This is a very rare opportunity to own one of our more expensive guitars at a discounted price. We don’t offer factory seconds and this is certainly a first quality guitar in every aspect. However, we had to strip the original finish from this new Bambino Elite after it was marred en route to a dealer. We swapped out their guitar with a new Violinburst Bambino Elite and decided to make this one something really special. Bob decided on a deep marine blue-burst translucent finish. Other than the color, this is a Bambino Elite in every aspect: hand select, hand graduated Sitka Spruce top, hand graduated NW Big Leaf Quilted Maple back with book-matched quilted sides, a 25″ neck scale, 1 11/16 nut width, and ebony fingerboard, tailpiece, fingerrest, bridge, and faceplate. It comes with the original B-6 pickup and a deluxe Cedar Creek case. This first run guitar meets every single quality criteria for our $18,500 Bambino Elite. But since we refinished it, we thought we would give some lucky soul a unique chance to jump into an Elite guitar for a really great price. Consider it an early Christmas (or Hanukkah) present to yourself.