AND THE GRAMMY GOES TO…

Grammy nominations are in! We are super excited to congratulate Benedetto Artist, Randy Napoleon for his work on Freddy Cole’s 2018 release, “My Mood Is You” which is nominated in the Best Vocal Jazz Album category. Welcome to the ever-growing list of Grammy-nominated Benedetto artists!

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CHICO!

December 8th is Chico Pinheiro day here at Benedetto Guitars… Cheers to many more years of beautiful jazz, Brazilian folk tunes, bossa nova, and burning jazz!

 

 

 

 

Photo by Mike Oria

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THE FINISH LINE IS SIGHT

Three of the four, one-off 16-B model guitars we have in the works have made it to the finish department! Shown here are the Autumnburst 16-B built to the specifications of Howard Paul’s personal guitar (upper left and lower right),  another in Natural with a three piece maple back (upper right), and lastly a 16-B built with the roasted maple back and sides (lower left).
Act fast to claim yours! Email Jackson Evans for details.

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DAN’S GOT RHYTHM

You probably know Benedetto Artist Dan Wilson from his time with the Christian McBride Trio or concerts with Joey DeFrancisco. Now you can get up close and personal with this superstar by signing up for his online rhythm changes masterclass which will take place December 16 at 12:00PM EST. Instructions and signup are available on his website by clicking here.

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

This stunning Antiqueburst/Espresso Bambino with one of the last few 4oth anniversary inlays was added to Bob’s Boutique last week. Featuring laminate construction, double A-6 pickups, no sound holes and a small block under the bridge, the Bambino model is easily the most versatile of our archtop models.
The 14.5″ body and 1 11/16″ nut width are super comfortable. The Bambino can be either a great transition instrument for electric players looking to lean toward a jazz box or straight ahead players looking for better electric performance while maintaining the feel of an archtop.  Contact Jackson Evans for more details.

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STRYKER AND ARTISTWORKS

Benedetto Artist, Dave Stryker is one of the hardest working guitarists on the jazz scene but he is also world-class educator. He holds a position with the prestigious Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University and has long been a faculty staple at Jamey Abesold’s summer camp in Louisville. Luckily for jazz guitarist everywhere, Dave has partnered with ArtistWorks and is now available to any aspiring student worldwide. Click here to access sample videos, pricing, and preview the list of available lessons.

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FROM ALL OF US AT BENEDETTO GUITARS

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JAZZ GUITAR TODAY

Congratulations to our friends at www.jazzguitartoday.com for launching their new e-magazine! Be sure to share, subscribe, and keep an eye out for occasional contributions from the Benedetto Guitars team.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO CHRIS STANDRING


December 1st isn’t technically the beginning of winter but it is Chris Standring’s birthday! We hope he has an amazing day!
By the way, if you like the sound of Chris’s 40th Anniversary Bambino, we have just added one to Bob’s Boutique! This special one-off features the second-to-last 40th Anniversary headstock inlay paired with an otherwise standard Bambino model finished in Antiqueburst with Espresso back and sides.

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LOTS OF TOYS AND GOODIES

Don’t forget to keep Bob’s Boutique and the Benedetto Gear Store in mind when you’re shopping for that special guitarist! Who wouldn’t love a Bravo Deluxe under the tree this year?

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