A look back on reviews of Making an Archtop Guitar from 1994/1995: The 1994 edition is out of print. The 2nd edition from 2018 is available from lutherie suppliers Stewart MacDonald Guitar Shop Supply and Luthier’s Mercantile.
We were recently honored to be interviewed by Linda of Hock Tools, wife and marketing guru of Ron Hock, the famous maker of world-class Hock blades. Click here to read the Hock Tools interview and get a glimpse into all the amazing products and services the Hocks offer!! Special thanks to Linda for over-the-top interview (plus hilarious […]
20th Anniversary of the Benedetto ARCHTOP PLANS. “The tracings were done by an architect named Skot Koenig….besides being a meticulous draftsman, Mr. Koenig also displays a fine sense of style and a deep appreciation for the subject. Looking them over in the executive suite at GAL World Headquarters, I assumed at first that the drawings […]
Jazz guitarist, composer and educator Giuseppe Continenza is currently touring Italy with jazz guitarist Biréli Lagrène. Upcoming dates include: – August 23 – Theatre Fenaroli , Lanciano – August 24 – Arena Porto Turistico, Pescara – August 25 – Auditorium, Caramanico Terme They will continue to tour this Fall and Winter, 2019. Follow him on Instagram
(Howard Alden, Howard Paul, Chico Pinheiro, Mark Peterson, Dave Miner, Quentin Baxter) Since 2005, Miner Family Winery has produced world-class jazz guitar concerts in conjunction with the release of Miner Benedetto Signature Cabernet Sauvignon. Cheers to great wine and jazz! Click here for photos of past concerts! Miner Wines and Benedetto Gallery
Iconic Jazz Guitarist Chuck Wayne with his 1982 custom Benedetto, New Jersey, circa 1982. Amazing video of Chuck Wayne and Trio and Mario Andrea filmed in Buenos Aires, 1984. (Chuck comes in at the 1:06 minute mark).
Highlighting one image of Bucky Pizzarelli‘s amazing career (he’s still playing well into his 90s!) isn’t easy but here is a favorite of ours taken on the set of The Today Show in NYC, 1978. Bucky performs with venerable bassist Slam Stewart.
Máté Palásti is a Hungarian guitarist who plays jazz, Latin, Brazilian, flamenco, and fusion, whose improvisation skills make his music unique. He plays a Benedetto Bambino Deluxe. Click below to see Mate on Instagram: mate_palasti Translation: It’s hard to make a statement, to report everything because things are as simple as they may seem, […]
Medieval to Metal: The Art & Evolution of the Guitar” is a traveling art installation produced by the National Guitar Museum. Current exhibition at the Currier Museum: JUNE 29 – SEPTEMBER 22, 2019 “The response has been stunningly overwhelming. We thought it would appeal certainly to guitar fans and to museums that focused on either […]
Brian Fitzgerald, the Artist Administrator/Education Coordinator of the venerable Kuumbwa Jazz, with his Benedetto BRAVO 7-String guitar. Brian Fitzgerald (7- and 6-string guitars) is an active member of the Bay Area music scene. An accomplished jazz guitarist and teacher, he draws from a deep musical background and education, covering a wide range of influences. […]
Twenty five years ago, in 1994, Howard Alden recorded The Howard Alden Trio: Your Story – The Music of Bill Evans on the Concord Jazz label. On June 7, 2019, he posted this on Facebook (with a link from UDiscoverMusic.com) Best Jazz Guitar Albums: 75 Essential Listens
Lorenzo Cominoli is an Italian jazz guitarist, teacher and composer. He is also the artistic director and founder of the “Jazz Club Borgomanero” and the “Orta Jazz Festival.” Educator and Director, Four Music School Founder/Artistic Director, Jazz Club Borgomanero Founder/Artistic Director @orta_jazz_festival Lorenzo Cominoli
