Robert Benedetto: Benedetto Body And Soul - A Portrait Of Guitarmaker [DVD]

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Overview

Special Features

  • A two-hour documentary of Bob Benedetto including a complete biography, interviews with family, friends, players and industry professionals, archtop guitar construction/innovations, and his relationship with Fender Musical Instruments and the Benedetto Players
  • Bloopers
  • DVD-ROM files containing a virtual tour of Bob's Pennsylvania workshop (QuickTime required), price lists and advertising materials from 1975 to the present and Bob's log book documenting every one of his almost 500 archtop guitars made to date
  • Living room "jam sessions" from the early '90s featuring Howard Alden, Jack Wilkins, Jimmy Bruno and Bucky and John Pizzarelli
  • Never-before-seen concert footage from 2000
  • Photo galleries
  • The Making of Anima e Corpo, a one-of-a-kind instrument featuring the signatures of eighty of the world's most acclaimed jazz guitarists

Synopsis

Robert Benedetto: Benedetto Body and Soul - A Portrait of Guitarmaker
Archtop guitar-maker Bob Benedetto is profiled in this documentary produced to explore the innovative craftsman's remarkable creations by speaking with the family, friends, and musicians who know him best. A look at Benedetto's enduring relationships with Fender Musical Instruments and the renowned Benedetto Players offer musicians and fans an excellent opportunity to get up close and personal with the man behind their favorite instruments, with additional, never-before-seen concert footage and a peek at one of Benedetto's famed living room "jam sessions" offering an intimate look at a side of the musician rarely seen by fans. Additional DVD-ROM materials allow fans the opportunity of taking a virtual tour through Benedetto's Pennsylvania workshop and peruse the very log book documenting nearly 500 of the tireless artisan's remarkable creations. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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