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❌SOLD❌ 1999 Benko Classical Guitar


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Instruments by Benko Musical have a special connection to The Twelfth Fret – from 1954 to the 1970’s, the Benko shop occupied what became our original location. Frank Benko was an instrument builder from Croatia who settled in Montreal, later Toronto, and built a number of traditional European instruments such as the Brac and the mandolin, as well as guitars.

Dating to January 1999, this is a european-style classical guitar with a Sitka spruce top and Brazilian Rosewood back and sides and ebony fingerboard and bridge. The C-profile neck is mahogany with no headplate. The finish is a very well done nitrocellulose lacquer. The scale length is 648 mm, and the nut width is 50 mm. The body is unusually deep for a classical – 120mm at the tail block – to enhance bass response. It is in very good condition with no evidence of damage or repairs. The original case, hand built by John Benko, is included.

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Price: $1,250.00 CAD
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  • Model: Classical Guitar
  • Year: 1999
  • Finish Gloss Nitrocellulose lacquer
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: 105 S, dated January 4 1999.
  • Country of Origin: Canada
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Date Posted: 17/10/2016

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Not Consignment

  • Required CITES documentation
  • Including original Hard case
  • Scale Length: 648mm
  • Nut Width: 50mm
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