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très bonne et belle guitare

idéale pour le jazz, on a l'impression de la connaître depuis toujours, peu de réglages à faire, vraiment facile à prendre en main, action basse, beau sustain, ne pas hésiter à l'acquérir..

Comparable to the xxx priced over $7,000

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.

By far the easiest and most enjoyable to play

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.)

Entrada Archtop Guitar
Peppino Bianco - Chicago, IL
Finest guitar I’ve played in all the years…

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!)

Comin' On Strong! (1990)
Rod Fernandez - Newcastle, Australia
Not only an awesome player, but a great teacher!

I had the luck of coming across a video of Robert playing at one of the NAMM events which instantly got my attention. His speed, agility and great note choices. I started searching for anything I could find about him and first found the Conti line of guitars, beautiful! That led me to his instructional materials; I looked all through them and started watching the preview videos and realised - this guy speaks my language. I bought The Jazz Lines which instantly opened a bunch of musical doors that I thought I’d never be able to walk through as I’m also an auto-didact. Everything started to become clear with his “nuts and bolts” method of communicating. This purchase was followed by Chord Melody Assembly Line, The Formula and The Just Jazz Guitar arrangements.
Thanks to what I’m learning from Robert Conti, I’m preparing to start doing solo Jazz Guitar gigs, something I never would’ve dreamed of doing previously despite my 30+ years of playing professionally.
I want to thank Robert for putting me on the path to realise my dream of becoming a Hard Bop player.
Rod Fernandez

Custom made guitar with your tailpiece

My brother and I each bought one of these gold finger tailpieces from you recently. This is a custom made guitar and I’m proud of it with your tailpiece; they are really hardware!

High level instruction, low level apprentice.

Have a big debt with Mr. Conti and his methods. After 35 years I find a method that has exactly what I want, the way I think it is adequate for me. Unfortunately, I don't find it earlier and now with my age, all things look more difficult. But I persevere and I'm sure it will give the result I want.. Thank you Mr. Conti.

The Jazz Quintet (1981)


This outing has Conti performing with an all star rhythm section including: Mike Wofford, Piano; Herman Riley, Saxophones; Jim Plank, Drums; John B. Williams, Bass

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The Jazz Quintet – Recorded In Los Angeles, March 1981
Originally Released On Discovery Records

Conti’s third album displays his overwhelming mastery of the jazz guitar in the hard bop jazz idiom. And once again, Conti’s skill as a prolific composer becomes evident. Pete Welding, who is one of the most highly respected music critics said it best in a Guitar World magazine story and review: “Make No Mistake, Conti Is A Monster Musician Who’s Got It All Covered!”

This outing has Conti performing with an all star rhythm section including: Mike Wofford, Piano; Herman Riley, Saxophones; Jim Plank, Drums; John B. Williams, Bass; As evident when listening to this album, each musician made marked contributions. Conti was especially taken by Mike Wofford’s superb rendition of “In Memory Of” a solo piece written by Conti, who states: “Mike Wofford epitomizes the term “Master Musician” His exquisite interpretation and performance of that piece of music brought me to tears. When I heard the playback, it was almost a spiritual experience – he played every lilting nuance as if he was in my thoughts when I wrote the music! It was the high point of that recording session!

Note: One week before The Jazz Quintet was recorded in Los Angeles March,1981, Robert Conti also appeared as a guest soloist on Gerald Wilson’s “Lomelin, The Orchestra Of The Eighties” which featured an all-star lineup of West coast jazz musicians.

Southeast Entertainer Review by Pete Mandell

We saved the best for last. This is, quite simply, one of the best jazz albums to come along in a long, long time. As annotator Pete Welding notes, “…Conti has fully arrived.” Those who have caught guitarist Conti’s rare public appearances in this area are aware of his prodigious skills. The man is a monster player, with a seemingly never-ending flood of inventive musical ideas and a technique that is dazzling. In a live performance, however, the music roars by and is gone. Captured in “The Jazz Quintet,” Conti’s abilities can be savored in replaying, studied for their brilliance and be better appreciated. A pleasant surprise here is Conti’s impressive compositional skills. He wrote and arranged the seven tunes included on the disc. They range from a hell-bent-for- leather blazer titled “String Fever” to a floating and anguished ballad of the Strayhorn variety (“Chelsea Bridge,” “Lush Life,” etc.) titled “The Agony Of Ecstasy.” “Rotation” employs the familiar chord structure of “Cherokee” (a Conti favorite), taken at a tempo that only the gifted would attempt. “the Street Life Of South Philadelphia” (Conti’s home turf) is a very catch melody in 6/4 time that reminds, at times, of Miles Davis’ “All Blue.” A long and lovely ballad titled “The World Today” contrasts with a funky romper called “Hollywood and Sunset.” The eminently talented Mike Wofford is on piano (he solos on a lovely ballad entitled, “In Memory Of”), and Herman Riley is heard on soprano, alto and tenor sax and flute. John B. Williams is the dependable bassist and Jim Plank handles percussion duties. Joe Pass, Pat Metheny – whoever, look out. Robert Conti has arrived — and he’s ready.

Jazz Improv Mag. Review by Ethan Gutzeit:

Robert Conti is awesome! His debut jazz recording “The Robert Conti Quintet Featuring Mike Wofford” is as viable today as it was when it was released in 1980. The first tune “Rotation” is an up tempo swing tune that Conti eats alive with his blistering single note lines. “The Agony Of Ecstasy” is a ballad with Herman Riley on Soprano saxophone playing the haunting melody punctuated by string arrangements and subtle comping by Wofford and Conti. Conti adds some nice chord soloing and some single note material. “Hollywood and Sunset” is a medium swing tune with another great Conti solo representing a Philadelphia guitar sound started by Pat Martino. “In Memory Of” is a song Conti wrote after the passing of his father in 1979. Conti lets Wofford take over and play this wonderful ballad tune solo with a gentle touch. “The Street Life Of South Philadelphia” is a 6/8 grooving tune with a vamping section followed by a turnaround for the form. Conti shines on this original from the period. “The World Today” is another soulful ballad penned by Conti. He takes a great extended solo with much attention to taste. Conti also shows his chops soloing with octaves. “String Fever” is an up tempo rhythm changes tune showcasing Conti talent on the timeless jazz form.

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