Entrada Archtop Guitar
Making the transition from rock to jazz but don’t have a jazz axe? There’s no reason to settle for a stripped down archtop without any features. Meet the new Entrada. . .
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Robert, thanks for the time you spent with my new guitar. I really like what you played, and the introduction to the instrument is really appreciated. The guitar arrived today and it is simply beautiful. Fit and finish outstanding. It really sounds good and plays amazing. Tone through my Fishman Loudbox 100 with all EQ at 12:00 is classic, and with a very nice slight edge. The combination of design and sonic engineering on the tail piece is genius on both counts. A beautiful instrument. My mandolin and 000 model guitar are lifetime instruments, and out of the box the Conti immediately earned the same designation. I’ll be leaving this to a child or grandchild.
I think a comparison to xxx and xxx is certain to find the Conti on top. I think it is very favorably comparable to the xxx priced over $7,000. My very nice L5 copy is going on the market soon. I doubt I’ll play it again except on the way out the door. Thanks for everything. My wife likes the tone and noticed the tailpiece.
And yes, Beverly listened to it and was highly complimentary. She also noticed and commented on the tailpiece. We have been married 35 years, and she has put up with a lot. I’m a lucky guy.
In summary, “Wow. Just Wow.”
*xxx=Loar, Eastman, Collings
-David Martin – Santa Fe, New Mexico
P.S. I am working with the Chord Melody Assembly Line course and like what I see. With the meds and back recovery, it’s a bit hard to practice more than 10 minutes at a time, but the logic of the approach is appealing.
Review Translated From French to English:
Guitar delivered to Var, France, in just one week after ordering, without any damage or unpleasant surprises.
It only took a few days for me to get used to it. I adjusted it to my liking, removed the pickguard for aesthetic reasons since I play without a pick, and put on flat wound strings that I am accustomed to using.
I own several guitars, and this one is by far the easiest and most enjoyable to play, especially for jazz. Very low action, fast neck, surprising sustain, beautiful aesthetics, and lightweight - you can play it at home without an amplifier.
The exclusivity of the marketing made me apprehensive about buying a guitar online from the USA without trying it, but I am convinced that I made a good choice and hope to keep it for a long time.
The guitar was accompanied by a very informative video from Mr. Conti. If you want a beautiful guitar, don't hesitate to do as I did (I want to emphasize that this comment is free from any commercial interest on my part.)
My Conti Entrada archtop will most likely be the finest guitar I’ve played in all the years I’ve been playing. Left handed guitars are a scarce commodity; I’ve had my Gibsons, D’Angelicos, Epiphones, etc etc,… but NONE play better than my Robert Conti Entrada right out of the box, I’ve never set it up – it’s “perfect” as it is. No need to get technical, I’m just enjoying to play it.
Grazii mille mille signore Conti! Ottima chitarra questa è! (Thank you very much Mr. Conti! This is a great guitar!)
Second Entrada: June 8, 2023
When you purchase a guitar online without actually seeing or playing it, you take your chances. After buying my blonde Conti Entrada guitar, I knew what to expect. Once again, I received an excellent guitar and outstanding customer service. My new Port Wine Conti Entrada is everything I expected, and it sounds as beautiful as it looks.
The guitar came set up perfectly. The intonations were spot on and the action was as low as I could possibly want it. Even though I now have two Entradas, there are some subtle differences that give each guitar a unique feel and voice. This time I ordered the hard shell case to control humidity, and I am very happy with its quality.
It’s always a pleasure to receive a video of Robert Conti playing YOUR guitar before it’s shipped. For me, it adds to the whole customer experience. As before, the my new guitar was packaged to withstand a tornado. I’d give the whole experience 6 stars out of 5!
This picture was taken by a waitress where I gigged last night. I’ve already purchased about 10 or so guitars in the past, but Robert Conti’s marketing practice for getting such a uniquely beautiful guitar which sounds exquisite is the best I’ve experienced ever! I was happily stunned with the complimentary items that came with order. No musical outlet ever offered anything remotely close. With every purchase that I made in the past, I was forced to accept a hard case that came with the guitar, which resulted in having to buy a gig bag. Buying your excellent guitar actually saved me an additional $300.00 by gifting me your complimentary items. I’m very pleased and satisfied with my beautiful and easy playing left handed Conti Entrada guitar! Although I’m old (83) and started late in life playing the guitar, I’m so glad that I ran across your guitar and this will be my (last?) guitar that I buy?! Thank you again!
Wow! Where to start? First of all she is a sweet girl with a beautiful voice. From the start, customer service has been great. From my follow up from Steve to my internet inquiry, to Mike’s help in the purchase process, and to the follow up and the interactions with Robert, everything has been First Class.
It took me an hour or so of fiddling with the guitar knobs and my amplifier, and suddenly she found her voice. Robert was so right about the pickup. It does almost know where I’m going and it’s forcing me to be a little more correct in my technique. No more goofing around and sloppy chords.
The superb Conti Entrada was received extremely well packaged through FedEx International ahead of schedule. The supplied gig bag provided a safe and secure environment and the guitar was revealed in perfect condition.
Once tuned, the Entrada played perfectly, no adjustment was needed to the intonation or playing action. The fret ends and fingerboard were exquisitely finished as was the tailpiece and headstock. A nice touch is the volute on the reverse of the join between the headstock and the neck. A sign of a quality instrument.
The body finish is perfect with the stain revealing the attractive grain through the lacquer. Played acoustically, the tone is rich, consistent and surprisingly loud, very satisfying! Plugged in to a Roland Jazz Chorus combo, using the clean channel with no effects, there is a charming, well rounded acoustic feel which is perfect for the music I currently play (jazz vocal/guitar duo – Fitzgerald/Flack/Streisand style) in a lounge environment. It is particularly pleasing that the pick up voicing is perfectly adjusted for left handed use, so all strings sound at the same volume.
All in all I have found the perfect electric guitar after many years of searching. Many thanks to Conti Guitars.