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❌SOLD❌ Marc Beneteau Cutaway Steel String Guitar 1988


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Here we have a Marc Beneteau Cutaway steel string acoustic guitar combining Spruce and Mahogany, built during 1988 in St. Thomas, Ontario. Marc Beneteau has been building guitars since 1974 and his instruments are well built and well respected, and used by stellar players like Don Ross.

This Marc Beneteau Cutaway pairs a Sitka Spruce top with Tropical Mahogany for the sides, back, body blocks and neck. and uses Indian Rosewood for the bridge and unbound fingerboard. The body binding is Satinwood and the cutaway style is Florentine. At the time of construction, Beneteau was using a Martin-style fixed neck reinforcement – as Martin did until 1985. The tuners are excellent Gotoh models, and an under-saddle pickup is installed with a standard 9v battery clip on the neck block, leading to an end-pin jack. A clear thin plastic scratch plate is installed to the top.

Beneteau finishes are usually gloss. This Marc Beneteau Cutaway guitar is presently 33 years old, and the finish is thin and more of a satin, perhaps through natural oxidization. The top has a fair amount of natural checking, absent on the sides and back. The neck finish is quite worn from honest play wear.

Fret wear is moderate, and the guitar plays well and cleanly. It is fairly bright and crisp, common to the combination of Sitka Spruce and Mahogany. It is reasonably loud and projects well, and works nicely for fingerstyle and flatpicking.

A black hard shell case is included.

Price: $950.00 CAD
  • Model: Cutaway
  • Year: 1988
  • Finish Natural
  • Class: Used
  • Serial Number: 051088, built 1988 St. Thomas Ontario
  • Country of Origin: Canada
  • Condition: Good
  • Date Posted: 30/04/2021

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Including Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 4.62lbs 2.1kg
  • Scale Length: 25.354in 644mm
  • Nut Width: 1.709in 43.41mm
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