Benedetto GA-35 Natural Semi-Hollow Electric #52599 - Used  From Benedetto

The hotly sought after and discontinued GA-35 from Bob Benedetto.

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What We Think

Whoa!  Good luck finding another one of these!  If a superlative, solid wood semi hollow electric fine-tuned for the Jazzer is on your list, this just made the top.  Electrics just don't typically have this level of harmonic complexity and character.  Playability, too!  A moderate C shape makes playabiltiy an absolute breeze.  Exceeds expectations, to say the least!  

Condition: Used, Excellent

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.

Specifications

Weight: 6.50 lbs

Model: GA-35

Serial: 52599

Year: 2019

Color: Natural

Top: 5A Flamed Solid Maple

Body: Chambered Mahogany

Binding: B/W/B

Neck: Mahogany

Fingerboard: Ebony

Width at Nut: 1 11/16"

Neck: C, .82" at 1st fret, .92" at heel

Nut Material: Bone

Scale: 25"

Frets: 22

Bridge: Tune-o-matic

Tailpiece: ABR

Pickup: 2 x Benedetto A-6 Gold

Controls: 3-Way Toggle, Volume, Volume, Tone, Tone

Tuners: Gotoh Gold with Ebony Buttons

Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Upgrades: Floral Inlay on Deadstock in Abalone / C-Shape Neck

Case: Hardshell

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