Zorro arrived today in all his glory. It is a beautiful guitar and arrived in perfect condition. I could not resist tuning her up giving her a brief spin. She has a very balance voice with great sustain. She is now resting in her case in a climate controlled room. I look forward to spending a lot of time with her.
Don, USA, July 20 2010
Received my lovely "GLO"...My it is exquisite and the case is a masterful piece of work!! The packing was unbelievably well done and nothing was damaged at all!!! I tuned it and am playing it and the sound is out of this world. The keyboard is so easy on the fingers that I am thrilled and it is almost the only guitar that I play now although I do have 5!!!!
Glo, July 13 2010, BC, Canada
I really love my Bellucci guitar. It is absolutely beautiful, the art work and the sound. And it has really opened up a lot in the pas few weeks. Also it is a lot easier to play to that is very helpful also. Would never change it for a different one.
Tyler, TN, USA, July 6 2010
The Anaconda II has arrived and is even more beautiful than the pictures on the web site. My only wish is to be able to play her as well as she looks one day. It is 39 degrees C and 75% humidity as I write. Fortunately it is cooler at my lodgings where the Anaconda II is getting its first breath of New England.
Thanks to you and your fine luthiers at Mangore, ciao.
Paul, MA USA, July 6 2010
I had to let you know that I received my new " Tiger " yesterday, much sooner than I anticipated. DHL did a wonderful job and I was able to track the progress with the tracking number, which added to the anticipation. The protective packaging was amazing, there's no way you could damage the goods unless it fell out of the plane.
When I opened the box I was stunned by the beauty of the case, definitely a work of art. The guitar is truly breathtaking! I haven't had much time to play yet, but neck size definitely makes a difference in my ability to reach some difficult chords that have frustrated me in the past.The tone is as beautiful as the guitar is. I'm in love with this guitar. You and your group of artisans are amazing. I'm already considering having you build a steel string for me in the future ( I can't let my wife see this)
Thanks for your dedication.
West Palm Beach, Fl. USA, June 30 2010
I have just received the most beautiful instrument I have ever seen.
I have no words other than these...
She whispered of ancient streets
speckled with gold
A gift from the setting sun
She smelled of soft moonlit wind
Chased along thick swaying branches
by startled green leaves
She remembered long clear summer days
and laughed strong and true
like ambered honey
She flung her skirt and danced
Exploding with sensual rhythms
Her radiant skin sparkling under the stars
quietly, happily, surrendering
to a life more profound
Ray, CA, USA, June 23, 2010
I wanted to give this marvelous guitar a “full run-through.” This guitar is everything that I have dreamnt
of at night during that short time between deep sleep and the awareness that you are dreaming. I have owned or still own numerous guitars: Cordoba 1A with Brazilian Rosewood sides and back, Yairi CY 200, Cordoba Custom Artist Flamed European Sides and Back, 2004 Ramirez 1A Tradicional with a European Spruce top lined with cypress for the sides. None of these guitars can compare to the beautiful guitar that I now posses from your competent and artistic workshop—I am not sure who owns who, the guitar, or myself—I am just the ‘Bullfighter’ in the ring and the dance is exhilarating. All that besides, I have been a manager of a local guitar store in years past, adjunct studio teacher for the local State University, which one of my students owns one of your cut-away guitars, and have close friends who are salesmen for the local Guitar Center. Speaking of which, the salesmen at Guitar Center anted me to play an early 1990’s Brazilian Wood Ramirez 1A that they Had just recently acquired. I took my Bellucci guitar with me, because I wanted to brag and educate my friends of the treasures that are lurking out in the world of the wonderful Internet—Hello Mr. Renato. Needless to say, they were very impress with my beautiful Bellucci. I pointed out to them the many fine details that you could not find on a custom shop Breedlove, Martin, or R Taylor—I mention these steel string manufactures because they are held in such high esteem here in the states. “Notice how the upper bout is shorter in depth then the lower bout, notice how much the back is ‘curved’ both longitudinally across the instrument and from side to side—something no one will find on a present day high dollar semi-hand made manufactured guitar including a present day Ramirez IA, which a scant reading of an old Irving Sloan Book would attest to the need and excellence of such construction.
