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Designed to pose the question, “What inspires you?” the Inspired Speakers Series features individuals who are not only passionate, but inspire others along the way. This month's talk features Howard Paul. From jazz guitarist to Army officer to corporate executive, Howard Paul is a man of many talents. A gifted musician and business leader, for years he has maintained dual careers in music and business. In 2006, he was named president/CEO of Benedetto Guitars in Savannah, Georgia — a position he inherited from Robert Benedetto and still holds today.
Paul will discuss and demonstrate how guitars create sound, how the ear perceives those sounds, and how the innovative construction of Benedetto guitars creates specific tones and resonance. After the talk, Paul will be joined onstage by Robert Benedetto for a question-and-answer session.
Robert Benedetto is world renowned and widely acknowledged as today’s foremost maker of archtop guitars, whose sound is particularly popular with jazz, blues, rockabilly and psychobilly guitarists. Over a prolific 50-year career, he has personally handcrafted nearly 1,000 instruments, including 500 archtops.
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn more about guitars and acoustics from two incredibly passionate and knowledgeable people in the music industry.
Free for Appleton members and CF students; $10 for nonmembers. For questions, contact Griselle Gonzalez-Vazquez at email@example.com. Tickets may be purchased in advance by clicking the link above.