Benedetto News


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Donato Soviero1Guitarist, Composer, and teacher — and now an official “Benedetto player,” — Donato Soviero has been performing in and around the Washington DC area for thirty years, making him one of the top jazz guitarists in the area. Noted for his superb artistry as a guitarist and composer, Donato’s roots are firmly planted in the tradition of mainstream jazz, but his scope of musical interest is wide. Donato has appeared with top local and national artists, as well as leading many of his own groups in the United States, Europe and the Caribbean.

Donato is pictured here with his Bravo model.

Read his full bio HERE.


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Black-PoloWe are pleased to now offer Benedetto apparel in our online Gear Store. This classic three-button polo is available in red and black with the Benedetto logo embroidered on the front left chest. We also have available at this time several color choices of t-shirts with the beautiful Benedetto headstock on the back, logo imprinted on the front chest.

Red-PoloBlack-T-ShirtSupplies are limited, so if you want to purchase one of these shirts, don’t dilly dally!


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S2250 PatMartinoBLK_FV2_EarlRexrode_041615This black-on-black Pat Martino Signature model is finished and packed and ready to ship to its new home in Virginia! We take tremendous pride in adhering to the very exact specifications Bob Benedetto and Pat developed for Pat’s own personal guitar when we build each new Pat Martino Signature model, BUT we also give players the opportunity to customize. In the case of this guitar, we added a Piezo pickup system to the bridge and modified the electronic to the customer’s specifications.

If you’re interested in owning a Benedetto, plan ahead…orders take about 8 months to build.

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AndreasVarady-Dave-Miner-Signs-Gtr-Backs-9-27-12-with-BB-HP-004Back in September 2012, Benedetto Player Andreas Varady visited our Savannah shop and added his signature to two guitar backs, which contain the signatures of over 100 other great jazz guitarists.

Notable signatures include Les Paul, Charlie Byrd, Billy Bauer, Johnny Smith, Pat Martino, Bucky Pizzarelli, Tony Mottola, Al Caiola, Sal Salvador, Kenny Burrell, Martin Taylor, Tal Farlow, Randy Johnston, Howard Alden, Jimmy Bruno, and Andreas Oberg.

Andreas is pictured here with Bob Benedetto, Howard Paul, and Dave Miner.


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Gear Store2015 has been a year of change at our shop! The addition of Jared Stubbs and Katie Tait in January kicked off several office swaps/renovations, and those changes have recently culminated with the opening of a physical Gear Store. Now, when a group or individual comes for a tour, they can purchase Benedetto items, like shirts, pick-ups, strings, guitar straps, luggage tags, gig bags, a Bob Benedetto signed copy of Making an Archtop Guitar, picks, polishing cloths, axe mats, etc.  Most of these items can also be purchased online at our virtual Gear Store.

We look forward to continuing to expand our lines of Benedetto branded items!


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Pat Kelley USC MauiUniversity of Southern California guitar professor and Artsong Music recording artist Pat Kelley is pictured here while on vacation in Maui with his denim Bambino. We have the same model currently available in Bob’s Boutique.

S2231 BambinoDenimBlue(BB)_FC4_021715Pat has been a mainstay in the Los Angeles music scene for more than 30 years playing guitar on hundreds of sessions for records, television, motion pictures, and commercials. He has also toured in more than 30 countries with artists such as George Benson, Natalie Cole, David Benoit, Hubert Laws, Burt Bacharach, Dave Koz, and Tom Scott. Symphony orchestra performances include San Francisco, San Diego, Denver, Tulsa, Houston, Atlanta, Toledo, San Antonio, and Auckland. Kelley has also written more than 100 songs that have been recorded and commercially released. SOURCE

S2258 AmericanaOB_FC3_BB_060415Also, in Bob’s Boutique is this gorgeous opulent brown Americana whose features will give the jazz guitarist the ultimate full sized gigging guitar.

Both it and the denim Bambino are ready for immediate shipment!

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