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I had a Benedetto Bambino once - got it for a steal during a liquidation event. Incredible guitar, especially considering it was (is?) Benedetto's lowest tier model.

Still way more guitar than I could do justice to so ended up selling (for a nice profit too). I miss it but it was the right move in the end.

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That Bambino is a real beauty!
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Originally Posted by pocketsquareguy View Post

I bought one of those MIM Strats about 14 years ago for my son. Amazing guitar for the money and I think it is better than most of the 70's US Strats I've ever played. NIce neck, great feel, easy to play, everything you want. The bridge humbucker was a typical heavy metal mod in the 90's for more crunch.

I agree that a standard Strat lead and middle pickup have their own great sound. Why mess with that? Well, guitars are kind of like cars and some guys just want to have fun tweaking them. I can never understand what guys put HB pickups in the lead position of a Tele. I do understand why they put them in the rythmn spot however.

Are you my mother? I like my MiM strat just fine. There is a blemish in the finish (maybe that's the downgrade you get for going M instead of US), but otherwise, I haven't felt like it was inferior to any of the MiUS strats (the "American" ones, not the fancier lines) I have touched at guitar shops. I think the story (at least 13-14 years ago) was that everything going into them was the same, it was just your choice mexican laborer in mexico or a mexican laborer in the US putting them together.

If I were piob, I would probably skip that one just because of the pickup (since he's looking for the strat sound), but I wouldn't shy away from another MiM that was like mine.
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Benedetto Bambino
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played Benedetto's a few times... never owned one but had them in the shop for extended periods and got to rock them out at my leisure. that's one hell of an axe... nice!
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I think the story (at least 13-14 years ago) was that everything going into them was the same, it was just your choice mexican laborer in mexico or a mexican laborer in the US putting them together.

not exactly... and Fender's production quality has basically been shit for a good, long while now. Only the high-end models and special Custom Shop etc. orders are completely made within the US now. Even models that say "Made in USA" on the stupid little sticker are mostly (to a certain percentage) made in Mexico and then taken across the border to be finished just enough to qualify them to legally state that it was made in USA. This happens in many industries obviously, and there have been WTO initiatives to close these loopholes, but it still persists.
And even if it were actually 100% USA, you want to pay at least $2K if not over $4K (Custom) for a Fender? that's a joke.
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Originally Posted by hooker4186 View Post

I had a Benedetto Bambino once - got it for a steal during a liquidation event. Incredible guitar, especially considering it was (is?) Benedetto's lowest tier model.

Still way more guitar than I could do justice to so ended up selling (for a nice profit too). I miss it but it was the right move in the end.

 

This is one guitar that makes me sign with pleasure from just looking at it. Simply stunning!

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Took this at the Miner Winery in Napa Valley yesterday. When we arrived for our tour I mentioned Bob Benedetto and guitars and they asked,"Would you like to go upstaies to the guitar room?" Dave Miner, the owner owns over 12 Benedettos. each year he trades cases of special edition wines to Bob in exchange for a custom guitar. We only saw four of his collection but you can see a few more on the winery website.

They treated us like special guests, taking us upstairs, bringing us glass after glass after glass of whites and reds to taste. It was fun sitting around talking guitars and drinking lots of great wine.
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Pups arrived yesterday afternoon, so this weekend is going to be quite entertaining.
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Took this at the Miner Winery in Napa Valley yesterday. When we arrived for our tour I mentioned Bob Benedetto and guitars and they asked,"Would you like to go upstaies to the guitar room?" Dave Miner, the owner owns over 12 Benedettos. each year he trades cases of special edition wines to Bob in exchange for a custom guitar. We only saw four of his collection but you can see a few more on the winery website.

They treated us like special guests, taking us upstairs, bringing us glass after glass after glass of whites and reds to taste. It was fun sitting around talking guitars and drinking lots of great wine.

Tone King Imperial! Knopfler's current amp.
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My Strat, and a friend's Tele. Let me borrow it for a few days; interesting how different guitars seem to prompt different play from their user.
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I had the 50th anniversary of the Strat on yesterday while I was working out. Great music and musicians. I want a Strat badly.
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interesting how different guitars seem to prompt different play from their user.

i try not to play differently between my strats and teles, but it's almost inevitable, even with the same song. Don't ask me to justify why, they're just different machines.
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Watching another Joe Bonamassa concert tonight. I think I would be satisfied if I could play guitar like him...
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I much prefer Gary Moore.
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I much prefer Gary Moore.

So you would not be happy if you could play like Joe? wink.gif
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