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Sadowsky Jimmy Bruno Archtop

Sadowsky Jimmy Bruno Archtop

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The Sadowsky Jimmy Bruno Model achieves the goal of a smaller, comfortable guitar that is resistant to feedback but does not compromise on tone. The smaller body permits a higher feedback threshold and is very comfortable to play. The mahogany neck gives the guitar a rich, warm fullness that makes this instrument sound much “bigger” than one would expect from a smaller body.

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The Sadowsky Jimmy Bruno Model achieves the goal of a smaller, comfortable guitar that is resistant to feedback but does not compromise on tone.

The smaller body permits a higher feedback threshold and is very comfortable to play. The mahogany neck gives the guitar a rich, warm fullness that makes this instrument sound much “bigger” than one would expect from a smaller body.

CRAIG'S POV

Being raised in Philadelphia, home of many great guitarists, you would be hard pressed to be in any jazz circles and not hear the name of guitar legend Jimmy Bruno. Jimmy and I are both contemporaries,  and even when I was a teenager I'd hear comments like: " Craig you really sound good man, but you've got to check out Jimmy Bruno, he's unbelievable."

So what do you get when you take an amazing guitarist and match him with an amazing builder? An amazing guitar. The Sadowsky Bruno model to me is the perfect jazz guitar. It's smaller than a Jim Hall model, but the reduction in size doesn't mean the guitar suffers in acoustic tone in any way. It has a  beautifully contoured neck, and with its 1 11/16" nut width, it's a very sleek feeling, modern take on a jazz guitar.

Continuing the modern theme,  the body meets the neck at the 15th fret giving you easy access to the higher frets.  It's something that you don't see often with jazz guitars. It's a treat for the eyes, too. This is the first caramel burst Bruno I've seen. Caramel burst might now be my new favorite color for the model.

Bottom line is this: IMO you can't do better than a Sadowsky archtop anywhere close to the price. In fact,  you can't beat Roger's impeccable eye for detail and playability at any price. Above all, you can feel the input of a great player on this instrument. Maybe that's why these guitars are very hard to find with a long waiting list. This Bruno kills!

If you'd like to find out more about this item, just call or e-mail me. It would be my pleasure to talk to you about it.

ABOUT SADOWSKY GUITARS
Mention the name Roger Sadowsky to your average guitar player, and you'll likely elicit a "Roger Who?" But that name is spoken in almost reverent tones amongst working musicians. Sadowsky has built this reputation by giving the modern guitarist and bassist what he needs--a no-nonsense, versatile, and reliable electric guitar that performs great and sounds better. Of course, these are claims made by every guitar company in existence; but Sadowsky Guitars is one of the very few companies that can actually back it up. Sadowsky Guitars is based in Long Island City, in Queens New York where founder Roger Sadowsky built the business from the ground up in 1979, after 7 years of guitar luthier training. Today, the Sadowsky company has around 10 employees and caters to guitarists such as; Walter Becker, Jim Hall, Chuck Loeb, Russell Malone, Jimmy Bruno, and Lee Ritenour.


Body Construction5-ply maple laminate
Finishcaramel burst
Width at Lower Bout14 3/4"
Body Thickness2 3/4"
Nut width1 11/16"
Neckmahogany
Fingerboardebony with cat’s eye pearl inlays
Scale24 3/4"
Frets22, 15 frets to the body
Bridge, Talipiece, Pickguardebony
Hardwaregold
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