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Benedetto Archtop Plans

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

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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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5 4-23-2014
Very Satisfied Customer

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

Gerrie Knight  Timaru New Zealand
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5 2-26-2014
Benedetto Archtop Plans

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!

DSG_Oz  Sydney, Australia
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5 4-18-2013


lluis  Barcelona, Spain
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3 1-11-2013
Errors and Omissions.

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.

ChrisG  Winnipeg, MB Canada Read my reviews (6)
5 6-07-2012
Best drawings I've found

These are the best drawings I,ve found. They are suitable for framing. I am a about 3 guitars away from attempting to make an archtop, still the details in the drawings, along with Benedetto's dvd ,and book have made making my two piece body with laminated carved top, electric guitars much better, and the one neck I made using drawings, and Beneddeto's techniques came out very high quality.

thrash50  Read my reviews (5)
5 3-07-2012
Well Executed Drawings

I found this drawing set accurate, complete and easy to follow.

The Lefty Luthier  Spring Branch, Texas Read my reviews (40)
5 11-09-2011
Not cheap

But the best your can get. A piece of art.

iniminimi  Knokke-Heist, Belgium Read my reviews (4)
5 10-19-2011

A true work of art left me speachless and deep in thought cheers and thankyou George

George B  Australia Read my reviews (4)
5 9-09-2011
ca c'est un plan!!!

si vous cherchés un plan: STOP C'EST CELUI-CI!!! j'en ai acheté plusieurs mais je pense que les autres ne font que représenter la guitare avec plus ou moins d'information mais absolument incomplet pour pouvoir s'en servir comme base pour une fabrication ca c'est du BENEDETTO !

pitgyver  liege belgium Read my reviews (6)
5 7-16-2011
Complete and accurate!

These highly detailed plans gave me all the information I needed, along with Bob Benedetto's book, to build this guitar, with great results!

Ged  Noosa, Queensland, Australia Read my reviews (12)
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