Benedetto News


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paulo Ulf wakenius martin taylorBenedetto Player Ulf Wakenius, with his Bambino, is front and center of this crew, who just started touring together this week. Thank you to Paulo for sharing this photo with us — we are currently building him his first Benedetto, the signature Pat Martino model.

Paulo asks, “I´m going out on tour with these cats tomorrow… you see the Benedetto?

Of course, we do! And, who do we spy holding Paddington Bear? Yep, Martin Taylor!


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s2370-bravodlxhb_ff3_kevinfahey_091316No, you’re not having deja vu! This honey blonde Bravo Deluxe was just completed on the heels of the same model we recently made available in Bob’s Boutique. This one shipped out to California last week, but the Boutique guitar is still available for immediate shipment. 16″ x 2-1/2″ with 25″ scale and 1-3/4″ nut, B6 pickup, maple neck, laminated back, solid sides and a laminated spruce top. This stunning laminated guitar looks and feels like a hand carved solid wood guitar. Superb!

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Photos by Stephanie


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s2367-bravoelitevb_fc1_marklafferty_091316Damon and his masterful team have done it…AGAIN! If you love the size and feel of a 16″ archtop with a slightly more shallow depth of 2 ½”, but must have a solid carved guitar, then consider this…a stunning violinburst Bravo Elite! Comfortable, ideally balanced, and stunning to behold, it borrows La Venezia’s violin styling, is free of binding and fretboard inlay. It features a solid, hand graduated spruce top and book–matched flamed or quilted maple back and sides. This one, in particular, will find a good home with Mark in California!

Photos by Stephanie

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fullsizerenderThis is not the kind of wall art you can find at Pottery Barn!

BEHOLD, the beauty that is the current display of guitars available through Bob’s Boutique. Unlike a guitar you would order from us, which would take approximately eight months to deliver, these are ready for immediate shipment.

If you’re interested in any of these models, or a Benedetto amp, give us a call! 912-692-1400. Howard or Jared would be happy to tell you more about any of these models or you can check them out online in the Boutique.


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From March 2012, Benedetto Player Howard Alden:

“A couple of shots from a recording session yesterday with Jeanne [Gies] & myself, a new duo recording under Steve Miller’s auspices. I’ve played the tenor guitar on two tunes so far – at BiCoastal Recording in Ossining, NY.”

Photo by Jeanne Gies


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chico-romero-sept-2016Blues Alley in Washington, DC tomorrow night (9/13) don’t miss two of the world’s greatest jazz guitarists (and Brazil’s finest exports) playing the world’s premier jazz guitars!

Benedetto Players Chico Pinheiro & Romero Lubambo!


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Kaleb's Parker 091116A different kind of Bambino than we are accustomed to seeing around here!

Benedetto Luthier Kaleb Fitting welcomed his new baby boy yesterday!  Introducing Parker Ray Fitting, born on 9/11/16 at 11:47 pm. He weighs 5 lbs 4.9 oz, and is 18 in long.


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Master Luthier Damon Mailand holds Bob Benedetto's new Cremona (with Bob Benedetto) Savannah 12-10-14HAPPY 10TH ANNIVERSARY!!!! Damon Mailand started (as our first hire in Savannah) with Benedetto Guitars on September 9, 2006. He worked at Bob’s side for several years learning every aspect of carved archtop building, and then on to master all manufacturing nuances under then-manager Evan Ellis. Today Damon is both the master luthier at Benedetto, and Shop Production Manager and mentor for all of our employees. He is the blood that flows through the workshop, and the DNA that connects Lloyd Loar, John D’Angelico, Elmer Stromberg, Bob Benedetto, and future generations of master jazz guitar luthiers. Congratulations! We can’t wait to see Damon’s accomplishments over the decades to come!


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Just finished and shipping to New Orleans! This petite Bambino Elite 14-1/2″ x 2-1/4″ hand carved X-braced European spruce top and maple back with matching sides and neck features burled face, lovely ebony, MOP, burl & 22 carat gold tailpiece, custom MOP floral inlays on the 3rd & 5th fret, an S6 pickup and hidden volume control wheel. 25″ scale by 1-11/16 nut, unbound body (La Venezia model), and endpin jack on violin tailpiece.

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