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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

Vol. 2 Georgia On My Mind

$14.95

Georgia On My Mind will forever be a must know blues tune for any jazz guitarist. Conti pulls out all the stops as he blows through the changes to this timeless classic.

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Lesson solo over chord progression to: Georgia On My Mind

INCLUDED:

  • Printable PDF of lesson solo in notation & tablature
  • MIDI & MP3 files of single note solo & rhythm section

DVD Running Time: 58 Minutes

Conti plays a pro level (more challenging than the Ticket To Improv series) solo over the chord changes to an in-demand jazz tune. Then, in his straight-forward approach, he teaches you to duplicate the entire solo, close-up, measure-by-measure, note-by-note. As documented by scores students in written testimonials, and their performance videos, you learn to play jazz, by playing jazz, not talking about modes or scales.

You must get the idea out of your head that you’re “just learning someone else’s solo.” When a child learns to speak, he/she emulates words that they have heard before. No one says to the child, “you’re just learning someone else’s words.” The child learns a word, then another word. The pattern continues until the child can speak in complete sentences (and without knowing the “theory” behind language.) As you develop your jazz vocabulary, you’ll soon reshape the ideas for applications over other tunes. These DVDs are for you if you’ve got serious chops, but don’t know what to do with them. If you practice modes and scales all the time, that’s what your solos will sound like – boring and uninteresting to say the least. Learn hip jazz lines, and have lots of fun doing it.

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A.S.-.E.H.C.
Someone who cares about my playing

Hello, you may remember me as the guy who bought Robert's double gig bag in the 7 11 parking lot. Anyway I have worked my way through the big city blues series I bought and now want the next series. Don't know which package that is so please advise. But I want the same monkey see monkey do format. This works well for me. I went from sounding like one big major scale to being melodic. Please thank Robert for all his effort. Also what I see in his DVDs is someone who cares about my playing. Not just someone who wants to cash a check. Thanks again.

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J.C.-.W.F.T.
There's no fluff here!

I'm mostly into more and more sophisticated blues, so I just purchased Bob's super Big City Blues DVD. I have to tell you, my blues soloing shall never again be the same or even approach boring! Bob's direct yet thorough lessons have been soaked up by me like a dry sponge! Just super licks and continuity I can forever use in whatever I play. Bob is like having your favorite uncle teach you guitar but only on the condition that I take it all seriously and concentrate....there's no fluff here! Just super concepts and encouragement and I love it!! Thanks!!

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H.G.-.J.I.
best teacher in the world...

I've purchased more than 10 of your DVDs Guitar Lesson, I was learning so hard during the last 3 months. Now I know you are the best teacher in the world. Your approach is clear and wonderful sound.  Really now I am more confident when play and Jam session with Jazz musician in town. Your lessons make me a much better player. Thank you so much.

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J.H.-.
Wow.. so much smokin' stuff

Bob, Every so often, I have to visit your web page to see what you're up to and what's new. Wow... so much smokin' stuff. Upstairs in the studio in JAX in '85-'86, you gave me the weapons on my instrument to revolutionize my art for a lifetime. I came in, ready to learn, ready to soak it all up like a sponge, and that stuff is still floatin' around up in my bean. I still use the blue picks, and I string my axe up with the biggest strings I can stand..ha...NO UNWOUND 3rd STRINGS..haha... Jim

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M.F.I.-.S.
Mr. Conti opens a door

Hi! My name is Moises, I'm a great Mr. Robert Conti's fan and I think he's a great musician and a great teacher too. The DVDs are very interesting and Mr. Conti open a door and if you work hard, you can get into jazz world. I'm working now in the second DVD and it's wonderful (Georgia) Thank you again for the files, you're a good professional team.Moisés Frias Infante

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T.A.-.D.V.
Dissect those complicated runs and explain them.

I got your Georgia CD yesterday. I took it to the school where I teach. First I looked at the book and thought, there is no way I can play this. Then, I was amazed at how Mr. Conti could so easily dissect those complicated runs and explain them. I think I will get it. Thanks.

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