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Entrada Archtop Guitar
Jack Marchewka – Phillips, WI USA
Cannot find an imperfection or a flaw, or fret buzzes

I received my new Blonde Entrada with the Midnight Package and two pickups exactly one week ago. Let’s just say it was love at first sight. I wasn’t quite sure what to make of all the “hype” on the Conti website, but this guitar has exceeded my expectations.

The guitar was shipped in a sturdy container that was well packed. I thought about ordering the hard-shell case, but the gig bag is well constructed and sturdy. If I was touring and traveling, I think this would have been a good option, but the gig bag will be fine for gigging locally.

The black knobs, switches, and tuners really pop against the natural blonde wood. I’ve looked this guitar over carefully and cannot find an imperfection or a flaw with the finish or build. Every time I look more closely at this guitar I notice more interesting and beautiful wood grain textures that make this guitar unique.

The intonations are spot on, and the action is probably the lowest of all my other guitars. The neck is setup just right because not a single string or fret buzzes. With the ebony fretboard, this guitar does “play like butter.”

The tone of this guitar really sets it apart, and I am very impressed with the Kent Armstrong pickups. As I would expect from a good jazz guitar, it has warm, bright, and clear tones when played cleanly. However, this guitar can get down and dirty when playing rock or blues. The tone of the guitar cuts through when using a little distortion and effects. With two pickups, this guitar does it all!

The customer service has been excellent. Shortly after placing my order on the Web site, I received a phone call to confirm my order and ask questions. I thought it was a nice touch to reach out to me and create a more personal relationship. My guitar shipped as promised.

Everyone who purchases a Conti guitar is promised to receive a video of Robert Conti playing YOUR guitar as a final quality control check before the guitar ships. Honestly, I expected a 2- or 3-minute video of Robert running through a quick song and then saying something like “Thanks for buying a guitar.” The video I received was over 30 minutes! Robert played several songs and even read the serial number of the guitar that I would receive, as well as some important information regarding the maintenance and care of this fine instrument. I’ve watched the video over and over just to enjoy his beautiful playing. Thanks, Robert. The video adds so much more to owning this guitar.

Lives up to its claims!

This course gives you several ways to play a maj 7 arpeggio pattern at light speed in multiple places on the fingerboard, with commentary on how to move the patterns around to fit the tonal center of the underlying chord progression. For me this method is highly preferable to learning the arpeggio for a handful of chords and then not know how to string them together or what chords they work over. Conti’s method addresses all the theory issues of improvisation without boring the student with the details. You come away with fiery licks right off the bat. Fun, and effective.

Vol. 1 Signature Chord Melody Arrangements

It is excellent, so many interesting chords and ways of studying and learning songs and harmony. I would recommend the book “Formula” of Mister Conti to understand the functioning of the movements of chords.

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Vol. 3 One Note Samba
John Angilletta
Can't wait to dig in to One Note Samba!

Based on my experience with past purchases, I can honestly say that Robert Conti's materials do work!
With Robert Conti's guidance, you will be
playing credible sounding Jazz guitar before you know it!

Vol. 3 Signature Chord Melody Arrangements

There is a lot to learn from Mr. Conti books and videos. Different and very interesting ways to improve technicality and musically. Excellent!

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The Jazz Lines
Vernon Fuller
Early days but the signs are very encouraging! Recommended!

It's early days as I have only recently started working my way through the Jazz Lines. But, even with only lesson one completed, I can see a connection between the chords, the notes and how moveable and applicable the lines are. I plan to be back and comment further and possibly even film me playing sometime.

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Solo Guitar (1979)
Manuel Sanfeliu de Miguel
Success

Bought this lp in 79. Now i sold all my lps but i wanted to keep a stream recorded of a masterpiece

February 2002 Just Jazz Guitar Cover Featuring Robert Conti With Interview

2002 Cover Story

Just Jazz Guitar

Previously Published Chord Melody Lessons

From

Robert Conti

Now Available!

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2010 Cover Story

"The Publication For The Jazz Guitar Enthusiast"

If you’re a newcomer to the jazz guitar community in the past four years, you’ve probably heard about Just Jazz Guitar Magazine. As the high quality publication by Ed Benson had a very successful Twenty-Two Year run from 1994 through 2016, the magazine quickly became the meeting place for worldwide jazz guitar enthusiasts. As a clear verification of the quality and popularity of this publication, past issues are continuously listed for $20 to $40 on eBay.

Robert Conti's Contributions

Two cover stories, in 2002 & 2010, were presented in recognition of Robert’s career accomplishments as a highly successful performing artist, a leading edge educator with a unique result-producing teaching format, and as a business entrepreneur with the launch of Conti Guitars.

The Conti JJG Arrangements

Through the duration of the magazine, Robert’s arrangements quickly became a favorite feature for subscribers. During the past four years, we have received ongoing requests to make the JJG arrangements available. We’re now able to present Twenty One Chord Melody Arrangements With Supporting Videos, in the Streaming Video Format.

Keep An Eye Open!
In the near future, a new section will appear on this site, titled The Just Jazz Guitar Years. In addition to numerous product reviews and his interviews, through the duration of the magazine, Robert also presented several profile articles on many guitarists deserving of wider recognition in the jazz guitar community. All of those items have been compiled, and will be available for reading by everyone who has interest in reviewing that data.

21 Arrangement Bundle

Includes Bonus

1 Hour Private Lesson

Back by popular demand – When you order the bundle of all 21 JJG chord melody arrangements, you will receive a full one hour free private session with Robert Conti via webcam!

Learn more about private lessons here.