GALLERY: 2008 Benedetto Il Toscano Custom 16"
NOTE: GALLERY ONLY - NOT FOR SALE
This fine instrument was exclusively created and built by Bob. Today, Bob Benedetto sets aside a small part of his schedule to create one–of–a–kind custom made guitars for a fortunate few. Production is extremely limited as Bob works strictly at his own pace and only with the finest and rarest available materials.
Il Toscano, which is Italian for "The Tuscan", was meant to capture the beauty unique to central Italy with its gorgeous custom Tuscan Sunset finish inspired by the picturesque sunsets of Tuscany. This masterpiece is made from the finest cello woods, including the carved, hand-graduated and tuned, master grade European spruce top, to the carved, hand-graduated and tuned, master grade European flamed maple back and sides, resulting in an instrument that is as beautiful to see and play as it is to hear.
BODY: Archtop: 16" lower bout, 3" body depth, Non-cutaway
TOP: Carved, hand-graduated and tuned, very select master grade European spruce
BACK: Carved, hand-graduated and tuned, very select master grade European flamed maple
SIDES: Very select master grade European flamed maple
BRACING: X-braced European spruce
NECK: Select, flamed maple w/ burled veneer headstock
FINGERBOARD: Ebony, 12" radius, with 12th fret abalone floral inlay
WIDTH AT NUT: ", Ebony
BRIDGE: Ebony, adjustable with black wheels and posts
TAILPIECE: Ebony with Benedetto tail adjuster
HARDWARE: Black tuning machines with ebony buttons
FINISH: Gloss nitrocellulose laquer
COLOR: Tuscan Sunset (custom color)
STRINGS: Pure nickel (.012 - .052)
Make: Benedetto Il Toscano Custom 16"
Color: Custom Tuscan Sunset
Price: (Contact for price)