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Entrada Archtop Guitar
James K. - North Dakota, USA
I’d buy another down the road...

August 2017 - After Receiving First Guitar (Blonde)

Robert, I just wanted you to know I have been enjoying your guitar. I had a particularly nice time when I took it to get adjusted today. Thank you so very much for the guitar, and for all the inspiration you’ve given me along the way!!! You’re a class act, and I appreciate everything you’ve shared with me along the way. Be well, and I hope this finds you in good health.

Two Weeks Later

I didn’t want to give blind comments, so after spending plenty of time getting to know my Conti, here are the best comments I can give. Great looking guitar, neck and fretboard feel really good. Took a couple tries to learn how to string, but now that I’m used to it, I love that. A lot actually. Pickup and electronics have a lot of snap, very much so. Easy to dial tone in. Great choice on those. Tuners are nice and responsive. Love the ebony accoutrements. Very classy. I also love the gold hardware. Only one thing I could suggest for improvement: hard to get a strap on the bottom with the tailpiece. Probably supposed to be that way. I just play it sitting, so I don’t use a strap anyway. Great guitar!!! Thanks so much Robert!!!

2.5 Years Later

Robert, I wanted to give you some honest feedback now that I’ve spent plenty of time with my guitar. Tone is fantastic through both solid state and tube amps. Hardware is holding up very well. Took me a few tries to get used to stringing with that style tailpiece. Grown to love it. Stays in tune very, very well. I was a little worried with the temp and humidity changes here. No type of wear or cracking to the wood after this amount of time. Very solid. I use an Oasis case humidifier. Fretboard is terrific, very smooth, no signs of wear. Very, very infrequent adjusting is necessary. Case is one of the nicest gig bags I’ve ever used or seen. Holding up well. I really like the shape of the neck. Fits well in my hand. Many thanks, and know it’s being played and properly loved. I’d buy another down the road.

November 2022 - Second Entrada (Port Wine)

Letting you know the package arrived with no damage over the weekend. Plays beautifully. Looks great. Sounds terrific.

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Entrada Archtop Guitar
Ralph Bowe - Columbia, MD USA
You’d Be Smiling Too…

…if you were holding this beautiful instrument. My Entrada is exactly what I was looking for in a new guitar. Great tone, easy to play, gorgeous, and affordable. Pictures don’t do it justice – the combination of the Port Wine finish, gold hardware and inlays is stunning. I selected the dual pickup version, where I can dial the Entrada to either a smooth jazz sound or a more bluesy and even country style. It’s also much lighter than my previous semi-hollow archtop, which helps in how easy and fun it is to handle. Mr. Conti’s video showed that my Entrada performs beyond anything I’ll be able to pull from it. I want to thank him, Mike and Steve for all of the great customer support they provide, both in the purchase of the guitar and for the courses available from the Robert Conti website. If you’re looking for a great jazz guitar that’s both elegant looking and a joy to play, get an Entrada – and then you’ll be smiling too!

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Entrada Archtop Guitar
Eugene Albrecht - Rotonda West, FL
Struck gold with this guitar...

Received my Entrada yesterday! Wow! What a great guitar! I love it! The look the action and sound without an amp is incredible. I’d say I’ve struck gold with this guitar. From the personalization, the video to receiving this excellent looking and sounding guitar. I’ve never received a guitar I can play without a setup. You are one special man helping me achieve my last goal in life, to be a jazz musician. Your luthiers have done a fantastic job creating this valuable instrument for me. I feel very special having this incredible instrument. I look forward in the lessons you have provided for me.

I finally found an instructor and not just a scale

It's nice to find an instructor who understands that practice doesn't have to be boring!

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Entrada Archtop Guitar
Randy Allred - Bellingham, WA
Best I've ever played...

"I've been playing my gorgeous new Conti Entrada for a couple of weeks now, and I'm convinced it's the best-playing guitar I've ever owned, maybe the best I've ever played. The combination of the Ebony fingerboard, perfect fret size, and the amazing attention paid to the fretwork, all lend a sure feel to the fingers, instantly evident in difficult passages. The setup was terrific, including the perfectly slotted nut. On top of it all, the guitar is so beautiful. Buying was a remarkable experience—the commitment to excellence and personal attention this company provides is unmatched in the business world. Kudos to everyone!"

