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Entrada Archtop Guitar
Scott Tarulli
Berklee Professor Reviews Lefty Entrada

See Attached Video Review by Scott Tarulli of Boston, MA

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Vol. 4 - Ticket To Improv
gerald mckinnon
volume four

Super excellent

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The Jazz Lines
Jack Marchewka
Just getting started

Worked though the first two lessons of the Jazz Lines book (more to go), but it opened a door for me. I’ve come to understand there is a difference between theory and harmony. This is about learning harmony. If you want to play jazz learn harmony.

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Vol. 4 Wave
Mike Sanders - Las Vegas, NV
One of Conti's Best Solo Lessons

All of the Robert Conti DVDs are top-notch, but this one takes the cake. He takes what some consider to be a harmonically complex tune and breaks it done into the simplest of terms. From here, the viewer is taken through the lesson a few measures at a time, with each concept explained in detail and with care. Once you have the lesson under your hands, you not only have an impressive solo but an increased vocabulary of lines to use on other songs and a better understanding of how to approve improvisation over any song. Great fun and well worth the effort. If you are new to improvisation, I recommend learning from a few of Conti’s “Ticket to Improv” DVDs first as you will internalize the lesson much faster and have a greater understanding of the concepts presented.

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Preferred Gauge Strings
Jack Marchewka
My choice of strings

For my Entradas. These strings came with my Entradas so I’m sticking with them. Live the wound 3rd string. Great tone and playability!

Chord Melody at Its Best!

This is a great DVD to start building your chord melody repertoire. Mr. Conti walks you thru the classic “Since I Fell for You” and provides you with several ways to approach the tune using a series of different chordal harmonic arrangements. Besides learning to play the song several different ways, Mr. Conti is at the ready with his famous “Off the Sheet” tips. These are items that not part of the regular lesson plan, but are sure to help take your chord melody playing to an even higher level. Of the Chord Melody arrangements, this is my personal favorite, but after finishing the DVD, I purchased ALL the other Chord Melody DVDs as I was so inspired to learn more.

Preferred Gauge Strings

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Gauges: 11 – 14 – 20 – 28 (wound) -38 – 48

Since the early 1960s, I was under the mistaken impression that heavy gauge strings provided better tone.  In the early 1990s, I experienced bleeding on the tips of my left hand fingers. After endless gauge comparisons, I settled on the above gauges, as I discovered there was no loss of tone.  Perhaps you will also find these gauges acceptable.  Remember, to avoid causing extreme tension changes on your guitar’s neck, it is always best to change strings only one at a time, using the same gauge strings for optimum playability.

~Robert Conti

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Preferred Gauge Strings

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Jack Marchewka
My choice of strings

For my Entradas. These strings came with my Entradas so I’m sticking with them. Live the wound 3rd string. Great tone and playability!

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Steve Scheller
Great Choice for Jazz

These strings helped improve my dexterity and have great tone and are less prone to feedback

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T.S.
Great string gauge for me

Lovely the Conti strings on my Entrada, great gauge to play complex runs/ chords and for all around use in the eclectic range of music I play. Also great to be able to adjust string tension on my Entrada if I want to keep it tight or need to make some serious bends. String life is good too=quality

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Bob
Great strings

Well balanced, easy to play strings with very good tone.

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James Kjelstrup
Great Product!

Hey, bought these as a Christmas present for our son! He plays a LOT & these are what he wants!

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