Joel Roi from Elizabeth, NJ message 57 · sent: 2008-11-24 18:18

Great to meet you and Bonnie last night!



Charlene Weed from Cleveland, NY message 56 · sent: 2008-11-17 07:06
Hi Vinnie,

We didn't know you played on "Family Guy". My brother watches that show frequently.



Robb Everett from Bloomingdale IL message 55 · sent: 2008-11-14 22:22

I hope this message finds you well and getting ready for a joyous Christmas Holiday. I was wondering if your music was eve going to go to something like iTunes or Rhapsody. It's so hard to find your music. I would love to be able to download the entire Airport Love Theme Album. Have you ever given thought to that?


Aki Tanaka from Japan message 54 · sent: 2008-11-11 23:19
Dear Mr. Bell

About 5 years ago, I happened to listen your tune "Lover"
(as far as my memory is correct) on the radio.
This tune was very beautiful and dreamy guitar instrumental.
I tried for long time to find this tune but I could not.
That feeling is still in my heart but I could not get it
back that clear feeling
How can I listen that "Lover" again?
My name is Aki from Japan
Please let me listen again.

Thank you for your cooperation

Best Regards
Aki Tanaka


Mark from USA Florida message 53 · sent: 2008-10-18 19:00
Hi Vinnie,
Like so many others, I love your work! The Airport Love Theme LP of yours may be my favorite mellow recording to chill out with! Thanks again guestmap


Jennifer Brown from Galway, Ireland message 52 · sent: 2008-10-13 08:12

You are my new favourite person! I was completely enchanted by you and the tales that you told. It was certainly one of the hightlights of the week to share a meal and a concert with you. I feel honoured to have met you, and it makes me smile to think of you! Big Love to you and Bonnie!

The Musical Philistine with the Camera


TJ and Pearl and rosanna from nashville & keywest message 51 · sent: 2008-09-19 16:10
Hey Vinnie,
Rosanna is showing me how to sign your guestbook. I am a "pro" now!!!I have newly acquired the most profound and upmost respect for you since I have found out that you are playing the music for my third favorite TV show of all time. The Family Guy!!!! My favorite is Hawaii5 O followed by the Simpsons. Rosanna has informed me that I am not allowed to curse because everyone reads this (OH BLEEP).

Thank you for all the years of your value friendship.


Laura Goens from Santa Cruz Ca message 50 · sent: 2008-08-24 23:56
Dear Vinnie,
I love your website updates. When I read all of the songs you've played on over the years it makes me realize that you play on most of my favorite songs !! I love watching the video's of you !! Please give my love to Bonnie and the rest of your family. Love, Laura guestmap


Bill Funcheon from Stony Point message 49 · sent: 2008-08-19 22:34
Vinnie and Bonnie--I forgot to sign on--even though I got a number-- I told Vinnie he is a lucky man-- Best to a nice couple--Bill


Brooks Arthur message 48 · sent: 2008-08-05 00:10
Dearest Vinnie:
I need for you to know that while I was plying my craft and learning the
skills of the art of recording engineering on a work-a-day and multi
sessions per day basis. I learned the most from you as to the technique and
art of recording the electric guitar.


Brooks Arthur message 47 · sent: 2008-08-05 00:10
Your Vinnie Bell "Magic Pedals" and
your instruments were at the forefront of modern technology.
To say nothing of your personal talent as a world class musician. Whenever you were on a session you "made me sound better"! (cont.)


brooks Arthur message 46 · sent: 2008-08-04 15:19
To say that I treasure and cherish those days and those experiences, would be an understatement.
Whatever I am today in the world of recorded music, is in part due to your love, affection and the extra time and personal attention that you gave me during those amazing days.
Brooks Arthur


Laura from Florida message 45 · sent: 2008-08-03 20:36
Hello Vinnie,

Wow - I've checked out your wonderful website and am simply amazed at how many of my favorite tracks you've played on. Great work! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talents with the world.

Rock on,

Ron Dante from Sunny Los Angeles message 44 · sent: 2008-08-03 13:36
How areyou bud?
Great to see you on line so your friends and fans can tell you how important you were to them.
Always enjoyed having you on my sessions.
Great playing and terrific attitude.

Miss those days my friend.

