The babe arrives last Wednesday safe and in perfect condition, thanks to your huge and stable wood crate and once again many thanks for your extraordinary support. I also want you to know that from my point of view the whole process was absolutely benchmarking and I loved the contacts we had. Maybe we see us once in Asuncion but for the moment I’m very happy for the fortune that we became acquainted.
Your/my guitar is really fantastic, I named it from the first moment I saw and held it “my guitar”. But the absolutely winner is the playability and the sound which is unique. The sound improves with every day of playing and right now it is a beautiful and big one and I suppose the improvement will continue. My wife is a professional flutist, teacher and leader of a chamber orchestra, and she also loves the sound. She told me that the sound coming from this guitar is the best she ever heard, touching her heart and soul. What more can I want than this – I love my guitar and of course my wife for her reaction. When I look at the Blackwood babe I see and feel all the efforts and love which was necessary to create her, in all her beauty and details. You must be a lucky man. Best Regards, also to your family and your team of luthiers
Martin, Austria, May 6, 2008
My guitar arrived yesterday. After carefully unpacking her I spent the next hour just looking at her, she is really beautiful. Later in the evening I tuned her up and ran through a few things - if this is what she sounds like now she will be really amazing in 6 months or so !! Thank you and your team very much for all your hard work.
A very happy Paul.
Paul Sumner, UK, March, 2008
I received the guitars...played until my fingers hurt too much...WOW!!!!!
THANK YOU!!! My gratitude and commendation to everyone involved in making these guitars,
Fernando, Hawaii, USA, Apr. 24, 2008
What can I say! Simply stunning. I received the guitar this morning waited about two hours and opened the package. I strung her up, and within 10 minutes the guitar started to sound beautiful. Deep resonant bases very much like the two John Price guitars I've owed, but the trebles are much more focused and clear. A real cross between an Australian (Smallamn) guitar and Spanish constructed instrument I suspect that after a few days the trebles will be even more bell like and crisper. I know guitars very well, having had many different makers over the years. This guitar is a winner! I must say this guitar is a vast departure from the guitars you built in the beginning- several years ago. The workmanship is excellent and sound is much much better. I like the larger sound port- it blows out air and keeps me cool! quite amazing. Also the radiused fingerboard and smaller scale works great. I'll keep you posted about the sound as it evolves. April 22, 2008: One day later and the guitar is still getting louder, the trebles are becoming piano like.
Steve S., New York, USA, April 20. 2008
Truly, you are a maestro AND a gentleman! You promised me a 'masterpiece' and you delivered! Am I glad you are a dedicated musician and not a self-promoting politician! THANK YOU, Renato, for your 'work of art'! It is indeed a RAVING BEAUT - in LOOKS & in SOUND! Brand-new, and yet the sound potential is there. Zounds, what a sound when it comes of age! LOVE the woodgrain of the Macassar Ebony & the clean and elegant look of the Italian Spruce Top! It is truly a 'Thing Of Beauty' and I am truly grateful ALL THE VERY BEST to you and your superfine team of luthiers. May the name 'Bellucci' become one day as iconic as 'Fleta' or 'Hauser' - your 'heroes' of LUTHIERY!
Your friend from Western Australia,
Edward., Australia, April 18. 2008
She's very well built!!! A great work of the highest level, and a stunning perfection in the finishing details. She is so well calibrated and the measures are so perfect that she ranks with the BEST !!
The neck is very well designed, very sophisticated work. It allows for great movement during fast scales, glissandos, ties, etc. My most sincere congratulations to you and to the builders. Knowledgeable !!
A big hug, and thanks once again.
Meu Caro Renato
Está muitissimo bem construida !!! um grande trabalho de alto nível, e uma perfeição de acabamentos notavel. Está de tal maneira bem calibrada e as relações de medidas tão bem concebidas, um instrumento de classe superior!!!!!!
O braço está muito bem desenhado, muito sofisticado !!!, e permite uma enorme mobilidade nas escalas rapidas, nos glissandos, nos ligados etc.. Os meus parabens á equipe que a construiu com a sua supervisão!!!! Uns sabios!!!!
Um grande abraço e uma vez mais obrigado.
