100 YEARS LATER…
Finally, the moment we have all been waiting for! The first of three very special, commemorative Americana models has been completed. It is currently on display at the Fretboard Summit in Chicago, and will be available to inspect in Arvada, Colorado at the Rocky Mountain Archtop Festival in two weeks (unless somebody in Chicago decides to keep it… the next one isn’t far behind).
With a non-cutaway body, unique washed in burst, and bound appointments, this guitar gives a nod to the first modern archtop designed by Lloyd Loar in 1923 (hence the LL denotation in the serial number), but remains a Benedetto thru and thru, exhibiting some of Bob’s innovations; the violin style tailpiece, ideal 17″ x 3″ dimensions, and minimalist aesthetic.