All the best,



Joe and Smita from Englewood message 43 · sent: 2008-07-30 08:37
Great seeing you on Wednesdays at Cafe Angelique. Very impressive career and website! Hope to see you tonight.
Joe and Smita


Ian McGehee from san diego message 42 · sent: 2008-07-22 00:05
Hi Vinnie,

Just spent most of an afternoon looking through your site and loved every minute of others I was aware of you but had no idea how much of your output I had been exposed to, or how long ( both recordings and instruments).

The joy and humor that comes through in your site and especially in your playing is palpable, and your non-judgmental attitude about the kinds of music you take on is something younger players would do well to emulate.

Best wishes and thanks


Bill Ruppert from Chicago message 41 · sent: 2008-07-06 20:19
Dear Vinnie,

I was very sorry to read of the loss of your Godfather, Funzi.
I will say a prayer for him.

Be assured there is a place in heaven waiting for him!

Bill Ruppert


Robb Everett from Bloomingdale, IL message 40 · sent: 2008-05-06 15:13
Hi Vinnie, Hope his message finds you well. I was just playing your Airport Love Theme LP. (Finally got a copy off ebay) I absolutely loved your version of Loss of Love (Sunflower). That song is truly haunting. I hope you have a wonderful and healthy summer.


Mike Lettieri from Tenafly message 39 · sent: 2008-04-10 12:30

I signed the guest book this time. Very impressive site and background. It must have been a great experieince.

Your cartridge should be in today. I will call when it arrivers. Thanks again for your business.


Mike Lettieri
Cartridge World of Tenafly


Donna (Griffins) from Teaneck message 38 · sent: 2008-04-01 22:26
You look sooo sext in the turban!!!!!hahah It was a treat hving u tonight, you made the night fly by!! Hope to see you soon!!!


John message 37 · sent: 2008-03-17 00:47
Hi Mr. Bell , I really love your work... I have, and listen to your "Soundtronic Guitar" L.P. often. I am a guitarist trying to write songs working as a machinist. I am trying to get diferent sounds and was wondering if you could offer any tips. My main interest is in attack/delay manipulation thru mechanical devices I am open to electronic manipulation but really don't care for digital solutions. Are there any good books on the subject. What are some of the things you have used or tried? - John


Dave Zandvliet message 36 · sent: 2008-03-03 22:33
Dear Mr. Vinnie Bell,

My name is Dave Zandvliet, I'm 18 years old and I live in The Netherlands. I'm really impressed by your guitar playing since i heard 'Dawn' and I was wondering where I can buy your albums. Because I would love to buy 'Whistle Stop', 'Pop Goes The Electric Sitar', '16 Big Guitar Favourites' and 'The Soundtronic Guitar Of Vincent Bell'. I really love the guitars you're playing also, they look and sound great.

All the best,

Dave Zandvliet


The Nerds from New Jersey message 35 · sent: 2008-02-09 13:07
Thanks for all the great music. You are a Legend! You Rock!

Mike Kucsak from Carteret, NJ message 34 · sent: 2008-02-07 21:09
Hi, Vinnie. Glad to see you finally got a computer. I can't live without mine. I still remember all those three and four hour lessons you gave me in your basement studio back in Fords, NJ. I used to pedal my Schwinn bicycle fourteen miles each way with twelve pounds of books in my bike's basket, my De'Angelico in one hand and the bike's handlebar in the other and pray on snowy days that I wouldn't freeze to death! That was a mutual dedication that very few people displayed at any time past and


Martin Neff message 33 · sent: 2008-02-04 01:37
Hello Vinnie:
Thanks for all the recordings, You are an Inspiration!!!! I love your Playing. I'm a working musician and use Danelectro instruments, Thanks for all the great music, I love your tone


Lorrie Carter Bennett from Nashville, Tennessee message 32 · sent: 2008-02-03 11:10
Greetings from Nashville!!! Just wanted to tell you how much I admire your work. After research I discovered who was behind the sound of many recoordings that I have listened to for years. It was an honor to have a reply from you on MySpace.

My best to you & yours always!


