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
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.