Master Luthier Wyatt Wilkie demonstrates the Benedetto Model CS100 double convex sole palm plane. Kudos to videographer Darcy Muenchrath – Hinge Visual Available now from stewmac.com!
Benedetto Player Dan Wilson with his Benedetto… Dan Wilson
Benedetto violins made in the 1990s in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania About Benedetto Violins
Multi-instrumentalist Benedetto Player Doug Neel with Bravo 7-String Douglas Neel
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, […]
Chip Henderson at the 2014 Cartagena International Guitar Festival in Columbia – photo by Grupo Creativo Macondo Follow Chip on Instagram Chip Henderson
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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
Davy Mooney with his Bravo Deluxe, Savannah, 2019 Davy Mooney
Click here to view our new BENEDETTO PALM PLANES!
Guitarist and Composer Greg Lamy Home
Dr. LH Dickert and his class from Winthrop University visit Benedetto Guitars in Savannah, 2010 THANKS FOR THE VISIT L.H. Dickert
The great Wayne Wilkinson (he has an amazing website!) with his Ben-bino… one of his three Benedettos! Wayne Wilkinson
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 […]
Jack Petersen is a renowned pioneer in jazz education who revolutionized guitar education. (photo via flickr) Jack Petersen
Our new Benedetto Palm Planes (featuring Double Convex Sole and Flat Sole models) are now available from Stewart MacDonald Guitar Shop Supply (aka Stew Mac!)
Rodney Jones at a recording in 2018 with his Bambino Deluxe. Fantastic image by Matthew Parrish Rodney Jones
Happy Birthday to Jackson Evans! Jackson is the Customer Relations Manager at Benedetto Guitars (since 2017) and has played a Bravo model since 2009. Jackson Evans
Jack Wilkins with his 1988 Fratello model, 1992 Click here to view some of our favorite Archive photos of Jack! Jack Wilkins
Jan. 2020! Great new article on Taylor’s “A Day in the Life” CD! Taylor Roberts
1997 Benedetto Violin
Cristobal Gomez and his Benedetto Bambino recording “I’ll be Seeing You”
Click here to view more Arch Art from over the years.
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
Click here for a few highlights from our Fender/Guild years
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 […]
Long-time Benedetto Player Chris Standring with his Bambino model… visit his new website to keep up with all the very prolific Chris is doing!
Luca di Luzio Blue(s) Room Trio in concert with Benedetto GA-35 Zingarò Jazz Club di Faenza, Italy, 2017 Photo: Andrea Rotili
Gerry Beaudoin with custom 7-String, 2014
University of Louisiana Monroe Professor Dan Sumner with his spalted BENNY custom, 2014
Giuseppe Continenza with his custom Cremona, Italy. Photo by Andrea Rotili, 2013
VIP (Very Important Player) Andreas Varady in 2018 with his custom Bambino Deluxe plus Archival photos of Andreas
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. 🙂
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Finally, a place to post decades of photos! 🙂
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
Click “Read More” to listen to Howard Paul demonstrating them! 50th Anniversary Standard Picks (10-pack)
This Saturday, August 18, 2018, marks the 12th Miner Benedetto Wine release concert, this year featuring Howard Paul Brian Nova and Chico Pinheiro. (sorry it’s Sold Out but Mike Oria will take amazing photos!) On Monday, August 20, 2018, Paul and Nova will perform a 50th Anniversary Concert at the renowned Kuumbwa Jazz . Special thanks […]
Bob and I have always loved receiving letters about our guitars over the years (we still have most of them!) We received this beautiful image of a 1998 electric prototype and two 1992 Limelite models from Chris Davis: “I took a few shots of your guitars, here’s one you may like. The Limelite on the […]
Bob Benedetto and Howard Paul’s Q&A at the Appleton Museum of Art in Ocala Florida, July 29, 2018. Howard lectured on the sound and architecture of the Benedetto acoustic archtop guitar for the Appleton Museum’s Inspired Speakers. Below: Patricia Tomlinson, Curator of Exhibitions, with Howard and Bob at Ocala’s Braised Onion Restaurant, following the […]
“Medieval to Metal: The Art & Evolution of the GUITAR” is a touring art exhibition of the National Guitar Museum that comprises over 40 unique guitars, illustrations, and photographs. The Appleton Museum of Art in Ocala, Florida is hosting the exhibition till Sept. 2, 2018. Don’t miss NGM’S “Guitar: The Instrument that Rocked the World” exhibit […]
The Appleton Museum of Art in Ocala, FL will feature Howard Paul, President/CEO of Benedetto Guitars, as part of their ongoing “Inspired Speakers Series”. After his presentation, Paul will be joined onstage by Robert Benedetto for a question-and-answer session. Sunday, July 29, 2018. 2-4 pm appletonmuseum.org
Click here to see the updated Benedetto Players Gallery!
The National Guitar Museum’s “Guitar: The Instrument that Rocked the World” exhibit has gone west till Sept 9, 2018 at the beautiful Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, Montana. Executive Director HP Newquist is shown here with two Benedettos, part of the permanent traveling exhibit. Photo courtesy the Bozeman Daily Chronicle. Per Newquist: “The Benedetto […]
The 2018 Second Edition of ‘Making an Archtop Guitar’ is now available! (Centerstream/Hal Leonard) ISBN 978-1-57424-355-0
Benedetto Guitars was honored to be featured at the 2018 Savannah Music Festival on March 29th. The 50th Anniversary concert included Pat Martino, Howard Alden, “King” Solomon Hicks, Romero Lubambo and Chico Pinheiro and a special appearance by Benedetto Guitars Pres/CEO Howard Paul. Special thanks to everyone at the Savannah Music Festival and especially to […]
In 1968, Bob Benedetto cut up his family’s maple kitchen table for his first guitars…the rest is history! Special thanks to Michael Potter and Manuel Lavalle of Jose Remi Productions!
“All you need is a “B” guitar” A 2011 art sketch by Norbert Jansen that is still timely in 2018!
Archival Heaven!! Video trailer for Benedetto: Body & Soul, the incredible documentary DVD done by Bill Doyle back in 2004. Click here to order the full 4 hour DVD direct from Mel Bay. It’s even more special all these years later!
The Miner Benedetto Signature Cabernet Sauvignon is all sold out but Miner Family Winery has lots of romantic red wine for the sweetheart(s) in your life – plus a lot of cool wine gifts…. Happy Valentine’s Day! Click here to get shopping!
While it’s a long way from finished, benedettoguitarsarchives.com has been updated with some great photos – some you have seen and some probably not! So have a peek at what’s been added so far! Please excuse some of the funky issues that will be fixed soon – I’m learning as I go!
Well, it has taken me two years to post again but since 2018 is the 50th Anniversary of Benedetto Guitars, it is more timely now (and I have no more procrastination excuses). Our new Archival site will feature guitars, concerts, players (and more guitars!) since 1968. Please visit BENEDETTO GUITARS for the latest on guitars currently […]
Welcome to the first Post on Benedetto Archives! This site will be a work in progress…forever! I’m going through over 40 years of shop images, Players, and graphics (that’s a lot of space in the garage). I’ll be adding more and more (serial number information, guitar details, etc) as soon as I figure out how […]