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(B1) JB Bandolim (Modelo ESP.) 1996

(B1) JB Bandolim (Modelo ESP.) 1996

Regular price $2,100.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $2,100.00 USD
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Vintage João Batista bandolim in excellent condition, this one in flamed maple. All it needed in Adam's shop in São Paulo was a setup and a set of strings.  This is an excellent example of JB's work during the era in which his reputation as a top-rung luthier for chorões and sambistas was cemented. 

Top: Spruce
Back & sides: Flamed Maple
Neck: Cedro Rosa (Cedar)
Fingerboard: ebony
Nut: bone+zero fret
Bridge: bone
Scale length: 346mm
Nut width: 30mm
Body depth: 66mm
Widest body width: 306mm
Finish: polyurethane (original)
Tuners: Schaller
Pickup: no
Case: original hardcase
Strings: Dinâmico São Paulo bandolim (bronze) 010
Recent Work: setup
Notes: filled hole where pickup was once installed. See photo.
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