Benedetto Manhattan


The Manhattan guitar has become the signature model of the Benedetto archtop line. Made under Bob’s scrupulous supervision, the Manhattan consists of only the finest materials, designs and craftsmanship, including the Benedetto fine–lined binding package, unbound ebony fingerrest and Benedetto cello–style tailpiece. Bob painstakingly selects the tonewoods, reviews the voicings and inspects each guitar, assuring the ultimate in archtop beauty, tonality and playability. Imitated but never equaled, the Manhattan has raised the standard of carved top guitars and is truly the instrument by which all other archtops are measured. (Also available in 7–string).

Price: $21,000,  includes Deluxe Hardshell Case

benedetto manhattan



  • Body: Archtop: 17″ lower bout, 3″ body depth Venetian cutaway
  • Top: Carved, hand–graduated and tuned, master grade European spruce
  • Back: Carved, hand–graduated master grade European flamed maple
  • Sides: Master grade European flamed maple
  • Bracing: X–braced European spruce
  • Binding: Fine–lined multiples of black/white throughout
  • Neck: Select, American flamed maple
  • Fingerboard: Ebony, 12″ radius, with 12th fret abalone floral inlay
  • Width at Nut: 1 ¾”, bone
  • Scale: 25″
  • Frets: 21
  • Bridge: Ebony, adjustable with black wheels and posts
  • Tailpiece: Ebony with Benedetto tail adjuster
  • Pickup: 1 Benedetto S–6 (suspended)
  • Controls: Volume mounted on fingerrest
  • Tuners: Gotoh gold with ebony buttons
  • Fingerrest: Ebony
  • Finish: Gloss nitrocellulose lacquer
  • Colors: Claret, Antique Burst, Honey Blonde, Opulent Brown, Natural
  • Strings: Pure nickel (.012-.052)


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