SIGN US UP!

Damon Bob Guitar Signing Ocala 3-25-16 016 with Romero guitarOur Master Luthier Damon Mailand met with the legendary Bob Benedetto last week for guitar inspection and his “signature service,” the signing and personalization of headstocks.

Damon even had Benedetto Player Romero Lubambo’s new guitar in tow, and it’s a beauty!

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OUT OF LEFT FIELD

S2316 AmericanaOB LH_FH3_MarkBroome_032316One of our rare lefties, this beautiful Americana Model features a custom opulent brown Cedar hand carved top, Mahogany back, sides, and neck, black hardware, and a B6 pickup. This one is on its way to Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Photos by Stephanie Ward.

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SHE’S A BEAUT!

S2333 AmericanaOB_FF4_MikiMusical_031716This incredibly rich Opulent Brown Americana model is just now complete and shipping to our friends at Miki Gakki Music in Japan. Our most affordable 17″ hand carved archtop features European tonewoods, deluxe binding, built-in A6 pickup with parallel bracing (floating pickup not optional on this model), 1-3/4″ nut with 25″ scale, Gotoh tuners and all ebony appointments.

Want one??? Available to order with about an eight-month lead time. $11K including case.

Photos by Stephanie Ward.

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HE GETS AROUND!

12049347_1337225292970526_4466084120808106505_nHoward Paul is tearing up the road, spreading the knowledge on the history and architecture of the archtop guitar. And, the highlight for the students is getting their hands on a Benedetto!

Pictured here are the students of guitar great Craig Wagner at the University of Louisville!

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STRYKE A POSE!

IU with Dave StrykerHoward Paul conducted a workshop this week on archtop guitar history and architecture for Benedetto Player/Professor Dave Stryker (second from the left) and students and faculty at the prestigious Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.

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GUITAR TETRIS

12422153_10208350688222241_1462590028_oTen years of Army logistics and the occasional round of Tetris in college go a long way for Howard Paul when he’s on the road for Benedetto!

The oh-so glamorous side of the business is always checking in and out of hotels, because you can’t leave them in the car to be exposed to temperature fluctuations!

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MORE NOTES

Notes Columbus OH March 2016We just had to share this great shot from Howard’s recent travels. This was taken at Notes in Columbus, OH, where Howard performed with other Benedetto players. Artists included: Chris Buzzelli, Doug Richeson (bass), Howard Paul, Jim Rupp (drums), Doug Neel and Tim Cummiskey. Thanks, Doug Neel, for this great photo!

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JIMMY BRUNO & ANDREAS VARADY

SJJ AV and JB and HPSJJ JB & AV May 2016We are very exciting to announce this South Jersey Jazz Festival event coming in mid-May!

Welcoming  Andreas Varady back to the US, welcoming Jimmy Bruno back to the Benedetto Players family, and joining Howard Paul back at his home at the Jersey Shore for this amazing weekend of jazz!

Visit southjerseyjazz.org for tickets and details!

 

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JAZZ UP YOUR SPRING

Italian Leather Gig Bags 1It’s spring, y’all!

Why don’t you “jazz it up” with some Benedetto Gear?

Or, if you’re feeling that springtime euphoria, it’ll take us about eight months to build you a custom guitar?

BB March 2016OR there are several guitars ready for immediate shipment in Bob’s Boutique! The Andy Elite, Northern Ash Benny, Bamboono, and the natural Bravo Deluxe. All up for grabs!

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WHO NEEDS LUCK?

Columbus OHWho needs luck when you have a Benedetto?!

St. Patrick’s Day was a jazz guitar extravaganza for Benedetto Players thanks to Doug Neel from Capital University! Notes Jazz Club in Columbus hosted the players for some great guitar interplay! L-R: Chris Buzzelli, Doug Richeson (bass), Howard Paul, Jim Rupp (drums), Doug Neel and Tim Cummiskey.

Today the university will host an all day guitar workshop!

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