Bantams started with the idea that a guitar is first a function of its scale length. WIth its 26-3/16” scale, the Bantam has a big low-end response with steely highs. Mids are pushed perfectly with the CI90 (or Lollar Staple) while retaining string definition and punch. Clean tones are open and airy with that steely attack. When overdriven, the guitar has a wide frequency response that will fill the room. Think big.

Though the scale is a bit longer, playability is uncompromised. The Bantam feels familiar and nimble under your fingers. You’re gonna love it.

Specs include, but are not limited to:

  • Solid limba body
  • Bookmatched ebony top (pale moon or Texas)
  • Limba neck (C-shape, 0.84” to 0.90”)
  • Pale moon ebony or Texas ebony fretboard with optional inlays
  • Cardinal Harmonica bridge and tailpiece
  • Cardinal CI90 or Lollar Staple pickups
  • Volume, tone, 3-way toggle switch
  • Cardinal hardware
  • Hipshot locking tuners
  • 21 jumbo Jescar frets
  • 26-3/16” scale length
  • Radius = 12”
  • Nut width = 1.70”
  • Bone nut
  • Burnished oil based violin varnish finish


To see available Cardinal Bantam series guitars click here