IT’S HIS CAULING

Evan Ellis and I were going to do a “What is this Mystery Jig?” Contest (kinda like the “Mystery Chord”) but we changed our mind (this time!) as we thought this might be too tricky.

At left are the fingerboard gluing cauls (one for each model) used to glue the fingerboard blanks to the necks. (R): The underside of one of the cauls.

So, as they say, the jig is up!   🙂

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AT OUR FINGERTIPS

Fingerboards in the works…

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HOWARD PAUL’S JAZZY JULY (& AUGUST!) SCHEDULE

Hilton Head’s The Jazz Corner July 23 & 24 and the Coastal Jazz Society’s concert July 25th. (Both events with veteran jazz pianist George Mesterhazy.)

Howard hits the road again next week for a number of other events:

July 27th, Tuesday: The Merion Inn, Cape May, NJ – Howard performs with the George Mesterhazy Trio, 8 pm.

July 28th, Wednesday: Duquesne University’s Summertime Jazz – Howard performs with Bucky Pizzarelli & Joe Negri. Bucky Pizzarelli will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

July 29th, Thursday: Howard conducts an afternoon Benedetto Guitar Workshop for participants in Duquesne’s Summer Workshops.

August 2nd, Monday: National Guitar Workshop Jazz Summit, New Milford, CT Campus. Howard conducts an Archtop Guitar History Workshop at 4:15 pm

August 2nd, Monday: Route 7 Music hosts a Benedetto Guitar Night, 7:30 pm. Free to the public! Plenty of great guitars, music (and prices!)

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AUTUMN’S IN THE AIR

BG’s Matt Eady carefully scrapes the f-hole binding on a new  FRATELLO (in our stunning Autumnburst) coming to Bob’s Boutique soon!

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ADEPT AT PREP – so not to Fret!

Benedetto’s Production Manager (yes, Extraordinaire!) Evan Ellis prepares a BRAVO 7 neck for frets (literally cleaning the glue out of the fret slots). Another example of our meticulous attention to ‘B’tail!

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GEORGIA ON OUR MIND

(Left): Benedetto Guitars is delighted to be featured in the Summer 2010 issue of Georgia Music Magazine.

Savannah’s ‘own’ Ben Tucker graces the cover – the bassist of choice for BG’s own Professional Jazzer  — Howard Paul — performing with Ben (and drummer Billy Hoffman) as the Howard Paul Trio at the 22nd Savannah Jazz Festival in the 2002 photo on right. 🙂   (photo by Scott Bryant for Savannah Morning News)

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CHECK THE NECK!

A filler strip has just been glued into this Bravo Elite neck.

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JACK WILKINS FRATELLO FELLOW

Benedetto Player Jack Wilkins – playing our Fratello model since 1988

(Belated Happy Birthday, “Amadeus”!)

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ELITE ELATION!

“It looks and plays beautiful! …everyone at Benedetto went above and beyond my expectations … I will enjoy my Bambino Deluxe for many years to come!” David Zemper

You know we love hearing from happy customers!   (and that this is my Fave Model of all!)   🙂

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SELECTION INSPECTION

Damon Mailand examines the top for a custom Bravo Elite.  Extra care goes into every guitar we make!

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