Cremona 18"

Cremona 18"

$30,000

The 18" guitar was first introduced in 1934 as the ultimate in power projection for the big band guitarist. These acoustical cannons are available in our Cremona, La Venezia and other model styles, with or without an S6 floating pickup attached.

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Cremona

Cremona

$30,000

The Cremona features spectacular fiddle-back European maple and tight-grained spruce. The most ornate and regal of our line, the Cremona has evolved into a masterpiece of traditional design and raw power. The ultimate 17" archtop for the traditionalist.

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La Venezia

La Venezia

$22,000

The La Venezia takes the power and balance of the archtop guitar and blends it with the simplicity and minimalism of the finest violin. Known for its unique elegance in the jazz guitar world, the La Venezia performs like a fine grand piano with uncompromising acoustic responsiveness.

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Manhattan

Manhattan

$20,000

The Manhattan sets the standard for all archtop guitars. It incorporates the finest woods, ultra fine-line binding, and minimalistic, neo-classical lines. This is our most popular 17" flagship largely because it redefined the jazzbox from Art Deco to Austere without compromising the grace and glory of the instrument.

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Fratello

Fratello

$20,000

Our Fratello shares the bodylines and wood selection of our Manhattan, but with a nod towards traditional sensibilities. Its slightly broader-lined purfling, traditionally shaped fingerrest, block fingerboard inlays, and flared headstock make this vision anchored in the heyday of jazz but with the remarkable Benedetto voice.

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Americana

Americana

$11,000

The Americana is the more gig-friendly version of our 17" carved guitars. A built-in A6 Pickup, parallel bracing, deluxe binding, and our Ebony Professional Series tailpiece, this instrument uses more modestly flamed woods and sunburst style finishes to keep the price more affordable without sacrificing amplified tone and Flagship series materials and handcrafted workmanship.

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Sinfonietta

Sinfonietta

$40,000

The Sinfonietta is almost an entirely custom instrument. Using 16" non-cutaway X-bracing and 3" depth, each and every Sinfonietta is assigned unique and sometimes unconventional tone-woods with specialized carving and bracing to develop a one-of-a-kind acoustic sound specific to each guitar.

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Gypsy Elite

Gypsy Elite

$20,000

The Benedetto Gypsy Elite incorporates the unique visual characteristics of the "Hot Club" style with the traditional archtop construction and materials. Elongated Oval hole, thin ebony bridge and abbreviated symmetrical tailpiece, wood binding and select European woods, this brings new voice to a prewar-designed relic.

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Bravo Elite

Bravo Elite

$15,000

The Bravo Elite pairs the elegance and highly-coveted materials of the La Venezia style with the comfortable and gig-friendly architecture of the more popular smaller body archtops. Built to our Bravo specifications but with Flagship craftsmanship.

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Gypsy

Gypsy

$11,000

The Gypsy incorporates the "Hot Club" reference in our Gypsy Elite with more approachable and warmer materials in a gig-friendly acoustic style. Spruce top, Mahogany back, sides and neck, and the elegant elongated oval hole and bridge/tailpiece configuration of its more refined brother.

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16-B

16-B

$10,000

The 16B (16" lower bout and the alternate "B" pattern – the Bravo uses the "A" pattern) is intended to be the perfect stage guitar for the working jazz guitarist. Great carved acoustic properties that are perfectly amplified with the A6 built-in pickup and comfortable body built using more modestly flamed woods.

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Bambino Elite

Bambino Elite

$15,000

The Bambino Elite is our racing coup version of a La Venezia. Small body, narrow nut width, built-in B6 pickup, abbreviated tailpiece, it maintains an enormous amplified presence you'd expect from any of our large Flagship models. Its compact size makes it less feedback prone and more travelable. Stunningly beautiful.

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Andy Elite

Andy Elite

$12,000

Andy Elite, or the "Andrew" as we sometimes call it, is a travel size La Venezia. X-braced top, the finest select European tone woods, and a unique acoustic voice that could only come from a 12" hand carved Benedetto. Includes gigbag.

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Bravo Deluxe

Bravo Deluxe

$6,500

The Bravo Deluxe is our premium laminated archtop. The body size is sinfully comfortable, the acoustic voice is stunning for a laminate (you'll think it's carved), and the wood selection and design make it look like a museum piece. But it is created for the working musician, and its amplified sound is incomparable.

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Bravo

Bravo

$5,000

Bravo! Our 16" laminated archtop is the workhorse for traditional jazz guys who need stage-level volume and museum-level workmanship. Perfect balance of archtop feel and feedback resistant performance on a spruce veneer top and maple veneer back.

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Bambino Deluxe

Bambino Deluxe

$5,500

The Bambino Deluxe gives the professional player the attack and response of a full sized jazz box, but in an ultra-comfortable 14 ½" body size. Flamed veneer top, single B6 pickup, narrow 1 11/16" nut. Perfect for everything from a big band to an organ trio.

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Bambino

Bambino

$4,500

The Bambino easily straddles the previously untraveled gorge separating an electric guitar from a jazz guitar. The archtop top and back, ebony floating bridge and tailpiece, 25 " scale and A6 pickup make it a true jazz guitar. The closed top, 14 ½" body, and double pickup configuration make it a blues/rock/fusion guitar.

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Benny

Benny

$5,000

The Benny is a true electric guitar with its solid, chambered mahogany body and a fixed TonePros bridge. But its carved spruce top, 25 " scale, 1 ¾" nut and double A6 pickups give it a Benedetto DNA that screams "jazz", even though it also speaks "rock".

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Pat Martino

Pat Martino

$6,750

The Pat Martino Signature is a wonderful collaboration between Bob Benedetto and Pat Martino to design the perfect solid body, chambered electric with a pure jazz pedigree. Custom dimensions, ultra light-weight, and carved maple top.

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GA-35

GA-35

$6,500

The GA-35 is Benedetto’s response to countless requests by players who want the functionality and versatility of a modern double-cutaway without sacrificing the magic we build into our more traditional jazz guitars and chambered solid bodies.

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