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
I received guitar # 836 last Tuesday in perfect conditions.
I want to congratulate you because it is a work of art. Aesthetically she's beautiful, but soundwise, she's really amazing. She's like a piano, and the best part about it is that I know the sound will improve even more over the next few months.
Thanks for everything. Your friend,
Carlos, Australia, April 25, 2010
What a beautiful guitar!! And what a beautiful sound. This one will bless many people, The tone is perfect and I love the sunken redwood. This one is a keeper for generations. Thank you so much and to all those who have given their talent and artistry in creating such a work of art!
To all, God has such a great love for you, may you all find great joy as you live and move in Him!
Mark, OH, USA. April 21, 2010
Just wanted to let you know that the guitar arrived yesterday, April 16. I'm amazed that it shipped so quickly! I had my whole family there when I opened it up (my parents, my wife, and my younger brother and sister.) None of us could believe how gorgeous the guitar is. The figuring on the curly redwood top and the stunning grain on the back and sides is incredible, and almost looks unreal. When I got the guitar tuned up and started to play, the sound was so rich and dense I couldn't believe it. I played Tarrega's Capricho Arabe, and it was like hearing the piece for the first time. The basses are so powerful and the sustain goes on forever! The inner voices are clear and distinct. You can really hear every note separately and clearly. I also played the Passagio, Allemande, and Gigue from Bach's 1st Lute suite, and was again floored by the clarity and sustain of each voice. The sound of it actually brought tears to my dad's eyes. The guitar is simply unbelievable, and I just wanted to say thanks to you and the men who work with you to produce such truly beautiful instruments.
As a side note, I showed your website to my guitar teacher a few weeks ago to see if he'd heard of you, and to get some advice. He looked at the site for a few seconds and said, "The guitars look great, but he's so far away. I'd recommend you deal with someone closer." (He just went through a horrible experience having a guitar made in brazil.) I took his advice seriously, and really searched for a guitar maker closer to home, but I couldn't find a guitar that stood out to me. They all look so plain, dull, and EXPENSIVE. I came back to your website, and again fell instantly in love with your work. That's when I began my email correspondence with you. I couldn't be happier with your service and the instrument. I'll be sure to let my teacher and all my friends know. Thanks again.
Ben Brooks, CA, USA, April 19, 2010
The African Blackwood guitar arrived last night (Friday 16th) in perfect health. It is georgeous !! Even while bringing the strings up to tune (outside temperature was about the same as inside), I could notice the sustain and volume are enhanced. It sounds wonderful. I played a couple of my favorite short easy pieces on it... grand.
You are correct, the radiused fingerboard is comfortable. It is indeed an honor to play one of your creations. You and your people do very artistic work, and I'm sure thatm this instrument will aid me as my learning progresses. In a way, it's fun that we don't get really good overnight. Worthwhile dues.
Thank you very much !
Sincerely, Joe Garner, AZ, USA. April 19, 2010
Just to let you know that the guitar arrived safe and sound thanks to your sturdy packaging. Although it will take some time to fully realize the sound, I did put on the strings I use for non-nail playing and adjusted the bridge nut somewhat - thanks for the guidance. The guitar has powerful bass and a clear high register. I love the violin tie, the arm rest, sound port, radiused finger board, and 640 scale length (I could tell a difference immediately). I intend to change my other guitars to 640 with radiused finger board. I would also like to add the arm rest and sound port for sure and possibly violin tie to a couple of other guitars I have. The arm rest is fantastic, and I had never seen the violin tie on any other classical guitar. Really a beautiful instrument.
Thanks for the accompanying instructions, the so beautiful case, and for your quick and friendly responses to inquiries and general communications. I will be happily playing and enjoying this guitar several times a week for many years to come.
Best regards and sincere thanks,
Jerry Taylor, Aurora, CO, USA, April 12, 2010
I competed in two competitions playing on my Bellucci guitar. One of them was in Serbia and the other in Macedonia. I've won the 1st place in the competition in Serbia and won a special 1st price in Macedonia. Over 50 competitors battled for the first price. I am so proud ! At both competitions I played: J.Cardoso - Milonga, J.S. Bach - Prelude from first Cello Suite BWV 1007 and J.K. Mertz - Le Gondolierre. I've uploaded a video on you tube (only the Gondolierre). Here's a link if you would like to see the video.
Aleksandar Macedonia, April 11, 2010