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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

Gold Finger Tailpiece

$127.90

Say goodbye to poor quality pot metal tailpieces which can have the tendency to break as soon as you tighten the strings. Our super high quality Gold Finger tailpiece is a popular option for the Conti Guitar and is now available for your existing guitar.

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Description

Add a touch of elegance and class to your guitar with the Gold Finger tailpiece. Unlike many tailpieces out there, this one contains no cheap pot metal. It is rock solid – a very high quality piece of hardware for your guitar.

Individually pivoting string fingers. Each finger has its own fine tuner at the end.

Finger lengths range from 4 inches to 6.5 inches with a 6.5 inch overall length. 1.5 inch bracket depth.

Fingers can be removed and re-arranged for left handed guitars.

Looking for a new archtop? This tail piece is included in the regular price for all Conti archtop guitars (Ebony tailpiece also available)

“The new Conti model is truly an amazing guitar! I should know as I am now the lucky owner of the exact guitar Mr. Conti is playing in the new video demo. Thanks to Mr. Conti and Mike in the sales office for making this possible. I received the guitar on the date scheduled in excellent condition. I was in total awe when I pulled it from the deluxe gig bag. The new Conti Gold Finger tailpiece upgrade was worth every penny as this guitar is drop dead gorgeous! It was set-up perfectly. All I had to do was tweak the tuning and play. The thin lightweight body resonates surprisingly well and the ebony fingerboard and slim neck makes playing this guitar almost effortless. Suddenly those difficult jazz chord grips were now easy. In my 38 years of playing guitar professionally, and having owned over 200 guitars, some costing 3-4 times what this sells for, I honestly have to say this is the finest guitar I have ever owned period! Give this baby a try. You will not regret it.” -Gary Keniston, Fleming Island, FL, USA

“You gave me lessons on the Gibson, my first guitar. Now fifty years later, I’m playing my gorgeous Heirloom. She’ll be my last. Always save the best for last….right? As you performed the Classics on the video, I knew this would be my last guitar. She’s even better than I expected! Every aspect of the guitar is exactly how it is described on your web site. Believe me folks, you will not find any guitar with the craftsmanship, precision and quality as the Heirloom for this affordable price. I am so pleased that I made the purchase! Could have spent 3x the amount and would’ve gotten much less. I opted for the gold finger tail piece and the gold knobs. You know you like it…I can’t put her down! Bob, thank you and your team for taking care of an old friend/student. You’re the best guitarist on the planet! Love ya Brother.” Steve Shrout – Marble, Texas

Note: Listing includes only the tailpiece, not the guitar 🙂 For more info on our guitars, please visit ContiGuitars.com

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Tracy Buxton - Corinth, TX
Top quality . . .

Top quality specialized hardware. Fast, secure shipping. Five full stars!

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John Bellacera - Bingen, WA
Great tail piece, improves the intonation a lot!

Originally, I had a straight tail piece on it. This is a very unique Archtop Guitar, it is a full carbon build except for the fretboard. I am a retired shaper/board builder, so now I have the time. The Conti Gold Finger Tailpiece balanced out the strings very nicely. It really sounds amazing; I play it through my Quilter MicroPro amp.

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David O. - Las Vegas, NV
The tailpiece is simply stunning

The tailpiece is simply stunning

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Jörg Gumbrecht - Oberbrunn, Germany
Beautiful tailpiece

Finally with your Tailpiece the guitar is to my surprising a lot louder and has more sustain. But to be honest I wanted to change especially all metal-pieces into gold. Cause in my eyes it looks fuckin nice. Almost last but most important thing for that was your Tailpiece. Now it's just the toggle that wants to be changed into gold, but I‘m not touching the electronics. I‘m in general a musician, not a guitar-builder. Thanks a lot for your beautiful Tailpiece!

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