It’s been five years since we first posted this photo and we can’t believe how time flies. Kuumbwa are great Friends of ours so keep an eye out for a BG Gear feature in their upcoming auction fundraiser.
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“People come from all over the world to experience the Savannah Music Festival, which is taking place now all over downtown historic Savannah. Wonderful tour of Benedetto with Tim & Lori Jackson from Santa Cruz, California. Tim founded Kuumbwa Jazz 41 years ago and has headed the Monterey Jazz Festival for 26 years!
“Thrilled they are visitors to the Savannah Music Festival and were able to stop by to catch up!”
Thanks to Carl Filipiak for sharing this video with us. It’s a great tribute to one of his greatest influences: Pat Martino.
It isn’t a stretch to say that the Benedetto archtop guitars are in some way the great-great-grandchildren of the Stradivarius and Guarneri violins that came out of Cremona Italy in the late 17th and early 18th centuries. This recently completed Bravo Elite is a fine tribute to that lineage with its clean, unbound lines and classic Violinburst finish.
Click here to check out this great article from the Colorado Springs Gazette featuring Wayne Wilkinson!