A JVC Tribute to Legendary Barney Kessel June 25, 1997, Danny and Sylvia Kaye Playhouse, New York City, Produced by Charles Carlini for the JVC Festival back row: Peter Leitch, John Pizzarelli, Ray Gogarty, Frank Vignola, Vic Juris, Ron Affif, Howard Alden, John Abercrombie, and Jimmy Bruno 2nd row: Gene Bertoncini, Billy Bauer, […]
Long-time friend and Benedetto Player Anne Allman at the shop in Savannah, 2009, shown with her Bravo Deluxe (one of her 4 Benedettos!) “I’m not originally from Savannah, but I got here as fast as I could.” Annie Allman Anne Allman
Ron Escheté with Benedetto 7-String 1985 youtube Ron Escheté, 7-string jazz guitar virtuoso, with Luther Hughes, bass – a 30 minute 1985 televised live performance for Soundboard TV & Guitar Player Magazine (via youtube) Special thanks to Dan Corzo for finding the video! Click here to watch the entire youtube video Update! Another great […]
HAL LEONARD HONORS CENTERSTREAM Hal Leonard celebrates its 35 year Anniversary with Ron Middlebrook of Centerstream Publications NAMM show, 2019 Ron Middlebrook is our long-time publisher of Making an Archtop Guitar, now in its 2nd Edition Congratulations, Ron! Howard Paul with Ron Middlebrook at the 2019 NAMM Show
Our first shipment of Benedetto palm planes heading off to Stewart-MacDonald tomorrow! (plus more in the works) Details on the planes coming next! (Adorable!) archtop guitar artwork by our daughter Gina Benedetto, 1985
Leandro Pellegrino View this post on Instagram One of the prettiest ballads from the great American songbook. Skylark ————————— #jazz #jazzguitar #electricguitar #melody #chords #cleantone #benedetto #benedettoguitars #bravo #guitar #guitarist #skylark #solo #solosection #brooklyn #newyorkcity #music #jimhall #knowyourtone #love #brasil #improvisation #inspiration A post shared by Leandro Pellegrino (@leandro.pellegrino.guitar) on Jan 24, 2018 at […]
ANIMA E CORPO (Body and Soul) custom 7-String commissioned by Bill Doyle in 1995 incorporated signatures of 80 great jazz guitarists including Tony Mottola, Johnny Smith, Les Paul, George Benson, Kenny Burrell, Pat Martino and 74 more! Serial #47202
Benedetto Player Roland Balogh with his transblack Bravo Deluxe, 2018 View his profile on Benedetto Guitars Villámgyors Gitárszóló⚡️🎸Ebben a videóban egy rövid betekintést mutatok abból, amikor virtuózabb dolgokat gyakorlok.Fast Jazz Guitar Solo⚡️🎸You can check when I am practising fast motives on my Benedetto Bravo Deluxe guitar with my signature Dawman picks. I hope […]
A is also for “Ace”! Guitarist extraordinaire Howard Alden visits Benedetto Guitars in Savannah 2010 during the Savannah Music Festival. Click here for more amazing photos of Howard over the 27 years he has played Benedetto. 🙂
SHOWCASING THE GUITAR’S EVOLUTION THROUGHOUT HISTORY The National Guitar Museum‘s traveling Exhibit : GUITAR: The Instrument that Rocked the World is currently at Cincinnati’s recently restored Cincinnati Museum (cincymuseum.org) through January 1, 2019. Below: Benedetto Guitars exhibit at Cincinnati’s Museum – Photo by Phil Armstrong, Cincinnati Refined 2018 “The guitar is the most enduring icon […]
The Benedetto Bravo Deluxe is a laminated guitar that looks and feels like a hand carved solid wood guitar. One of our most popular models, it’s become a jazz standard all its own. A bevy of Bravo Deluxes in every shade is now available on Bob’s Boutique – so you can find your own tone […]
For over a dozen years, Master Luthier Damon Mailand has continued the Benedetto legacy of making exquisite jazz guitars. He is shown above with Sinfonietta model, serial #S2166, in 2014. photo by Stephanie Ward