Congratulations to Final Assembly Luthier, Rick Cevone on retiring this week. For more than a decade he has provided the icing on the cake for nearly every Benedetto to leave the shop.

Rick joined Benedetto in 2007, moving from his small hometown of Oberlin, Ohio. He studied with Brian Galloup, graduating from his Masters Class. He has been an integral part of the final assembly department, a very detailed and precise area to work within. Guitars come to Rick 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!

Rick’s greatest musical influence comes from The Beatles. “When I first heard them, that was it for me. My parents got me a guitar and I never looked back,” says Rick. He also plays piano and enjoys songwriting and recording as a hobby.

Rick has four grown children: Melissa, Greg, Allison, and Andrea.

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