First of all let me relay how wonderful I think your site is. It really has not only improved my playing but kept me motivated to keep going!
Today I have received my 10-strings guitar. Magnificent work! Thank you very much!
Ise Vita, February 21, 2013, Russia
Many words about how I found your web site and why I chose her.
I discovered your site last Summer and have been returning to it monthly, fondly looking at all the guitars you had available. At Christmas, I decided that I really wanted a better guitar than what I had and I looked around but decided that my heart was set on one of yours. When I told my husband about what I wanted to do, he thought I should be happy with what I had; but, I pointed out that I really wanted to do this. I dragged him in front of my computer and made him listen to you playing several of the ones that were available. He has a very elaborate stereo system and he then connect my computer to the stereo and we listened through his big speakers. Both of us liked the sound of Cocobolo best and I chose her. My husband plays principle bassoon (a Heckel) in the Midland Symphony orchestra and played with Sharon Isbin several years ago when she performed live in Midland. I, of course, was in the audience. I also told my husband that you had studies with Yepes and Segovia and those three elements gave in confidence in what I was buying. When my guitar arrived and he heard me begin to play it, he told me he understood why I wanted one of yours.
Bella, that what I am calling her until she tells me her name, was very much admired at my music lesson this past weekend. So was her case. She inspired me to play daily, something that my busy work schedule does not always accommodate. She is wonderful and I am delighted with her. Thank you so much!
Sara Hinderer, January 31, 2013
I could wait no longer to sample the sound so I tuned her up and gave her a test drive. Did you know that the English word 'genius' is derived from the word 'genii'? You, dear sir, have a genii! Tickle your guitars and the genii sings!
This new guitar is nothing less than incredible!! I was already taken by it's looks, but it's sound quite honestly brought tears to my eyes. You are not just a guitar maker / craftsman. You a channeling something of Divinity through your craft. I mean that most sincerely.
I am very honored to know you, and I deem it a gift to have found you, and your incredible creations!
Thank you so much. :-*
Errol, USA. January 4, 2013
I received the 2nd guitar a few weeks ago you did an outstanding job building that one it is a work of art. The Blackwood and inlay detail is incredible. More importantly is the sound once I started playing it I could not believe how clear the highs were and how intense the bass. I am fortunate to own many guitars from makers all over the world from 5k to 35k and I must. Say none have the quality sound or as pleasing to the eye as this one.
Thanks for the masterpiece.
Bob Bull, Australia. January 3, 2013
I just wanted to write this quick e-mail to tell you how happy I am with the custom guitar that you built for me. With the holidays, I've had very little time, but I had to tell you that the instrument is as close to perfect as any could be. First it is absolutely beautiful and is flawlessly made. The adjustable saddle makes it eminently playable and easily adjustable. The best part, however, is the tone: it is deep and rich, and the notes ring long and clear. You were, of course, correct: the combination of the sinker top and and the African black wood is ideal.
When I received my first Bellucci guitar, I was mightily impressed. I had hoped that the second would be as good. And it is at least as good, if not better. This is after two weeks--as it opens and matures, this instrument will be amazing and whatever is beyond amazing.
Thank you, Renato, for another work of art that will allow me to pursue my art. In years to come, when my grandchildren play these instruments, I am certain that they, too, will thank you.
Have a happy and prosperous 2013.
Jerry Gerard, USA. January 2, 2013
Perhaps there is such a thing as too many accolades but I wanted to let you know once again how very delighted I am with the new guitar. That is not to say that the first one is not also an incredible instrument. I wonder what angels and how many there are that work with you in your creations?!
I have yet to play any musical piece all the way through on the newest guitar, due to feeling the need to stop, or at least slow down, for the sake of my being overwhelmed by the incredible beauty that is both at my fingertips and resonating in the air, and to drink that in, for that fleeting moment where the muse exists.
