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Benedetto Cremona 1990

Benedetto Cremona 1990

Regular price $7,500.00
Regular price Sale price $7,500.00
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Those of you who are into the master-builder archtop guitar world know Bob Benedetto quite well. He has been building top-quality jazz guitars since 1968 and is known the world over. This Cremona Model, made by Bob in 1990, is prime. With its spectacular flamed-maple back, sides, and neck and tightly-grained carved spruce top, it is a prime example of the master’s art. The fingerboard, bridge and tailpiece are of course of the finest ebony and the “Cremona” logo is engraved into mother-of-pearl on the peghead. With the guitar comes a signed bill of sale for it from a former owner for $25,000 and a signed letter from Bob Benedetto stating that this is the exact Benedetto Cremona guitar featured in Tom Van Hoose’s well-known book "The Gibson Super 400; Art of The Fine Guitar”, photo on Plate 23. A copy of the book is included with the guitar. There is a slight back-bow to the neck which will need to be taken care of by your local trusted luthier. Also included are three photographs of Bob in progress building this very guitar. A stunning bargain at $7500 as is w/ohsc

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