The wood of Sunset is what I the way I like to refer to Cocobolo. It is one of America most striking tonewoods and grows all over Central and Northern South America. It blossoms in Guatemala, Panama and Belize... The texture of the grain is tight and this allows the wood to resonate like a bell. It also allows me to finish her like no other tonewood. When lacquer covers the wood, all the nuances of reds, yellows, oranges and deep brown and black come to life with force. It is as if a fireplace had been lit and the room reflected all the colors from the flames on the walls and furniture. I Hauser braced the top with an extremely rare and aged Curly Sinker Redwood top (image below). These trees are the largest creatures on the planet. Gigantic !! The texture of the top resembles a reptile's skin. The tree was over 2000 years old. The Species goes back to the times when Dinosaurs roamed the Earth and this particular tree, was standing when Our Lord Jesus walked amongst us. The wood gives her the sweetness and expressiveness that is unmatched by other species whilst creating a perfectly clear treble and profound bass. I enhance the amazing separation of voices which is eloquent in the Bach Prelude and. The decoration of her lines and edges is perfect and she is pure art from every angle. An easy action from a stylized neck with a gentle 20" radius make her a pleasure to play. A masterpiece of Luthery !
Bellucci guitars are decorated using marvelous wood marquetry to enhance all her lines and put an accent on specific parts of the construction. The marquetry requires over 35 hours of highly skilled labor to be made and it takes the guitar to unsuspected levels of beauty.
Fingerboard Scale: 650 mm or 640 mm? Keep the following rule at hand: If the distance between the tip of your thumb and the tip of your little finger is equal or less than 9 in. when fully stretched, use 640 mm. When the guitar player uses the correct scale length, stretches that are otherwise impossible become natural. Elusive notes that seem to be well beyond our natural reach, become easy. The standard on Bellucci guitars is 640mm.
Radiused or flat fingerboard? The radiused fingerboard has been around the acoustic and the electric guitar since day one. The same is true for most instruments of the Stringed family of instruments (violas, violins cellos, bass). Radiusing makes barre and left hand stopping a lot easier. The only drawback is that you will never want to play a flat fingerboard after that. The standard fingerboard is flat.
The indented cutaway is very both beautiful and extremely useful. It requires the highest level of luthery to be made and when it comes to playability, it allows the player to access the F# on fret 14 with amazing ease thus covering the 14 most used frets in the classical guitar.
The 9-braces Hauser fan is the result of many years of experimenting. It is based on Torres 4 fan brace design. The braces act as sound vibrations highways. They carry the vibration of each string to a specific spot on the soundboard. The variations on the 9 braces fan is enormous. Luthier taylor each fan to achieve a specific sound and match the instrument with the rest of the woods used in the construction. I often use a mixture of Cedar, Spruce and Mahogany to match different wood combinations.
Embossed Leather Case Included. The Bellucci hand embossed leather case is a work of art on its own right. Built by one of a handful of very talented leather embossers in Latin America. It takes countless hours of patient labor to emboss a single case.