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1983 Marc Beneteau Classical Cutaway (consignment) SOLD



Comments Marc Beneteau has been building instruments in Ontario since at least 1974, and in that time has produced many exceptionally fine archtop, steel string and classical guitars, plus a few other instruments like dulcimers and ukuleles.

While his shop has been located in St. Thomas, Ontario since 1986, this 1983 example was built at his first shop, in Ottawa. He works alone, taking full control of all of the challenges, variances and nuances of the construction process.

This 1983 Marc Beneteau Classical Cutaway demonstrates Marc’s skill and the quality of his workmanship. The tone is rich and full, with warm highs and deep lows.

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Serial Number 131483; built and signed during 1983 by Marc Beneteau at his Ottawa, Ontario, shop.
Pricing $1,800.00 CND with hardshell case. SOLD
Neck Mahogany neck with flame-maple bound rosewood fingerboard. Black dot position markers on the binding. 650mm scale length, 52.5mm nut width. The neck joins the body with a dovetail and bolt joint.
Frets Original frets with very light wear.
Body Traditional concert classical size body with venetian (pointed) cutaway. Spruce top, Indian Rosewood back and sides, rosewood binding and multiple layer purfling. Rosewood bridge.
Finish Gloss lacquer finish in very good condition.
Hardware/electronics Gold plated Gotoh tuners with active pickup, likely a Fishman. Bone nut and saddle.
Playability/Action Plays well and cleanly, and the cutaway certainly opens the upper registers.
Case Black hardshell case included.





 


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