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2008 Benedetto Bambino Deluxe
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SN# : S1426
Body size at lower bout: 14 12" Body Depth: 2 1/4" Scale length: 25" Nut: 1 11/16"
Materials: Arched multi-laminate flame maple body; solid maple neck; solid ebony fingerboard; silver headstock logo; ebony truss rod cover; bound body; solid bone nut.
Hardware: Hardware includes gold A-6 humbucking pickup; solid ebony tailpiece and fingerrest; master volume and tone controls with ebony knobs (push-pull tone pot switches pickup from humbucking to single coil operation); gold 16x1 tuners with ebony buttons.
Notes: He wrote the book on archtop guitar building. Literally. The most influential jazz guitar builder of the late 20th century, Bob Benedetto virtually single-handedly jump-started the contemporary revival of fine handbuilt archtop guitars, and his client roster is an A-list of the topmost echelon of jazz guitar talent.
The Bambino Deluxe builds on the popularity of the standard model, adding a highly figured flame maple soundboard with twin soundholes, and gold hardware including a single A-6 humbucking pickup at the neck position. Featuring an innovative 14 1/2" body, the Bambino Deluxe delivers big guitar performance in a compact package that's as delightful under the arm as it is in a gig bag. Parallel braced for maximum snap, the lightweight construction offers warm, classic tone with excellent feedback rejection. With master volume and tone controls, the Deluxe includes a push-pull tone pot that switches the pickup from humbucking to single coil operation for maximum verstility. The slim, gentle D profile neck sits smoothly in the palm, with a comfy 12 radius solid ebony fingerboard on a classic 25" Johnny Smith scale.
Hand signed by the maker, the Bambino Deluxe is an unbeatable value in a true US made, pro quality jazz guitar: a working axe as easy on your shoulder as it is on your wallet. This example has particularly intense tiger flame in the soundboard, and is in mint condition, complete with its original Benedetto arched plush hardshell case. This model is rarely seen on the vintage market; we have one only at this price, call now.
Case: Benedetto arched plush hardshell case.