I met Dale at the 1996
A.I.S.A. (Association of Stringed Instrument Artisans) symposium. Jimmy Bruno talked me
into switching to 7-String and showed me over to Dale's display table. Three days later I
ordered a guitar from Dale. I seemed to happen along at the right time.
He was just introducing a
limited edition model he called "The Benedetto Tribute Model". It
features a carved German spruce top & carved European flamed maple back & sides.
To my knowledge he only made ten of these. I've got Number 2 (seething with jealousy
As far as I'm concerned, Dale is destined to be one of his generation's great
He's also a great guy with a sharp sense of humor & a great laugh.