Grand Gtrs March April 2014 feature by Felix Hartl on Benedetto Pat Martino model news1We are thrilled to be included in the March/April 2014 issue of GRAND GUITARS, with a feature on our Benedetto Pat Martino Model (Serial #S2108) owned by Felix Hartl in Germany: RARE & VINTAGE

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benedetto-pat-martino-blk-signature-model-serial-s2108-galleryFelixHartl with Benedetto Pat Martino S2108 March 2013 fan page

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Howard posted the original article as well as an English translation on Facebook!

Pat Martino (a living legend among jazz guitarists) and Robert Benedetto (one of the world’s best jazz guitar maker) together have a jazz guitar realized, which sets new standards.

What more could you want than that one of the best jazz guitarists and one of the best luthiers come together in the world
and a guitar a reality leave, which of the boundaries been seen before breaks.    FELIX HARTL (translation)

Danke Schoen, Felix!

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Happy St Patty's Day 2014 from Benedetto GuitarsFrom all of us at Savannah-based Benedetto Guitars – Happy St. Patricks’ Day 2014!

(Where Jazz Guitars and St. Patty’s Day are taken very seriously!)

Artwork from BG’s beloved Norbert Jansen  :_)

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Luthier Ben Crittenden White Wood Benedetto Guitars Savannah 2-25-14 cb newsLuthier Ben Crittenden working on several custom Benedetto necks in White Wood

Benedetto Guitars Savannah GA 2-25-14 photo by Cindy Benedetto

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Benedetto jazz guitar artwork 3-13-2014American made Archtop Jazz Guitars for 46 years…and counting!

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Master Luthier Damon Mailand with Benedetto S1393 and S2178 March 13 2014 sward photoBenedetto’s Master Luthier/Production Manager Damon Mailand holds two finished Bambino Deluxes (S1393 on left, and 7-String S2178 on right) before they ship out next week to happy players!

Photo by Stephanie Ward 3-13-14, Benedetto Guitars, Savannah GA


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Benedetto Bambino Dlx 7-String Natural S2178 SWard 2aOne of many amazing images Stephanie Ward took of our newly completed Bambino Deluxe 7-String (Natural Finish – Serial #S2178) – Howard posted on Facebook!

Benedetto Guitars, Savannah GA, March 12, 2014


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Benedetto Bob's Boutique Guitars 1-21-14 SWard photo newsOur Bob’s Boutique guitars as photographed by Stephanie Ward!

Something to drool over when you get your Income Tax Refund?

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Douglas J. Gladstone's book on Mt. Rushmore Carver Luigi Del BiancoWe are honored Bob Benedetto was chosen to write the Foreword for a book on Carving of another sort – Mount Rushmore!

Carving a Niche for Himself: The Untold Story of Luigi Del Bianco and Mount Rushmore, author Douglas J. Gladstone’s valentine to the obscure Italian American immigrant who served as chief carver of the Mount Rushmore National Memorial, will be published by Bordighera Press May 2014.

Featuring a foreword by Italian American businessman Robert Benedetto, the chairman of Benedetto Guitars in Savannah, Premier Archtop Luthier Robert Benedetto 2013Georgia, Carving a Niche for Himself examines the selfless efforts of five time Parent’s Choice award winner Lou Del Bianco, a children’s performer and storyteller from Port Chester, New York, to honor his late grandfather.

Douglas Gladstone's Luigi Del Biano book graphic 3-11-14 for Benedetto Guitars News3Though Rushmore sculptor and designer Gutzon Borglum’s own correspondence in the Library of Congress clearly indicates that Luigi Del Bianco was the glue that held the project together, Del Bianco for some inexplicable reason has never received the credit in scholarly publications or documentaries on the creation of the memorial that many individuals believe he is deserving of.

Headquartered at 25 West 43rd Street in New York City, Bordighera Press is recognized as the foremost publisher of Italian-American literature and poetry in North America. Bordighera Press’ books are carried by Small Press Distribution.

DOUGLAS J. GLADSTONE is a freelance writer and author living in upstate New York. By day an assistant public relations specialist with the New York State Retirement System, his numerous magazine and newspaper articles have been published in The Chicago Sun Times, the Burlington Free Press, History Magazine and Vermont Magazine, among others. Carving a Niche for Himself is his second book.

From the Acknowledgements: I also want to extend my gratitude to Bob Benedetto, the chairman of Benedetto Guitars, for writing the foreword. When I offered him the opportunity to do so, I did not know at the time that both he and his father had been stationed at the same air force base in Rapid City, South Dakota — Ellsworth Air Force Base — that figures so prominently in the discussion of bigotry and prejudice in Chapter 6. The point is, Bob’s powerful prose makes this book special, and for that I am appreciative.

For more information, contact either Douglas Gladstone at 518-817-8253 or Tamburri at 212-642-2005.

Listen to Doug Gladstone on Vermont Public Radio March 10, 2014 with Mark Johnson

Read interview in Stamford Advocate March 2014 – Immigrant was faceless carver of Mount Rushmore

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Kaleb Fitting  positioning the GA-35 body template on a flamed maple top 2-25-14 _2a newsLuthier Kaleb Fitting positioning the GA-35 body template on a flamed maple top.

Benedetto Guitars, Savannah, Georgia photo by Cindy Benedetto 2-25-14
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