ALMOST TO THE FINISH LINE!

IMG_2416Guitars come to Luthier Rick Cervone for final assembly from finishing and buffing, and he then builds them out – putting on hardware and wiring, polishing the fretboards, installing strings, and all other manners of set-up. When the guitars leave final assembly, they are ready for our artists and customers to play and enjoy!

As you can see, we have several that are “almost to the finish line!” Several of these guitars are destined for Bob’s Boutique, too, so they’ll be up for grabs soon! Interested? Contact Jared Stubbs!

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FLASHBACK FRIDAY TO 1982!

The original Fab Four (of the Jazzy type) at the WHITE HOUSE 30 years ago in 1982:

Tony Mottola, Frank Sinatra, Perry Como and Bucky Pizzarelli with his Benedetto 7-string.

Great Bucky interview here!

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NEW TO BOB’S BOUTIQUE!

S2350 BravoDlxNat(BB)_FV6_072016We are delighted to make immediately available in Bob’s Boutique this beautiful Natural Bravo Deluxe.

This lovely 16″ x 2 1/2″ laminated top and back has nicely flamed back, sides and neck, and a flawless super straight-grained spruce top. The B-6 pickup and ebony components make for a striking contrast to the natural nitrocellulose lacquer finish! Available for immediate shipment!

This classic jazz guitar model is one of our most popular, so it’ll go fast! $6500 includes hard shell case. Contact Jared Stubbs if you’re interested!

PHOTOS BY STEPHANIE WARD

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BAMBINO + FRATELLO

S2356 BambinoDlxNatEsp_FV9_RodneyJones_071916This custom Bambino Deluxe Natural is a beauty with Fratello-style inlays on the neck and a customer-designed tailpiece inlay!  Flamed maple top and espresso maple back, sides, and neck. This Professional Series guitar has a compact body size (14-1/2″ x 2-1/4″) and 1-11/16” nut width (1 11/16″), A6 Pickup, and ebony bridge, fingerboard, tailpiece, and fingerrest…shipped to its new home in Connecticut this week! Photos by Stephanie Ward.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ROMERO!

Howard Romero Chico 2015One of our newest Benedetto Players, Romero Lubambo, celebrates his birthday today. Wishing him a great day and every good wish for the coming year. Cheers!

(Pictured here with Howard Paul and fellow Benedetto Player and Brazilian Chico Pinheiro.)

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VARIATIONS OF ANTIQUEBURST

IMG_2340Variations of our antiqueburst finish.

Clockwise from upper left: GA-35, Benny, Bravo Deluxe, Bambino.

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FLASHBACK FRIDAY – BIRTH OF THE BAMBINO

1995: Bob buffs a custom guitar for Earl Klugh at our East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania shop.

Per Bob: This is the first 14 1/2″ body I ever made, requested by Earl Klugh and Rik Jonna who together ordered ‘twin’ guitars. Earl arrived at that size as he wanted something similar in size to a classical guitar, which he was accustomed to playing.

After I made them, Howard Alden had seen Earl playing it somewhere and asked for one himself, in a 7-string version, but using the same body pattern. He loved the idea of having a smaller, easy to travel with guitar.

That evolved to become the Bambino, first made when we were with Fender, and about the same time we created a Howard Alden model also made at Fender. Now here in Savannah we expanded the Bambino family to include a Bambino Deluxe and Bambino Elite.

Sweet!


 

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NEW T-SHIRTS AND CAPS IN THE GEAR STORE

Gear July 2016We’ve added new t-shirts and caps to the Gear Store!

Check out all of your color options at benedettogear.com. Be quick, because these always go fast!

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BENEDETTO “ROCKS” HARRISBURG

Benedetto HarrisburgA big thank you to our friend HP Newquist, Executive Director of The National GUITAR Museum.

Benedetto is featured in their Traveling Exhibition – “GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked The World” – open at Whitaker Center in Harrisburg now to Labor Day!

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ACOUSTIC GUITAR MAGAZINE ARTICLE

Bob Benedetto Damon Mailand Howard Paul Benedetto Guitars Savannah GA 6-4-14 newsWe are very happy to announce that Acoustic Guitar Magazine is publishing an article by celebrated writer and professor Mark Ari. Look for the August or September issue! Thanks, Ari!

Arguably, the finest archtop guitars in the world are crafted within spitting distance of Jax, at Benedetto Guitars in Savannah, Georgia. From left to right in the photo are Bob Benedetto, master luthier; Damon Mailand, master luthier; and Howard Paul, CEO, President, and master guitar player. Yup, that’s a hell of a lot of mastery. 

I first visited Benedetto Guitars a couple of years ago when my son, Noah, and I were on our Wood and Water Tour, exploring luthiers and waterfalls throughout Georgia and the Carolinas. It was fun to go back and talk with Howard again. You can read my interview with him in an upcoming issue of Acoustic Guitar magazine Maybe August or September.

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