Adrienne from Manhattan Beach, CA message 31 · sent: 2007-12-31 16:03
Hi Vinnie & Bonnie! Thank you so much for the Christmas/Birthday Pine Bows & Roses Flower Arrangement! Soo pretty! I hope you both enjoyed your Thanksgiving and Christmas, and wish you many Happy Blessings in the New Year to come! I've enjoyed seeing the new photos of you and Bonnie - (now I get to see her!) Thanks for posting them - cute! Take good care of yourselves, and I'll be in touch with you again! With much love, Adrienne


Oldfield Family message 30 · sent: 2007-12-24 16:25
Wow, the website and your experiences are very impressive. It has been a pleasure getting to know you at church. We always look forward to seeing you. We wish you and your wife a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy new year!

The Oldfield Family: Theresa, Rich, Sarah, Cliff and Bernadette

Crispy Bess from Rougemont, North Carolina message 29 · sent: 2007-12-19 19:19
Hi Vinnie!

Your webmaster did a nice job spiffing up that photo I sent you of Rick Miller's guitar. It was great talking to you the other day--It's always a wonder to meet one of your heroes, and to have them be so accessable and personable makes the experience all that more fabulous.

Thanks again!


yorico from tokyo japan message 28 · sent: 2007-11-30 10:28
I love your guitars!!
awesome sound and
so cool model!!


Laura M. Ludwig message 27 · sent: 2007-11-27 12:43
Dear Vinnie, thank you for the return email of that Christmas poem, gives me more of an incentive to start writing again.
Re: You and Perry Como, Perry is one of the people I REALLY wanted to meet but didn't get to. He lived across the street from my friend in Palm Springs, CA (and he was always one of my favorites). But...I'll never forget him. Video was wonderfu, and Thank YOU very much.

You have really gone "hog wild" on your website, how do you do it?
Love from California Laur


Bill Ruppert message 26 · sent: 2007-11-22 10:21
Happy Thanksgiving Vinnie!
Love Bill Ruppert


Roberto de Oliveira from BRAZIL message 25 · sent: 2007-11-21 08:33


Danny Trimboli message 24 · sent: 2007-11-14 23:55
Danny Trimboli--You're an amazing guy. A terrific website.


Abel Khineche from Santa Clarita, CA. message 23 · sent: 2007-11-13 15:14
Dear Vinnie,

It was a privilege talking to you on the phone Sunday night.
I told you my admiration for your work and how much I was impressed by your "Dawn" performance. Your website is a real delight and I am glad I made the phone call that night. Thank you for picking up my call.

Blessings and my best regards to you and your wife.
I wish you both good health, peace and serenity.

Abel Khineche.


Alex Casella from New York City message 22 · sent: 2007-11-12 08:34
Hi there Mr. Bell!
It was a great honor meeting you today at Legacy Recording Studios. I was the piano tuner working at the session for the last 2 days. I must say that I am much more familiar with your work than I ever thought! Your inventiveness is very inspiring! I can't use a wah wah pedal ever again without thinking of you!
I hope to see you again around town at the studios.
Be Well
Alex Casella


HIDENORI ISHIDA from TOKYO JAPAN message 21 · sent: 2007-10-28 16:12
Hi! Vinnie.
I'm "vinnie" happy that I found this website today!
I'm huge fan about you.I love your music and Great Guitar play.
You are my really Guitar Professor! I'm doing the band of ukulele "PAITITI" now,though it is a profession to draw the picture.
Please watch the concert picture which I draw.
This title which come influence of your album.
I'm preparing to our album of ukulele.
I wish to play something with you. It is hope.


carl le clair from revere, ma. message 20 · sent: 2007-10-20 13:09
Hi Vinnie.
Just a thank you for the reception you and Bonnie gave me and my
daughter last Saturday and Sunday. The amount of time you put
in to fix my guitar can never be put in words.
Your lifelong friend
Carl and April


DOREEN from STATEN ISLAND message 19 · sent: 2007-10-16 13:13



Annette Dibenedetto-Cavaliere from Ft.Lauderdale Fl message 18 · sent: 2007-10-16 07:04
I can't believe it's really you! Your mother was my Godmother and always told me I was named after her. I have the best memories of her and you guys, on Van Sicklen St in Brooklyn. Can you believe that "JOE'S" is still on Ave."U".. I go there everytime i'm in N.Y.
I looked at your web-site and I am so amazed. All these years I always said you played the guitar for some great artists. But in my wildest imagination did I ever think I would find you.
I moved to Florida 25 years ago.


Bob message 17 · sent: 2007-09-30 08:58
Hi Vinnie & B,

Tired many times to contact you. Have been unsuccessfull. Hope Bonnie, Mchele & her family are well.

