Instruments by Benko Musical have a special connection to The Twelfth Fret - from 1954 to the 1970's, the Benko shop occupied what became our original location. Frank Benko was an instrument builder from Croatia who settled in Montreal, later Toronto, and built a number of traditional European instruments such as the Brac and the mandolin, as well as guitars.

Dating to January 1999, this is a european-style classical guitar with a Sitka spruce top and Brazilian Rosewood back and sides and ebony fingerboard and bridge. The neck is mahogany with no headplate. The finish is a very well done nitrocellulose lacquer. The scale length is 648 mm, and the nut width is 50 mm. It is in very good condition with no evidence of damage or repairs. The original case, hand built by John Benko, is included.

Follow the links in the post on our site to read more about Benko's history and to see more photos of this wonderful guitar.

Prices shown here are in US dollars and are based on a recent exchange rate. For Canadian dollar pricing, please follow the More Details link here to our website posting at . Prices do not include shipping, taxes, or any import duties.

The Twelfth Fret

The Twelfth Fret

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The Twelfth Fret
The Twelfth Fret
(416) 423-2132
Toronto, Ontario
1:08 AM
12-6 Monday to Thursday 12-7 Friday 11-5 Saturdays Closed Sundays

1. We accept Visa and Mastercard through our secure online payment processor. We do use 3d Secure, aka Verified by Visa and Mastercard Secure Code. If the card cannot be verified through this method, shipping delays may occur. 2. We accept wire transfers - please contact us for details. 3. We do not accept cheques. Our banks hold cheques far too long for this to be useful. 4. In person we're happy to accept cash or verified debit cards. 5. Normally, on our own website ( we list prices primarily in Canadian dollars. On Gbase, we've converted the Canadian prices to US dollars at a 1.3% exchange rate. This rate is subject to change, reflecting current currency conversion rates.

Our primary carrier is FedEx. We also use Canada Post where rates or delivery schedules may provide better service to our customers. While we try hard to ship promptly, we will hold shipments if we determine that weather issues may cause damage to the shipped item.

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