FLASHBACK FRIDAY – CAL COLLINS COOL

Benedetto Player Cal Collins Denison Unv 1999 photo by John Kayse newsFlashback Friday some 16 years to 1999, Denison University – great archival photo by John Kayse of jazz great CAL COLLINS performing on his Benedetto Fratello model.

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AMONGST THE ELITE

S2352 BravoEliteVB_Lbl4_LibertyMusic_062816Perfect for any jazz stage, this violin burst-finished Bravo Elite that’s headed to Germany features 16″ x 2-1/2″ body of select European spruce and highly flamed maple, features ebony violin-style tailpiece, bridge, fingerboard, nut, volume and tone controls, fingerrest, tuning buttons, pickup ring, and headstock face. The pickup is a Benedetto B6.

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Photos by Stephanie Ward

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A LITTLE JOLT OF ESPRESSO FOR YA’!

S2341 BravoESP_FC1_GraysonBoatwright_062716The Bravo was designed to gratify the player’s need for a tastefully–detailed, rich and full–sounding thin–body that was easy for travel. This espresso model, headed for North Carolina, hits the nail on the head! The Bravo utilizes a lightweight laminated spruce top and flamed maple back construction, features a flamed maple neck, signature abalone floral inlay at the 12th fret and A–6 pickup. Photos by Stephanie Ward.

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WINE…IT’S FOR MORE THAN DRINKING!

LARRY staining HPs wine guitar June 2016Master finisher Larry Perkins working on a special finish process – staining with 2012 Benedetto Signature Cabernet Sauvignon!

Don’t miss our August 27th Wine Release Party at Miner Family Winery featuring Howard Alden, Chico Pinheiro, Howard Paul, Mark Peterson (bass) and Quentin Baxter (drums) hosted by Dave Miner!

Buy tickets HERE!

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30 YEARS…BUT WHO’S COUNTING?

Beth Marlis Music Institute 30th June 2016Congratulations to Benedetto Player and world class jazz educator and guitarist Beth Marlis who celebrates 30 years at Musician’s Institute/GIT!!!

We love you Beth!

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HAPPY 5th ANNIVERSARY, LARRY!

BambinoDlxPommeleBubingaLarryPerkins12-13-11Lawrence “Larry” Perkins has worked as Benedetto’s Master Finisher since June 26, 2011, where he supervises all aspects of the Finishing Department. Born in Paw Paw, Michigan. Larry has studied music for most his life, beginning as a trombonist, and performing his first club gig at the age of 13. While studying music composition and arrangement at Western Michigan University, Larry began doing small repairs and guitar setup for friends. He was hired in 1996 by Heritage Guitars where he quickly moved into the finishing department due to his passion for the instrument and his attention to detail. A year later, he was supervising the department. During his ten years at Heritage, Larry did finish work on 7,804 instruments, including for Kenny Burrell, Roy Clark, Steve Howe, Gary Pucket, John Sebatian, Niki Fox, Charlie Daniels, Frankie Ballard, and Alvin Lee.

Read more about the man, the master…Larry!

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TWO BENEDETTO PLAYERS ARE BETTER THAN ONE!

Bravos Taylor and Jackson June 2016 Taylor and Jackson June 2016This week, Jacksonville based Benedetto guitarist Taylor Roberts had the opportunity to host Savannah Benedetto guitarist Jackson Evans at Ocean 60 in Atlantic Beach, FL. They have known of each other for years but have never had the chance to to play together…so this was an exciting first!

“The beauty of jazz is that, when players are proficient enough, they can get together for the first time and make great music,” remarked Taylor.

Taylor and Jackson, as we mentioned, are both Benedetto Artists who play our Bravo model (Taylor’s is a 7-string), and two are better than one, right?

Thank you, Taylor, for sharing these great photos!

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FLASHBACK FRIDAY – ARCH-IVES circa 70s

One of only nine SUPREME models Bob made (with gorgeous inlay work!), circa 1976, at his home/shop in Homosassa Springs, Florida.

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JOIN US IN NAPA FOR GREAT WINE & JAZZ!

Benedetto_Benedetto2016 copyTICKETS AVAILABLE HERE!

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HIGH TIDE

June Tour GroupA special crew of friends from Hilton Head’s Tide Pointe community came all the way to Savannah for a tour of Benedetto last week. They are all big jazz fans and often hear Howard Paul perform when in Hilton Head. The celebrity guests are: on the top row, second from right is Joe Pass’ brother Dr. Nick Passelli, and seated far left Betty Fowlkes, longtime Jazz Party hostess. Great questions and comments from these very experienced and accomplished retirees!!!

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