- Carbon Fiber Truss Rod (You can request Adjustable Truss Rod)
- High & Rare Figure
- Bone Nut & Saddle
- Ebony Fingerboard
- Case included (Options Available)
- Triple Neck Reinforcement Decoration
- Traditional Cutaway
- Gold Plated Tuners
Black & White Ebony B&S
An instrument to die for
"The White Tiger"
This is Bellucci Guitars Latest Limited Edition Model. I have only come across 2 amazing sets of this Cambodian Species in the 20 years that I have been building guitars. It is very hard to put into words how beautiful this guitar is. Stunning is perhaps the word that does more justice. I had been on the lookout for a good set of Black and White Ebony for quite some time and when I was finally given the chance to get two sets. I did not hesitate an instant and immediately contacted those customers and players that have purchased One-of-a-kind Bellucci Guitars in the past and, just as I thought, they responded with a rotund "Yes !" when I offered them the possibility to build with this stunning and extremely rare Tropical Tonewood. Black & White Ebony comes from Cambodia and Laos (Thailand) Mainly. It is often referred to as Laotian or Cambodian Ebony. The grain is marvelous and beautifully book matched. A White Tiger is the feline that immediately came to mind when I first saw the set and that is the reason I called her "TheWhite Tiger". I decided to make a Black & White construction from beginning to end in order to keep the Tiger Motif in center stage. This beauty was commissioned by my great friend and Bellucci Guitars unconditional supporter Dan Flickstein. What a sound ! What ease of play. She is what every guitarist dreams to play and the generosity of her sound will literally keep you in awe. S.D.G.
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 BellucciHand tooled Leather Case is the Premium Bellucci Case. The Bellucci hand embossed Genuine 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 build and emboss a single leather case. Bellucci guitar cases are built following my specifications for both the interior and exterior in order to fit Bellucci guitars like a glove. The Bellucci Guitar Case will also fit other standard full size concert classical guitar brands. Each Bellucci Hand Embossedcase is a unique work of art hand stitched and built to last forever. It takes over 110 hoursof very skilled and patient labor to build a single Bellucci Hand Embossed Leather Case. Each one is a true masterpiece. 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 Bellucci Limited Edition logo and label will be assigned to guitars I
build using extremely rare and amazingly figured woods in the
construction for both the back and sides and/or the top. These sets are
selected among hundreds of sets and their price is significantly higher
that the standard figured counterparts. 7 of the world best "wood
hunters" all the way from South East Asia, Oceania, Africa and the
Americas are constantly on the lookout to provide me with some amazing
sets for the Limited Edition series.
Some Sets for either the Back and Sides, for the Top or both can be quite stunning and rare when it comes to the figure and grain that they display. It is as if nature, knowing the final destiny of its creature, "prepared" the wood in such a way that its grain, hidden to the human eye and to the world, silently develops a breathtaking beauty that comes to life when the dead tree is sawn. Getting the same identical figure is practically speaking impossible but I strive at getting figured wood that resembles and transmits the same vital impression as the one here depicted
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.
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
The armrest prevents the forearm to interfere with the vibration of the top thus adding a few extra decibels to the instrument. Plus it looks great !
The Violin tie type of anchoring allows the top to vibrate generously and it also translates in ease of play for the right hand that finds the string ready under the fingertip at lightning speed.
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.