Jorge G. van Zeller, Portugal, April 13, 2008
The instrument arrived last evening, safe and sound, and in record time. It is in its case in my studio, acclimating. I will bring it into tune a bit later today. The guitar is a truly beautiful work of art. I look forward to hearing its tone open up as I break it in in coming months, and I can't wait to find out what it will sound like in 5 or 6 years -- I have a very special Martin that took almost 10 years to mature fully, and I am patient in these matters.
Many thanks. I look forward to playing this lovely piece of art in performance, and to making others aware of your instruments. If I ever need another classical guitar, you will be the first person I seek!
By the way, I've been reading articles on your website, and I delight in your dedication to teaching and your approach to the instrument. You are a fine artist and a good man.
Until our paths cross again,
Via con Dios,
Brian, Colorado, USA, April 10, 2008
I have just received the most beautiful guitar!!! Many many thanks for my beautiful instrument.
John, Annandale-Australia, April 9. 2008
I just wanted to let you know my cocobolo babe is changing tone daily, you and your boys should be very proud of the quality of your guitars. Hal played it the other day and he was impressed by the very beautiful tone. Both Hal and I have students that will be ordering concert guitars from you very soon. We will do our very best to help sell your beauties here in Hawaii. I will keep you posted on the changes of the cocobolo beauty. Also, if you need a testamonial for you web site, just let me know.
Your friend always
Mike Montepart, USA, April 3 2008
I received the guitar. She's really beautiful and the sound is GREAT ! What I was looking for. I can tell you that I have never played such a beautiful guitar before. I thank you so very much. Your staff did a great job. This will not be my last Bellucci !
Best regards -
Galvan, Poland, March 2008
The guitar (537 -Flamenco blanca) arrived safely. Your staff did an excellent packing job! I owned a Music Store for 30 years (sold it in 2004) and I have to say that I rarely saw an instrument as nicely and safely packed.
The guitar plays great! The 640 scale and radiused fingerboard is fantastic -- I don't understand why this isn't the standard. Your setup is also excellent -- it is just as I would have wanted it. I hope it doesn't vary much as it settles in.
I'm getting used to the sound. It pushes more mid-range than I'm used to, but I hope it will mellow in with time. I will pass your information on to my friends, colleagues, and students.
John Dragonetti, USA, March 2008
The guitar has arrived. SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL ! The fingerboard is extremely comfortable and so is the neck ! I had been dreaming of a 640 for quite some time..! The finish is TOP and the sound ? MAGNIFICENT !! EPIC !
What else can I say? Thank you for giving me a chance to own her, thanks for thinking of us, the poor mortals that do not have Segovia's huge hand and having spared us all types of tendinitis thanks to the radius and 640 mm. Thanks for being GREAT ! Bye
God Bless you ! All the Best
Ciao Renato! La chitarra e' arrivata oggi..SEMPLICEMENTE BELLISSIMA,la tastiera e' di una comodita' eccezionale,come anche il manico! Era da parecchio tempo che sognavo un diapason da 640..!! Le finiture sono di alto livello...il suono?........MERAVIGLIOSO!! EVOCATIVO!!!
Cosa dire di piu'? GRAZIE per avermi dato l'opportunita' di averla,GRAZIE per aver pensato a noi poveri mortali,che non abbiamo la stessa mano sinistra di Segovia,per averci risparmiato dolorose tendiniti.......
con la tastiera radius e il diapason da 640!! GRAZIE per il tuo essere un GRANDE!!! CIAO!!
GOD BLESS YOU!! ALL THE BEST!!!
Claudio Tassi, Poggio Catino ITALY, March 2008
The guitar arrived today & in perfect condition. She's so beautiful & is now acclimatizing to Philippine weather. Thank you so much!
Roberto, Philippines, Feb. 2008
I got my Flamenca today and tested it - the sound is absolutely great ! And the good package did protect it. Thank you to you and your staff ! With kind regards,
your friend from Germany,
Manfred, Germany, Feb. 2008
I received the guitar today. There are no adjetives to describe my euphoria.
The ease of playing, sound and sustain are not to be belived. It is a masterpiece.
As you stated, your luthier is the best on the planet. Must be. Please thank him for me.
I can not imagine it actually sounding better in the future. If it does, I might go insane with pleasure.
Your friend forever,
Dave S., FL USA, Feb. 2008