South Pacific Rain Tree, AKA Monkeypod, conquered my heart the day I first saw pictures of some special sets that were harvested in Malawi. The sets were from a tree that had been tumbled by a powerful Typhoon along with a few Macassar Ebony trees and other beautiful and Rare tropical species. The surprise I did not expect was related to sound. The species was not used by others, not massively at least.
I had no references on this particular. Tropical species and all I went with was my gut feeling and my immense craving for beauty which is one of the attributes of God. I am so happy I built this beauty because the resulting guitar will take your breath away. I hope I can get more sets like this in the near future. This beautiful instrument is a pleasure to play. I think the hip word to be used would be "player friendly". I believe that playability always ought to be the main virtue of a musical instrument. It is his virtue that makes a guitar more or less desirable. It's what instruments in general are built to do in the first place: Make the work easier and better. When you add to this that she is tremendously beautiful you can easily understand why she is a true masterpiece. The bass is full and round and sustains itself gloriously. The mid ranges fulfill your expectations perfectly, the third string especially, and the trebles sing like birds. This beauty was built with love and to honor our Lord S.D.G.
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.
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 Bellucci Limited Edition logo and label will be assigned to guitars I
build using extremely rare and amazingly figured woods in the
construction for both the back and sides and/or the top. These sets are
selected among hundreds of sets and their price is significantly higher
that the standard figured counterparts. 7 of the world best "wood
hunters" all the way from South East Asia, Oceania, Africa and the
Americas are constantly on the lookout to provide me with some amazing
sets for the Limited Edition series.
Some Sets for either the Back and Sides, for the Top or both can be quite stunning and rare when it comes to the figure and grain that they display. It is as if nature, knowing the final destiny of its creature, "prepared" the wood in such a way that its grain, hidden to the human eye and to the world, silently develops a breathtaking beauty that comes to life when the dead tree is sawn. Getting the same identical figure is practically speaking impossible but I strive at getting figured wood that resembles and transmits the same vital impression as the one here depicted
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 price includes Hauser fan bracing of the top. You can select the
construction of the top to be Lattice, double top, Nomex, or a
combination of these construction types at checkout. Hauser is typically associated with the "Spanish Sound". Lattice will deliver a sound with a predominance of the Mid-high Ranges. The double top will minimize wolf notes and augment sustain. The double top can be added to both the Hauser and the Lattice.