SANTA BARBARA ACOUSTIC INSTRUMENT CELEBRATION! Master Luthier Damon Mailand and President Howard Paul are packing up these beautiful instruments for display at the SBAIC this weekend – 9/30 to 10/2. Come visit our table!
Looking forward seeing a lot of old friends!
Master Finisher Larry Perkins applies the Miner Family Winery Benedetto Cabernet Sauvignon wine stain to the 9th Vinodetto. This Cremona model guitar with unique finish was delivered to Dave Miner in September 2016.
This striking cherry GA-35 just went home with Benedetto Player Barry Greene last week! This GA-35 is a spectacular guitar! 1-5/8″ deep solid chambered mahogany body and neck, highly flamed solid maple top, two Benedetto A6 pickups, 25″ scale x 1-11/16 nut, and a 15″ lower bout. Fast 22 fret neck, feedback resistant chambered solid-body design, and flawless Benedetto workmanship. Photos by Stephanie Ward
With its lovely highly-flamed honey-blonde top, contrasting espresso back and sides, and gold hardware, this Bambino Deluxe is a stunner! This model has become the “go to” archtop for jazz players who want a smaller body and laminated “anti-feedback” performance but don’t want to compromise the architecture of a lightweight hollow-body archtop with a single pickup, floating bridge and ebony appointments. Light, responsive, warm, and versatile, the Bambino Deluxe is simultaneously elegant and robust. This one is headed for Oklahoma. Photos by Stephanie Ward.
Benedetto Player Barry Greene was in Savannah this weekend to perform with his trio at the Savannah Jazz Festival. BONUS! We just completed his cherry red Benedetto GA-35. Here he is holding it for the very first time. Stephanie is busy with the “pro” shots of this beauty this week, so stay tuned for those. He sent us the nice note of thanks after returning home to Florida.
“I just wanted to take a minute to thank everyone at Benedetto guitars for my new GA-35. I absolutely love the guitar and look forward to playing it on many gigs to come!”
After a mind-blowing performance at the Savannah Jazz Festival this past Thursday, we officially welcomed King Solomon Hicks into the family!!!
An amazingly talented young guitarist, he now calls his primary instrument a Benedetto GA-35. And, boy, does he do it justice!
Check out more about Solomon on his website solomonhicks.com.