Bastogne Walnut B&S, Spanish Cedar top Concert Classical Guitar.
As I was playing Ennio Morricone on this gorgeous Bastogne Walnut guitar I felt how much life this stunning guitar can inspire. "Gabriel's Oboe" from the epic move "The Mission" shines gorgeously on this one in a million guitar. Her body trembled generously at every stroke of the right hand and I could feel the bass on my chest as I gently reclined her towards me. Inspiring sound and stunning beauty are two of her most inspiring attributes. The lute type rosette forces the sound to excite every part of the construction exponentially and she pushes the air out at a tremendous speed generating a full, reverberating sound. This is in part due to the 70 years seasond Spanish Cedar top. In Pernambuco's "Som de Carrilhões" she shows her lively character and one cannot but admire how easy it is to play her. Your left hand fingers are never strained and you feel relaxed throughout the performance. Walnut comes in many presentations and the Bastogne variety has a wild looking grain that contrasts to perfection with classic elements such as the lute type rosette and the classic marquetry that I used to decorate her throughout. Bastogne Walnut, also called Paradox, is a rare hybrid tree resulting from a cross between an English Walnut and a Black Walnut species. Bastogne Walnut is a premium guitar tonewood. The wood has beautiful color and highly figured grain and it always delivers splendid sounding and looking guitars. Besides Spanish Cedar, Bastogne Walnut also works to perfection with Spruce and Sinker Redwood using either Hermann Hauser or Lattice braced configurations. Do not hesitate in ordering this exquisite guitar. You will love her from the first time you caress her. S.D.G.
The BellucciHand tooled Leather Case is the case included in the price. Still, you can choose from other professional cases at checkout.
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 anywhere between 35 & 90 hours of highly skilled labor to be inlayed throughout the guitar. It is made entirely by hand using knives that each luthier typically manufactures himself. It takes the guitar to unsuspected levels of beauty. The marquetry also constitutes an often critical point of release of tension which is caused by the constant expanding and contracting of the woods used in guitar construction. These are due to such factors such as humidity and ambience temperature.
The 9-braces Bellucci/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
The Lute type sound hole is not merely an aesthetically element of guitar construction but also closely related with sound production and acoustics in general. The lute type sound hole forces the air inside the guitar to excite the surrounding woods longer than the conventional sound hole, thus generating an overall fuller and more powerful sound.
Carbon Fiber is stronger than an equivalent volume of steel. The Carbon fiber truss rod prevents neck twisting and/or bending due to the excessive tension that many modern brands of strings bring about. It adds practically no weight to the construction and will keep your neck straight for ages.
The Soundport allows the modern guitar to project sound in all directions as well as providing the player a perfect monitoring of his playing. The traditional Spanish guitar did not produce as much sound as the contemporary instrument does. I recommend the Soundport to all my customers.