It’s incredibly rare for us to have an Americana on hand for immediate delivery, and even rarer that it’s a one-off featuring Fratello motif fingerboard markers. This just might be the ultimate instrument for the jazz purist with incredible resonance and volume from the 17″ x 3″ body, and a built-in A-6 pickup for amplified perfection.

Check it out in Bob’s Boutique!


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A fun video from a few years back of Master Luthier, Damon Mailand making the final adjustments on a La Venezia model.

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Below is a letter from BG CEO/PRES, Howard Paul that was included in our monthly newsletter (sign up at the top of our homepage):

PAT MARTINO is an iconic jazz guitarist by any standard. His name adorns the top of the most elite list of jazz guitarists in history, with the likes of Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass, Django Reinhardt, Jim Hall, Barney Kessel, Grant Green, Charlie Christian.  His technique, percussive attack, and intuitive blues sensibility represent an authenticity that influences generations of followers and inspired perhaps all of today’s most popular jazz icons.

We’ve been associated with Pat for the last ten years or so, and one of our most popular Professional Series guitars is the Pat Martino model. Today, some of our most important Benedetto Players play Pat’s model, including Barry Greene, Dan Wilson, Solomon Hicks, Corey Christiansen, Shawn Purcell, and Clint Strong.

In the last few years, Pat’s health has failed, keeping him from touring or recording. He’s been entirely home bound since the Covid crisis started, with chronic lung issues.  We’re proud that the guitar community has raised over $200,000 in a GoFundMe program to help Pat remain at his childhood home in South Philadelphia.

We are currently working on two important Pat Martino projects.  The first is making available a beautiful one-off Pat Martino Model in Autumnburst with flame maple binding and gold hardware.  This instrument is currently available for bidding on where we hope to make up to $50,000, all of which will be donated to Pat’s GoFundMe account.

Secondly, we are participating in a unique Pat Martino Guitar Summit Livestream Event honoring Pat with his compositions performed by a dozen of the top jazz guitarist on the scene (including Artists Dave Stryker, Paul Bollenback, and yours truly). We hope you’ll click the link above and sign up to watch this March 20 event and donate generously!

Finally, we want you to know that Pat Martino receives a significant percentage of every Pat Martino Model sold by Benedetto Guitars!  Our current lead time is approximately 7-months from the placement of the order. Order one now in time to practice your holiday jazz repertoire while channeling Pat Martino!  Thanks for helping us celebrate that contributions this legendary artist and extraordinary human!

Howard Paul


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BG Artist, Barry Greene came by yesterday to pick up his new Pat Martino Signature model. Whether it’s your first or fourth, new guitar day is always better when it’s a Benedetto!

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Signed copies of Making an Archtop Guitar by Bob Benedetto are back in stock! Head over to the gear store and get yours… Thanks to Cindy Benedetto for catching Bob at work with the pen in hand!

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Upscale LivingA throw back to this photo layout from 2016! It appeard in the magazine Upscale Living (Issue 38 2016). The two guitars featured (selected from dozens of photos we submitted) are Pres/CEO Howard Paul’s Custom 16B, and vintner Dave Miner’s Vinodetto Series Cremona. You can check out the full online version of the mag HERE.

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A great interpretation of a classic from Dan Wilson!

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We’re a day and three years early, but happiest of birthdays to our favorite leap-year baby, Dave Miner! Whether you spend it clinking glasses of Miner Benedetto Cabernet with close friends, strumming one of your many beautiful Vino-dettos, or a combination of both in the new Benedetto lounge at Miner Family Winery, we hope it’s your most fantastic day of the year!

Photo by Mike Oria

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We’re so happy to have come across this photo from 2015 featuring three generations of Benedetto Artists with Howard Alden, Bucky Pizzarelli and Chico Pinheiro.

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Click here for details on how to tune in tonight to hear this fantastic duo featuring BG Artist, Paul Bollenback.

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