The Manhattan consists of only the finest materials, designs and craftsmanship, including the Benedetto fine–lined binding package, unbound ebony finger rest and Benedetto cello–style tailpiece. Imitated but never equaled, the Manhattan has raised the standard of carved top guitars and is truly the instrument by which all other archtops are measured.
Archtop: 17” lower bout, 3” body depth Venetian cutaway.
Top: Carved, hand–graduated and tuned, master grade European spruce.
Back: Carved, hand–graduated master grade European flamed maple.
Sides: Master grade European flamed maple.
Bracing: X–braced European spruce.
Binding: Fine–lined multiples of black/white throughout
Neck: Select, American flamed maple
Fingerboard: Ebony, 12” radius, with 12th fret abalone floral inlay
Weight: 5lbs 13oz
Width at Nut: 1 1”, bone
Bridge: Ebony, adjustable with black wheels and posts
Tailpiece: Ebony with Benedetto tail adjuster
Pickup: 1 Benedetto S–6 (suspended)
Controls: Volume mounted on fingerrest
Tuners: Gotoh gold with ebony buttons
Finish: Gloss nitrocellulose lacquer
Color: Honey Blonde
Strings: Pure nickel (.012-.052)