Art Boffi

Art Boffi

Musicians | Instrument: Guitar | Location: Providence

Updated: April 30, 2023

My fascination with the guitar began at an early age. I became serious about the instrument after hearing Jeff Beck’s “Blow by Blow” album, a recording that I consider to have served as a turning point in my musical development. This experience sparked my interest in other artists associated with jazz/rock fusion, traditional jazz, and smooth jazz. Over the years, I also became interested in guitar synthesizers and electronic music in general, always keeping an open mind to anything new and exciting that would come my way. Much of this technology has found its way into my music to some degree. In addition, a strong interest in acoustic music was a deciding factor for adding a 21-string harp guitar to my instrument arsenal. Although I have played solo fingerstyle jazz guitar using a traditional archtop for several years, I believe that the harp guitar opens up a world of possibilities while serving as an inspiring tool for composing. On the heels of the release of my smooth jazz EP, Guitars A’Fire, I am currently in the final mastering stages of my latest recording project, Louder Than Words, which is scheduled for release in early 2023. Preparations are also being made to enter the studio to record my next project Guitars A'Fire II. I also continue to perform as a solo jazz guitarist.


Ibanez: GB200, PM200, Custom Agent, Model 2640 double neck.

Fender: Stratocasters/ Telecasters

Jah Buckey 21 string Harp guitar (nylon and steel string models)


Polytone, Marshall Super Lead, Fender Bassman '59 RI


Maestro: Ring Modulator, EP3 Echopkex, phasor

Mu-tron Phaser

Colorsound Ovrrdriver

Lexicon Prime Time

MXR: digital Delay, Flanger

Boss various distortion/ OD, 

Ibanez: Tube Sceamer, Sonic Distortion




Primary Instrument




Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced


The “Guitar and Beyond”  guitar lesson series is designed for beginners through advanced guitar players. The focus is on traditional jazz, jazz-rock fusion, rock, and metal. Learn the guitar from the comfort of your own home and at your own pace or enroll in a one-on-one lesson at my Johnston, RI location. You can start with the absolute basics just to brush up and help develop the proper technique.  More experienced players can jump directly into the advanced section discussing scales, modes, improvisation, and more. 



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