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Benedetto Andy Model One-off Opulent Brown Archtop Guitar - USED MINT!!!!  From Benedetto

Amazing travel size carved archtop guitar


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The is a barely used Andy Model from Benedetto. The color is a one-off for this model and came from Bob's Boutique. It's nearly impossible to hear the difference between this guitar and a full size archtop. It's got an amazing acoustic tone with the solid top. This is the perfect travel companion!

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Manufacturer's Description from Benedetto

The Andy is a short scale archtop electric guitar that is perfect for either travel or serious youth guitarists. Not a toy, the guitar's 23" neck scale features a solid carved spruce top and a solid carved maple back, with laminated maple sides. The guitar incorporates the same design features of its big brothers with an ebony fingerboard, fingerrest, tailpiece and bridge. A mini-humbucking pickup with volume and tone control is built into the top.

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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: Laminated Hollowbody Archtop: 12" lower bout, 3" body depth, Florentine cutaway

Top: Carved, hand-graduated select spruce

Back: Carved, hand-graduated maple

Sides: Laminated maple

Bracing: Parallel spruce

Binding: none

Neck: American Maple

Fingerboard: Ebony, 12" radius

Width at Nut: 1 11/16", bone

Scale: 23"

Frets: 20

Bridge: Ebony, adjustable with black wheels and posts

Tailpiece: Model EPS (Ebony Professional Series)

Pickups: Built in Kent Armstrong mini-humbucker

Controls: Master volume, master tone

Hardward: Black

Fingerrest: laminated Ebony

Finish: Satin nitrocellulose lacquer

Strings: Pure nickel (.012-.052)

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