Thank you, I have received my Laurel safely and soundly. The lass is gorgeous. I have a very good guitar I purchased in Boston, but this instrument is very special. Besides the good looks, quality and craftsmanship, what I found very different was the scale length and the curved finger board. The fact that the scale length should fit the size of your hand is something that precious little know. No matter how good a guitar is if the scale length does not fit your hand, you will still have difficulty to play fluently. I am convinced this guitar compares well to instruments costing five times more. I am going to have endless joy with this beauty.
Regards, Eddie, Kempton Park, South Africa May 11, 2011
I have been paying my beautiful Bellucci at least an hour a day and the guitar is SUPER LOUD now and the sustain is UNREAL! This guitar makes my old Ramirez 1A sound like student instrument. Congratulations on creating a true masterpiece!
Tim Mackey, Recording Artist, Performer, Instructor
Guitar, Mandolin, Violin & Banjo, OR, USA, April 14, 2011
Awesome, my Brother!! Just as I thought, and them some…!!
The grain Looks Fabulous!! The trebles are crystal clear, basses are robust and warm, sustain and volume are out of this world, the notes can ring forever-and-a-day she. She'll make me sound like a I know what I'm doing… We have a few performances coming up, I'll send you videos or pictures of them by this Summer.
Thank You Renato, Many Hugs,
Ismael Mendoza, April 2, 2011
I ran home from work to open up the box and see my guitar that arrived earlier today. She is so gorgeous and perfect! A piece of art indeed that words can’t describe! Thank you very much from the depth my heart for your help in selecting guitar I’ve always dreamed of and having this very unique guitar. It was very worth every minute waiting for her to arrive in the UK. We will keep in touch! All the best regards
Tolga, April 1, 2011
I wanted you to know that I received the beautiful Tasmanian Blackwook guitar this afternoon. I am very happy with it! Thank you!
Doug Bauer, Albion NY, March 8, 2011
you changed my life. With your masterpiece, I can see visions of myself actually playing music I'd always thought impossible. the Custom masterpiece you sent me made me believe in believing again. thanks SO much !
Jack Mibeck, March 7, 2011
Hello. It was a great surprise to have received my guitar yesterday afternoon! She is warm and vibrant and shall be treasured for many years. We are grateful for your services and wish you the best in life. Thank you.
Sincerely, Gabriel & Laura, Plymouth, MI, February 28, 2011
The African Blackwood guitar arrived about an hour ago and is currently acclimating.
Wow! What a beautiful instrument - even more beautiful than the photos show! I can hardly wait to tune her up and hear how she sounds - I will write back later, but wanted to let you know that she arrived safely.
Michael, Tucson, AZ, USA, Feb 8, 2011
The guitar is a beautiful work of art and craftsmanship. The leather case is beyond compare.
What a beautiful work of art.
Dave, Feb. 4 2011
The white snakewood guitar (no. 1025) arrived in perfect condition and is already a pleasure to own,
very easy to play, sweet, clear tones (even brand new), as well as beautiful to look at and touch. I am going to play her in a concert of original compositions early in March this year, at the Eastman school: a good way to advertise your work.
Thank you again. With very best regards,
Donald Sade, Honeoye Falls, NY, USA Jan 31 2011
I hope this letter finds you enjoying your vacation. We hit -7 fahrenheit here this morning.
I brought the Tasmanian Tiger Myrtle to the church tonight to see how it will sound with a microphone in front of it. The guitar literally filled the room with sound and resonance.Incredible! Once we equalized the sytem for guitar it filled the 2 story auditorium. The soundmaster exclaimed that it sounded better than all the other guitars that were played there in the past.
Just thought you would like to know.
Wayne Antcliff, USA, Jan 18, 2011
Well, Im speechless, slack jawed, and at a loss for words. I knew that the guitar you built for me was going to be exceptional, but I did NOT expect to be completely blown out of my shoes!! There is literally not a single area of this guitars aesthetics, playability and TONE that does not completely exceed my wildest dreams!! It is SO much more than I could have ever dreamed of!!
My wife thinks Im a bit obsessed with it (and she is correct) because aside from playing it, sometimes I just open the case and move it around the room, admiring it from various angles!!
