16-B™

With the 16-B Bob Benedetto brings back a little nostalgia with body lines of his custom-made 16″ guitars from the 1990s. This was the pattern (16-B) that graced guitars made for Bucky Pizzarelli, Joe Diorio, Ron Eschete, Howard Alden, Jimmy Bruno, Chris Standring, John Pizzarelli and other world-class players and esteemed customers. The shape differs from the Bravo body lines with softer, narrower shoulders and a slightly less pronounced cutaway. The new 16-B has a parallel braced, carved spruce top and flamed maple back and sides. The 16-B borrows its binding package, headstock shape, tuners and EPS tailpiece from the Bravo Deluxe, and the A-6 built-in gold pickup from the Bravo model. The inlaid “Benedetto” logo is abalone. This model is offered in standard Antiqueburst and Opulent Brown finishes only. It is the most gig-friendly carved guitar in our line, remarkably responsive and feedback resistant. Affordability and pedigree all rolled into one ultra-comfortable guitar.

$10,000*

Includes Deluxe Hardshell Case

*Prices subject to change without notice.

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Specs:

Body:

Carved Archtop 16" lower bout, 2 1/2" body depth, Venetian cutaway


Top:

Carved Spruce (European or American as available)


Back:

Carved Curly or Quilted Maple (European or American as available)


Sides:

Solid Curly or Quilted maple (to match back)


Bracing:

Parallel Spruce


Binding:

Deluxe binding package – multiples of black and white throughout


Neck:

Flamed maple


Fingerboard:

Ebony, 12


Width at Nut:

1 ¾"


Scale:

25"


Frets:

22


Bridge:

Ebony, adjustable with black wheels and posts


Tailpiece:

Model EPS (Ebony Professional Series)

Pickup:

1 Benedetto A–6 gold

Controls:

Volume and Tone

Tuners:

Gotoh gold with ebony buttons


Fingerrest:

Ebony


Finish:

Gloss nitrocellulose lacquer


Colors:

Antique Burst, Opulent Brown


Strings:

Pure nickel (.012-.052)


Colors:

Antique Burst Antique Burst


Opulent Brown Opulent Brown