Yesterday afternoon we had two distinguished visitors tour the shop – USA Today Tech Journalist/Podcaster/Guitarist Jefferson Graham from LA, and his brother jazz and blues pianist Jez Graham from Atlanta. Following Jared’s tour of the shop, Jefferson interviewed Howard Paul for a podcast segment on The USA Today TechTalk program.
We were delighted to host a guitar seminar and tour of the Benedetto floor this past Friday for these area students.
Our President Howard Paul always enjoys these opportunities to pass along his passion and expertise of the jazz guitar — its history, architecture, and performance characteristics.
Reminder to mark your calendars for Chuck Loeb‘s Hilton Head Jazz Festival on May 6-8!!! Benedetto’s Prez Howard Paull with lend a hand performing at the late night jam sessions at RedFish Hilton Head on May 6 & 7. Chuck has put together some of the biggest names in contemporary jazz!
Purchase your tickets HERE!
The indefatigable Joe Negri! At 90 years old, he’s Pittsburgh’s most beloved jazz guitarist and jazz guitar educator. Joe’s currently back in the studio working on a solo CD, from where the photo was taken.
Joe plays a custom 16″ Benedetto and an Andy model. Perhaps the Benedetto is part of his secret to such a long and distinguished career? Couldn’t hurt!
Congratulations to Benedetto luthier Phillip Archibald and his wife Victoria, who gave birth to 10lbs 6oz Greyson very early yesterday morning in Savannah. Wow, that’s a big bambino!!! Momma and baby are recovering from all the excitement.
This Bravo Opulent Brown Model w/B6 Pickup is headed to the Volunteer State of Tennessee! Initially built destined for Bob’s Boutique, a lucky customer saw it on in production in our News and on our social media pages and reserved it, insuring a shorter delivery window. The Opulent Brown color has become one of our most popular burst patterns in recent years.
Photos by Stephanie Ward.
We made it to the middle of the week! So, let’s celebrate with a few of our magnificent “humps!”
Benny Model Antiqueburst One-off: This elegant Benny model features a lovely broad-grained Sitka* spruce top and chambered mahogany body with a 25” scale 1-11/16” nut width*. (*Non-standard for the Benny). Versatile and ultra-comfortable, the Benny brings the incomparable Benedetto quality of material, design and construction detail to the rock & blues stage. This instrument weights 7-1/2”.
Call us 912.692.1400 or email Jared for special pricing.
Photos by Stephanie Ward