2017 ANDERSON/Benko

  • -This guitar has quite a story. The quarter sawn old growth Brazilian rosewood back and sides were made in Toronto in the 60’s by Frank Benko who passed away in 1980. His shop was in the original location of the 12th Fret.
  • -I bought the guitar about 12 years ago from the 12th Fret. The back and sides were spectacular. The top and neck were not.
  • -new Martin “Bear Claw” Sitka spruce top with herringbone rosette and abalone perimeter
  • -hand scalloped bracing and small maple bridge plate
  • -old growth solid Brazilian rosewood back and sides
  • -genuine Martin mahogany neck with bound ebony fingerboard - red abalone hexagon fret markers
  • -2 way adjustable truss rod
  • -25.4” scale - 1 11/16” nut - mortice & tenon neck joint
  • -rosewood head plate with pearl Anderson logo and rose inlay
  • -Grover locking tuners
  • -ebony bridge with pearl snow flake inlays in the wings
  • -beautiful tortoise pick guard with bevelled edges
  • -bone saddle and nut
  • -a little larger than a typical dreadnought and with a voice to match - it sounds fantastic and has perfect action
  • -new condition with deluxe Hiscox case