Benedetto Guitars Custom Cremona 17inch Thin Body Made in 1978 Walnut Burst w Vintage DeArmond "First Ever Special Made". In 1968, he started making guitars in a private workshop in New Jersey, in 1999 he made Fender and Guild archtop guitars, and since 2007 he has been working with many builders as Benedetto Archtop Guitars. Its customers include Howard Alden, Cal Collins, Frank Vignola, Jimmy Bruno, Joe Diorio, John Pizzarelli, Ron Eskete, Johnny Smith, Jack Wilkins, Martin Taylor, Kenny Burrell, Pat Martino, Stephane Grappelli, and more.There are so many top-notch musicians in the line, and it is famous as Lucia, who boasts the top level in the world. Among the works, Vintage Benedetto, which is also an early work, is exceptional, and boasts high quality that players all over the world will look for. The one I would like to introduce this time is a 17-inch arched top model that incorporates Benedetto's first thin body style based on the top model Cremona, which is the work of the individual artificial studio period, which is the initial work. It will be one made in 1978. First of all, as its specifications, based on the high-end model Cremona, it has a 17-inch body cutaway style and arch top back specifications.
Carefully selected German silver spruce is used for the body top, and the finest maple material with a floating frame is used for the body side back. And the body thickness is usually 3 inches about 76.2 mm in Cremona, but this is the first thin body of Beneded to adopt 214 inches about 57.15 mm. The deepest part from the body top to the body back is 3 inches. In addition, the finish color is a very rare walnut burst color while most of Beneded's works are natural blonde colors. Unlike the black two-tone sunburst, the coloring has an outstanding atmosphere.
Next, the neck is made of high-quality maple with a beautiful figured frame, and the center part is made of walnut and maple, which is a strong specification with multiple layers of laminated material. The fingerboard material is ebony, and the fingerboard inlay is MOP with a custom scalloped block inlay with both sides of the block curved inward. In addition, the multi-binding, bridge, tailpiece, and pickguard on the body top, body back, neck, head, and F-hole are all made of ebony, each with an artistic inlay work.
The head plate is made of walnut bar and has the motif inlay unique to this model and the brand logo inlay as well as the tailpiece. And it is a sound that is worrisome, but if this is the reason why it was premiered, it will play the best sound of the highest peak in history, the one and only that you will be informed by yourself.
The mellow swelling of the sound that maximizes the graininess of each note and the goodness of the acoustic, the long sustain that melts in the air, and the attractive tone of the drug can only be said to be a stone's throw. Screaming Rather, although it is a basic jazz sound, I get the impression that the quality of each part has been raised to the utmost limit. The treble range is a beautiful and gorgeous tune that is common to harps and violins, and although the sound is crisp and tense, there is no range that hurts the ears. The midrange is an image that is pushed out before the single core passes, and it emits a lot of tasty overtone components in combination with a rich acoustic sound.The low range is a sweet and wide sound, but the outline of the sound is not blurred, and the sustain that is so long is matured in multiple layers inside the body, and the unique vibrato feeling brings together the whole sound. The tone is high quality but withered, and the sound is so sophisticated that you can mistake it for what you are playing. This sound experience is something you can't get anywhere else, and it's a premium.
In addition, the vintage Dialmond Floating PU of the 1960s and 1970s is currently installed, and the output from here does not impair the goodness of the guitar itself, it outputs a natural acoustic tone, and it can be used as an acoustic as well as from an amplifier. You can also enjoy the output of. Finally, as for the condition, fine dents and scratches, buckle scratches and picking scratches can be seen in various places, but considering that it is one 43 years ago, it keeps a wonderful condition that can be called a beautiful item. This is installed as an original at the time of pre-sale.Other strap pin replacements, fret nuts, and pot replacements can be seen. The case comes with a Carlton case that fits the body shape. See image As for the market price of Benedetto's works, the current Cremona model is a new one, and the used market price is rarely less than 2 million yen. The number of individuals in the individual workshop production period is extremely small, but in the end it jumped to the dollar with a new one. This one is based on Cremona, but it is the one and only Vintage Benedetto Archtop Guitar that was custom-ordered with Benedetto's first thin body.
The current reasonable price is expected to be around 33.5 million yen. Although it is a very special one that was specially ordered at that time, it is a super featured item that is almost the same as the used market price of normal Cremona, so if you are interested, please do not miss this big chance. Your satisfaction is important to us.We have pride ourselves in the Quality of items we offer. All our items has been checked by technician.
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