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Benedetto 40th Anniversary Bubinga Benny One-off Electric Guitar  From Benedetto

Gorgeous One-off Solid-body Benedetto


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This is an absolutely breathtaking guitar from Bob Benedetto! It plays as good as it looks too! This is from a very limited edition of 40th Anniversary instruments hand-signed by Bob.

Benedetto 40th Anniversary Bubinga Benny One-off at Sound Pure

This is an absolutely breathtaking guitar from Bob Benedetto! It plays as good as it looks too! This is from a very limited edition of 40th Anniversary instruments hand-signed by Bob.

Manufacturer's Description from Benedetto

Benedetto's beautifully compact solid body electric guitar is designed for the player looking for a solid body Benedetto. Providing a wide spectrum of classic and modern tones, it features a select carved top and chambered mahogany body with a Florentine cutaway. A warm and responsive guitar, with twin A6 humbucking pickups and custom switching system, its tone replicates our carved top instruments.

Benedetto Guitars

About Manufacturer

Robert Benedetto is widely acknowledged as today's foremost maker of archtop guitars. Over a prolific four-decade career, he has personally handcrafted nearly 800 instruments, including 500 archtops. "My roots are in jazz guitar. It's been my love and my focus since Day One." Robert Benedetto was born October 22, 1946 in the Bronx, New York, into a family of artists, cabinet makers and musicians. He made his first archtop guitar in 1968. His reputation grew as he crafted guitars for noted players Bucky Pizzarelli, Chuck Wayne, Joe Diorio and Cal Collins, and, later, Johnny Smith, Jack Wilkins, Ron Eschete, Martin Taylor, Howard Alden, John Pizzarelli, Andy Summers, Jimmy Bruno and Kenny Burrell (collectively known as The Benedetto Players). His guitars appear on countless recordings, TV & film soundtracks, in videos, books, magazines, museums (including the Smithsonian Institution) and concerts worldwide. Bob & Cindy Benedetto were married in 1975. For over 30 years, Cindy has photographed and extensively documented Bob's guitars and their players. In 1994, they published the landmark book, Making an Archtop Guitar, following it in 1996 with its companion video, Archtop Guitar Design & Construction . That same year, Cindy organized the Benedetto Players in Concert series. In 2004, Mel Bay Publications produced the acclaimed "Benedetto: Body and Soul" DVD, a biography by William Doyle. From 1999-2006, Benedetto had a licensing agreement with Fender Musical Instruments to produce his models in a small, controlled manufacturing environment. In 2006, Benedetto joined forces with Howard Paul to bring Benedetto Guitars to the next level, manufacturing a broad line of more affordable professional instruments without compromising the unparalleled Benedetto worldwide reputation for singular quality. The new shop is located in Savannah, GA and is producing some of the finest guitars to ever carry the Benedetto name. Everything is done under Bob’s watchful eye with his unparalleled attention to detail and craftsmanship.


Body: Carved-top, chambered solid body, 14 1/2" lower bout, 2" body depth, Florentine cutaway

Top: Select, carved Bubinga, with Maple Center inlay

Back: Mahogany, chambered

Binding: Bubinga

Neck: Mahogany

Fingerboard: Ebony, 12" radius, with 12th fret abalone floral inlay

Width at Nut: 1 3/4", black phenolic

Scale: 25"

Frets: 22

Bridge/Tailpiece: TonePros gold AVT2

Pickups: 2 Benedetto A6 gold

Controls: Master volume, master tone with push/ pull coil tap, 3-way pickup selector

Hardware: Gold

Fingerrest: None

Finish: Gloss nitrocellulose lacquer

Color: Natural Strings: Pure Nickel (.011 - .050)

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