What a beautiful Spruce top guitar !! The crisp live sound coupled with the amazingly figured 120+ year air dried Brazilian rosewood makes her stand out from the crowd. Art in every little corner, in the ebony bindings and luxury handmade marquetry. The Spain inspired rosette talks of the fire that emanates from her soul. Warm sounding basses accompanied by the most brilliant trebles you can imagine. Asturias is lively and I feel as though I can push her expressive soul to unsuspected heights. In the Air by Bach, the guitar brings about the necessary contrasts to make her shine in all her grandeur. A simply unmatched separation of voices, deep basses and the clearest trebles you can dream of. The figure on this set of Brazilian rosewood is beautiful and fantastically evened out. Breathtaking! It has some very rare grain configuration that emanates different light reflections depending on how the light hits the wood. It has a metallic quality to it and I have only seen this on a handful of similar sets in the years. The Alpine spruce adds the clarity that only this Northern Italian species can deliver. The action is easy and playing feels natural throughout the fingerboard. 640mm added to the radius is simply an irresistible formula that I know for a fact will become the new standard in classical guitar construction. The guitar is simply wonderful!
Bellucci guitars are decorated using marvelous wood marquetry to enhance all her lines and put an accent on specific parts of the construction. The marquetry requires over 35 hours of highly skilled labor to be made and it takes the guitar to unsuspected levels of beauty.
Fingerboard Scale: 650 mm or 640 mm? Keep the following rule at hand: If the distance between the tip of your thumb and the tip of your little finger is equal or less than 9 in. when fully stretched, use 640 mm. When the guitar player uses the correct scale length, stretches that are otherwise impossible become natural. Elusive notes that seem to be well beyond our natural reach, become easy. The standard on Bellucci guitars is 640mm.
Radiused or flat fingerboard? The radiused fingerboard has been around the acoustic and the electric guitar since day one. The same is true for most instruments of the Stringed family of instruments (violas, violins cellos, bass). Radiusing makes barre and left hand stopping a lot easier. The only drawback is that you will never want to play a flat fingerboard after that. The standard fingerboard is flat.
The 9-braces Hauser fan is the result of many years of experimenting. It is based on Torres 4 fan brace design. The braces act as sound vibrations highways. They carry the vibration of each string to a specific spot on the soundboard. The variations on the 9 braces fan is enormous. Luthier taylor each fan to achieve a specific sound and match the instrument with the rest of the woods used in the construction. I often use a mixture of Cedar, Spruce and Mahogany to match different wood combinations.
Embossed Leather Case Included. The Bellucci hand embossed leather case is a work of art on its own right. Built by one of a handful of very talented leather embossers in Latin America. It takes countless hours of patient labor to emboss a single case.