Renato, she is SO stunning... like being told your blind date is going to be "pretty", and the supermodel of the century shows up!!
Its funny, because I have been thinking that someday, I will order another custom Bellucci (and I will), and had been thinking about what HER specs would be, and upon receiving THIS queen, I have no idea what could possibly even equal her on ANY level. It is that incredible.
Well, "thank you" does not seem like enough words to express my awe, gratitude and satisfaction for my new Bellucci masterpiece. I wish I had other words for what I feel, and it is unusual for me to be at a loss for words, but I find myself that way upon writing this, so maybe I have to write it three times, in large print...
Renato, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for the most beautiful guitar I have ever laid my eyes and hands on. She will be with me SO proudly for the rest of my life, and it will be a real quandary trying to decide who would be qualified to receive her (many years from now, God willing) when I cant play her anymore.
I would like to wish you, your family and your wonderful staff of luthiers the very, very best of Health, Happiness and Prosperity in the coming New Year.
My best to you always, my dear friend, (((Renato)))
My beautiful Custom Bellucci just continues to get better with every pluck of the strings (how it manages to get better than it already was, Ill never know!!). It sincerely is the absolute pride of my small arsenal of instruments, and all who are lucky enough to view and play her are left in awe!!
Ralph, NY, USA December 31, 2009
I received my Custom Series Tasmanian Tiger Myrtle yesterday out here in Washington State USA. What a work of art! I was absolutely amazed at the detail and inlay work. Thank you for the wonderful surprise! After warming up to the room temperature last night I began to adjust the strings. I was still at work and Mark, one of our employees was sitting about 10 feet away. He commented that he could feel the bass vibrating through his body. He was astounded at the presence and tone of the instrument. He is a Southern Baptist Preacher here at the local church and listens to musical instruments all the time. He stated that he has never heard a sound like the Tiger Myrtle creates. I brought her up to full tune today and what a difference in tonal quality one day can make. The overall beauty of the instrument has caused quite a stir in people wanting to view the instrument. The Lute port and double top definitely project the sound into the room. Well done my friend.
I had a friend stop by today. He is a long established blues player and has played with many of the greats in blues and rock. He played the Tasmanian Tiger Myrtle for a few minutes and declared it one of the finest guitars he has ever had the privilege to play.
UPDATE: Dec 20, 2010
Already my Tiger Myrtle has eclipsed my 37 year old Aria. The sound gets better with each passing day. I have the new strings but will wait for the tuners. I am going to experiment with several types of strings. The resonance has improved considerably and the mid tones are beginning to show. The trebles are getting brighter too. My first guitar (the Aria) now sounds cheap and plastic compared to the Tiger Myrtle
Waybe, WA USA, Dec. 16 2010
is my second Bullucci guitar and it is very different than my first Curly Purple heart. As amazing as your website is, one can only truly appreciate your guitars when you are holding them in your hands. I may in time grow to prefer one to the other but simply can’t imagine that presently. Both guitars have a balance which is undeniable, yet each yields their own unique tone. And add to this the fact that both of these guitars are aesthetically beautiful. Remarkable!
Jan, Nov, 24, 2010, AZ, USA
I received the custom 10 string guitar a couple of nights ago and wow is it an amazing instrument! It felt very different to play than a 6 string but within a few minutes I started to adjust. The playability was good as it was delivered. I changed strings and now that the guitar has had a couple of days to acclimate. She plays superbly - like a dream!
I'm really stunned at how exquisite the quality and detail is on the guitar. The pictures you posted, as good as they are, don't quite do the instrument justice. It is just astounding.
And what an amazing experience it is to play. The sympathetic resonance and reverberation within the cavity produce such a richly ambient sound. When a string is punched hard there is a distinct series of echoes with the body. And the tone is so much fuller. The voice is royal, commanding and authoritative.
Bass and low bass are very strong but have plenty of punch. It feels as though the guitar can match Narcisco Yepe's tone and possibly even raise the bar a bit.
It's quite possible that this is one of the very finest 10 string guitars ever built. I'm a pretty serious and ambitious player so I plan to make good use of it.
Thanks so much for your diligence!
Steve, Nov, 21, 2010, Swedec