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  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2015
    San Diego, CA

    North America Benedetto 16-B Birdseye Maple 2010 Archtop Guitar (Asking $8000)

    Words directly from Benedetto Guitars:
    "If someone ordered that guitar today we would probably charge around $18K. It's essentially a small bodied Manhattan without the signature headstock."

    I'm asking $8,000 with shipping included. Email at nicksullivan56@gmail.com if interested.

    Made at Benedetto shop in Savannah, Georgia in 2010
    Top: Carved Spruce (X-braced)
    Back: Carved Birdseye Maple (Walnut insert)

    Sides: Solid Birdseye Maple

    Neck: 3-piece Birdseye Maple (slim D profile)
    Body Dimensions: 16" lower bout, 2 1/2" body depth
    Nut Width: 1 3/4"
    Scale: 25"
    Neck Radius: 12"
    Pickup: Floating Benedetto B-6
    Binding: Solid Walnut
    Headstock Face: Solid Walnut
    Hardware: Black

    Originally made for a man named Clint Bell. His name was inlayed on the original tailpiece but that was swapped out for a non-inlayed standard Benedetto tailpiece. The original input jack was also replaced (an identical input jack was used) (the original is included in sale).

    Overall it is in fantastic condition. There are no cracks or splits in the wood and all of the hardware works perfectly. There is, however, a very small imperfection on the headstock from when a music stand was accidentally bumped (only the finish is affected) (See Photo).

    Set Up:
    Currently has 12-52 Elixir Strings and medium-low action.

    Shipping: I will only ship to the 50 United States. No international buyers. I will use Fed Ex Air (unless another carrier is specifically requested) and insure for the full selling price.
    Local Pickup: Local pickup is greatly encouraged (lower offers will be entertained).
    Returns: I do not accept returns.
    Case: A custom fitted Cedar Creek case is included.
    Strap: A black Lakota Leather strap is included.
    Certificate: The official certificate with serial number will be included.

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    Last edited by nick56; 07-16-2018 at 07:27 PM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Columbia, SC
    Simply gorgeous. Good luck with the sale.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Baja Baja Oklahoma
    Those are fantastic guitars, and I plan to buy one as soon as I hit the lottery. My wife can't seem to pick the right numbers, though. I don't think it's possible to find a better archtop. As good, maybe, rarely, but not better.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2018
    Beautiful guitar! GLWTS

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    'Tis safer under the bridge...
    Wow, I am a sucker for good birdseye maple and this one takes the cake! Beautiful! The only one nicer could be that all over birdseye maple Gibson ES5N I saw years ago on ebay.

    Good luck with the sale. I wish I had the moolah.
    Great Deals with Great Folks: max52 (Guild-Benedetto Artist Award); prickards (Ribbecke GC Halfling); Cincy2 (Comins Concert)

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