First, I wanted to say “Thank you” to you and your outstanding Luthiers. I am extremely happy, this guitar is incredible!
Before deciding to purchase from you I read through the testimonials, and it was easy to see a definite pattern in what people had to say about your guitars. As I zealously read through them, I could feel a thread of satisfaction that I can happily say I now share. Although it has been several weeks since I received my guitar, and though I’ve played it nearly every day, it still feels like the first time when it comes out of the case and I hold it in my hand. I always end up rubbing my palm across the curves of the sides before playing and it’s become a very satisfying ritual.
There is not much more to say that wouldn’t involve some form of repeating how great this guitar is and how happy I am with my purchase. But if you share my email and others are reading through testimonials as I once did, and are wondering about making such a large purchase online with an unknown company, or about the service and support or integrity of Bellucci guitars; I can say first hand that you will be happy with your decision to own a Bellucci.
Ken – Izmir, Izmir-Turkey, February 22, 2012
I received her just now and I am very excited to meet her.
She is much more beautiful than her picture on the website. Great details. I have not ever seen something like this.
Words cannot describe her beauty. Wonderful!!! Is the only word that I can repeat when looking at her.
You are a real master. I don't know how I can THANK you.
I hope you will be healthy for a long time to make the guitarist happy all around the world.
Many, many, many big HUGS
Afshin, Albourz Iran, February 15 2012
I got the new Beauty on Tuesday. What a guitar!! Can't stop playing! Great sound, great details - the leds are very good when playing in the evening.
Cheers from freezing Finland! Kimi, February 3, 2012, Finland
Guitar arrived today, more beautiful than the website showed! I have written a poem for you.Â Its rhythm is set to the popular "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" in honor of the season as well:
A guitar to produce most sonorous sounds
Must come from a place where rosewood abounds;
Where spruce, cedar, redwood are cut with great care
To top those guitars created with flare.
And it hardly ends there! There's ebony too.
And maple and walnut to mention a few.
Sent the world over, they're sturdily shipped,
Housed in cased leather, they're fully equipped.
When unwrapped their new owners will heartily swoon
At the music they offer once they're in tune.
I'd never have thought that when looking on line
I'd find guitar heaven and make some of them mine.
I couldn't have dreamed a more beautiful guitar than this latest addition to my collection. I now own four of your creations. I wish I could breed them to produce even more. But that would deprive me of the pleasure I derive of communicating with you each time I make a purchase.
And it has, indeed, been a pleasure once more in reaching you and receiving one more of your masterpieces, the very term you used to dub this particular guitar.
Dan, US, February 1, 2012
I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your help in making choices into the purchase of my instrument. I will unfortunately not be home from Afghanistan until March of this year. I will be traveling to New York City to play in a special Classical Guitar Club called the Monkey where I will be playing your guitar.
I hope that you will continue to craft instruments so that in the future I can purchase another guitar from you. I will be in touch and I will look always at those instruments you are making in awe. You sir, are my hero and it overjoys me to know that there are people still in the world that are making beautiful things. Your guitar will have an honored place in my house and be an heirloom to my children. This sort of craftsmanship is failing in my country and it is seen less and less these days. Thank you.
With Great Admiration, Affection and Respectfully yours,
Joe Gladney, US Soldier serving in Afghanistan, February 1, 2012
I have received the guitar and she is great.
Bang, Australia, January 30, 2012
I have shown it to the people at my local guitar store (Guitar Center). They were very impressed. "Very nice" and "what an amazing amount of work" were the general comments.
Renato - Thank you very much, I am spreading the word about your lovely informative website. It might be nice to have a small brochure to pass around.
Chuck Fenner , Janary 1, 2012
My daughter can not believe how beautiful the guitar is. It plays and sounds perfect. I can't believe how much sustain it has for a 615mm. It's also perfect for her hands. She said if you were here she would kiss you.
Thanks so much, and God bless you,
Willoughby, OH, USA. December 17, 2011
I received my guitar today. I can't believe how quickly it got here.
