Limited Edition 40th™

2008 marks 40 years since Bob Benedetto cut his family’s maple kitchen table for wood to make his first guitar neck. To celebrate this auspicious occasion, we have created a limited edition 40th Anniversary Guitar. Only forty of these instruments will be made. They begin life as a Bambino Model. Bob created a celebratory 40th Anniversary mother-of-pearl and abalone headstock faceplate to note the 1968-2008 span of his lutherie career. He added a beautiful (and colorful) Georgia Peach inlay as a twelfth fret position marker on the ebony fingerboard to signify Benedetto Guitar’s new home in Georgia. And he gave each guitar an all white finish to differentiate it from our other available finish choices.

Finally, in conjunction with our friend Dave Miner of Miner Family Vineyards in Napa Valley, he bottled a spectacular Magnum bottle of 2005 Miner Benedetto Signature Cabernet Sauvignon in a collectible 40th Anniversary logo-ed bottle. Includes deluxe case, Benedetto black strap, 40th Anniversary Certificate of Provenance.

Limited Edition 40th Specs:

– Bambino model includes two gold A-6 Benedetto Pickups
– Gotoh gold tuners with ebony buttons
– Hollow body maple laminate construction
– Ebony Professional tailpiece, fingerrest and fingerboard
– 1 11/16″ nut at width
– 14 1/2″ body width at lower bout
– 2 1/4″ body depth
– Reconstituted stone “PEACH” fingerboard inlay. This three color inlay represents our production in the state of Georgia (known as the “Peach State”)
– Abalone and mother-of-pearl 40th Anniversary logo inlaid in the headstock: “40 YEARS 1968-2008”
– Gold hardware
– White nitrocellulose lacquer finish
– Black leather strap with gold Benedetto logo
– Serialized and hand signed by Bob Benedetto on the back of the headstock
– Includes Miner Family Vineyards Benedetto Signature 40th Anniversary Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Limited Edition 40th™

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