Custom, One of a Kind by Bob Benedetto!
This lightweight instrument, inspired by the Golden Period, has a powerful yet warm bass response, coupled with ringing overtones in the upper register, and an overall sparkling quality. This instrument is distinguished by the gorgeous curly koa which is a cherished tone wood that is only found in Hawaii. Koa can be thought of as mahogany on caffeine! This custom Benedetto creation is absolutely one of the most stunning guitars we have seen.
BODY: Archtop: 16" lower bout, 3" body depth, Non-cutaway
TOP: Carved, hand-graduated and tuned, highly select master grade bear claw spruce
BACK: Carved, hand-graduated and tuned, highly select grade curly koa
SIDES: Highly select grade curly koa
BRACING: X-braced European spruce
BINDING: Fine-lined wood purfling
NECK: Select, flamed maple w/ ebony veneer headstock
FINGERBOARD: Ebony, 12" radius, with 12th fret abalone floral inlay
WIDTH AT NUT: 1-3/4", Ebony
BRIDGE: Ebony, adjustable with black wheels and posts
TAILPIECE: Ebony with Benedetto tail adjuster