LONDON CALLING

We just love this shot of Andreas Varady on stage at the Pizza Express, a world famous jazz club in the Soho district of London!

“Good times playing at the Pizza Express Jazz club last week with Conor Chaplin and Marc Michel! See you again London!” -A.V.

Just for good measure, here is another
pic of his new Bambino Deluxe:

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JUST A REMINDER

Want to get your hands on a Benedetto but can’t make it to Savannah? Well, you’re in luck! We have guitars available at The Guitar Shop NYC in Brooklyn, NY and Imperial Vintage Guitars in Sherman Oaks, CA. Each location has a Bravo, Bravo Deluxe, and Pat Martino Signature Model.

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BAMBINO IN THE BOUTIQUE

The Bambino model is arguably the most versatile in the Benedetto line. With dual A-6 pickups, a small block under the bridge, and a laminated maple top absent of sound holes, this guitar is extraordinarily capable in amplified settings. The EPS tailpiece, ebony bridge, and Benedetto pedigree make this a the perfect crossover guitar whether you are smooth and soulful like Chris Standring, a straight-ahead swinger with all the chops like Ulf Wakenius, or a weekend warrior who might need to play jazz for a cocktail hour and then cover tunes for the reception.

Head over to Bob’s Boutique for more details and photos or email Jackson Evans with questions.

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BUSINESS AS USUAL

We’re happy to be back in the shop today! Fortunately, hurricane Dorian passed by us with only some wind and a little rain. All of the guitars were safely stored just in case the storm grew to be more threatening, but luckily all were spared!

Our regular hours are 9:00am-5:00pm, Eastern but we are happy to hear from you anytime. Feel free to give us a call or contact us via email with questions, to purchase a guitar from Bob’s Boutique, or schedule a tour of the shop.

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HAPPY ANNIVERSARY MAIN MAN DAMON MAILAND!

Master Luthier Damon Mailand holds Bob Benedetto's new Cremona (with Bob Benedetto) Savannah 12-10-14HAPPY 13TH ANNIVERSARY!!!! Damon Mailand started (as our first hire in Savannah) with Benedetto Guitars on September 9, 2006. He worked at Bob’s side for several years learning every aspect of carved archtop building, and then on to master all manufacturing nuances under then-manager Evan Ellis. Today Damon is both the master luthier at Benedetto, and Shop Production Manager and mentor for all of our employees. He is the blood that flows through the workshop, and the DNA that connects Lloyd Loar, John D’Angelico, Elmer Stromberg, Bob Benedetto, and future generations of master jazz guitar luthiers.

Congratulations, Damon! Cheers to many more years at Benedetto!

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BENEDETTO GUITARS WILL REMAIN CLOSED FOR HURRICANE DORIAN

Governor Kemp has issued a mandatory evacuation of coastal counties in Georgia pending the passage of hurricane Dorian. The notice is largely precautionary given the current track so we don’t anticipate any issues. In case something changes, we have secured the shop and will focus on the safety of our employees allowing them to evacuate in a timely manner. We will remain closed until further notice but remain hopeful we will be back doing what we do best before the end of the week!

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HAPPY LABOR DAY!


We’re out of the shop today enjoying Labor Day but we will be back at it bright and early Tuesday morning. In the meantime, here is Chico Pinheiro playing his Bravo Elite.

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ANOTHER TRIP AROUND THE SUN FOR RODNEY

Happy belated birthday to the one and only Rodney Jones! Yesterday was his special day and we hope it was a jazzy as they come… Cheers to starting off the next year!

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WALNUT PAT MARTINO SIGNATURE MODEL

Fresh on the heels of Pat’s 75th birthday, this stunning Pat Martino Signature Model in a rich Walnut finish is available immediately and ready to ship!

The Pat Martino model is unique in our line as it is built to his preferred specifications and set up exactly like his personal instruments. Available in only three colors to match Pat’s guitars, this model features 24 5/8″ scale, 1 11/16″ nut width, 2 Benedetto A-6 pickups with individual controls, locking tuners, flame maple top, and chambered mahogany body.

Click here for more details. Photos by Stephanie Ward.

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WHY DO WE THINK ARCHTOP GUITARS ARE SPECIAL?


Our friends at Henriksen Amplifiers are putting on the Rocky Mountain Archtop Festival in Arvada, Colorado on September 21-22. Since it’s an archtop-only show, they asked us to explain why we think archtop guitars are special!

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