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1996 Benedetto Limelite, Maple/European Spruce
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Specs
Status
Sold
Brand
Benedetto
Product Year
1995
Model
Limelite
Serial #
35295
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
TMP648
Condition
Hardly touched. Only a few tiny finish check at fretboard binding.
Body Type(s)
Large
Back & Sides
Maple
Top
Spruce - European
Neck Wood
Maple
Neck Profile
C
Bridge
Ebony - Adjustable
Rosette
F Holes
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
Ivoroid
Fret Markers
MOP Blocks
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Ebony
Headstock Bindings
Ivoroid
Headstock Inlay
Builder Logo
Body Bindings
Ivoroid
Tuners
Schaller
Tuner Finish
Gold with Ebony Buttons
Cutaway
Venetian
Pickguard
Ebony
Pickup
Benedetto
Body Length
20.75 in
Upper Bout
12.75 in
Lower Bout
17 in
Body Depth Heel
3 in
Body Depth Tail
3 in
Scale Length
25 in
Scale Length (mm)
635 mm
Nut Width
1.75 in
Nut Width (mm)
44.5 mm
String Spacing
2.156 in
String Spacing (mm)
55 mm
Weight
5 lb. 6 oz.
Case
Hardshell Case and Case Cover
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Description

This guitar comes with an extra set of socks, since the pair you’re wearing at the first strum will be blown to smithereens. An archtop of this calibre, we see one but rarely: a 1995 Bob Benedetto Limelite. Lightly figured Maple back and neck, dyed-to-match Euro Spruce top, and a 25 inch scale per the original owner’s request. This Benedetto came out of Bob’s East Stroudsburg shop, straight from Bob’s hands to the current owner’s. As such, this is a single owner Benedetto that’s been well-cared for and plays like your grandma’s butter.


The Benedetto humbucker and integrated pickguard volume knob are simple and no-fuss, offering a thunderclap bass and great string-to-string response. The acoustic voice keeps the embers burning in the middle register and fans the flames out to bass and trebles: lively, energetic, with great projection.


How lucky are we to have such a beauty from Bob’s own hands? If you’re feeling lucky too, you can take this 1995 Benedetto Limelite home with you today.


Common misspellings: benedeto, benedtto, bendetto, limelight, european

A gorgeous example of Bob Benedetto's handiwork, this Limelite from 1995 was built by Bob himself, and features a carved Euro Spruce top and Flame Maple back and sides. It's aged handsomely and has blossomed into a resonant guitar that's very easy to play. What a dream!
 
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SCALE LENGTH 25 in
NUT WIDTH 1.75 in
STRING SPACING 2.156 in
WOODS SPRUCE - EUROPEAN,
MAPLE

This guitar comes with an extra set of socks, since the pair you’re wearing at the first strum will be blown to smithereens. An archtop of this calibre, we see one but rarely: a 1995 Bob Benedetto Limelite.
 

A gorgeous example of Bob Benedetto's handiwork, this Limelite from 1995 was built by Bob himself, and features a carved Euro Spruce top and Flame Maple back and sides. It's aged handsomely and has blossomed into a resonant guitar that's very easy to play.
 
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