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 […]
The Celebration of the Life of Legend Pat Martino begins Thursday, November 3, 2022, at historic Somers Point, NJ and continues through Sunday, November 6, 2022. Click here to see the fantastic video interview by Jazz Guitar Today’s Bob Bakert… interviewing Pat’s long time manager and close friend Joe Donofrio and Bill Millkowski, longtime journalist […]
CLICK HERE to watch the always amazing Chico Pinheiro and Romero Lubambo duo on two Benedettos at Miner Family Winery August 2022. Chico Pinheiro plays the Benedetto Vinodetto X. Romero Lubambo plays La CREMONA AZZURRA from the Blue Guitar Collection. Youtube video courtesy Dave Miner
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, […]
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 […]
We are honored to be featured in Henriksen Amps Guitar Stories: Corey Christiansen Special thanks to Corey Christiansen, featured with his Benedetto Pat Martino Signature model. Corey Christiansen on Instagram A prolific author as well as active player, click here to see Corey’s many books by Mel Bay Publications Click here to view Corey Christiansen Trio’s […]
National Guitar Museum… striking the right chord (always!) HP Newquist, NGM’s Founder and Executive Director, along with his daughter photographer Kat Newquist just completed the traveling guitar museum’s 29th(!!) exhibit. It is now open to the public at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science from Nov. 19, 2021 to April 17, 2022. The Benedetto […]
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 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 […]
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!
New… handmade from Bob’s shop… The Benedetto Neck Rest! It is the proprietary designed neck rest used exclusively at Benedetto Guitars in Savannah, Ga. Made of laminated woods and cushioned with 1/4” 100% wool felt.
Special thanks to Jazz Guitar Today’s Bob Bakert and Joe Perry for the fantastic video interviews of both Damon Mailand and Bob Benedetto. Click here to see the videos on Jazz Guitar Today. Bob Bakert is a veteran of the guitar industry and is knowledgeable as well as charming! Thank you, Damon, for keeping […]
SHAWN PURCELL is a guitarist, arranger, composer and adjunct professor of jazz studies at George Mason University. He has served on the faculty at Towson University, Middle Tennessee State University and was a Visiting Lecturer in Jazz Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington. He earned his DMA in Jazz Performance from the University of Illinois […]
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 […]
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
CLICK HERE to read the beautiful tribute to Bucky Pizzarelli by Bob Bakert in Jazz Guitar Today with photo gallery assembled by JGT’s Joe Perry. Click here for a photo Gallery on the Pizzarelli’s over the years
Reposting the amazing cover story Jazz Guitar Today magazine did on jazz legend Pat Martino. Pat Martino is a legend whose vision and philosophical outlook transcends music right down to the essence of energy and life. BOB BAKERT Editor, Jazz Guitar Today (story by Bob Bakert, photo gallery by Joe Perry) The Benedetto Pat […]
Howard Alden is the consummate jazz guitarist. It’s been an honor to have him play Benedetto Guitars for 28 years. Click here to view a video from Howard at the Old Town School of Folk Music’s Jazz Guitar Program in Chicago, where he talks Benedetto with one of his custom 7-Strings. About Howard Alden Howard […]
Great article from USA Today that includes Howard Paul, Benedetto Guitar’s Pres/CEO, interviewed at the recent 2020 NAMM Show in Anaheim. Click here to see more photos from Benedetto Guitars NAMM Booth! About Howard Paul… Beautiful Benedetto Guitars (yup, they’re available!)
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. […]
Jocelyn Gould is a fast rising star. An accomplished guitarist, bandleader and educator, she holds a Master of Music in Jazz Studies from Michigan State University where she studied with acclaimed guitarist Randy Napoleon. From her adopted hometown of New York City, Jocelyn developed a profile that has taken her to international festivals—such as the St. Lucia, […]
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! […]
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 […]
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, […]
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
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
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 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 […]
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
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!
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 […]