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Benavides Guitars are built with four principles of equal importance:  beauty, tone, playability and longevity.  A hand fitted dovetail neck join, compound radius fretboard, tap-tuned tone bars, hot hide glued top braces, and the finest quarter-sawn timbers in the world are a few components of what will make your customized Benavides Guitar sound gorgeous.


The Orchestral Model is a classic example of functional necessity.  The need for 14 fret clearance became a must for many guitar players, and the 12 fret 000 was the basis from which the OM was derived simply by shortening the upper bout.  The OM is a comfortable guitar to play and suits many styles of playing. I make this model in many timber combinations but regardless you can always expect beautiful sustain and balance.