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Benedetto Bravo Deluxe Honey Blonde S1109 Archtop Guitar  From Benedetto

1 Pickup Deluxe 16" Archtop


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What We Think

This instrument is a great way to get into a professional Benedetto guitar at a price not seen until recently. The guitar has the classic Benedetto tone, nice, round and even up and down the fretboard. The upgraded flamed back and sides are stunning. We find the B-6 pickup to be a little darker and warmer than the A-6. It's just got a huge sound. This is the ultimate medium-size jazz box.

Manufacturer's Description from Benedetto

An immaculately dressed but still reasonably priced Professional Series instrument, we have upgraded the Bravo with a deluxe binding package on the body, neck, headstock and sound holes, and added a B-6 black pickup. This stunning laminated instrument looks and feels like a hand carved solid wood guitar. Available only in Natural and Honey Blonde finishes.

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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: 16" lower bout, 2 1/2" body depth, Venetian cutaway

Top: Laminated select spruce

Back: Laminated select maple

Sides: Solid Flamed maple

Bracing: Parallel spruce

Binding: Multiples of black/white throughout

Neck: American Flamed Maple

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

Width at Nut: 1 3/4", bone

Scale: 25"

Frets: 22

Bridge: Ebony, adjustable with black wheels and posts

Tailpiece: Model EPS (Ebony Professional Series)

Pickups: 1 Benedetto B-6 Black

Controls: Master volume, master tone with push/ pull coil tap

Hardward: Gold

Fingerrest: Ebony

Finish: Gloss nitrocellulose lacquer

Strings: Pure nickel (.012-.052)

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