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Established in 1988 we are a specialist guitar shop offering an extensive selection of quality new and used instruments, amplification and accessories at competitive prices backed by a professional service and 25 years expertise . 



Robert Benedetto Fratello (1988) - Blonde

Original Bob Benedetto handmade arch-tops are highly desirable and increasingly rare. This 1988 Fratello model is in beautiful condition and considered a serious investment for any serious collector or jazz player.

This is an original Fratello handmade by Robert Benedetto in 1988 at his workshop in Clearwater Florida. It is beautifully made and represents the finest craftsmanship from one of the worlds most respected guitar makers.

Features include a Venetian cutaway 17" body consisting of a premium grade European spruce top with exquisite figured birds-eye maple back and sides; A flamed maple neck with ebony fingerboard; Ebony bridge and cello style tail-piece; Ebony finger-plate with volume control for the sweet floating Kent Armstrong PAF-0 pick-up; Gold Schaller tuners with ebonite buttons. Complete with original case. Hand signed by Robert Benedetto internally stating it's origin and serialisation.

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