A finely crafted guitar is the union of many things: music, design, art, sculpture and architecture. The Benedetto guitar represents the pinnacle of this union as now, more than ever, the archtop guitar is in a golden age of popularity and artistic achievement.
Now in the fifth decade of his career, Robert Benedetto has ultimately redefined the nature of that quintessential American instrument, the archtop guitar.
Played by three generations of jazz masters, Benedetto guitars have been crafted for such noted players as Johnny Smith, Joe Diorio, MartinTaylor, Bucky Pizzarelli, Kenny Burrell, Chuck Wayne, Cal Collins, Jimmy Bruno, Jack Wilkins, Howard Alden, Frank Vignola, Andy Summers and Earl Klugh. The Benedetto guitar appears on countless recordings, videos, books, magazines, TV & film soundtracks and at concerts, museums (including the Smithsonian Institution) and jazz festivals worldwide.
In 2006, Bob joined forces with Howard Paul to bring Benedetto Guitars to the next level, crafting a broad line of affordable professional instruments without compromising the unparalleled Benedetto worldwide reputation for singular quality.