Robert Benedetto Fratello (1988) - Honey Blonde (Pre-Owned)

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Pre-Owned 1988 Robert Benedetto Fratello in excellent condition. A beautiful Archtop jazz guitar of the highest calibre, handmade by one of the worlds finest guitar makers.

This honey blonde 1988 Benedetto Fratello was hand-made by the master himself in his Clearwater Florida shop and illustrates the luthier at the height of his art, years before his Guild/Fender and Savannah factory collaborations. It represents a beautiful, great-sounding investment for any collector or Pro musician.

The Fratello model is considered by Bob Benedetto as a benchmark all solid tone-wood jazz guitar, listed new at $20,000. As important, a wide audience of professional Jazz musicians and aficionados considers also this model to be a reference jazz guitar at a comparable level to D'Aquisto and D'Angelico instruments.

  • S/N #14988
  • 17" body with Venetian cutaway
  • Hand carved, hand-graduated and tuned master grade European spruce (X braced)
  • Carved back hand–graduated master grade European birds-eye maple
  • Master grade European birds-eye maple sides
  • 3 piece neck, select American maple
  • Ebony fingerboard 12" radius, 25” scale, 21 frets with mother-of-pearl inlays
  • Solid Ebony bridge and tail-piece 
  • Kent Armstrong pickup (suspended) with volume mounted on pick-guard
  • Schaller M6 Mini gold tuners with Ebony buttons
  • Includes original hard case

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