Macassar Ebony is one of the best Tonewoods I have come to work
with and it always stuns me because it delivers a full bright and deep
sound to the classical guitar.
The depth of sound on this beautiful German Spruce top will
conquer you immediately. You will feel her and discover that she is
tremendously intuitive to the plucking of your fingers. You will easily
find the way around her in order to make the music shine majestically.
That is how I felt while playing Romance. It is as though I had always played her. Gorgeous bass and a tremendous clarity. A true Spruce top Queen. Makassar Ebony (Diospyros Celebica), is a species of flowering tree in the family Ebenaceae that is endemic to the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia.
Its common name is derived from the main seaport on the island,
Makassar. It belongs to the commonly known Ebonies, a tough and
extremely resistant wood which is considered by many to be
indestructible. It takes at least 3 times longer to bend the heated sides of Macassar Ebony when curving the sides of the instrument. The Top is made with a tremendous cut of German Spruce. One of the most stable varieties of Spruce available. The presence that German Spruce delivers is tremendous and so is the punch in the bass. Decorating this tremendous guitar was a labor of love and passion where the Russian made Rosette from Tula (Near
Siberia) is coupled to perfection with the marquetry on her sides, the
top and edges. The Rosette is made using a myriad of "pixel like" multi
colored pieces of wood until the most amazing design comes to life. The
same can be said of all the decoration on this beautiful instrument
which took 170 hours of passionate work to build. 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 lattice is a concept based on the A frame of grand pianos. The back
and sides are kept rigid by means of a sturdy A shaped frame and the top
is thinned as much as possible to allow the top to vibrate generously.
The thinned area is approximately 1.2 mm thick (Vs. 2-2.5 in the
standard thinning techniques). Lattice delivers a lot of volume and
wonderfully clear trebles.
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 Bellucci Triple Neck Reinforcement (Maple-Rosewood-Maple) adds beauty and resilience to the neck allowing us to build it slim and when coupled to the Carbon Fiber Truss rod or the Adjustable Truss Rod, it ensures a beautiful and straight neck for several generations no matter what string tension or brand you use.