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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

Intros, Endings, Turnarounds

$29.95

Throughout his career, numerous guitarists frequently ask Robert the following questions: “How do you create all those interesting intros and endings?”  “What is all that great stuff you’re playing between songs?” This title contains a truckload of professional, ready-to-use intros, endings and turnarounds for your chord melody arrangements.

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Throughout his career, numerous guitarists frequently ask Robert the following questions regarding his intros, endings & turnarounds:

  • “How do you create all those interesting intros and endings?”
  • “What is all that great stuff you’re playing between songs?”

In response, Robert published the original version of Intros, Endings & Turnarounds book which contained a truck load of professional, ready-to-use intros, endings and turnarounds.  Each of those ideas are presented with the chord grid above every note for ease of playing, especially for those who do not read notation. Tablature is also included where necessary for single notes.

Robert raises the bar on high value education with the addition of this 4 hour DVD where he visually demonstrates all 100 of those musical ideas.  Each idea is quickly accessible as a chapter on the DVD for easy reference.  As if that was not enough, he added a substantial amount of new content in the “Quick Start” section that precedes the original body of data. This section contains another 23 musical ideas designed to essentially jump start your creative process!  After you’ve learned just a few ideas presented in this package, you’ll begin to discover opportunities to reshape them into brand new concepts.

Intros, Endings & Turnarounds Includes:

  • Full size 8.5″ x 11″ Booklet
  • 4 Hour DVD with each intro/ending/turnaround in its own chapter.
  • Quick Start chapter containing 23 new ideas to jump-start your creativity
  • 100 ready-to-use intros, endings & turnarounds
  • Easy to read chord grids for every note
  • Tablature wherever necessary

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David Skinner
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.

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Raymond Mahoski
best work yet

have a number of your teaching books, but this is the best yet that I've ever had keep up the good work of teaching this way,
Please anyone out there that cant make up your mind, Please get the works NOW!!!

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David Klausner - Cocoa, FL
A new "light bulb" goes on...

I'm kind of working on all of my Robert Conti products. Every so often, I go back and review the material and I always find something I've missed and a new "light bulb" goes on. The "hands-on", play the instrument approach definitely works the best for me! Thanks for a great learning resource!

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Richard Hamblett - Rochester, NY
Most beneficial I have ever known...

With the purchase of “Intros Endings and Turnarounds” I now have acquired the full “Source Code” DVD series. As well as all four of the “Ticket to Impov” series. The quality of your products and service has been some of the best I have ever experienced.  I am a long time guitar player. Your products have been the most beneficial I have ever known. A world class player showing you how to play, I mean play, not spend countless hours on figuring out what scale or what mode to play over what chord is priceless. And, I mean priceless. I click on iRealPro and I’m off. You can’t put a price on that.

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Brad Beer - Indianapolis, IN
highly recommend these three books...

"The Chord Melody Assembly Line" in an excellent primer on formulating one's own chord melody arrangements.  "The Formula" and "Intros, Endings & Turnarounds" really expanded my horizons. I highly recommend these three books to anyone who would not only like to learn how to formulate chord melody arrangements but also learn numerous possibilities!

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Janice Chlebus - Fayetteville, NC
A blessing to my husband...

I wish you could have been here when my husband opened the package. He is now in his practice room and I doubt I will see him for a few hours. Thanks, I have been replaced by a Conti DVD! Again, you have been a blessing to my husband and your military protector.

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Eddie Gai - Torino, Italy
My deepest thanks...

Dear Maestro, I'm already an happy customer of yours DVDs. I own the complete Source Code series as well as the two Ticket to Improv disks. Your teachings are peerless, fun and useful, and - even more important - you give students courage and confidence. My deepest thanks!

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