WELCOME, JAMES ANTHONY PECCHIA!

James PecchiaOur newest addition to our players list, James Anthony Pecchia has performed with over 200 Music Legends in Canada and Europe including The Mama And The Papas, Sam and Dave, Jr Walker and many more as a sideman since 1972. He also hosted two Award winning Live music TV shows, writes for film, TV and jingles in his own studio.

In 1997, he won the Guitar-Warz in Toronto, and in 2013, James was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in Detroit. Currently, James has a new Jazz CD just released and plays festivals and concerts all over Canada and Upstate New York. He performs on a Benedetto Custom Benbino model.

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IT’S THAT TIME AGAIN!

Bob signing labels May 4, 2016Bob Benedetto is rested, tan and ready!

Every couple of months or so, we go through this process. From yesterday, here Bob is signing labels this week in Ocala with Howard Paul and Cindy Benedetto! Also, some great shots of him inspecting and signing the guitars (photos by Cindy Benedetto).

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SPANNING THE GLOBE AND GENERATIONS

Jimmy Bruno Andreas VaradyMay 12-15, legendary national treasure and long-time Benedetto Player Jimmy Bruno will join another Benedetto jazz virtuoso Player – eighteen-year-old Slovakian gypsy Andreas Varady. Both will share the stage with Benedetto’s President Howard Paul during the South Jersey Jazz Festival.

Also, Benedetto player David O’Rourke will be there to lead a performance by the All Star Big Band O’Rourkestra.

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THE HILTON HEAD JAZZ FEST IS HERE!

CL HHI Jazz FestivalChuck Loeb’s Hilton Head Jazz Festival is THE place to be on Mother’s Day Weekend for Jazz, Beach, Food, Wine, Golf, Tennis and More Jazz!!!! Benedetto Prez Howard Paul will be performing in the evenings at Red Fish. Come out and join us! Buy tickets HERE.

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HEADED ACROSS THE POND

S2342 16B Blonde_FC4_MikeBarnham_042616This Custom 16B is on it’s way “across the pond” to a patient doctor (pun intended).

It features a remarkable “bear claw” European spruce top, highly flamed European maple back, sides, neck and binding, B6 pickup and a custom inlay in the tailpiece.

Beautiful photography by our own Stephanie Ward.

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INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY IS TOMORROW

Washington, DC will serve as the Global Host for the 2016 International Jazz Day. 100s of registered concerts from all over the world will also be participating, so check it out! Click on the map to open the interactive version and start hunting!

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ORDER NOW FOR HOLIDAY DELIVERY

ChristmasCard2006We know it seems like the holiday season is TOO far away to begin thinking about, but if you or someone special would like a custom Benedetto, NOW is the time to order to ensure December delivery!

You can email Benedetto’s Sales Director Jared Stubbs or President Howard Paul to get the process started.

OR you can always just pick up the phone and call us at (912) 692-1400.

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THE MASTER AT WORK

Larry Perkins April 2016Master Finisher Larry Perkins focuses on the very detailed work of scraping the binding of a newly colored Benedetto. Equipped with a razor blade, glasses, magnifying loop, and most likely his favorite talk radio program.

Larry is extraordinarily passionate about his work and always proud of his highly specialized role at Benedetto.

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CHECK OUT OUR PODCAST

GRAHAM APRIL 2016Yesterday afternoon we had two distinguished visitors tour the shop – USA Today Tech Journalist/Podcaster/Guitarist Jefferson Graham from LA, and his brother jazz and blues pianist Jez Graham from Atlanta. Following Jared’s tour of the shop, Jefferson interviewed Howard Paul for a podcast segment on The USA Today TechTalk program.

Check it out HERE!

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CLASS IS IN SESSION!

Home schoolers April 2016We were delighted to host a guitar seminar and tour of the Benedetto floor this past Friday for these area students.

Our President Howard Paul always enjoys these opportunities to pass along his passion and expertise of the jazz guitar — its history, architecture, and performance characteristics.

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