August (coming soon!) means it’s Benedetto Players Concerts, Napa Valley and MINER WINES time!

For starters, a reminder there’s a special Benedetto Players Concert at the Napa Valley Jazz Society on August 13th, the evening before our very special Miner/Benedetto Release Party on August 14th.

Just something about a “Trio” we like, so we’ve added a third event: a Jazz Guitar Workshop presented by Bob Benedetto & Howard Paul also at Miner Family Vineyards, Sunday, August 15th, 11 – 1 pm. Free admission.

Hope you are as Jazzed as we are!  🙂

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TO (16)B or NOT TO (16)B

There should be no question…definitely 16-B!

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A reminder about our ARCHTOP GUITAR MAKING SEMINAR this September…Fall is approaching fast!

Bob’s two-day seminars include demonstrations and lectures on every aspect of making an acoustic archtop guitar.

Topics included: Wood selection, carving and graduating the top and back, tap tuning, design and placement of sound holes, parallel and X bracing the top, bending the sides, making and fitting the neck, plastic and wood binding, bridge and tailpiece design, finishing options and set-up.

Participants are encouraged to ask questions, take notes and photograph at their leisure. No video cameras please.

Cost: $600. Currently there are two seminars scheduled: Sept. 18-19, and Sept. 25-26, 2010.

To register: Email Bob Benedetto at:

Hope to see you in Savannah!

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Close-up of Master Luthier (and BG Production Manager) EVAN ELLIS preparing to fret a Bravo 7 neck. Per Evan: “We truly take the same care, and make each fingerboard the same way, with every model, regardless of the price point.”


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The UK’s Norwich Jazz Party, 2009 featuring Bucky Pizzarelli and Giorgos Antonius.

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Captain Dave with his beloved 40th ANDY, Polytone amp and new stand.

Per CD “The beauty is that the stand, cord and tuner all fit into the ANDY gig bag pouch.”

Truly Handy Andy!

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A recent note from BG Artist Doug Neel (with his BENNY 7):

“Here’s a photo following a performance @ Terra Community College with Japanese artist Hiromitsu Agatsuma (with the Tsugaru-jamisen, a traditional Japanese stringed instrument in the Shamisen family) and his pianist.

Neither one of us could really speak the other’s language, but you wouldn’t have known it after a few choruses of ‘All Blues.’  Truly a great experience!”

Indeed! (Thanks, Doug! We love ‘upbeat’ news from our endorsers.)

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Get ‘Red’dy!

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Howard plays our Bob’s Boutique Bambino Elite AquamarineBurst for the last time (it ships to Switzerland Monday) as Bob listens (and I take yet another photo!)…just the end of another Great Day at Benedetto.

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The rim set of a custom BRAVO DELUXE 7 prepares to receive its top and back.

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