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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. 3 Bluesette

$14.95

It’s Bluesette, a must know tune for any jazz guitarist. What more needs to be said?

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Description

Lesson solo over chord progression to: Bluesette

INCLUDED:

  • Printable book (PDF) of lesson solo over chord progression to Bluesette, in notation & tablature
  • MIDI & MP3 files of single note solo & rhythm section
  • Complete Second Solo! (PDF)

DVD Running Time: 1 Hour, 10 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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gerald mckinnon
EXCELLENT

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User: Robsta on TrueFire
Wow I'm getting there...

Review on "Jazz Master" Product:
Wow, Robert Conti blazes across the fretboard, and I'm thinking I'm never going to do any of this. But slowly putting small chunks together, and practice exactly how Mr. Conti tells you and Wow I'm getting there.

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Vincent Cirino - TrueFire Customer
Delivery is fabulous!

Hi Robert, first I wanted to say thank you for your jazz master course that I purchased at the TrueFire website. I am really enjoying the contents of the course as well as yourself. Your demeanor and delivery is fabulous! I have many miles to go before I assimilate all the material and get it up to speed. I am a fairly new, 50+ year-old rock pop smooth jazz guitarist. Though I'm not a jazz guitarist by any means not even remotely close, I purchased that course because I really see the advantage of getting those lines under my fingers to add flavor to what I play. And I want to say how much I really enjoyed you, which led me to your website because I wanted to send you an email as per your request to tell you what I thought. Besides your great demeanor I really love the way you broke everything down, played it slowly and showed exactly how it was to be played at all tempos. Great job! I see you also have lesson material here as well and if there's anything that you would recommend in addition please let me know. Thank you again.

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Eddie Rivera -
Thank You

I have known Robert Conti for almost 10 years. My friend Mark Stefani told Mr. Conti about me when I was injured at the WTC on 9/11/2001. Mr. Conti sent me an email wishing me a speedy recovery and well wishes. I will never forget that he took time out from his busy schedule to write me. I have been using Mr. Conti's teaching methods for a long time and they have helped me improve my guitar technique tremendously. I highly recommend his teaching products. Thank you.

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James -
Someone finally got it right

Greeting Robert I recently brought your jazz master CD set and this is incredible I was pleased with this extraordinary teaching and pleased to know someone finally got it right. James Fresh Water Records.

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Fr. Ron Parker - Bryn Mawr, PA
Just what I was looking for

As a former professional jazz guitarist of 50 years, I took a sabatical of 20 years. I started playing again after a 20 year sabbatical. I found myself dregging up old licks. I feelt I needed a spark to get going again. Your "Smoking Lineman" was just what I was looking for. Thanks Bob Fr. Ron Parker (Born in so. Phila.) I guess it's in the blood.

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Gary Smith - Somis, CA
Feel like I am getting private lessons from you

I'VE BEEN BUYING YOUR ADVANCED IMPROV, CHORD MELODY AND OUTRAGEOUS BLUES.. I FEEL LIKE I'M GETTING PRIVATE LESSONS FROM YOU. THEY ARE FABULOUS!! YOUR CD TO THE BRINK! IS GREAT! THAT SAX PLAYER IS A GREAT ADDITION. THANK YOU!

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