NAMM 2019 was almost more fun than we could handle! Our shared space with Henriksen Amplifiers was the undisputed center of the jazz guitar universe for the show which made for some pretty incredible musical moments. This was one of our favorites featuring Christiaan van Hemert playing our Bambino Elite model, Diarmuid Lally on bass, Will Galison on chromatic harmonica, and our own Howard Paul on 7-string guitar (his custom 16-B).
This stunning Benny features a one-of-a-kind walnut top with eye catching bark inclusions. It’s the perfect instrument for an electric player looking to jazz things up or any jazz-er looking for a sturdy, compact instrument that can handle even the loudest of stages.
January 26th marks the 1908 birth of violinist Stephane Grappelli in Paris, France. He passed away in 1997 at the age of 89 after and incredible career that included guitar centered projects from the likes of Django Reinhardt, Bucky Pizzarelli, et al. This photograph was taken in 1993 and shows Grappelli playing his 1987 Benedetto violin at his home in Paris.
Benedetto Artist, Dan Wilson is at it again! The next installment of his online masterclass series will be held on January 26th at noon and will cover Dan’s approach to the blues. Click here to register.
Dan plays a custom GA-35 model in black and can be heard on the road with Joey DeFrancesco and Christian McBride in addition to leading his own groups.
We just stumbled across this great clip of Dan Faehnle and his Honeyblonde 16-B form a Portland gig in 2017. Great playing by all: Christopher Brown (drums), Greg Goebel (piano), Dan Faehnle (guitar), and William Athens (bass)!
This Antiqueburst Bambino with Espresso back, sides, and neck has made its way to a very lucky customer in California. If you like this one, be sure to check out Bob’s Boutique where we have a 40th Anniversary version featuring custom inlaid logos and gold hardware.
The annual convention for the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) will descend on the Anaheim Convention Center beginning Thursday, January 21st and will run through the 24th. Most of our show guitars are already on-site but that doesn’t mean we aren’t willing to bring something along for you to try. We will even hand deliver your Bob’s Boutique guitar if you can meet us in the Anaheim/L.A. area! Contact us here with your requests.
Benedetto Artist, Howard Alden performing a solo version of “Moonlight in Vermont” at the 21st North Wales Jazz Guitar Weekend way back in 2014. He is playing his custom 16″, seven-string with an oval sound hole… What a beautiful guitar and fantastic playing!