Marc Beneteau Acoustic Guitars

Marc Beneteau started building guitars in Ottawa, Canada in 1974.In recent years Marc has been living in St.Thomas, Ontario, following his passion in life, building acoustic guitars.

Two-time North American fingerstyle champion Don Ross as well as top Canadian players Terry Tufts, David Gillis and Ray Montford, are among the top players who have discovered the unrivaled quality and articulate and very clear tone or Marc’s guitars.

Marc says; "When I started building acoustic guitars, I assumed that, given a few years of experience, I’d pretty much figure out the secrets of acoustic guitar making. It didn’t take long to realize how naive this assumption was, but by then I was hooked and it was too late to turn back.

To say that acoustic guitar making is a challenge would certainly be an understatement and this is probably the main reason why I’ve remained excited all these years and still look forward to going to work each day.

I also realize that I am very fortunate to have a career that I love. What could be better? It is truly mind-boggling to realize that I will never come close to unlocking all the secrets to the world of acoustic guitar making. Some might find this reality hopelessly frustrating, but I see it as an exciting and stimulating challenge. There is always so much to learn".

  1. Beneteau Nick Lucas - Sitka Spruce & Mahogany

    Beneteau Nick Lucas - Sitka Spruce & Mahogany

    £2,775.00
     
    In stock
    Finance available (UK residents only) from £79.97 per month with 10% deposit


    Another absolute stunner from Marc. The first thing that strikes me playing this beauty is the remarkable balance and individual note clarity, from the lowest to the highest note it has incredible definition and projection. Add the warmth and responsiveness of mahogany and you get a very versatile guitar.

    The playability is superb and it responds beautifully to everything from a pick to the lightest fingerstyle.

    Top - Sitka Spruce
    Back & sides - Mahogany
    Neck - Mahogany
    Fretboard - Ebony
    Case - Tolex hard case made in Canada

    Frets to the body - 13
    Scale length - 25.0"
    Neck profile - C
    Nut width - 44.4mm
    Nut spacing - 7.5mm
    Bridge spacing - 11.4mm
    Action fret 1 low E - 0.25mm
    Action fret 12 low E - 2.0mm
    Action fret 1 high E - 0.2mm
    Action fret 12 high E - 1.75mm
    Lower bout width - 14 7/8"
    Upper bout width - 9.84"
    Body depth at base - 4.33"

    MoP logo - Sapele/Black/Maple purfling - Ebony bindings - Macassar Ebony headstock veneer - Macassar Ebony rear headstock veneer - Ebony w/Purflings backstrip - MoP position markers with side dots - Honduran rosewood rosette - Ebony bridge - Vintage Gotoh tuners - Black tuner buttons - Bone nut and saddle - Ebony w/MOP dot bridge pins - No pickguard


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    Beneteau Nick Lucas - Sitka Spruce & MahoganyBeneteau Nick Lucas - Sitka Spruce & MahoganyBeneteau Nick Lucas - Sitka Spruce & Mahogany
    Beneteau Nick Lucas - Sitka Spruce & MahoganyBeneteau Nick Lucas - Sitka Spruce & MahoganyBeneteau Nick Lucas - Sitka Spruce & Mahogany
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  2. Beneteau OM - Alaskan Sitka Spruce & Padauk

    Beneteau OM - Alaskan Sitka Spruce & Padauk

    £2,999.00
     
    In stock
    Finance available (UK residents only) from £86.43 per month with 10% deposit
    If you're looking for lots of bright sparkle combined with a deep luscious tone and fantastic balance, separation and projection, look no further!

    This beauty from Marc has that rare combination of amazing clarity along with warmth and resonance making it very versatile, great for picking and strumming and a wonderful fingerstylist's guitar. Marc's guitars have been my most consistent sellers for many years now. There's not a lot of fanfare out there about Beneteau guitars but there is quite a lot of very happy customers.

