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1978 Benedetto Slim Body 17 First Ever Made! Maple/Spruce
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Status
Sold
Brand
Benedetto
Product Year
1978
Model
Slim Body 17
Serial #
2378
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
2449
Condition
Excellent, has some wear appropriate for it's age. Tuners replaced with Gotohs, otherwise appears to be all original.
Back & Sides
Maple
Top
Spruce
Neck Wood
Maple
Bridge
Ebony
Rosette
F Holes Bound in Ivoroid
Top Trim
Wood Lines
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
Ivoroid
Fret Markers
Custom Scalloped MOP Blocks
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Walnut Burl
Headstock Inlay
Builder Logo and Custom Florette
Body Bindings
Ivoroid
Tuners
Gotoh
Tuner Finish
Black
Cutaway
Single
Pickguard
Ebony, Bound in Ivoroid with Volume and Tone Control
Pickup
Gold Covered Neck Position
Body Length
21.25 in
Upper Bout
12.25 in
Lower Bout
17 in
Body Depth Heel
2.25 in
Body Depth Tail
2.25 in
Scale Length
24.5 in
Scale Length (mm)
622.3 mm
Nut Width
1.69 in
Nut Width (mm)
52.3 mm
String Spacing
2.06 in
String Spacing (mm)
52.324 mm
Weight
0 lb. 0 oz.
Case
Hardshell - TKL
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Description

Here is a rare and collectible Benedetto Archtop Guitar. This is Bob's first ever slim body guitar and the only one of this model ever made. In fact see the pic below of the Benedetto Log Book from 1978 showing this guitar's entry. The body is Maple and German Silver Spruce and just 2 1/4" deep at the edges and 3" in the center making it easy to hold while still producing a full acoustic tone. The shallower depth also gives it some extra midrange punch. A gorgeous Walnut Burst adorns the guitar as do matching Florette inlays on the headstock and tailpiece. Even the bridge base is inlaid with scalloped blocks that match the custom fretboard markers. A custom bound pickguard houses volume and tone controls for the single pickup. It's a joy to have a vintage Benedetto Archtop, especially a true one of a kind and the first of it's kind ever made.

Sure this guitar plays and sounds amazing, as you would expect. But this is the very FIRST slim body archtop that Bob Benedetto ever crafted. What a treat to get to spend sometime with a historic design like this. Built in 1978 as a custom order, this is a special guitar. The vintage Benedetto guitar offers a chance for a modern collectible that you can enjoy and play every day.
 
Benedetto guitars are among the best and this one is extra cool with it's dark finish and neck pickup.
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SCALE LENGTH 24.5 in
NUT WIDTH 1.69 in
STRING SPACING 2.06 in
WOODS SPRUCE,
MAPLE

Here is a rare and collectible Benedetto Archtop Guitar. This is Bob's first ever slim body guitar and the only one of this model ever made.
 

Sure this guitar plays and sounds amazing, as you would expect. But this is the very FIRST slim body archtop that Bob Benedetto ever crafted.
 
Benedetto guitars are among the best and this one is extra cool with it's dark finish and neck pickup.
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