Benedetto Archtop Plans

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Benedetto Archtop Plans

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Benedetto Archtop Plans

These full-scale maker's plans are works of art in themselves, a reflection of the quality of the Benedetto jazz guitar (25" scale).

The only plans currently available for a modern 17" cutaway archtop acoustic guitar, this set of two giant 36" x 48" plans includes complete maker's specifications, down to the smallest detail.

These plans are supplied rolled, and are ideal for framing. This is a great way to add a touch of class to your shop wall, and an inspiration for building your own masterpiece!

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Having arrived at the stage of completing my first Archtop Jazz Guitar, with the exception of acquiring a suitable case, it is the appropriate time for me to say thank you!! I could not find fault with either the books, tools or materials that Stewart MacDonald supplied. The help and advice given has been much appreciated. My thanks to Robert Benedetto for his informative and inspirational Archtop plans, book and videos. The service provided by Stewart MacDonald has been second to none and you may therefore consider me as being another very happy and satisfied customer. Photo attached which I trust will be of interest. With grateful thanks, Gerrie Knight


Benedetto Archtop Plans

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These Plans are a work of art. I had them laminated as soon as I received them. Excellent detail for building your first Archtop but I do agree with ChrisG that a contour map should have been included in these plans. I wonder what Benedetto's thoughts are on this comment.....Cheers!


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This is a well drawn plan, but the user will have to draw out their own contour maps of the top and bottom plate...a major omission, in my opinion. And when you try to make a contour you will find that the back arch sections do not match up to the back longitudinal seam section. The back seam section in the plan agrees with the template provided in the back of the book. As an instance, section D is more than 1/8 inch deeper than the same spot on the seam section. The same applies to the other back sections. I will have to re-draw these sections in order to make a contour map. The top arch sections match up nicely. This plan is not inexpensive, so this is a disappointment.

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