“The Unicorn”, Macassar Ebony B&S, Figured Port Orford Cedar Top. Collectors Edition
This amazing Macassar Ebony B&S Concert Cutaway "TheUnicorn Guitar", Serial Number 1,607 is a Masterpiece that brings to life many of the most important moments in my life.
The Unicorn is without a doubt one of the most labor demanding concert guitar models. I offer this beauty as stock for the first time, therefore, you will not have to wait 6 months to have one built. "The Unicorn" here depicted was built using some Gorgeously striped Macassar Ebony, for back and sides. I only choose the best sets for each project. Highly Figured Port Orford Cedar for the top was my choice. This set was the first I could lay my hands on in so many years. Stunning ! The Green Abalone inlay work throughout her body, the precise and beautiful detailing throughout the instrument, the sound port and a countless details make this one of the supreme Bellucci guitars to date and show how versatile the construction can be. The distinguishing emblem is a gorgeous Pearl/Abalone Unicorn in the headstock. The golden seal represents the fact that she is part of Bellucci Guitars Limited Edition, "Collecor's Edition" Instruments. An amazing punch emanates from the "TheUnicorn". Itsends huge vibrations through the player's body and a sustain that takes the notes to where it seems impossible. The radiused fingerboard makes her easy to bar and play throughout the fingerboard. As I play Bach Prelue #1 I immediately feel the reverberating and deep bass sending amazing vibrations to my chest. This characteristic of the sound is enough to enamor you with the instrument immediately. Add to the beautifully separated mid and high ranges crowned by the clearest treble string you can imagine. She will keep you in awe when you look at her beauty and playing her is a pleasure second to none. She's tremendously easy to play considering that she carries a 650mm scale fingerboard. This is a Masterpiece you do not want to let go. S.D.G.
The BellucciHand tooled Leather Case is the case included in the price. Still, you can choose from other professional cases at checkout.
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.
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 mother of pearl and abalone inlay work adds amazing beauty to an
already stunning guitar. It takes innumerable hours and very specialized
hands and tools to create each inlay work. The average number of hours
invested is approximately 150 hours.
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.
The price includes Hauser fan bracing of the top. You can select the
construction of the top to be Lattice, double top, Nomex, or a
combination of these construction types at checkout. Hauser is typically associated with the "Spanish Sound". Lattice will deliver a sound with a predominance of the Mid-high Ranges. The double top will minimize wolf notes and augment sustain. The double top can be added to both the Hauser and the Lattice.
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 !
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.
The Soundport allows the modern guitar to project sound in all directions as well as providing the player a perfect monitoring of his playing. The traditional Spanish guitar did not produce as much sound as the contemporary instrument does. I recommend the Soundport to all my customers.
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.
The Papua Abalone Rosette is simply fabulous and adds a touch of beauty to the most looked at part of the instrument.