June 1st, 2012, 10:20 PM
Does anyone know terribly much about the Benedict Guitar shop from Minneapolis? I live here in MN, and I happened to have a sub in my chemistry class today. Who was that sub? None other than Laurel Benedict, that's right, Roger Benedict's wife. She was an extremely nice lady, and we had a wonderful talk about guitars, sharing thoughts, ideas, etc. She gave me some info to look into about becoming a luthier actually. Unfortunately, she is no longer the owner of Benedict Guitar Company, having sold it to Roger's apprentice Bill Hager after his unfortunately premature passing. I have been doing some research on the company though, and wondered what anyone's input on the matter was. This is a company that has sold guitars to the likes of Prince (a custom Laurel talked through with me today) and Stevie Ray Vaughan! So, nothing to sneeze at.