This goes beyond stating the obvious of the exquisite detail of the Bellucci guitars, which I would think any average person could enjoy just ‘surfing’ the Web. Take my word on it: the action, sound, projection, and dare I say Duende of this instrument has inspired me to get up at 4:00 A.M. to practice. I have performed two different recitals and gigs in the past few weeks, something I would not have the inspiration to do in years past—I had presently given-up on the notion of adding performing guitar to the family’s budget—I am a father of a single income family with three beautifully children. Thank you Mr. Bellucci!! I really mean it—Many Thanks—I am trying to pass the word around of your awesome guitars.
Tim, June 8 2010
I can't hardly believe how the sound of this instrument has improved already and as you say if it keeps improving which I'm sure it well over the next 4 to 6 months I won't be able to put it down. And to think the one I have yet to receive will likely sound better than this is very hard to believe. I am extremely pleased with this work of art and sound and sure to be more so in the future. I am now even more excited about my next masterpiece. Just for your information I visited a music store today to purchase some new strings and played several of the instruments and not a one can compare even close to the Tiger, that's what I call it and it's not at it's full potential. Thanks again to you and your team of masters. God Bless and let's never let the music die. Thanks again.
Alaska, USA, June 7, 2010
I received the guitar and I love it. It is truly a work of art and I am very happy with it. Thank you for everything and keep on creating masterpieces. Once I save some more money I may buy another one from you in the future.
Steven, MO USA, May 30, 2010
The guitar arrived in excellent condition. It is truly a work of art, exceeded only by its quality of sound. That combination of wood and the soundports result in great volume and sustain. The radius on the fingerboard and the 640mm spacing make playing a pleasure. Thank you for such a lovely guitar.
Mel Dunn, WY ,USA, May 30th 2010
Received the beautiful Tiger yesterday in excellent condition. The way it was packaged they could have dropped it out of the plane instead of landing and it would have been fine. Thanks much for the prompt shipping. Thanks also for the personalized autographed poster. I have some Yellow Cedar which I am going to make a frame for it. It will look marvelous on the door entering where I keep all my instruments. Looking forward to the next one and who knows after that. The best to you and your team of Masters.
Gary, May 30 2010 AK, USA
I got my guitar. It's truly a piece of art. The sound is so beautiful and the look of the guitar is amazing. The harmony of all details on this guitar just create a master piece of art. I really enjoy playing and admiring its beauty. Thank you for sharing your art with other
people like me.
Trinh, May 21, 2010, CA USA
My lady came last evening. Took a great deal of effort to bring her to the kitchen to remove the top. The packaging is beyond description.
Opened her up and saw a guitar case, which in itself I looked at for about 1/2 an hour. My wife fell in love with it from the first time she saw it. Then I opened it up and WOW!! What a beauty!! Even though she's not yet opened up, she plays like my other guitar, which I have had for 40 years. I thought my other guitar was easy to play, but I'm sorry to say that compared to this, there is no match.
You have given me more than I expected - I love her. Say thanks to your luthiers and yourself - Big hugs,
A more than satisfied customer
Martin, FL , USA May 14, 2010
Guitar has literally just arrived and it is beautiful, I have left her sitting for a while ... there is something special about the smell of these woods, if anyone is beginning guitar lessons and is thinking wether or not it is worth buying such a guitar, then I would definateley recommend them. I truly believe from the moment I picked her up it sounded fantastic. Thank you once more for the quick delivery and the stunning guitar that arrived.
Mr S R Anderson. , Wraysbury, UK, May, 11, 2010
Just FYI. I received the African Blackwood B&S Double top V1, Sinker redwood top, Guiano, Thursday afternoon in perfect condition, thanks again to your extraordinary packaging. I'll even be able to use the plywood for a downstairs bathroom project - who knew; a little Paraguay built right into the house! The guitar is beautiful, and thanks for the white tuning knobs. I did string up, beautiful sound, and it is so cool to look inside through the sound ports to see the second top and finely done construction. I'm glad I decided to get a second guitar with different characteristic: the lattice spruce top and the sinker definitely have different personalities - and both are powerful. Thanks again.
Jerry, CO USA, May 2, 2010