2000 Benedetto Custom Guild Artist Award Archtop Guitar with Floating Benedetto S-6 pickup and OHSC


Benedetto, Guild Guitars


6 pounds 14 oz

Guitar Type

Archtop Electric

Wood Composition

Carved Solid





Fingerboard Scale

25 1/2″


Maple, Spruce

Body Depth


Lower Bout Width


Body Depth Range

3.00” to 3.99”



Sound Hole

F Hole







Nut Width


Neck depth 3rd fret


neck depth 10th fret


fretboard width at 12th fret


Price $7,250

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1990 Guild Natural Artist Award in excellent condition is highly desirable for ir great acoutic tone and feedback resistant amplified tone. This Artist Award shows the finest wood carving and a tone that compares!

Product Description

Benedetto Guild Artist Award Model Arch-Top Hollow Body Electric Guitar, made in Westerly, and signed Bob Benedetto Sunburst nitro lacquer finish, highly flamed  maple back and sides, spruce top; multi laminated maple neck with ebony fingerboard, 5 ply faux alligator hard shell case, all solid carved woods. Hand Carved and Graduated Solid Spruce Top with “tremendous silking” tight appears to fee flamed if you look closely, one small lacquer crack where the neck meets the body above the pickguard on the table side( shown in the last photo. Solid German Maple back and sides, 5 piece flamed Curly Maple neck, Ebony fret board, Benedetto Model S-6 Floating Single Coil Pickup.

The 17″ body is made of curly maple with a carved spruce top, 5-ply bound on the top and back and 3-ply bound on the sides. The f-holes are bound as well. The neck shows its Epiphone ancestry with a 5-piece lamination down the back and bound ebony fretboard inlaid with “Emperor-style” split pearl and abalone blocks. The large elaborate center-peak headstock is multi-bound on the face with an inlaid abalone-bordered pearl centerpiece showing the engraved logo “Artist Award Model’ and an etched trophy cup. All hardware except the pickup rig is gold-plated, including the Grover imperial tuners and the engraved Guild harp tailpiece.

BENEDETTO SIGNATURE Guild Artist Award(2000)
Model Number: 350-9700-(Color#)
17″body in Width, 3″ in Depth at the rims
Scale Length: 25 1/2″
Top: Hand Carved and Graduated Solid Spruce Top
Back: Solid Figured German Maple
Sides: Solid Figured German Maple
Neck: 5-Piece Curly Maple
Nut: 1-11/16″
Fingerboard: Ebony (12” Radius)
Frets: 20
Bridge: Ebony
Hardware: Deluxe Gold Hardware
Tuning Machines: Gold Plated Grover Rotomatic Tuners with Imperial Buttons
Pickups: 1-Benedetto Model S-6 Floating Single Coil Pickup

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