Mint condition 17" Carved Archtop from Bob Benedetto
The Americana is one of our most affordable carved archtops ever! Designed by Bob specifically to take advantage of our vast inventory of fine musical instrument grade tonewoods, we have produced this master grade model with an extraordinary acoustic voice and perfect amplified qualities. Its unique La Venezia headstock shape, Deluxe binding, singular abalone and pearl inlay on a black faceplate, and hand graduated top and back with one built-in pickup will give the jazz guitarist the ultimate full sized gigging guitar.
Body: Carved Archtop 17" lower bout, 3" 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" radius, with 12th fret abalone inlay
Width at Nut: 1 ¾"
Bridge: Ebony, adjustable with black wheels and posts
Tailpiece: Model EPS (Ebony Professional Series)
Pickup: 1 Benedetto B-6 (1 A-6 Gold Pickup, New in guitar case)
Controls: Volume and Push-Pull Tone Coil Tap
Tuners: Gotoh gold with ebony buttons
Finger rest: Ebony
Finish: Gloss nitrocellulose lacquer
Color: Antique Burst
Truss Rod Cover: Ebony with custom abalone inlay
MPN: Americana 17"