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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

Private Sessions With Robert Conti.
Get that extra edge only a player can deliver.

In the Third Century BC, The Greek Philosopher Aristotle Stated:
“For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.”

Since 1966 AD, Robert Conti, The American Jazz Guitar Virtuoso & Educator Has Preached:
"You Will Only Learn To Play Jazz Guitar, By Playing Jazz Guitar."

Comment Excerpts By Current Students

(Click on each student’s name to read his letter)

Ever leave a lesson unmotivated, no desire to practice?

Discover what over five decades of performing and teaching experience will place under your fingers, as you experience learning and playing without the shackles of academic restrictions and other non-productive activities.

As scores of aspiring jazz guitarists continuously affirm in stellar commentaries and videos, their rapid improvement is the result of Conti intensely focusing his students on playing jazz lines, well suited to their existing level of technical ability. By adhering to Conti’s time tested path, the student continuously builds a solid vocabulary of jazz lines while simultaneously increasing his/her technique.

Robert’s forward motion teaching continues to impact students in every corner of the world as he delivers an edge that only a face to face experience with one of the world’s leading player/educators can produce. See and hear for yourself the verifiable student results.

(Don't worry - The Mistake Box can't get you through the internet!)

If you've hit that brick wall,

after years practicing unproductive lessons, please, take the time to see and hear a wide variety of videos in our continuously growing Players Gallery. Those are videos of real life students, proudly displaying their progress from Conti’s forward motion teaching. We hope to see your video in our Players Gallery very soon!

Mike Irish, Dir. of Jazz Studies, Michigan Technological University:

"There is no better or more convincing "student videos" section on the internet. Not even close. All of the proof that anybody needs is right there."​

See Mike Irish, a Real Pro!

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Photos From The Studio Years

If you’ve taken time to browse this site, then you’re you’re probably aware that Robert owned a successful teaching studio in Florida for a number of years. Many of his students from the 60s and 70s remain loyal patrons to this day!

With advancements in technology, you can now have the benefit of the same face to face interaction with Conti no matter where you’re located in the world.

Students, Past & Present Speak...

Questions & Answers

Please note that the private lessons are not be beneficial to beginner level students. The student should have an intermediate to advanced level of playing skill. Private lessons are most beneficial to students who have been through one or more of the Conti self study learning resources. They will have generally developed questions as a result of new knowledge they obtained through the learning products.

In most situations, no, you will not need Skype, however, it can be a good idea to have a Skype account set up as a back up as sometimes one service may work better than another depending on internet connection speed and other technical factors.

You’ll need your webcam and microphone to be working properly along with a high speed internet connection. Feel free to test your webcam and mic on this page: Webcam and Mic Test

And don’t forget your guitar!

Yes, there are apps available for Android and Apple devices, however, we suggest using a desktop or laptop computer for the best experience.

Yes, we will provide you with an MP4 file recording (video and audio) of your session with Robert Conti.

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