HAPPY BIRTHDAY, RODNEY


Yesterday was his birthday so please allow us to wish the happiest of birthdays to the great, Rodney Jones!

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OVER THE RAINBOW ON A CUSTOM 16″ ACOUSTIC ARCHTOP


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.

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SILVER LININGS

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!

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HAPPINESS ON LOAN

Just look how Happy BG Artist, Ulf Wakenius is with a borrowed Pat Martino Signature Model!

“Tomorrow I honor Pat Martino and playing his Benedetto signature model!” said, Wakenius. The guitar is on loan from his (VERY generous) friend, Paulo. Have a great gig!

As an aside, check out Ulf’s new book on Oscar Peterson Licks For Guitar! 

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YOU’RE #1, CHRIS!

A great video note from our pal, Chris Standring:

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAT!


It’s Pat Martino’s birthday and we couldn’t be more excited to wish him a happy one! Keep and eye out for some special Pat Martino Signature Model guitars nearing completion!

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MISSING OUR CONCERT

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.

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TAYLOR ROBERTS CHANNELING SAVANNAH

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!

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ONE-OF-A-KIND

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.

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JOIN JOCELYN, SATURDAY, AUGUST 29TH


Join BG Artist, Jocelyn Gould, on Saturday, August 29th for a workshop about all things transcription.

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