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Benedetto, Body and Soul

A Portrait of Master Guitarmaker Robert Benedetto

By William Doyle

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A Portrait of Master Guitarmaker Robert Benedetto. Composed by William Doyle. Boxed, Concert/Documentary. Mel Bay Records. Jazz. 2-DVD Set. Duration 240 minutes. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.20883DVD).

Item Number: MB.20883DVD

5.38 x 7.5 inches.

Over 4 hours of content on 2 DVDs featuring:

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.

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.

Never-before-seen concert footage from 2000

Living room jam sessions from the early '90s featuring Howard Alden, Jack Wilkins, Jimmy Bruno and Bucky and John Pizzarelli

Photo Galleries


DVD-ROM files containing a virtual tour of Bob!s Pennsylvania workshop (QuikTime 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.

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