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Bob Benedetto IL PALISSANDRO Archtop

Bob Benedetto IL PALISSANDRO Archtop

$ 40,000.00

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Benedetto Renaissance Series "IL PALISSANDRO" Archtop by Bob Benedetto(1996)

We are extremely honored to present this Handcrafted archtop by Bob Benedetto 

We have this guitar from the original owner, and will include pictures of him picking up the guitar from Bob, in Bob Benedetto's living room

  • Figured Indian rosewood back & sides- the back figure is such that we thought it was Brazilian rosewood at first glance - Hand carved, arched back 
  • Beautiful European spruce top - Hand carved arch top
  • Honduran Mahogany neck 
  • This is a purely acoustic archtop guitar, it does not have a pickup
  • Bob's signature & build year adorn the headstock
  • Indian rosewood headstock faceplate with an attractive curly maple piece in the center, as well as curly maple truss rod cover
  • Burled headstock backplate, looks to be mahogany
  • The guitar has rosewood bindings & natural wood purflings
  • The visual highlight of this guitar is the clustered floral sound openings in the top
  • There are decorative abalone inlays in 4 different places on the guitar in this same theme
  • Ebony fretboard, bridge, tailpiece, end pin, nut & saddle
  • This instrument features a Cello tail-adjuster, to fasten the ebony tailpiece to the guitar. In Bob's words: "My tailpiece arrangement is very pure and eliminates metal brackets, which dampen the guitar's acoustics."
  • Black Schaller tuning machines with Ebony buttons
  • This unique guitar was based on Bob's 16" guitar mold. This guitar is light in weight and is 3 3/8" deep at the tail
  • SN: 37096
  • Original list price for this guitar was $50,000 in 1996.
  • Original hard shell Harptone case included
  • This guitar was featured in the Feb 1998 issue of Acoustic Guitar Magazine in the "Great Acoustics" review on the back page. (see picture below). We will include an original copy of this magazine with the guitar.
  • Original CD that accompanied the guitar will also be included. This includes a shop tour, logos and other interesting items
  • This guitar was also featured in the May 1997 issue of Guitar Shop magazine. We will also include this 3 page article with the guitar. See pictures below.
  • Condition: Used, Near Mint Minus
  • Frets to body: 14
  • Scale Length: 25"
  • Nut width: 1 3/4"