Manhattan™

The Manhattan guitar has become the signature model of the Benedetto archtop line. Made under Bob’s scrupulous supervision, the Manhattan consists of only the finest materials, designs and craftsmanship, including the Benedetto fine–lined binding package, unbound ebony fingerrest and Benedetto cello–style tailpiece. Bob painstakingly selects the tonewoods, reviews the voicings and inspects each guitar, assuring the ultimate in archtop beauty, tonality and playability. Imitated but never equaled, the Manhattan has raised the standard of carved top guitars and is truly the instrument by which all other archtops are measured. (Also available in 7–string).

$20,000*

Includes Deluxe Hardshell Case

*Prices subject to change without notice.

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Customization available on all models!


Specs:

Body:

Archtop: 17" lower bout, 3" body depth Venetian cutaway


Top:

Carved, hand–graduated and tuned, master grade European spruce


Back:

Carved, hand–graduated master grade European flamed maple


Sides:

Master grade European flamed maple


Bracing:

X–braced European spruce


Binding:

Fine–lined multiples of black/white throughout


Neck:

Select, American flamed maple


Fingerboard:

Ebony, 12" radius, with 12th fret abalone floral inlay


Width at Nut:

1 ¾", bone


Scale:

25"


Frets:

21


Bridge:

Ebony, adjustable with black wheels and posts


Tailpiece:

Ebony with Benedetto tail adjuster


Pickup:

1 Benedetto S–6 (suspended)


Controls:

Volume mounted on fingerrest


Tuners:

Gotoh gold with ebony buttons


Fingerrest:

Ebony


Finish:

Gloss nitrocellulose lacquer


Colors:

Claret, Antique Burst, Honey Blonde, Opulent Brown, Natural


Strings:

Pure nickel (.012-.052)


Colors:

Claret Claret


Antique Burst Antique Burst


Honey Blonde Honey Blonde


Opulent Brown Opulent Brown

Natural Natural