What a Christmas present ! I was so excited to get it.
It is absolutely beautiful . And she sounds wonderful. I love the depth and volume of the lower strings, yet the upper strings have a brighness as well.
Thank you so much!
Have a Happy Holiday Season !
Virginia Huey, Encintas, CA, December 14, 2011
I received my guitar two days ago. WOW! She is beautiful and the sound is incredible. It is amazing that when she is in tune the wood vibrates with the resonance of the strings. Thank you for your everlasting impeccable taste in wood and attention to detail. It is truly a masterpiece.
Thank you, always love and peace.
Serdar, Boscawen, NH. USA, December 2, 2011
I have received the guitar. She looks great, especially the spruce top, its grain is extremely tight. The 16’’ radius finger board is much easier to play even though I have no problems with flat finger board… But it should not go beyond 16’’ unless the guitar is cutaway. Her sound is great, determined and expressive. I tried Brazilian Portrait (Powell) – her sound was sweet, then Serenata Espanola (Malats) - her sound was romantic, then part of Fugue BWV 1000 (Bach) and her sound was really determined.
I love this guitar!
More importantly, on top of all the guitars, my dear Renato, I am not sure whether I will have a chance to see you in the future or not, but in my heart, you’re always my good friend from far far away.
Bang Trang, Victoria, Australia, December 1, 2011
Muchas Gracias. Recibí la guitarra y está todo muy bien.
Es una hermosa obra de arte y un esplendoroso trabajo. Felicidades por tu obra!!
Estamos en contacto.
Un abrazo y saludos cordiales
Roberto Salinas, November 30, 2011, Mexico D.F.
The sextuple top Ziricote custom guitar you built to my specifications is now the "star" of my collection. I have always wanted a guitar built from this very rare wood and the inlay work and custom marquetry your shop put on this guitar is just breathtaking. The extra time I had to wait for it due to its complexity was well worth it. I am sure that the price I paid was only a fraction of what the so called "major makers" would charge for such a beauty -- if one could even talk them into building such a custom, one-off guitar!
Many thanks to you and your team
of artisan builders for my Ziricote beauty.
Recording Artist, Performer, Instructor
Guitar, Mandolin, Violin & Banjo
Tim Mackey, November 17 2011
I received the guitar his Monday the 14th of November. It is a beautiful work of art and sounds heavenly. I love the instrument and it's already sounding better as I play it.
Lawrence Faria, NH, USA, Nov 17, 2011
this last January is my fifth classical guitar. I have been studying guitar at the Eastman Community Music School (a division of the Eastman School of Music) for over ten years, and have attended the National Guitar Workshop Classical Summit most of those years. I have had considerable contact with professionals and have become acquainted with a number of guitar builders, and with a number of very fine guitars. I also have built a lute and a number of folk instruments (no guitars).
The Bellucci guitar is the finest one I have ever owned, and equal to or better than any other guitar I have played. It has been admired by everyone who has seen and heard it this past year, including advanced players and professionals. The construction is superb, the tone rich and powerful, and it is easy to play (640mm string length). The intonation is as perfect at possible throughout the fretboard, in contrast to my other guitars, including a Casimiro Lozano.
Dealing with you Renato is a pleasure, the guitar came right away extremely well packaged, and was exactly as described.
The guitar came brand new without any breaking in, a new experience for me. After 10 months the tone is still improving. I started noticing a big improvement after ten days (just as he promised in the instructions that came with the guitar). For those of you that have not broken in a new guitar before you should summon your patience, it is well worth while. There are ways to speed up the process: I placed the guitar in front of my studio speakers and played CD quality recordings of cello and violin music. The sustain of the bowed instruments keeps the wood, glue, and finish vibrating, which speeds the adaptation process.
If I ever want another guitar I will order a custom made one from you Renato
I can confirm that his business is legitimate. I should also mention that the United States Custom Service did not charge duty on the guitar. Renato responds quickly to email queries and I am sure that he will answer any questions you have.
With best wishes,
Donald Sade, NY USA, November 7 2011