Benedetto   Manhatten
  honey blonde

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Before Fender and Savannah, Bob was creating all of his instruments alone in his Stroudsburg, PA studio. This superior instrument was hand-crafted there, and it embodies Bob's keen sense of artistic design and functionality. This 17" Manhattan is a one-owner guitar with a lovely carved two-piece European struck stop, a beautiful carved two-piece curly maple back, a one-piece carved curly maple neck, and the darkest ebony fretboard, bridge, tailpiece, and fingerrest. The honey blonde finish is a specialty of Bob's, and it is flawless. The guitar has a suspended Bartolini humbucking pickup with a volume control and tone switch. It comes with its original hard case, and the guitar's interior label is hand-signed by Bob. This guitar is in near-mint original condition with no issues; it plays smoothly and has a lovely, well-balance acoustic voice. When amplified, it sounds very warm and natural. Since Bob has retired, there are very few of his original instruments available - this is one of them.