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Fratello™

Crafted exclusively for the discriminating jazz traditionalist, the Benedetto Fratello is considered the benchmark archtop guitar. Featuring premium tonewoods imported from around the world, its beauty lies in the details. Custom–designed, mother–of–pearl stylized block inlays; Benedetto’s acclaimed binding on its European spruce top, maple neck and ebony fingerrest; and its cello–style ebony tailpiece are standard fare on this guitar. Even its S–6 suspended, mini–humbucking pickup has been designed to mount to the pickguard—keeping the top free and clean for superior tonality. As with all Benedetto models, the Fratello is built using Bob’s original designs, executed to his exacting standards, ensuring an inimitable instrument of the highest caliber.

$22,500

*Prices subject to change without notice.

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Online ordering available for US purchases. Contact us for International purchases.
Lead time is approximately 10—12 months.

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Specs

Body

Archtop, 17" lower bout, 3" body depth, Venetian cutaway

Top

Carved, hand–graduated and tuned master grade European spruce

Back

Carved, hand–graduated master grade European flamed maple

Sides

Master grade European flamed maple

  • Bracing

    X–braced European spruce

  • Binding

    Multiples of black/white throughout

  • Neck

    Select American flamed maple

  • Fingerboard

    Ebony, 12" radius, large traditional mother–of–pearl inlays

  • Width at Nut

    1 ¾", bone

  • Scale

    25"

  • Frets

    21

  • Bridge

    Ebony, adjustable with black wheels and posts

  • Tailpiece

    Ebony with Benedetto tail adjuster

  • Pickup

    1 Benedetto S–6 (suspended)

  • Controls

    Volume mounted on fingerrest

  • Tuners

    Gotoh gold with ebony buttons

  • Fingerrest

    Ebony

  • Finish

    Gloss nitrocellulose lacquer

  • Colors

    Claret, Antique Burst, Honey Blonde, Opulent Brown, Natural

  • Strings

    Pure nickel (.012-.052)

Specs

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  • Body

    Archtop, 17" lower bout, 3" body depth, Venetian cutaway

  • Top

    Carved, hand–graduated and tuned master grade European spruce

  • Back

    Carved, hand–graduated master grade European flamed maple

  • Sides

    Master grade European flamed maple

  • Bracing

    X–braced European spruce

  • Binding

    Multiples of black/white throughout

  • Neck

    Select American flamed maple

  • Fingerboard

    Ebony, 12" radius, large traditional mother–of–pearl inlays

  • Width at Nut

    1 ¾", bone

  • Scale

    25"

  • Frets

    21

  • Bridge

    Ebony, adjustable with black wheels and posts

  • Tailpiece

    Ebony with Benedetto tail adjuster

  • Pickup

    1 Benedetto S–6 (suspended)

  • Controls

    Volume mounted on fingerrest

  • Tuners

    Gotoh gold with ebony buttons

  • Fingerrest

    Ebony

  • Finish

    Gloss nitrocellulose lacquer

  • Colors

    Claret, Antique Burst, Honey Blonde, Opulent Brown, Natural

  • Strings

    Pure nickel (.012-.052)

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