hardwearing tone-wood is a great addition to the more expensive models.

The fretboard is also a floating fretboard with its end sitting just above the soundboard. Many companies compromise the soundboard geometry to create the correct angle to glue on the fretboard. Others machine the fretboard thin to thick to create the angle. Pratley Guitars keep the full thickness of the neck & fretboard through, past the last fret and then allow the fretboard to float above the top. Traditional stringed instruments  such as violin & cello also do this as it allows the maker to focus on the voice of the soundboard without compromise.

The Neck

The neck carve is high performing with 2-way adjustable truss rod & twin torsion bars. Both Truss rod & torsion bars run across the 14th fret body intersection which prevents any hump forming. Having the truss rod & bars run the full length of the neck allows for a more even relief arc from 1st to last fret.

Pratley Guitars use a set neck joining method which means the full thickness neck is glued into a solid timber pocket. The natural taper of the neck when fitted into the pocket creates a wedge joint similar to a horizontal dovetail. Pratley have also eliminated the 'OLD WORLD' heel which came from the Spanish heel method of construction. Removing the heel has reduced weight and allowed greater access to fretboard. Each neck is carefully fitted and glued into the body pocket to maximise resonant transfer.

The Bracing

Using his Industrial Design background, Martin Pratley has developed the A-X top bracing pattern to prevent bridge roll (top belly-ing) while enhancing the articulation and sweetness of tone. The bracing is also made from premium quarter sawn Bunya and is designed in a way that improves resonant transfer between the top, sides & back. The backs also have a 4.5M radius dome joined with the sides using their proprietary laser kerf linings.

The Headstock

An optimised Scarf Joint Head Angle is used to provide a good string break angle and superior strength.

Shipping Policy


Direct to Consumer Delivery Policy

What GIG Guitars Does:

  • GIG Guitars will process an item for a direct to consumer order. This can be shipped to a business or residential address using either Australia Post E-Parcel or StarTrack Express or collected by a courier selected by GIG Guitars on behalf of the Purchaser.
  • GIG Guitars will provide the Consignment details to the nominated email address.

What we don’t do

GIG Guitars takes no responsibility for lost or stolen goods.

Australia Post and Star Track Express have their own policy regarding this procedure. We recommend you visit their websites at for a better understanding of their proof of delivery policy.

  • As GIG Guitars are delivering on behalf of the purchaser, insurance of the goods is the responsibility of the purchaser. If any goods are damaged in transit, the store takes no responsible for the item and all logistics of return and it’s cost of re-supply.

If you require GIG Guitars to insure the goods on your behalf, please request this on the Purchase order for each Direct Ship order.

An additional insurance charge will be applied to the invoice.

  • All goods lost or stolen, after being left at the consumer’s premises, is not the responsibility of GIG Guitars.
  • GIG Guitars will not be responsible for following up delivery details, or any delivery discrepancies, this is the responsibility of you, the purchaser. We will only provide a consignment tracking info.

Details of your parcel can then be viewed on the Courier Website, using the Consignment number provided by GIG Guitars. If the matter cannot be resolved easily by tracking the Consignment Number from the relevant tracking Websites, GIG Guitars will endeavor to resolve it.

Return Policy

Conditions of Returns

Returnable items are subject to the following…

The product is faulty

The product is not the same product that was ordered

The product does not perform to the Manufacturers specifications

The product has been damaged in transit (please take note of all parcels immediately upon receiving from postage or courier and where possible take a photo of damage)

Items must be returned within 14 days

Items must be returned with original packaging and supplied accessories (ie; power supply, manuals)

Items must be returned as new, and free of scratches or marks

A copy of original receipt must accompany your return

You must contact the store before sending back any items

Returns may not be granted for products such as Print Music (due to Copyright Laws), Kazoos, Tin Whistles, Recorders (due to hygiene reasons)

Returns will not be granted due to a customer’s change of mind, or ordering the wrong product.

All faulty items will be directed back to suppliers for warranty assessment. This is no guarantee that a product will be replaced, repaired or refunded.

Contact Us

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Pratley Electric Semi-Hollow Blackwood Single Cut SD Seth Lover HH Set