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).
Includes Deluxe Hardshell Case
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Customization available on all models!
Archtop: 17" lower bout, 3" body depth Venetian cutaway
Carved, hand–graduated and tuned, master grade European spruce
Carved, hand–graduated master grade European flamed maple
Master grade European flamed maple
X–braced European spruce
Fine–lined multiples of black/white throughout
Select, American flamed maple
Ebony, 12" radius, with 12th fret abalone floral inlay
Width at Nut:
1 ¾", bone
Ebony, adjustable with black wheels and posts
Ebony with Benedetto tail adjuster
1 Benedetto S–6 (suspended)
Volume mounted on fingerrest
Gotoh gold with ebony buttons
Gloss nitrocellulose lacquer
Claret, Antique Burst, Honey Blonde, Opulent Brown, Natural
Pure nickel (.012-.052)