A beautifully filmed conversation with Hungarian guitarist, Máté Palásti. We don’t speak a word of Hungarian, but we gather from the lovely shots of his Bambino Deluxe and great sounds coming from it that it is working for him! Check out his new album, “That’s How My Guitar Sings.”
King Solomon Hicks showing just how versatile the Pat Martino Signature model can be!
Keep and eye out for an upcoming record by BG Artist, Davy Mooney, and click here to get some background in this feature from Jazz Guitar Today magazine.
We’re making great progress on our centennial celebration guitars! Bob boxed up the two Sinfonietta bodies and now Damon is busy binding them. Meanwhile, the three commemorative Americana model guitars are looking spectacular in the finish department.
For those of you wondering why, 2023 marks 100 years since Lloyd Loar released the first modern archtop guitar design into the world, and we’re not letting a milestone like that pass without marking the occasion in big style!
Big thanks to Spencer Alexander, our summer intern this year. He’s heading back to school at Coastal Carolina but we sure enjoyed having a helping hand all summer!
South Jersey Jazz Society presents a Celebration of Life and Legacy of the great jazz guitarist Pat Martino at this year’s Jazz @ the Point Festival, which runs from November 3 through 6 at various venues in Somers Point, New Jersey. Artists performing at the festival include influential musicians and jazz icons who have interacted with Martino throughout the guitarist’s illustrious career that spanned more than five decades before he passed away in 2021. The complete lineup will be announced in the near future.
“The planned Celebration of Life and Legacy comes nearly a year to the day Pat passed away on November 1,” stated Joe Donofrio, artistic director, vice president and event producer on behalf of South Jersey Jazz Society. “It was not an ideal situation to try and gather musicians and audience during the past COVID cycle and look forward to recognizing and celebrating his genius with his many musical colleagues.”
The Celebration of Life and Legacy will also be live-streamed on Friday, November 4 and Saturday, November 5, which will provide an opportunity for an international audience to engage.
Benedetto artist, Steve Knight is set to release his new album “Persitence,” and will celebrate with a live performance at Fulton Street Collective in Chicago on Tuesday, August 2, at 7:30 CDT/8:30 CDT. Click here to watch the live stream or here to preorder.
It’s Monday and we have a whole pile of orders set to ship out in the very near future! Pictured are a Natural 16-B with cherry wood back, sides, and neck, a Pat Martino Signature model in Walnut finish, and two Bravo models in Opulent Brown and Antiqueburst.
Our second addition to Bob’s Boutique this week, this gorgeous Bambino model is ready to ship!
The Bambino model might just be the most versatile archtop guitar in the world… Whether it is topping the smooth jazz charts in the hands of Chris Standring, or beboping through Europe in Ulf Wakenius’ gig bag, this compact gem can handle everything from the coffee shop to Carnegie Hall and back.
Despite being supremely resistant to feedback with a small block under the bridge and its lack of sound holes, the fit and finish will trick your ears and fingers with its decidedly big sound and the evenness in response for which Benedetto guitars are known.
It’s not every day we catch Damon with a Cremona on his bench. The Cremona model is the finest iteration of our 17″ Flagship models and they are as rare as hen’s teeth. We can hardly wait to share the finished product with you!