WORTH THE WAIT
Please give a very warm Benedetto welcome to Rodrigo Gomes, the newest member of our world-class team of luthiers! Rodrigo come from Brazil with his family, a years long process, and will assist in many aspects of the build process. Welcome, Rodrigo!
JUST A REMINDER
Benedetto Guitars is in need of a new team member!
We are seeking a high level luthier in the Whitewood Department focusing on all aspects of body construction including milling components, detailed binding miters and final routing/sandin.
Head over to our careers page (www.benedettoguitars.com/customer-care/#careers) for more information and a link to the application.
ANDIES AMONG US
We may not have any unspoken for Bravos or Bambinos on the horizon, but we will have something to hold you over should you crave a new Benedetto without the current 10 to 12 month wait… These four Andy model guitars are in the finish department and will likely be ready within a few months. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 912-692-1400 for details on how to claim one for yourself or a friend.
THE REAL DEAL
The wonderfully modern aesthetic of the Bambino Elite is a fan favorite and can certainly see why. This one ships out this week to be enjoyed for a lifetime of music.
ONE TONE, TWO TONE, LITTLE TONE, BIG TONE
In the last of our “Guitars Heading Out the Door” series this week, we have a two-tone, Honeyblonde/Espresso Bravo. The workhorse of our line, this guitar is a gigging dream come true! Great news too: there is an available one just like it approximately 6 to 8 weeks from completion, likely the last unspoken for Bravo/Bravo Deluxe one for a very long time.
Next in line for shipping is this gorgeous, very custom Bambino. It’s certain to be a showstopper with its single B-6 pickup, upgraded woods all around, koa bound body, ebony faceplate, and inlaid logo.
We have a whole slew of guitars shipping out this week, so let’s start with one of the more unique ones. This custom Pat Martino Signature model isn’t just a lefty, but it features our Fratello fretboard marker motif, and a unique trans-black finish.
THE BRONX IS UP AND THE BATTERY’S DOWN
What a CLASSIC! The Manhattan model just may be the defining Benedetto guitar… oozing with Bob’s signature minimalistic, clean lines, while while staying rooted in tradition. This one will ship overseas soon, but we would be delighted to build another one!
All of us at Benedetto are very sad to note the passing last weekend of one of America’s finest and most enduring voices in jazz guitar, Jack Wilkins. Jack had remarkable command of the instrument, an amalgamation of the best players in the jazz lineage. He could bring tears with Johnny Smith style melody-chord solos, comp from Basie to Buddy Rich, swing like Farlow, Kessel, Wes, et al. Jack was a true virtuoso, longtime member of the Benedetto Guitar family, and an iconic fixture in NYC clubs. He will be missed.
We’re delighted to be shipping this stunner on which the lush Autumnburst finish takes center stage (per the customer’s request). The matching mahogany back and neck are the perfect touch to complete the package, and all black hardware ties it all together with a bow.