“I Tre Fratelli” were completely handmade in Robert Benedetto’s private workshop in historic Savannah, Georgia. Commissioned by a private collector, the instruments were completed in July 2007. This commission


Benedetto

“I Tre Fratelli” were completely handmade in Robert Benedetto’s private workshop in historic Savannah, Georgia. Commissioned by a private collector, the instruments were completed in July 2007.

This commission gave Benedetto artistic license to create a trio of guitars that are, per the customer’s guidance “obviously related but individually unique.” He chose a 16” body with no cutaway, tops carved from his finest, aged European spruce sets, and necks from rare one-piece curly mahogany, set to a 25” scale with a 12” radius ebony fretboard. The 3” deep bodies, along with the fretboards, are all bound with curly koa, the edges of which continue into a fine line purfling. The trio boasts highly figured exotic hardwood backs and sides.

Each top is unique and original, with Benedetto’s signature delicate floral sound-hole clusters. Likewise, each has similar but unique abalone floral inlays in the headstock and at the base of the neck, exotic amboyna burl from Southeast Asia on the headstock faceplate (which transitions into ebony) and exotic hardwood veneers sampled from the backs and sides.


U2’s The Edge and producer Bob Ezrin, Co-Founders of Music Rising, (musicrising.com) have announced Guitar Icons: A Musical Instrument Auction to Benefit Music Rising to take place December 11th, 2021, starting at 10:00 a.m. PST. Hosted by Van Eaton Galleries (vegalleries.com) in Los Angeles, the live and online auction will offer a significant collection of guitars and other music memorabilia by some of the world’s most prominent musicians and friends of Music Rising. The auction will take the charity back to its roots and help support the musicians of the NOLA region after a long period being without income.

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