We had a few requests for some audio clips of this guitar, a custom 16″, acoustic archtop made for a friend in California. It has a Western red cedar top, wenge back and sides, and a mahogany neck. The oval sound hole and unique, v-bracing give this guitar a very unique sound that we think lives somewhere near the sweet spot of archtop punch and flattop resonance.
With so many live performances eliminated this year, it’s hard to see the bright side. Well, we have a prediction for you: the coming months are going to be amazing for album releases recorded in quarantine! Take this session from bassist, Paul Keller for example. Set for a Christmastime release, Keller’s new record features Michael Reed and BG Artist, Randy Napoleon. We can’t wait to hear it, fellas!
With live performances largely unable to go on this year, we are really sad to be missing our annual wine release concert at Miner Family Winery. Here’s a look back at last year’s show to remind us of all the fun: “Once again, the Miner Family Winery Benedetto Cabernet Release Concert was a sold out hit! This year, long-time Benedetto Artist, Howard Alden was backed by CEO and President, Howard Paul, bassist, Maggie Evans and drummer, Curt Moore. Dave Miner himself, and Sophia Thompson Padron joined in the fun with featured performances!” Photos by Mike Oria.
Johnny Mercer, Savannah’s Favorite Son, is so beloved here that we renamed a river for this classic collaboration between he and Henry Mancini. Taylor Roberts’ take on Moon River so great we just had to share!
This newly completed 16″ Custom is totally unique in both design and tonal properties. Built for a close Benedetto Guitars friend, Damon decided to use wenge for the back and sides as an experiment and paired it with a Western red cedar top and mahogany neck. He had to engineer a special V bracing pattern to accommodate the oval sound hole. The result is a strikingly warm and balanced tone that could put your favorite flat-top out of work despite maintaining a bit of archtop focus.