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  • Brian T
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    Re: Precarved Guitar Top

    Thanks for your reply, aj. I'd heard of Benedetto, but I would never bat in that league. I'm stuck in the basement with Martin!
    I just could not imagine anyone with the appetite to tackle a chunk of Teredo for an instrument.
    I've seen some freaky table lamp bases turned from that stuff but an instrument?. . . . . .

    In yours, pretty dang nice (& pretty) book match in the back. I like the look of BM.

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  • ajcoholic
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    In the world of jazz archtop guitars, Bob Benedetto is THE man. His guitars (the ones he actually constructs from start to finish - not the ones coming out of his small manufacturing facility mainly done by others) sell consistantly for >$20K, so something out of the ordinary, isnt surprising to go for much more.

    Guitars and guitar collectors are a strange bunch - lots of very big sums of money are paid for certain builder's instruments... but not mine I am a hobby guitar player, and builder. I actually built a 17" jazz box, based on Bob Benedetto's book and plans.

    It is a carving indeed, as the top/back are carved from solid spruce/curly maple respectively. I think the back, from curly maple, was the hardest thing physically I have ever hand carved!

    AJC


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  • Brian T
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    Precarved Guitar Top

    Odd but sold for $53,500.

    http://benedettoguitars.com/boutique/il-teredo/
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