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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.



"I have spent some time looking for a piece of Mangeao which I consider to be one of the finest tone-woods in the world, (it is only found in the top half of the North Island of NZ).  When I found it, I sent it David who dried it out before making me a slope-shouldered dreadnought to die for. 

Gorgeous to the eye and to the ear - a real class instrument.  Just love it!"

Wyn Drabble

Hear Wyn Drabble perform live using his Mangaeo Dreadnought with his son Thomas Oliver. Recorded at Bats in Wellington, December 2013.