Today I went to DHL to get for my new guitar. I have no words !!… however I will try:
Sound… I told you that it was looking for a deep and powerful bass and you achieved it. The bass are really impressive. I love Spanish music and the bass of this guitar feels imposing when playing Spanish music… The Bubinga/Cedar combination is simply magnificent.
The finish… it surpassed my expectations. “It is a true masterpiece” Oh, the rosette!! My God! What a beauty and the detail… it is incredible… I can see every single pixel.
I have seen guitars that offer a lot less than my Bellucci and cost up to 10,000 US$... Amazing… If I could spend 10,000US$ for a guitar, I would prefer to buy several Belluccis ; -)
I want to thank you for the accessories. I also want to tell you that I really liked the DVD “At the sun set in Casapueblo”. I felt a huge emotion. I know that you talk about Segovia as “The Master” but let me tell you with all sincerity that you are so good or better... I would be satisfied if I could play the guitar the fourth part of how you play it… I already saw the DVD 3 times. Thank you for the dedication. Thank you again and of course to the artist builder for this work of art.
She did arrive and for the past few days I have been enjoying the experience. She is a beautiful guitar to look at, to play and to listen to. My whole family thinks that She is wonderful. Paraguay sounds a lovely place to live and if this instrument is a typical example of the workmanship of the people of Paraguay then they have a lot to be proud of. I think your web site is fantastic and I will revisit in the future. God bless. Kind regards.
For most of my life I have believed in the old adage that states "if it is too good to be true, it probably is". Your guitars obviously do not follow that rule. I could not be happier with her. I have played of and on for 40 years and have seen and played some impressive instruments. This guitar will hold its own with any of the best. Everything positive that I've read about these guitars is absolutely true. I know that certain people look for certain things. What impresses me: balance, power, sustain, ease of play and of course a wonderful sound. The absolute easiest neck, period. Bar chords are as easy as Em. Even #3 string G is not wimpy. I am no longer a skeptic. Beautiful woods and solid workmanship. This guitar is a true inspiration and will make playing and learning so much easier for any one aspiring to learn how to play classical guitar. I will be back for my second. Thank you for everything!! Abrasos,
I just got my guitar this morning. I feel that I didn't pay enough for this guitar :-) I think this guitar could sell over here for thousands more of what I paid. Just like you said on your web site. She is beautiful, the neck feels GREAT and the action is absolutely FANTASTIC. She is SO EASY to play! She is going to make me sound great and she is going to speed up my studies. I am just so happy with the process of buying a guitar from you. She plays nothing like the guitars I tried out in the local shop, night and day compared to those guitars. Again, she is just beautiful, she sounds and feels great! Thank you!!!
I received my new concert guitar from you. The guitar is the most beautiful instrument I´ve ever seen. A good amount of my playing time goes simply into admiring the craftmanship...The sound is absolutely incredible. I can hardly imagine how it will improve over time! I am extremely grateful for the way you handle your business - in two ways. First, it gives players like me the opportunity to play a high-end concert guitar at a more than affordable price. Second, I always felt that you care about and respect me as a musician, a business partner and a person. It was a very valuable lesson for me to see that politeness in modern business is indeed possible. You set an example for me as a player and as a person. Thank you very much, and please continue to make other people happy through your music and your personality. Best wishes
The Padauk baby, Engleman spruce top with 660 mm scale neck arrived today! (Feb 6, 2006) The flawless design of the 1968 Fleta instrument has been reproduced perfectly with a full size body and deep sound. Every surface on this guitar is 100% smooth to touch and to the eye. The stylization is brilliant! It doesn't matter if you have been a concert guitarist all your life or are new , the quality is as good as any in the world. The sound produced by the available 660 mm neck has tremendous sustain. The sound is powerful, robust and loud. If you play very softly, there is still a strong sound. And of course if you prefer volume, let your thumb and fingers pick up the intensity. My guitar serial number is 170 and I know that within the next hundred years or so, these guitars are going to be on the concert stage. For anybody from the beginner to the pro. The inside of the guitar is beautifully polished and braced with a classic Spanish foot on the inside that connects the back and sides to the top and the fret board. The full size body has Padauk wood back and sides (which is a very hard wood and throws out a strong sound). The Engleman spruce top helps the whole guitar vibrate in your hands, thus projecting fabulous sound throughout the room. Also you could have a gold nameplate on the back of the headstock . You could easily expect to pay $8-$10,000 for a guitar such as this. Judging by the quality of this custom made guitar, I am positive that the other guitars that are ready for shipment are only of the highest quality as inspected by Renato. I am located in Camden, South Carolina.
