Rotator cuff surgery and imminent hand surgery for arthritis in my fingers has severely limited how often and how long I play guitar, and the writing on the wall tells me I should part with this amazing Guild Benedetto Artist Award Model beauty that I bought in 2015. The spec sheet I have is listed below.  Always in a non smoking home, never gigged, pristine condition save for some minor pick scratches on the pick guard and a very minor imperfection on the purfling where the neck meets the body (photo provided). Otherwise MINT.  5 ply faux alligator hard shell case, all solid carved woods. Hand Carved and Graduated Solid Spruce Top, Flamed Solid German Maple back and sides, 5 piece Curly Maple neck, Ebony fret board, Benedetto Model S-6 Floating Single Coil Pickup , Pearl and Abalone fret markers, engraved Harp tailpiece. This thing is SWEET to look at and SWEETER to play.  The sticker on the inside of the body is hand signed by Bob Benedetto.  Made in Westerly Rhode Island.

Model Number: 350-9700-(Color#)
Category: Hollow Body Electric Guitars
Body Style: Single Cutaway  (17" in Width, 3" in Depth)
Scale Length: 25 9/16"
Top: Hand Carved and Graduated Solid Spruce Top
Bracing: N/A
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
Controls: Volume
Pickup Switching: N/A
Finish: High Gloss (Nitro-cellulose Lacquer)
Colors: (837) Antique Burst,
(850) Opulent Brown,
(867) Honey Blonde
Other Features: Superfine Multiple Line Bindings Throughout,
Engraved Harp Tailpiece,
Imperial Tuners,
Artist Award Motif on Headstock,
Inlaid Benedetto Logo at 19th Fret,
Arched Top,
Bound F-Holes,
Mother of Pearl and Abalone Block Inlays,
Black Pickguard
Case: Includes C5217A A Deluxe Aligator Hardshell Case, p/n 3501075219
U.S. MSRP: $10,000.00
Built completely by hand, each piece is truly one of a kind
Options: N/A
Strings: Guild L5350 Stainless Steel Flatwound,
p/n 3505350000,
Gauges .012P, .016P, .024W, .032W, .042W, .052W
Source: U.S.
Introduced: 1/2000
Discontinued: 12/2001

Ships to Continental United States only.


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Listed3 months ago
ConditionMint (Used)
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  • Artist Award Signature Model
  • Antique Burst
  • 2000
Made In
  • United States
Body Type
  • Hollow Body
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Number of Strings
  • 6-String

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