Benedetto Palm Planes… Made entirely by hand, including the brass holding cap, toe plate and ramp (I don’t make the thumb screws!) Each plane is made from quarter sawn American hard curly maple (no soft maple) and the blades are made to my specs by Ron Hock. Each plane is serialized. There are two models: […]
Taken directly from Benedetto’s Making an Archtop Guitar, these templates take the mystery out of top and back carving. Using these full-scale templates you’ll accurately lay out the neck, top, and back of your archtop for precise carving of all curves and contours. These templates are based on Benedetto’s 17″ acoustic archtop, a premier jazz […]
Bob Benedetto’s 1996 masterpiece archtop guitar, “La Cremona Azzurra”, the Blue Cremona, is one of the most beautiful and marvellous pieces of art I have ever seen. Granted, as the curator of the “Benedetto Guitars Archives Collection”, tasked with preserving the Benedetto ́s legacy, I might be biased. Every instrument in the Blue Guitars Collection, […]
BEWITCHED, BOTHERED AND BEWILDERED? Remember, being left without a Benedetto on Halloween (or any day) would be the scariest thing of all! Benedetto Guitar’s ever-photogenic Stephanie Ward had fun posing for this in 2014 with an Antiqueburst BAMBINO.
Click here to view New Jazz Guitar Today Jazz Guitar Podcast from Bob Bakert interviewing the very talented Paul Bollenback! Paul plays a Benedetto Bambino model Paul Bollenback featured on All About Jazz Paul Bollenback Dolphin Dance video Benny Benack III Quartet Featuring Paul Bollenback – The Jitterbug Waltz Benny Benack III Quartet Featuring Kristiana […]
CLICK HERE to read the exclusive JAZZ GUITAR TODAY review by contributor Brad Jeter who takes a very close look at the Benedetto 16B. (and we are thrilled!) Special thanks to Brad Jeter and Bob Bakert!
It wouldn’t be Christmas without mentioning my all-time favorite jazz guitar Christmas CD from Jack Wilkins. Per Jack, “Jazz Guitar Christmas” was recorded in 1996 and released in 2004 by Guitar Sessions – A Division of Mel Bay Records. Beautiful Christmas tunes, including the unexpected but gorgeous “Barbara Allen” Merry Christmas, Jack, and thanks for […]
Freelance Guitarist, Arranger and Composer Doug MacDonald has recorded over 20 CDs performing as the primary artist and over 50 CDs joining multi-talented artists. MacDonald’s musicianship evokes thoughts of such artists as Chet Baker and Sinatra, to name a few, who performed and excelled in a particular style their entire careers while keeping it fresh for […]
Click here to read Bob Bakert’s masterful article on Rodney Jones in the May 2020 issue of Jazz Guitar Today. Rodney Jones website Benedetto Artist Rodney Jones CLICK HERE TO VIEW RODNEY JONES PHOTO GALLERY
What a Difference a Day Made We've been promising some longer videos… Here we have Benedetto President/CEO, Howard Paul and frequent BG collaborator, Maggie Evans performing the classic, "What a Difference a Day Made." Enjoy!Howard is playing his personal guitar, a very custom, 7-string 16-B featuring European tone woods, flame maple binding, traditional f-style […]
One of the premier contemporary jazz artists on the scene, thanks to Chris Standring for being a Benedetto Player for 25 years! VOTED 2019 BEST SMOOTH JAZZ ARTIST OF THE YEAR View Chris’s Gallery View Chris Standring’s You Tube page Chris plays a Benedetto 1995 custom 16″ electric, a Bambino and a 40th Anniversary Bambino. […]
Wunderkind Andreas Varady continues his mastery of jazz guitar and is featured in the December 2019 issue of Jazz Guitar Today! (special thanks to JGT!) photo above: Dublin Jazz Photography A second article features his newest Bambino Deluxe! Visit Andreas’ Instagram page Visit Andreas Varady’s website page Andreas Off Broadway youtube video by Quincy Jones Andreas […]
CHICO PINHEIRO is hotter than ever. He gained notoriety in his home country and abroad with two solo releases, both of which scored “Top 10 Best Albums of the Year” awards in Brazil. A self-taught musician who started playing guitar and piano at age seven, Pinheiro began performing at 15, and later graduated from Berklee College […]
Wayne Wilkinson & Jackson Evans – Seven Come Eleven Wayne Wilkinson and Benedetto Guitars Customer Relations Manager Jackson Evans wowed at Henriksen Amps first Annual Rocky Mountain Archtop Festival, Denver, 2019 for a Benedetto Guitars demonstration. The video is amazing; the photos sum up the talent and joy. View Wayne’s great videos on his youtube channel! […]
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).
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, […]
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 […]
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
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!