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Benedetto Floral Manhattan Archtop built by Bob Benedetto(2009)- Price Reduction

  • This is one of the last guitars that Bob built, however he did not apply the finish. His team did that. Bob Benedetto built this archtop in 2009 for his friend & guitar professor, Bob Yelin (who has since passed). You will see Bob Yelin's name inlayed on the tail piece in abalone. We have this guitar from the gentleman who obtained it from Bob Yelin's widow.
  • You will see in our pictures, a screen shot of part of a conversation with Bob Benedetto about this guitar, as well as a photo of Bob Yelin with this guitar.
  • Bob Yelin was a respected arranger of Jazz music, you will find Jazz books with his arrangements for sale on Amazon.
  • Bob Benedetto has retired from guitar building, so this is a Rare opportunity to own a fine archtop, handcrafted by the best.
  • Purely acoustic, this archtop guitar has no pickup, but boy, does it sing!
  • Near mint condition
  • Hand carved Spruce top
  • Highly figured, hand carved Maple back
  • This same beautiful wood forms the sides
  • Ebony pick guard, bridge, and tailpiece
  • Flame Maple neck (bound)
  • Ebony fretboard with one floral abalone inlay that matches the floral sound holes carved into the top of the guitar
  • Burl headstock faceplate with Pearl Logo
  • Gold Gotoh 510 tuning machines with snakewood buttons
  • Bob Benedetto's signature is on the back of the headstock
  • SN: S1847
  • Own a real piece of history!
  • Original hard shell case included in our price of $50,000.
  • sale NOW $47,500

  • Condition: Used, Near Mint
  • Frets to body: 14
  • Scale Length: 25"
  • Nut Width: 1 11/16"
  • Saddle string spacing: 2 1/8"
  • Case: Original

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    Robin Weber
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    Available M-F (10-4:00) CST. Via email at or 615-672-7733.

    We accept Visa/Mastercard/American Express/Discover from USA residents and good ol' cash. Personal checks are accepted under the condition that shipment is delayed until the check clears the bank. TN residents add 9 3/4% sales tax.

    We ship Fedex ground insured, unless otherwise specified by the buyer. On finer instruments, we insist on overnight shipment for safe handling. Buyer pays shipping unless otherwise agreed upon. International shipments are via FedEx.

    Must have prior approval of return. Opened strings are not returnable. If for any reason you are not satisfied with your guitar, simply return it fully insured (with prior authorization) via shipping method we agree upon. When we receive the instrument in the same condition as when we shipped it, you will happily be issued a refund minus all shipping costs.