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My dear friend and colleague vOz Vanelli wanted a guitar to take on the road that would be resistant to the demands of constant travel at the same time not being deprived of the beauty of guitar construction. These were the initial points that led me to inquire about Katalox, a wood that has gained enormous popularity among luthiers. Katalox is one of the densest tonewoods on the planet and it requires a lot of work because of its hardness that is very much in the league of African Blackwood and Paraguayan Lapacho. This typically translates into glassy properties that in our translate into BIG sound. It ranges from violet to deep purple which can turn into Black with time. Katalox is very well known to guitar builders who build quality guitars. The tonal qualities are similar to Blackwood, and it possesses marvelous sustain. The sound is glassy and christalline. Clarity in all the voices is second to none. Sustain seems to last forever and she possesses a very distinct and easily recognizable sound "from the rest". I am very happy that I have decided to build with Katalox, AKA Mexican Ebony, because it has proven to be a top notch tone wood on all fronts. The Redwood top adds the stability to every dingle voice in the different sectors of the fingerboard. The extras that vOz added to the construction, namely the violin string tie, the armrest, the 22 frets, the radiuses fingerboard, the 4-band EQ, and the strap buttons, all add up to amazing ease of play. The best decision was probably to make her 630mm. She's simply EASY to play and you never feel strained when you move around the fingerboard. Your fingers feel at ease and seem to have gained a few inches in length....
Hear me Play Bellucci Katalox "Spartan" Guitar
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