Erroll, USA. January 1, 2013
I bought one of your guitars last February, and just wanted to let you know how happy I am with it. I love the shorter scale (640) and the radiused neck. It makes for much less fatique on my hands. The sound remains clear and sweet. I also continue to get many compliments on the hand-tooled leather case.
Thank you so much!
Karen Ackoff, USA. December 8, 2012
My guitar arrived at my home in London yesterday in perfect condition.
I had very high expectations after the comments from your other clients and having seen your gallery. Needless to say I was not disappointed. In fact to see the guitar in the flesh, so to speak, is a step even higher. It is magnificent.
Thanks to both you and your luthiers for such spectacular craftsmanship. I look forward to playing it in over the coming months.
With kind regards
Richard, London, UK. December 5th 2012
The beautiful Maple top Guitar came today. Joyce is over joyed. She just keeps saying Oh Oh Oh! It does in deed take our breath away. When I look at the guitar in the beautiful case I cannot speak. I can only say OH OH OH . I have tuned her and played the music I am working on. She is very balanced across all the strings. I am retuning the strings until they settle in. I have not had a long time listening to guitar music but I know what sound I am looking for. Itcannot be tinny, but full. It will be some time before my playing will justify such a well designed and aesthetically pleasing instrument. I am fortunate to have good health and now I am prepared to give all my time to play my best. I am 84 and if I can play for 10 years it will not be long enough to learn an instrument, but I am looking forward to new challenges and improvements.
Donna and Joyce, Canada, November 23, 2012
I just love the guitar, I have played it every day without fail. Words can't describe its beauty and lovely sounds.
You are definitely a Master. I will be in touch.
Thank you, and have a Happy Thanksgiving, and Merry Christmas to you and your Family.
Ray Culiver, November 21, 2012
My new "Bellucci Rose", as I have named the guitar you made for me (a rose painted on the headstock), never ceases to amaze me! You can hear every note beautifully and I am in awe every time I play it. Thank you once again for building this wonderful instrument which has become a vital part of my day.
Charles, November 1, 2012, USA
I just wanted to let you know that Ambers guitar turned up today and it is absolutely beautiful. It travelled really well. I will send you a photo over the next week of Amber with her new guitar.
As promised, a photo of my daughter Amber with her new guitar. The guitar is sounding beautiful. Amber was recently in a concert where she played "Spanish Romance". Unfortunately the recording quality was not very good otherwise I would have sent that. Apologies, I can't seem to shrink the photo down so I hope it comes through.
Best wishes to you and your family
Moira, Australia, October 22, 2012
I have received the guitar at lightning speed. The shipment was much quicker than I expected. The guitar is superb. The best guitar that I ever had. She displays many neat details, especially in soundboard and back/side wood, rosette, binding, leather case and packing. Overall details are very impressive. I can say that this is not only guitar but art. I could say that all of your guitars are the masterpiece guitars, each one of them. Definitely, this is not the last Bellucci guitar for me. Thank you for creating masterpieces instruments to the world.
Best Regards, Udom Lohachitranond, Thailand, Oct 21, 2012
Well, you’ve outdone yourself again… Ambrosia is STUNNING and I did get her tuned up last night. Thought you’d enjoy seeing the process: Video
Listen for when the clock chimes (again! I don’t know if you recall, but when I opened the Tiger, something similar happened). As I was opening her up, I was aware the clock was chiming again for Bellucci, but wait until you hear how the clock chimes and how many times…
I know that my two Bellucci guitars will take me to places I never knew I could musically go with a guitar. Thank you for that, the love you send me all the time and the inspiration I get from just picking these beautiful instruments up.
I’ve also attached a couple of photos of my “stable”; this corner of our rec-room is my “music room” (although the Tiger lives in the study/our office you see in the video towards the end). This is the room we spend most of our time in and, obviously, we love the look and feel of wood. Our dream would be to have a cedar home on 5 acres.
Playing vids to come soon, I PROMISE! Thank you so much for the gift of music you have reignited in me…
XOXO, Your Fan Nan, WA, USA, October 15, 2012