This is one of Bob’s personal guitars which he made in his home workshop in Riverview, Florida, March, 2004. Serial Number 48004. During that period standard Benedetto models were licensed to be made by the Fender Custom Shop.
This guitar is very similar to our current Bravo Deluxe model. It features fine line Manhattan binding, highly flamed maple veneer, walnut stained back, sides and neck, a dark burled headstock veneer, B6 pickup and cello style tailpiece with endpin jack. Bob laminated the top and back by parking his car on the laminating presses! He originally installed Grover tuners, but later changed them to Gotoh.
Some light personal wear from Bob’s hands.
(Special thanks to Stephanie Ward for the great photos!)