No name is more associated with contemporary archtop guitars than
of Robert Benedetto. In a career that stretches back nearly half a
century, Bob pioneered refinements in sound and playability that set the standard for the modern archtop guitar. Born in New York City, Bob began building archtop guitars in
the 1960s, quickly attracting a clientele that reads like the "Who's
jazz guitar: Bucky Pizzarelli, Chuck Wayne, Joe Diorio, Cal Collins,
Johnny Smith, Jack Wilkins, Ron Eschete, Martin Taylor, Howard Alden,
John Pizzarelli, Andy Summers, Jimmy Bruno and Kenny Burrell have all played Bob's guitars. Beginning
in 1999, Bob took a more managerial role by overseeing the production of
his guitars at larger shops (first at Fender's Custom Shop and later at
the current Benedetto factory in Savannah, GA.)
The Bravo model is designed to provide Benedetto's famous tone and playability in an instrument that is both feedback resistant and affordable. Ideal for the gigging professional, the Bravo's fine grained laminate spruce top and laminate maple sides produce a warm and sonorous tone that doesn't suffer from the feedback issues of acoustically resonant, all solid wood instruments.. The A6 humbucker delivers a warm, full, and detailed tone that is at home in styles ranging from traditional bebop and swing to modern fusion and funk. Blindfolded, one would be hard-pressed to differentiate the amplified tone of the Bravo from even Benedetto's most prestigious flagship models like the Cremona and La Venezia. The Bravo is a testament to Benedetto's lutherie genius and arguably one of the best deals in arcthop guitars.
Aesthetically, the Bravo features
the clean, sleek, cello inspired look first pioneered by the legendary
James D'Aquisto. The fingerboard is free of fret markers, except for
Benedetto's signature floral inlay at the 12th fret. The ebony cello
style tailpiece pairs nicely with the attractive ebony fingerboard rest,
adjustable bridge, tuning buttons, and tone/volume knobs. As one would
expect from Benedetto, the workmanship is all beyond flawless, with
every detail executed to the utmost perfection.
The 16" body
and lightweight construction make this instrument about as comfortable
as it gets. Furthermore, the ultra-low 1.8mm action allows you to
execute even the most difficult passages with ease while producing a
buzz free, clean tone. Come and find out why so many of the top
professionals have chosen the Bravo, you won't be disappointed!
We are an authorized Benedetto dealer. This is a completely new, unused instrument under full manufacturer’s warranty.
This is the CASH price...add 3% if you'd like to pay with a credit card. Add 4% for international credit card orders.
|Sound Hole||F Holes|
|Fret Neck||14 Fret|
|Nut Width||1 3/4"|
|Body Depth||2 1/2"|
|Back and Sides||Maple|
|Tuners||Gotoh Black with Ebony Buttons|
|Pickup(s)||Benedetto A6 Humbucker|