This is a one-off Benny – actually a prototype of sorts! In an attempt to remove weight from the Benny body, we redesign the interior chamber size and shapes before gluing on the spruce top. This guitar was the final version, and just to make sure we had optimal results, we decided to carve a Mahogany top to finish it off. The result was a super-comfortable, lighter weight (6.5 lbs.) Benny with a uniquely warm woody tone. Ordinarily we would destroy a prototype like this, but the guitar was so unusual and balanced, we finished it out entirely by applying a lovely off-white finish that allows the grain of the Mahogany to show through. It almost has a “whitewashed” rustic look, hence the color name “Chalk”. Ivoroid binding and gold hardware finish it off. If you are looking for a truly one-of-a-kind Benedetto Benny model in a lightweight package, this could be your new guitar!