We had a great visit with from guitarist Grant Green Jr. and his very talented band, all here for a Savannah Jazz Festival performance over the weekend. Grant’s father, Grant Green, was among the greatest ever to pickup the instrument, and now Jr. gets to carry the torch!

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THE QUOTABLE LUTHIER, FROM 2018

Damon nailed it! (Don’t worry, it wasn’t a guitar!!!) Check out this video (again, if you haven’t already) by WSAV The Bridge around the 2 minute mark to hear Damon explain what sets Benedetto apart.

“I would say that our attention to detail and the focus of the company set us apart. Attention to detail at every stage of the production process, from carving and tuning the top and back plates to the finishes we apply, and then the final assembly and set up. And, that goes hand-in-hand with the focus of the company, which is not mass production. There are companies out there building hundreds of guitars a day, and that’s not what we do. We make a 120-130 guitars a year, and that allows us to make sure they are the best archtop jazz guitars out there.” – Damon Mailand, Master Luthier

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PICKIN’ WITH PAUL


A great interview with BG Artist, Paul Bollenback from our friends over at Jazz Guitar Today.

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THROWBACK TO 2015 WITH CHICO

Amazing jazz guitarist and Benedetto Player Chico Pinheiro on his Bravo Elite performs a duet with singer Nnenna Freelon! Live from Switzerland.

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INSTANT GRATIFICATION

With build times stretched out to nearly a year, this is a rare chance to get your hands on a Bravo Elite without any wait at all. The Bravo Elite is our most refined 16″ model with a built-in pickup, making it the ultimate archtop for stage or studio. For purchase details contact info@benedettoguitars.com.

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HOW DEEP IS THE OCEAN


Check out this fantastic interpretation of How Deep is the Ocean performed by BG Ambassador, Cristóbal Gómez on his Bambino.

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BLUE THURSDAY

Another goodie from the Cindy Benedetto Archives!

Scott Chinery and Johnny Smith with the Benedetto La Cremona Azzurra at the
Smithsonian Institution’s Blue Guitar concert June 1998

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BENEDETTO PLAYERS CONCERT 1998

Sometimes when the current news runs dry, we go snooping around the internet for cool old photos with family and friends. This one comes courtesy of Cindy Benedetto’s Benedetto Guitars Archives website with photo cred going to the late Rich Raezer.  What a crew!

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16-B SNIPPET


Enjoy this short demo-clip of a custom 16-B we shipped last fall. Unique features include Natural finish, ambrosia maple back and sides, flame maple binding, traditional f-style sound holes, modified x-bracing, and B-6 pickup.

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FLAME FRIDAY

A flashback to a few year ago when one very lucky customer ordered this stunning, custom Bambino Elite. It was built with an incredible piece of fiddleback mahogany which was sourced from the Fiddleback Tree, a once-in-a-lifetime find according to our supplier. It exhibits the most intensely flamed mahogany we’ve ever seen. Only ten billets for archtop guitars were sourced from the tree.

(Photo by Sherri Newell)

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