The celebrated Benedetto “Knotty Pine” guitar (serial #29293) in the Chinery Collection. (featured on page 6 in ‘Making an Archtop Guitar‘.)
Made from inferior tonewoods, riddled with small knots, weather checking and discoloration.
Per Bob: “I wanted to prove that a great sounding guitar could be made from ‘less than the best’ woods.”
Photo: John Bender Photography, East Stroudsburg, PA, 1993
Below: Bucky Pizzarelli ‘serenades’ our daughter Gina on the Knotty Pine, May 1993.