DAMON MAILAND PACKS HIS BAGS!

The Northwoods Seminar at the Galloup School of Guitar Building in Michigan has invited Benedetto’s Master Luthier Damon Mailand to teach “Archtop Guitar Making.” The Northwoods Seminar is a week long educational event featuring the worlds best luthiers instructing on their areas of expertise.

This event is always an informative and enjoyable time for luthiers of all skill levels and interests, and we are honored to have Damon representing Benedetto and our high level of craftsmanship.

(Photo borrowed from Galloup from a past seminar. We’ll be sure to share the updated photo that includes Damon as soon as it’s made available!)

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SNAZZY NEW GA-35 IN THE BOUTIQUE!

Just completed in our one-and-only Savannah workshop, this new GA-35 Model with Antiqueburst top is now available for immediate purchase! 15″ lower bout, 1-5/8″ deep chambered mahogany body with a highly flamed maple top. Two A6 Pickups, 1-11/16″ nut on a 25″ scale, ebony fingerboard, tuning buttons and volume/tone control. The GA-35 is our answer to uncompromising guitarists who demanded a Benedetto-quality double cutaway!

Price: $6,500 (includes hardshell case).
Contact us to purchase this guitar.

Photos by Stephanie Ward.

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DUTCH BEAUTY

Headed to the Netherlands, our Bravo Elite model is a 16″ x 2-1/2″ carved archtop sans binding with a built-in B6 pickup, violin tailpiece and all ebony appointments. As stunning as it is high performance, this elegant instrument feature the same aesthetic as our La Venezia model, but designed for amplified performance with more limited feedback potential.
Photos by Stephanie Ward.

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DEJA VU BRAVO

This Bravo Model may give you deja vu, as it’s our second opulent brown model currently available in the Boutique. Available for immediate shipment to a new home! Opulent brown finish, 16″ x 2-1/2″ body, 25″ scale with 1-3/4″ nut, hardshell case included.

If you’ve always wanted a Bravo, this one is ready!
$5,000 with hard shell case.

Contact us to purchase this guitar.

Photos by Stephanie Ward.

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BEAUTY IN THE BOUTIQUE

This antiqueburst 16B model, now available for immediate shipment, brings back a little nostalgia with the body lines of Bob’s custom-made 16″ guitars from the 1990s. It borrows its binding package, headstock shape, tuners and EPS tailpiece from the Bravo Deluxe, and the A-6 built-in gold pickup from the Bravo model. The inlaid “Benedetto” logo is abalone. It is the most gig-friendly carved guitar in our line, remarkably responsive and feedback resistant. It can be yours!!!

Price: $10,000 (includes deluxe hardshell case)

Contact us to purchase this guitar.

For more information on our purchasing policies, click here.

Photos by Stephanie Ward.

 

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SOUNDCHECK IN PARIS


Check out this soundcheck with Benedetto Artist Ulf Wakenius!

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TWO NEWBIES AVAILABLE!

Say hello to our next Bob’s Boutique Guitars!  Antiqueburst 16-B S2423 and Opulent Brown Bravo S2430.

More details coming soon to the Boutique. Beat the rush and pickup either (or both ) with an email to Jackson Evans.

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2017 SAVANNAH JAZZ FEST LINE-UP IS HERE!

The Savannah Tribune announced the 36th Annual Savannah Jazz Festival line-up yesterday! Visit beautiful Savannah for the live jazz next month, and drop by Benedetto for a tour while you’re here!!!

2017 marks the 36th Annual Savannah Jazz Festival, the Lowcountry’s only entirely free week-long music festival featuring regional and national wordclass jazz. Sponsored by the City of Savannah Cultural Affairs Department and others Including Miner Family Wines, The Marymor Family Foundation, and others, the festival takes place in venues around Savannah, culminating with three days in Savannah’s historic Forsyth Park September 17 – 23.

This year’s featured headliners include jazz legend Wycliff Gordon, blues superstars Selwyn Birchwood and Victor Wainwright, intrepid jazz vocalist Carmen Bradford, Javon Jackson, and the Palmetto Latin Jazz Band. A special treat this year on the traditional Monday evening movie night features the premiere of the Ben Tucker Documentary on the Savannah jazz legend’s life at the Savannah College of Art and Design’s historic Lucas Theater.

Read the full article HERE!

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STRIKE WHILE THE IRON IS HOT!

SOLD! Our spec Bravo models don’t stay on the shelf long. Yesterday, the custom Autumnburst Bravo and the Blonde Bravo Deluxe found homes. We made both available just over a week ago in Bob’s Boutique. We still have a Natural-finish Bravo Deluxe and an Opulent Brown Bravo ready to ship that were very recently made available, as well! Strike while the iron is hot!!!

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“Joe Negri’s Jazz Guitar Is His Legacy”

Let’s get one thing straight: Joe Negri is no handyman.

“Fred said, ‘Joe, how would you like to be Handyman Negri?’”

“I said, ‘You gotta be kidding. I can’t hammer a nail straight!’”

“He said, ‘That’s OK. It’s all pretend.’”

For 35 years, Mr. Negri appeared on “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” as Handyman Negri. Just as Fred Rogers had said, his lack of repair skills never hampered him in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe. But his jazzy guitar licks certainly came in handy when he played with guests Wynton Marsalis, Mabel Mercer, Tony Bennett and Yo-Yo Ma and with the rest of the TV show’s quartet — musical director Johnny Costa on piano, Carl McVicker Jr. on bass and Bobby Rawsthorne on drums.

Read the full article about the fabulous life of Benedetto Artist Joe Negri from the Pittsburgh Gazette.

Also, don’t miss the Jazz Cab­a­ret at St. Barn­a­bas:  Cel­e­brat­ing Joe Negri

When: 7 p.m. Aug. 11
Where: Kean The­atre
5847 Me­rid­ian Road, Rich­land (15044)
Tick­ets: $15 at 435-222-2849

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