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  Benedetto   Manhatten 7-string
  1999
  honey blonde
  $17500

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This superb 7-string Manhattan was hand-crafted by Bob alone in his Stroudsburg, PA studio before his association with Fender and Savannah. It is made of the finest materials including European strike of the carved top, intensely figured curly maple for the 2-piece carved back, neck and sides, and the darkest ebony for the fretboard, tailpiece, bridge, and fingerrest. Bob is well-known for his 7-string archtops and has perfected their design, resulting in a well-balanced, smooth-playing 17" archtop guitar that is warm and resonant acoustically and electrically. This is also a one-owner guitar with no issues, in near-mint original condition. It is very easy to play and very pleasing to hear. It comes with its original hard case and is rather rare, since Bob is retired and no longer creating new instruments. Bob's 7-string guitars are prized and used extensively by the world's best guitarists, and the owner of this guitar was quite accomplished in his own right. Cannot be beat!