Benedetto Fratello No 42.
Fratello is Bob Benedetto's classic Jazz Archtop -
born of a lifetime's experience.
He personally made
102 Fratellos through the 1980's and 90's, then created a
small team of dedicated luthiers, working under his close
personal supervision, to meet the demand for these hand
carved instruments. Each guitar made by
his craftsmen has been personally
checked by Bob Benedetto and only when he was entirely happy
with a guitar would he put his name to it. This fabulous
instrument, built in 2004, bears his signature on the label
and on the Certificate of Authenticity which comes with the
Finished in Opulent Brown it is absolutely Mint.
The Fratello is simply the best! Stunning
to look at, inspiring to play, it is full voiced
with ringing harmonics and capable of delivering whatever a
guitarist calls for. It feels right and it sounds
superb! This is a great acoustic archtop and the
Benedetto S6 floating pickup is legendary.
This is the only guitar I have owned where playing the same
note in different positions on different strings sounds the
guitar has only been played lightly, with no visible sign of
wear. It is just like new -
absolutely mint and
complete with its original, mint, TDK plush lined case and
Certificate of Authenticity.