The sound on this spectacular Spruce top beauty is simply put perfect. I
simply cannot believe the power of sound that it creates, especially
when you consider that it is fresh out of lacquering. Her third string
is deep and resonant. The first string sings marvelously and the 5th and
6th strings add an amazing punch and sustain to her voice. I chose to
play Myers' Cavatina because the work brings in 2 very contrasting
voices: a center stage melody carried mainly by the first string and an
accompaniment carried by the remaining strings. My daughter Chiara shows
her liveliness through “The Pink Panther”.
The bass is powerful with a mind bobbling presence and the separation of
voices as well as the sustain are fabulous! I mentioned to Chiara, that
this is the type of guitar that we should keep and not sell... but no,
we will make some fortunate player tremendously happy. I am sure that
the marvelous Indian Rosewood and the Hauser braced Spruce top
contribute enormously to the sound and, as with every piece of art, it
is the sum of countless details that bring about a masterpiece of such
proportions. Playability is perfect. The left hand feels relaxed
throughout the fingerboard and the left hand thumb never has to press
more than strictly necessary to stop the notes on the fingerboard. This
is due to the slight radius and the low action at only 3.5 mm at fret
12. The decoration on this amazing guitar is splendid. I fell in love
with the harmony in her lines from the minute I set eyes on her. The
beautiful rosette with pearl and abalone touches. The splendid bindings
and marquetry that decorate every single line will make you fall in love
with this beauty every time your eyes admire her. S.D.G.
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 anywhere between 35 & 90 hours of highly skilled labor to be inlayed throughout the guitar. It is made entirely by hand using knives that each luthier typically manufactures himself. It takes the guitar to unsuspected levels of beauty. The marquetry also constitutes an often critical point of release of tension which is caused by the constant expanding and contracting of the woods used in guitar construction. These are due to such factors such as humidity and ambience temperature.
The 9-braces Hauser fan is the result of many years of experimenting. It is based on Torres 4 fan brace design which was later developed by the German luthier Hermann Hauser. 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. The Luthier taylors 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 achieve the best separation of voices. When I add the extra transversal strut in the Rodriguez style, it enhances the sound of treble string enormously.
The Ultralight Travel Case is a very sturdy and extremely light case that protects the guitar very well while allowing the player to carry the instrument without adding more weight than strictly necessary. It is covered in black plush inside and has 2 pockets on the outside and an accessories compartment on the inside. 2 Straps to carry it on the back as a backpack or over the shoulder.
Carbon Fiber is stronger than an equivalent volume of steel. The Carbon fiber truss rod prevents neck twisting and/or bending due to the excessive tension that many modern brands of strings bring about. It adds practically no weight to the construction and will keep your neck straight for ages.
The indented cutaway is both very beautiful and extremely useful. It requires the highest level of luthery to be made and when it comes to playability, it allows the player to access the F# on fret 14 with amazing ease thus covering the 14 most used frets in the classical guitar.
The Bellucci Triple Neck Reinforcement (Maple-Rosewood-Maple) adds beauty and resilience to the neck allowing us to build it slim and when coupled to the Carbon Fiber Truss rod or the Adjustable Truss Rod, it ensures a beautiful and straight neck for several generations no matter what string tension or brand you use.
Bellucci Guitars wear some of the best tuners available on the market. Schaller, Gotoh & Waverly. All models are Gold plated and are designed to last for a lifetime.
Bellucci Guitars Hauser Bracing enters the "Special" category because unlike the German Master, I use a combination of different woods for the bracing depending on the wood employed for the back and sides. Spruce, Cedar & Mahogany are the species I use most.