Benedetto Fratello (2000)

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Description

If you're in the market for a new archtop guitar, you'd be wise to consider this excellent condition, 2000 Benedetto Fratello. Lively, highly resonant, balanced, and lightweight are the first things you notice when playing it. Acoustically, it has a beautifully snappy, percussive voice that's perfectly balanced across the frequency spectrum. Plugged in, the floating Benedetto S-6 pickup delivers punchy, full-bodied tone that retains a trace of the guitar's natural acoustic voice (think Jim Hall tones). The guitar is in excellent condition with the only marks against a perfect score being some weather checking just north of the 1/4" input (where the tailpiece joins the side of the body), and a little on the back of the guitar in the same location. Frets are perfect as is the set-up. Considered a benchmark archtop by many, this Benedetto Fratello is a really inspiring guitar that follows your every whim with ease. Priced with hardshell case. 

On consignment, no trades please. 

 

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 and tuned master grade European flamed Maple
  • Sides: Master grade European flamed Maple
  • Bracing: X-braced European Spruce
  • Binding: multiples of black/white
  • Neck: Select American flamed Maple
  • Fingerboard: Ebony, 12" radius, large MOP inlays
  • Nut: 1 3/4" bone
  • Scale: 25" 
  • Frets: 21
  • Bridge: Ebony (adjustable)
  • Tailpiece: Ebony
  • Pickup: Benedetto S-6 (x1)
  • Controls: Volume
  • Tuners: Gotoh gold w/ebony buttons
  • Fingerrest: Ebony
  • Finish: Gloss Nitro
  • Strings: .012-.052

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