    Top - Alaskan Sitka Spruce
    Back & sides - Paduak
    Neck - Mahogany
    Fretboard - Ebony
    Case - Tolex hard case made in Canada

    Frets to the body - 14
    Scale length - 25.4"
    Neck profile - C
    Nut width - 44.4mm
    Nut spacing - 7.6mm
    Bridge spacing - 11.5mm
    Action fret 1 low E - 0.25mm
    Action fret 12 low E - 1.75mm
    Action fret 1 high E - 0.15mm
    Action fret 12 high E - 1.50mm
    Lower bout width - 15"
    Upper bout width - 11.22"
    Body depth at base - 4.33"

    MoP logo - Bloodwood purfling - Ebony bindings - Ebony headstock veneer - Ebony rear headstock veneer - Ebony backstrip - MoP position markers with side dots - Padauk radial rosette Ebony bridge - Gotoh vintage style tuners - Butterfly tuner buttons - Bone nut and saddle - Ebony bridge pins - No pickguard

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  3. Beneteau OM - Quilted Pommele Sapele & Sitka

    Beneteau OM - Quilted Pommele Sapele & Sitka

    Out of stock
    Another outstanding guitar from Marc. It has a fantastic rich and complex tone with great clarity, definition and projection. The bass notes are strong , full and well defined, the mids are warm and full of character and the trebles clear and strong. A very articulate guitar with fantastic playability.

    • Alaskan sitka spruce top
    • Quilted pomelle sapele back and sides
    • 14 frets to the body
    • 25” scale
    • 1 ¾” nut width
    • 2 ¼” string spacing at saddle
    • 15” lower bout
    • Mahogany neck
    • MoP logo
    • Maple/sapele/black purfling
    • Ebony bindings
    • Ebony headstock veneer
    • Ebony rear headstock veneer
    • Ebony backstrip
    • MoP position markers (with side dots)
    • Quilted pomelle sapele rosette
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Ebony bridge
    • Gotoh 510 mini tuners
    • Bone nut and saddle
    • Ebony bridge pins
    • No pickguard
    • Hardshell case

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  4. Beneteau OM - Engelmann & Ziricote (used)

    Beneteau OM - Engelmann & Ziricote (used)

    Out of stock
    In as new condition. Fantastic Ziricote sound (and looks) with warm and deep tones all across the range and sweet and clear mids and trebles. This is a very balanced guitar with full and resonant tone, great projection and plays like a dream.

    • Engelmann spruce top
    • Ziricote back and sides
    • 14 frets to the body
    • 25.4” scale
    • 1.75” nut width
    • 2.25” string spacing at saddle
    • 15” lower bout
    • Mahogany neck
    • MoP logo
    • B/W purfling
    • Walnut bindings
    • Ziricote headstock veneer
    • Ziricote rear headstock veneer
    • Walnut backstrip
    • MoP position markers (with side dots)
    • Burled walnut rosette
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Ebony bridge
    • Gotoh 510 black tuners
    • Bone nut and saddle
    • Ebony bridge pins
    • No pickguard
    • Calton case

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  5. Beneteau OO-12 - Sitka & Rosewood (used)

    Beneteau OO-12 - Sitka & Rosewood (used)

    Out of stock
    Used and in excellent condition, more than a grand less then a new one one.

    A beautiful OO from Marc, fourteen and three sixteenths inch lower bout, 12 frets to the body, Indian Rosewood/Sitka spruce with a slotted headstock, pyramid bridge and nickel Waverly tuners, 1 11/16" nut and 25" scale. A quality oft sought in a fingerstyle guitar is great articulation, this is a true polyglot. It has incredible clarity and definition and remarkable playability.



    • Sitka spruce top
    • Indian rosewood back and sides
    • K & K pickup
    • 12 frets to the body
    • 25 " scale
    • 1 11/16" nut width
    • 2 1/8" string spacing at saddle
    • 14 3/16" lower bout
    • Slotted headstock
    • Honduran rosewood bindings
    • Honduran rosewood back strip
    • Honduran rosewood rosette
    • Abalone inlaid heel cap logo
    • Bone nut and saddle
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Ebony pyramid bridge
    • No position markers
    • Waverly tuners
    • No pickguard
    • TKL case

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