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Benedetto Bambino, New With Warranty
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Body size at lower bout: 14 12" Body Depth: 2 1/4" Scale length: 25" Nut: 1 11/16"
Materials: Arched multi-laminate maple body; solid maple neck; solid ebony fingerboard; silver headstock logo; ebony truss rod cover; bound body; solid bone nut.
Hardware: Hardware includes twin A-6 humbucking pickups; solid ebony tailpiece and fingerrest; master volume and tone controls with ebony knobs (push-pull tone pot switches pickups from humbucking to single coil operation) 3-way pickup selector switch; 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 is Bob's gift to the working performer, whether journeying cross country or just across town. Featuring an innovative 14 1/2" body, the Bambino 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 Bambino's lightweight soundhole-free construction offers the ultimate in feedback resistance from a hollow bodied instrument. With master volume, tone and toggle switch, the controls are simple and to the point, and the paired A-6 humbucking pickups offer a tonal range from croon to crunch. A push-pull tone pot switches pickups 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.
At just 5lb 13oz the guitar is notably light weight and well balanced, on the lap or the strap. Hand signed by the maker, the Bambino is unquestionably the best buy in a true US made, pro quality jazz guitar: a working axe as easy on your shoulder as it is on your wallet. This exceptional example is new with warranty, and the very last of our stock, as this model is now sold only direct from Benedetto. Last call: call now.
Case: Benedetto deluxe black arched plush hardshell case.