HAPPY 10TH ANNIVERSARY!!!! Damon Mailand started (as our first hire in Savannah) with Benedetto Guitars on September 9, 2006. He worked at Bob’s side for several years learning every aspect of carved archtop building, and then on to master all manufacturing nuances under then-manager Evan Ellis. Today Damon is both the master luthier at Benedetto, and Shop Production Manager and mentor for all of our employees. He is the blood that flows through the workshop, and the DNA that connects Lloyd Loar, John D’Angelico, Elmer Stromberg, Bob Benedetto, and future generations of master jazz guitar luthiers. Congratulations! We can’t wait to see Damon’s accomplishments over the decades to come!
Amazing Brazilian guitarist & Benedetto Player Romero Lubambo shared a few photos from his recent two week stint at Dizzy’s Coca Cola in NYC.
Of course, he’s playing his new Benedetto custom 16-B!
We are proud to have him in our Benedetto Player line-up!
Just finished and shipping to New Orleans! This petite Bambino Elite 14-1/2″ x 2-1/4″ hand carved X-braced European spruce top and maple back with matching sides and neck features burled face, lovely ebony, MOP, burl & 22 carat gold tailpiece, custom MOP floral inlays on the 3rd & 5th fret, an S6 pickup and hidden volume control wheel. 25″ scale by 1-11/16 nut, unbound body (La Venezia model), and endpin jack on violin tailpiece.
2016 SAVANNAH JAZZ FESTIVAL, set to begin September 18 and run through the 26th, is fast approaching! We thought it be fun to look back at the Festival’s Saturday, Sept. 25th, 2010 performance: Trumpet great Marcus Printup (17-year tenure with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra at the time of that year’s festival) was backed by the Savannah Jazz Orchestra at historic Forsyth Park. BG’s own Howard Paul holds the Guitar Chair. (Joe Gransden also performed.)
This just completed Bravo Deluxe joins our Bob’s Boutique inventory here in Savannah. 16″ x 2-1/2″ laminated spruce top, maple back and solid maple sides and neck, ebony appointments, 25″ scale with 1-3/4″ nut, and a B6 Pickup! Extremely light weight and responsive. Standard appointments, hardshell case, extraordinary workmanship, and an unparalleled pedigree.
Available for immediate purchase for $6500 including deluxe hardshell case.
Call us 912.692.1400 or email Jared for more information.
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Photos by Stephanie Ward
Congratulations to Miner Family Winery and Dave Miner’s crew (or cru) for their listing as one of the Top 10 Wineries for Napa Insiders. As you know, Dave is a member of our board as well as the owner of now nine (as of last week) of our unique wine-stained Vinodetto guitars.
People often ask for recommendations when visiting the valley. Of course, Miner is #1 on the trail, but these other wineries are all great recommendations, too!
Opulent Brown has become one of our most popular finishes. This deep, rich Opulent Brown 16-B features a 16″ x 1-12″ body, a hand carved three piece maple back, spruce top, B6 pickup, and custom inlay on the fingerrest. It was final inspected this week and is on it’s way to a very patient (but very very happy) customer!
Photos by Stephanie Ward.
We are running a Labor Day Weekend* Special on guitars in Bob’s Boutique: Purchase any instrument currently in the boutique and we will cover the shipping domestically or internationally UP TO $500.00! All guitars include a deluxe hardshell case. Shipping via FedEx Air and includes insurance.
Contact Jared Stubbs or Howard Paul to purchase one of these unique instruments!
*promotion ends Sept 6 at 12am