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16-B™

With the 16-B, Bob Benedetto brings back a little nostalgia for the body lines of his custom-made 16″ guitars from the 1990s. This was the pattern (16-B) that graced guitars made for Bucky Pizzarelli, Joe Diorio, Ron Eschete, Howard Alden, Jimmy Bruno, Chris Standring, John Pizzarelli and other world-class players and esteemed customers. The shape differs from the Bravo body lines with softer, narrower shoulders and a slightly less pronounced cutaway. The new 16-B has a parallel braced, carved spruce top and flamed maple back and sides. The 16-B borrows its binding package, headstock shape, tuners and EPS tailpiece from the Bravo Deluxe, and the A-6 built-in gold pickup from the Bravo model. The inlaid “Benedetto” logo is abalone. It is the most gig-friendly carved guitar in our line, remarkably responsive and feedback resistant. Affordability and pedigree all rolled into one ultra-comfortable guitar.

*options shown

$11,500

*Prices subject to change without notice.

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Lead time is approximately 10—12 months.

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Specs

Body

Carved Archtop 16" lower bout, 2 1/2" body depth, Venetian cutaway

Top

Carved Spruce (European or American as available)

Back

Carved Curly or Quilted Maple (European or American as available)

Sides

Solid Curly or Quilted maple (to match back)

  • Bracing

    Parallel Spruce

  • Binding

    Deluxe binding package – multiples of black and white throughout

  • Neck

    Flamed Maple

  • Fingerboard

    Ebony, 12

  • Width at Nut

    1 ¾"

  • Scale

    25"

  • Frets

    22

  • Bridge

    Ebony, adjustable with black wheels and posts

  • Tailpiece

    Model EPS (Ebony Professional Series)

  • Pickup

    1 Benedetto A–6 gold

  • Controls

    Volume and Tone

  • Tuners

    Gotoh gold with ebony buttons

  • Fingerrest

    Ebony

  • Finish

    Gloss nitrocellulose lacquer

  • Colors

    Antique Burst, Opulent Brown

  • Strings

    Pure nickel (.012-.052)

Specs

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  • Body

    Carved Archtop 16" lower bout, 2 1/2" body depth, Venetian cutaway

  • Top

    Carved Spruce (European or American as available)

  • Back

    Carved Curly or Quilted Maple (European or American as available)

  • Sides

    Solid Curly or Quilted maple (to match back)

  • Bracing

    Parallel Spruce

  • Binding

    Deluxe binding package – multiples of black and white throughout

  • Neck

    Flamed Maple

  • Fingerboard

    Ebony, 12

  • Width at Nut

    1 ¾"

  • Scale

    25"

  • Frets

    22

  • Bridge

    Ebony, adjustable with black wheels and posts

  • Tailpiece

    Model EPS (Ebony Professional Series)

  • Pickup

    1 Benedetto A–6 gold

  • Controls

    Volume and Tone

  • Tuners

    Gotoh gold with ebony buttons

  • Fingerrest

    Ebony

  • Finish

    Gloss nitrocellulose lacquer

  • Colors

    Antique Burst, Opulent Brown

  • Strings

    Pure nickel (.012-.052)

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