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Benedetto 17" Archtop Guitar Plans: Electronic Version

Benedetto 17" Archtop Guitar Plans: Electronic Version
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  • Units in Stock: 99
  • Manufactured by: Georgia Luthier Supply

Starting at: $29.95

Build your own guitar with these Benedetto 17" Archtop Guitar plans from Georgia Luthier Supply - the most detailed guitar plans you'll find anywhere!

Without dispute, the arch top acoustic guitars built by Robert Benedetto have been the standard for jazz guitars since 1968. From its classic single cut-away body, to the great sounding deep body design, this is a must have guitar in your guitar collection. We have had many requests to produce a version of these guitars for quite some time now, and we are pleased to now offer this plan to our customers.

We have gone through great pains to do justice to this fabulous guitar design and have created plans worthy of framing and placing on your wall - or better yet, building one of these one-of-a-kind guitars!

As soon as you complete your plan purchase with us, you will automatically be given a download link to access your plans. Learn why we sell our plans in an electronic version. 

These electronic guitar plans are very detailed filled with details, sections, notation and dimensions to guide you on your way.

Guitar Features
  • Scale: 25.125" (638.17mm)
  • Body Maximum Length = 20.90" (530.8mm)
  • Lower Bout Width = 17.0" (432.3mm)
  • Upper Bout Width =  12.76" (324.2mm)
  • Waist Width =  10.52" (267.2mm)
  • Body Thickness = 2.97" (75.5mm) (At Edge)  Plus Carved Top
  • Number of Frets = 21
  • Nut Width = 1.75" (44.4mm)
  • Fretboard Width at 21st Fret = 2.295" (58.3mm)
  • Fretboard Maximum Thickness = 1/4" (6.35mm)
  • Fretboard Radius = 12" (304.8mm)
  • Neck Reinforcement = 14-1/2" Dual Action Adjustable Truss Rod with Hex Nut. Adjustable at Headpiece
  • Neck Attachment: Standard Dovetail Joint - Glued
  • Peghead Type: Standard Benedetto Type. 14.10 Degree Angle
  • Tuning Machines: Classic Kluson Waffleback 3+3 - Perloid Keystone BTN
  • Bridge: Classic Handmade Benedetto Style Adjustable Compensated Wood Bridge
  • Tailpiece: Classic Handmade Benedetto Style Ebony Tailpiece With Adjustable Scannoi Tail Adjuster
  • Plastic Binding Around Top Perimeter w/Plastic Purfling. Binding Around Fretboard w/Purfling. Binding Around Peghead w/Purfling - All Carefully Detailed
  • Body: Bent Maple Sides 2.4mm Thick
  • Carved Top: Sitka Spruce - Thickness Varies. Book-Matched Grain 
  • Neck: Single-Ply Maple.
  • Headpiece w/ 1.0mm Veneer Trim
  • Fretboard: Ebony or East Indian Rosewood w/ 12" Radius

Optional Guitar Electronics

Number of Pickups: 1 Located At Fretboard
Benedetto S-6 Suspended Jazz Humbucker Pickup Mounted On Underside of Finger Rest.
Pickup Control: None
Tone & Volume Controls: 
Schatten Thumbwheel Controls Tone & Volume Wheels Mount To Bottom of Finger Rest.
Jack: 1/4" Mono Phone Plug Mounted at Center of Butt Strap Button

Add this guitar to your collection of handmade instruments with these easy to follow, well documented plans.

The Master Guitar Plan Includes 5 sheets of full sized drawings:
  • Guitar Plan Showing Top of Entire Guitar, Inc. Fretboard & Headpiece
  • Guitar Right Side View
  • Guitar Left Side View
  • Guitar Back View 
  • Longitudinal Section Through Body, Neck & Peghead @ Center of Guitar
  • Neck Sections @ 1st, 6th and 10th Frets
  • Horizontal Layout Through Body Looking at Top
  • Top and Back Plate Contour Layout in 1.0mm Increments, Showing Plate Carving Elevation Contours
  • (4) Plate Cross Sections of Both Back and Top Plates
  • Side Brace Details
  • Complete Finger Rest Details
  • Complete Tailpiece Details
  • Comprehensive Nut Details & Dimensions
  • Enlarged Details of All Binding and Purfling Details of Body, Fretboard and Headpiece
  • Detailed Wiring Diagram Shown on Bottom of Finger Rest.
  • Fret Spacing Table

The Included Template Sheet provides you with the following template layouts: 
  • Form Insert Template Showing Both Halves of the Guitar for Form Insert Plans That Will Work With Our Guitar Heated Side Bender.
  • Neck Profile & Plan and Neck Back, Incl. Headpiece & Tuner Layouts and Heel Layouts
  • Top, Back and "F" Hole Routing Templates
  • Head Block and Tail Block Templates
Plans Are in Both Millimeters AND Inches/Fractional Inches:

All Guitar Building Plans are shown in both millimeter measurements and inches/fractional inches. Both are clearly shown in an over/under the dimension line style, so you can pick which measurement system you would like to use, or use both!

Need your guitar plans printed and delivered to your door? We offer this service to customers who don't have access to printing services, or just don't want to mess around with it. Check it out at our Digital Printing and Delivery Services. Just put your plans in the shopping cart and add what plans you want printed, or come back later, and we will do it that way for you too.

Would you like your plans printed and shipped overseas?

Please view our overseas plan printing page to learn how affordable our printing and overseas shipping can be!  

CNC Files:

We are now offering the Benedetto 17" Archtop Acoustic Guitar in DWG and DXF file formats. For more information about this option, click HERE. Simply click the checkbox below and the files will be included immediately with your download. 

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This product was added to our catalog on Friday 28 November, 2014.