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Benedetto Bambino Lime Sorbet S1050 Archtop Guitar  From Benedetto

Unique and devastatingly cool Bambino in Lime Sorbet finish! 


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What We Think

Loving this finish. It's eye-catching, yet subtle. It reminds me of the old "TV yellow" finishes. White gave off too much glare on black and white televisions, so you went with something just faintly darker than white.

Sounds tremendous. I just plugged into a Jazz Suprema with very satisfying results. Had to force myself to switch it off! You definitely get that warm, woody tone of a jazz-box in a slick, manageable package. Inviting and textured tone that seduces. Truly lovely neck profile, too. The kind of big, comfy C that fills out your palm perfectly. 


Manufacturer's Description from Benedetto

As its name implies, the Bambino is a baby in size...but with a big voice. This extraordinary model is a prayer answered for the musician with a lot of time on the road. Its lightweight and compact 14 1/2" body is easily manageable in airport traffic or taxis. It features a laminated maple top and back, a maple neck shaped for playing comfort as only a Benedetto can be. With two nickel plated Benedetto A6 pickups, it's all you'll ever need! So, if you're looking for the tone of a big jazz box but need the compact comfort of a smaller guitar, this model was made for you.

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About Manufacturer

Robert Benedetto is widely acknowledged as today's foremost maker of archtop guitars. Over a prolific four-decade career, he has personally handcrafted nearly 800 instruments, including 500 archtops. "My roots are in jazz guitar. It's been my love and my focus since Day One." Robert Benedetto was born October 22, 1946 in the Bronx, New York, into a family of artists, cabinet makers and musicians. He made his first archtop guitar in 1968. His reputation grew as he crafted guitars for noted players Bucky Pizzarelli, Chuck Wayne, Joe Diorio and Cal Collins, and, later, Johnny Smith, Jack Wilkins, Ron Eschete, Martin Taylor, Howard Alden, John Pizzarelli, Andy Summers, Jimmy Bruno and Kenny Burrell (collectively known as The Benedetto Players). His guitars appear on countless recordings, TV & film soundtracks, in videos, books, magazines, museums (including the Smithsonian Institution) and concerts worldwide. Bob & Cindy Benedetto were married in 1975. For over 30 years, Cindy has photographed and extensively documented Bob's guitars and their players. In 1994, they published the landmark book, Making an Archtop Guitar, following it in 1996 with its companion video, Archtop Guitar Design & Construction . That same year, Cindy organized the Benedetto Players in Concert series. In 2004, Mel Bay Publications produced the acclaimed "Benedetto: Body and Soul" DVD, a biography by William Doyle. From 1999-2006, Benedetto had a licensing agreement with Fender Musical Instruments to produce his models in a small, controlled manufacturing environment. In 2006, Benedetto joined forces with Howard Paul to bring Benedetto Guitars to the next level, manufacturing a broad line of more affordable professional instruments without compromising the unparalleled Benedetto worldwide reputation for singular quality. The new shop is located in Savannah, GA and is producing some of the finest guitars to ever carry the Benedetto name. Everything is done under Bob’s watchful eye with his unparalleled attention to detail and craftsmanship.


Body: Laminated Hollowbody Archtop: 14 1/2" lower bout, 2 1/4" body depth, Florentine cutaway

Top: Laminated flamed maple

Back: Laminated maple

Sides: Laminated maple

Bracing: Parallel spruce

Binding: Top & Back: wht/blk/wht
Neck: white
Headstock: white

Neck: American Maple

Fingerboard: Ebony, 12" radius, with 12th fret abalone floral inlay

Width at Nut: 1 11/16", bone

Scale: 25"

Frets: 22

Bridge: Ebony, adjustable with black wheels and posts

Tailpiece: Model EPS (Ebony Professional Series)

Pickups: 2 Benedetto A6 chrome

Controls: Master volume, master tone with push/ pull coil tap, 3-way pickup selector

Hardward: Chrome

Fingerrest: Ebony

Finish: Gloss nitrocellulose lacquer

Available Colors: Espresso, Antique Burst, Lime Sorbet, Tibetan Red, Denim

Strings: Pure nickel (.012-.052)

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