- I posted 8 photos on Facebook in the album "Bravo Elite Violinburst" https://t.co/bGK316LBC6, Jun 29
- I posted 9 photos on Facebook in the album "Espresso Bravo" https://t.co/Z5TZefi23G, Jun 28
- Congratulations to Benedetto Player and world class jazz educator and guitarist Beth Marlis who celebrates 30... https://t.co/kFBFOVAIaP, Jun 24
Perfect 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.
Photos by Stephanie Ward
The 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.
Master 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!
Congratulations 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!
Lawrence “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.