Benedetto Sinfonietta

Every once in a while a luthier I have had some connection with comes up with a surprise, one of them unknown to me spent four years with Bob Benedetto , during that time working on hundreds of guitars and carving the neck on Bobs personal guitar Ben got to build his own  guitar a Benedetto Sinfonietta of which Bob signed off on all aspects of the build, with the headstock signed by him a personal message scribed in pencil inside the the guitar which can be seen in an image and of course the memory of working in such a great shop in a small five man team .

Ben was there for from 2011-2015, Bob retiring two years into his time there , but he still appeared to sign off on the work.

 

The specification of the guitar offered for sale at    USD 30,000 is as follows.

 

The neck  Spanish Cedar

The Guitar is 25” scale

Fingerboard , Bridge, Tailpiece are ebony

The back sides and binding are European Maple

The carved top is Bear Claw European Spruce

The front and back of the headstock is Burl walnut

Custom black pearl back of headstock inlay

16” lower bout

3” body depth and is X braced.

Waverly Tuners black mother of pearl and gold.

This is a commission sale , the guitar resides in the US with the owner.

The instrument has only been played for around three hours in total, there is full provenance

with the guitar and is cased in a custom Cedar Creek  Benedetto case.

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