Hope to hear from you soon.

Love goes out to you and your loved ones.
Bob & Denise
please make me as a "freind" on your site...thanks!
I put a section in for you as well directing those to visit you at your myspace


John McMahon from Long Island City 2007-09-20 18:11
Hi Vinnie,

Just wanted to say it was an honor meeting you last night! Also, I could listen to your stories all night, very interesting and inspiring as well!
I'll be sure to take your advice, "Keep doing what you're doing!"
See ya later,


Sean Ham from New York 2007-09-13 21:21
Hi Vinnie,

I love all of the content on your site! Thanks again for your hospitality and for all of the stories. I'll visit soon.



Tad Schaefer 2007-09-12 12:21
Hi Vinnie,
It was great talkng to you and Bonnie last night at Angelique's. Fred said I would love meeting you and he was right.
Come to the gig next Wednesday and sit in if you like, it would be an honor to have you as our quest and a special treat for me.

Tad Schaefer,


June from Tenafly 2007-09-06 16:45
Hi Vinne,

How are you?

Very cool web site and thank you for sharing!

A life well lived!! Congratulations!!

See you at S&S / OLMC.

A new friend,


Jason Gresoski from St Louis 2007-08-24 20:40
What can I can say? Your music has never ceased to touch me. I am talking mainly about your solo releases.Your vibrato, tone, and sweeping lead lines have been an inspiration.
I discovered your music when I was 16 and I own all but " pop goes the electric sitar" I am 27 now and I write and record my own music.
When I record I have a few cd's or Lp's I use as a reference for the sounds I want to get. Your LP " Good morning starshine" Is one of them.
Thank you !

Adrienne from Manhattan Beach, CA : 2007-08-19 14:10
Heya Vinnie!
Just wanted to drop by and say hello, and officially wish you and Bonnie both a (belated) Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary for July! I think about you often and hope you're both doing well and living happily! Any chance you could post a new photo of you and Bonnie so those of us who live so far away can see the "Newly-Wed Team" in "Joisy" & New York?! Would love to see it! Many hugs and kisses to you both!

With Love,
Adrienne Vazzana

P.S. Neat New Guest Book!

Mike Zimmerman from Toronto, Canada 2007-07-23 03:56
Hi -

just bought a Bellzouki from a little shop in Halifax, Nova Scotia! Obviously: it made me think about your great contributions to guitar design and your music in are your albums Best Of and the sitar album available on CD? Thanks...

Mike Zimmerman
Toronto, Canada


Moe from SI NY 2007-07-09 16:40
Mr. Bell Just checking in. Hmmmmm Whats Yellow and Brown with many strings?


Stephanie Wisecup 2007-07-03 07:32
Hi Vinnie! I hope all is well with you, I haven't heard a peep out of you
in a while... Take care. Say hello to Bonnie for me.

Stephanie guestmap


Moe Thomas from New York message 5 · sent: 2007-06-30 07:07
I am on my way. Get the coffee brewing. Should I tell them how you describe your coffee ?

Love to Bonnie.



Leif Eddy Haynes from Sitka Alaska · sent: 2007-06-22 18:58
Hi Vinnie,
Finally found your web page. I didn't know it, but I've been listening to you all my life. I've owned both the Bellzouki and a Coral Sitar. I even played the Bellzouli on a recording that no one both the band, a few friends and lot's of A&R Guys. I thought the stuff you did on Twin Peaks was the coolest! When I heard that sound, I had to know who played it. I hope you are getting royalties for the Jerry Jones and Musician's Friend (Rogue) Sitars. Sincerely, Leif Eddy Haynes


2007-06-13 03:27
Hello Vicente,

Mi nomo es Nara Buckowski, a' Brazil.
Gostaria de ouvir sua música inesquecível 'Theme Aeroport'.
Como conseguir?
(translation)... My name is Nara Buckowski, from Brazil.
I'm looking for your music 'Airport Love Theme'. How do
I get it?

Obliged, Nara


Stephanie Wisecup 2007-07-01 23:48
Hi Vinnie! I hope all is well with you, I haven't heard a peep out of you in a while... Take care. Say hello to Bonnie for me.


2007-07-11 22:49
CQ Vinnie.... CQ Vinnie.
Do you copy us?
Bill and Joan Ruppert...W9WCR
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