Robert Benedetto

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. 

Today, Benedetto Guitars employs master craftsmen in every facet of production. Master luthier, Damon Mailand, worked side-by-side with Bob, eventually taking over Bob’s own workbench and inheriting his personal chisels. Today Damon carries on the greatest traditions established by Benedetto and has personally built the personal instruments of both Bob Benedetto and CEO Howard Paul.

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