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.
Includes Deluxe Hardshell Case
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Carved Archtop 16" lower bout, 2 1/2" body depth, Venetian cutaway
Carved Spruce (European or American as available)
Carved Curly or Quilted Maple (European or American as available)
Solid Curly or Quilted maple (to match back)
Deluxe binding package – multiples of black and white throughout
Width at Nut:
Ebony, adjustable with black wheels and posts
Model EPS (Ebony Professional Series)
1 Benedetto A–6 gold
Volume and Tone
Gotoh gold with ebony buttons
Gloss nitrocellulose lacquer
Antique Burst, Opulent Brown
Pure nickel (.012-.052)