BLUE GUITARS RENAISSANCE!
May 21, 2022 update! Guitarist/Film Maker and Writer Michael Watts is documenting the Blue Guitars story… follow his incredible photos and video posted on Instagram @Michael.watts.guitar
Special thanks to the Archtop Foundation who has purchased the famed Scott Chinery Blue Guitar Collection and has big plans for getting the guitars back into the public eye and into the hands of artists.
Follow The Archtop Foundation Instragam page @theblueguitars for photos, videos and upcoming recordings and exhibits at both the Archtop Festival in Arvana, Colorado. Sept. 2022, and the Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase, Oct. 2022.
Stay tuned for their upcoming website
All photos from the Dr. Patrick Wollny Benedetto Guitars Archives Collection @pats_archtopsScott Chinery and legendary Johnny Smith at the Blue Guitars Concert, June, 1998, Smithsonian Institution; Jazz great Tal Farlow (shown with Bob Benedetto) plays the Benedetto La Cremona Azzurra at Scott Chinery’s Blue Guitar party, Toms River, NJ, 1996; Bob Benedetto cutting the floral sound holes on La Cremona Azzurra, 1996; The Smithsonian Institution Blue Guitar commemorative poster autographed by Scott Chinery to Bob and Cindy, 1996 (shown above).