Andy Summers and Jack Wilkins duo at the 1997 Benedetto Players Concert on Long Island, New York. (Classic American Guitar Show weekend). Andy plays a green custom Manhattan made for Benedetto’s daughter Gina in 1995. Jack plays his Fratello model. Fantastic photo by Norman Wilson.
Since December 2019, Dr. PATRICK WOLLNY has become the owner and curator of the Benedetto Guitars Archives Collection. (see dropdown in menu under “More Benedetto History.) It was Bob’s and my great fortune to connect with Patrick. What started as a few email exchanges about Bob’s “Body and Soul” biographical DVD by Bill Doyle in […]
With a career spanning over 50 years, Howard Alden has played with the best of the best. Click here to watch the incredible interview with Bob Bakert and Howard Alden on Jazz Guitar Today’s website. With the warmth and skill of a great interviewer, Bob Bakert has Howard share the highlights and insights on his […]
Click here to see a great JAZZ GUITAR TODAY video interview with Giuseppe Continenza and JGT Editor Bob Bakert. There’s more! Click here to see Giuseppe Continenza’s Chord Melody Secrets Revealed, Part 1 , part of JGT’s JAZZ GUITAR LESSONS And MORE lessons from Giuseppe! Giuseppe Continenza plays a custom Cremona made by Bob Benedetto […]
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 […]
Gerry Beaudoin and Jack Wilkins, Benedetto Players Concert, 1997. Photo by Norman Wilson Gerry Beaudoin
Jack Wilkins with his 1988 Fratello model, 1992 Click here to view some of our favorite Archive photos of Jack! Jack Wilkins
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
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!