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Entrada Archtop Guitar
Charles Perry - Findlay, Ohio
Better than the most expensive guitars…

Totally Responsive Sellers and Excellent Guitars!!! These guitars are just as good if not better than the most expensive guitars you could buy!!!

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Vol. 2 Rhythm Changes
Everton Armstrong
Very grateful.

This very informative to me. I been playing for many years and have always have hinderances in some areas of my playing, but I am thinking this is gonna free me up. Your videos have already open up mine eyes to great possibilities. Thanks for your instructional videos.

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First released in 2009, the Conti archtop jazz guitar was an instant success with its ultra comfortable, playable neck. 11 years later, we’re proud to continue with the second generation of Conti Guitars. If you’re seeking a great looking, great playing archtop with all the features you could never find in a single guitar, then look no further. The Conti Guitar is your answer.

If you approach the Conti products like driving a car, then the Source Code Series would be the engine. They are the “how to, nuts & bolts” behind Robert’s mind blowing technique, endless jazz guitar improv lines, effortless comping and beautiful full sounding chord melody arrangements. With the first titles released in the year 2000, the Source Code Book and DVD series will take you wherever you want to go with your playing, as evidenced by endless student commentaries and videos.

“The Source Code DVD Series is unquestionably the most cost-effective jazz guitar curriculum on the planet!”  

-Mike Irish, Director of Jazz Studies at Michigan Tech. University

Are you an Intermediate to advanced level player? Get that extra edge that only a face to face lesson with one of the world’s leading jazz guitar performer/educators can provide – a live private webcam lesson with Robert Conti will elevate your playing to levels you never dreamed possible – and that’s not an exaggeration, read letters of praise from a few of Conti’s students.

Ready to make the transition from rock or blues to jazz? Haven’t gotten anywhere with all the modes and scales you learned?

Ready to start playing melodic lines that get you excited and motivated? The Ticket To Improv DVD series will have you playing jazz from day one. Don’t believe it?  Watch some of the videos in the Players Gallery to see numerous examples of short term results you can expect once you separate yourself from the modes/scales approach.

Got plenty of chops and technique but don’t know what to play?Looking for hip burning lines to make your own? In each volume, Robert plays an advanced improvised solo and then teaches you that solo measure by measure, note by note. You’ll rapidly begin to increase your jazz vocabulary as Conti walks you through the solos. No guesswork here as Conti provides full notation and tab. Three series available with five volumes in each series:
  • The Smoking Lineman (Bebop)
  • Big City Blues (Blues)
  • Sound of Rio (Bossa Nova)

New to chord melody? Start playing pro level Robert Conti arrangements today. In each volume, Robert teaches his professionally arranged chord melody arrangement of a popular standard, to you, chord by chord, on video – it simply can’t be made any easier.

Through the duration of the magazine, Robert’s arrangements quickly became a favorite feature for subscribers. During past 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.

If you simply want a collection of the most in-demand standards, all arranged with Conti’s signature chord diagram display (just play the chord grids and you’re performing chord melody of the highest quality), then the Signature Chord Melody Arrangements are exactly what you’re looking for. Numerous guitarists utilize these arrangements in their paid performances. 

Note: These are instant download, printable PDF files. No audio or video is included. If you prefer video, we suggest the Play Pro Chord Melody Today DVD series.

If it’s straight ahead burnin’ jazz without the fluff that you’re craving, the Conti recordings will have you on the edge of your seat. We’re proud to present the raw talent and skill that Robert Conti brings to the table. The skill represented in these recordings is what sets Conti apart from the army of amateurs that pervades the internet today.

Currently Available:

  • The Jazz Quintet (1981)
  • Comin’ On Strong! (1990)
  • To The Brink! (2004)
You can’t do much playing without a good set of strings. After 50+ years of performance and trial of just about every guitar string in existence, Robert has developed these custom gauge strings and never strays from them, no matter the gig.

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