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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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"
Neck Radius: 12"
Pickup: Floating Benedetto B-6
Binding: Solid Walnut
Headstock Face: Solid Walnut
History: Originally made for a man named Clint Bell.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).
Condition: 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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07-12-2018, 03:05 AM #1
- Join Date
- May 2015
- San Diego, CA
Benedetto 16-B Birdseye Maple 2010 Archtop Guitar (Asking $8000)
Last edited by nick56; 07-16-2018 at 07:27 PM.
07-12-2018, 09:48 AM #2
Simply gorgeous. Good luck with the sale.
07-12-2018, 10:07 AM #3
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.
07-12-2018, 12:55 PM #4
- Join Date
- Mar 2018
Beautiful guitar! GLWTS
07-12-2018, 01:08 PM #5
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)