I just wanted to let you know she has arrived intact and in perfect condition. She sounds beautiful, and I have spent most of my free time with her since she arrived. I’ve noticed a change in my playing for the better. Perhaps this is because of the excellence of the guitar, or perhaps it is a sign of how much I like her—I don’t know how to tell the difference. I just know there is a quality there that adds to my playing. She is really an example of fantastic workmanship. I very much admire the quality of the wood in the body of the guitar. The wood grain has a look for which I really don’t have the language to describe. The attention to detail is wonderful, especially the decoration at the wood seams. The finish is deep and beautiful. The tuner action is smooth. She is all that I could want in a guitar. Thank you. I’d certainly recommend you as a source for anyone else who asks me where they should go for a quality instrument. Thank you again Renato, many well deserved Hugs to you, - Mark
I received by beautiful guitar today and it is everything you said it was going to be. The workmanship is amazing, the wood is great, the finish is spectacular… and to think I was going to buy a guitar made by a larger named brand like Taylor or Alhambra. This guitar is like nothing I have seen or heard before. Thank you so much for making me a great guitar. Also, your site is amazing, I am now a member for life. There is so much information and the most amazing thing is that you are there to answer questions I have. You are a remarkable teacher and a very patient and understand person. I want other people to know that you are always there to answer even the most elementary questions. Thanks Again
Matthew McGhee, USA
My guitar arrived yesterday afternoon. The cedar and rosewood are very beautiful, especially with the Fustero tuners. After it warmed up, I was able to tune it for the first time. After imagining all week what she would sound like, I finally got the pleasure of finding out. Magnificent! Warmth and brightness are gently balanced in her beautiful voice. Playability is very good and helped to smooth out some difficult sections of music for me. Thank you for the excellent communication. I look forward to learning more from you and continuing the friendship
Patrick, St George, UT USA
I received her yesterday. Everything is perfect ! Thank you. She is wonderful! The sound is fabulous. I played her until my fingers hurt!!! I am so happy...even the smell of wood is fantastic! My friendship,
First of all, I would like to appreciate the nice work on my custom guitar.
Basically it lives up to the name, 'a concert guitar.' A very grand sound indeed. Greate balance between bass and treble. I've just played Bach's Suite No.3 for Cello, Mangore's la Cathedral and a few bossa nova pieces by Carlos Jobim. This baby handles different kinds of music with elegance! I received it last Friday. It is getting better and better. It appears to adapt to new environments like a living organism. Simply put, it is a great instrument!
Hee Chae, USA
I wanted to tell you how much I am enjoying my spruce top. I’ve had it now for three months and it seems to sound better all the time. You did say that it would take about four months for the guitar to settle into place and start opening up. Well, it is doing that more and more and I’m just really loving playing this instrument because of that and because of its ease of playability. The guitar seems like it was made just for me. I even love the aroma when I take it out of the case. I want to thank you and the luthier so very much for building this guitar for me. Very Respectfully,
What a truly beautiful instrument. I love the action of the guitar which suits me very well and I am looking forward to her settling down in her new environment. I have already played an extract from Cavatina on her as well as The Godfather theme and the opening lines from Asturias just so she has an idea of what is ahead for her. It is hard to believe that her sound will improve in the months ahead. I feel very privileged to own this instrument and feel inspired to utilize my master classes to the fullest ensuring that I get the best from my guitar and myself . Thank you for providing with the opportunity and the means for me to follow my musical journey. Warmest regards
I opened the case and took the guitar out of the case, I was just paralyzed for a few seconds by the beauty of the woods (Bocote and Cedar), my "Renata" is really gorgeous!! I also tuned the guitar already with the autom. tuner, which you included with the guitar. I almost can't believe, that this just born baby sings so wonderful already. The sound is incredible. The action and playability are marvelous (soft and smooth). All in one, this is the guitar which I dream of. I also like to thank the builder for his unsurpassed craftsmanship (pass it through for me, please). Renato, my friend I have not words enough to thank you for this wonderful "Christmas-gift". Many(2x) thanks for everything you've done for me! Best regards for you and your family and warm big HUGS from Curacao, your friend
LAS, Curacao, Netherland Antilles
I just wanted to let you know my beautiful guitar arrived yesterday. It made it through the shipment no problem. With all the numerous, numerous wraps of bubble wrap around the case, it’s no surprise. I was just pretty much stunned when I opened the case and I saw it for the first time. What an elegant presentation! After I tuned it, I didn’t get to bed for many hours as I just couldn’t put it down. What a magnificent tone! The action is perfect for me. I don’t intend to change a thing. You mentioned in your letter it would open up even more, but in my opinion, the tone is just so beautiful already. I’m so happy! I just wanted to thank you and the builder so very much for building an instrument that seems like it was built especially for me. It is truly a fabulous instrument and I will very much enjoy playing it for the rest of my life. Very Respectfully,