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
Just recieved my Zorro guitar and it is a beauty. Congratulations to you and your talented team for producing a masterpiece. I am now the envy of all my friends.
I am a more than satisfied customer, thank you. Ged.
Gerard, Lancs, UK April 8, 2010
At the risk of being tedious, thank you again for making me such a lovely guitar. I'm afraid that my old instrument was really hard work; playing your guitar is just a wonderful experience and the tone becomes sweeter with every passing day. Passages that I used to approach with apprehension, now flow with the ease of the rest of the piece; I am thinking in particalar of a few bars in the Prelude of Bach's Prelude fugue and allegro as an example. Playing this on your lovely instrument has made it possible, at last, to truly experience the joy of the sound of this beautiful music.
With best wishes, Peter, Preston UK, April 2, 2010
I wanted to take a minute to Congratulate you on your new line of Bellucci LIMITED EDITION guitars!
They are just stunning!!
I wanted to share a Very short story.
I took my Bellucci Babe to my Classical Guitar lesson for the first time this week. I figured a 90 year old "Been-There-Done-That" kind of teacher no much would get him exited. Well, was I wrong?
He just went WOW!,…WOW!,…WOW! for about 10 minutes. He was just stunned with the unique beauty of the instrument I was holding!!, and when I started playing her, he was amazed at the response of all the notes, the lows, the highs, and especially the harmonics.
(I'm playing Romance, Fandanguillo, Plegaria from Guillermo Gomez, and a few other basic pieces…)
Ismael, Anaheim CA, USA March 26, 2010
My worries about customs were smoke they cleared Package 4pm yesterday.
Zorro Arrived 3.45pm . Here are some photo attachments of his first hour in Bunclody his new home. Tuned him and played Villalobos Prelude no 1 and Pernambuco`s Sons de Carhillios.. awsome bases wonderful trebles so loud the Harmonics are perfect. None of the buzzing im used to. Radiused neck got used to it immediately. Able to reach the first and second chords of Cavatine without pain as I told you I injured my thumb joint last year.
Some friends came to see him and awed by the beauty of the Guitar it is eye candy. The rosette is a surprise to me it is very beautiful also the sound ports wonderful sound over all and knowing that it is only going to improve is a further bonus..
I think this Guitar was made for Bach... Just played " Air on G string" it is wonderful the long sustain is made for it so happy thank you again
Update: April 3, 2010
Let me thank you from the bottom of my Heart again.. this guitar is awsome. stupendous, amazing....there ar`nt words to describe the quality of the basses. the deep sonorous continuous sustain I can sit for 10 minutes and explore the simple E major Chord. IT takes on a whole new world of meaning. The Trebles are Bright, endlessly lyrical, and the separation of voice is extraordinary. I have 4 other Guitars and two of them are very good but this is a new unexpected experience for me. The action is wonderful and the flatter neck at centre is marvellous. I could keep on and on. You have created a work of great art. this guitar is easily better then anything I have seen and heard in top Guitar Studios in New York, London or Paris
Thank you and many Hugs and Blessings
saving for another.(recession or not)
John (in Ireland)
John, Ireland, March 24, 2010
Thank you so very much! The guitar you made for me arrived yesterday and is just as beautiful as I had hoped. I am absolutely delighted with such a lovely instrument; the weight and balance, the feel of the guitar, the rich round bass and mellow but very clear sweet trebles not to mention the beautiful rosewood and alpine spruce make for a really wonderful experience.
I am a bit of a traditionalist and was a little apprehensive of the radius fret board, violin tie, arm rest and the 640mm. scale length but you are quite correct; all your innovations make for very great improvements. Thank you once again; may you long keep crafting such wonderful guitars.
With very best wishes, Peter.
Peter, Preston , UK, March 23, 2010
Just a quick note to let you know that my guitar arrived safe and sound Friday, March 12.
Ease of play is fantastic – I finally can play barre chords with ease and style
Many thanks, (tears of joy!)
Lance Ravella, Vallejo CA, March 19, 2010
My beautiful Custom Bellucci guitar just continues to get better with every pluck of the strings (how it manages to get better than it already was, Ill never know!!). It sincerely is the absolute pride of my small arsenal of instruments, and all who are lucky enough to view and play her are left in awe!!
Ralph, NY, USA March 19, 2010
A "bella Paraguayana" è appena arrivata. E' fantastica, non ho parole!!!
Grazie, Grazie Grazie Grazie!!!
Pasquale Dambra, March 16, 2010, Italy
She is beautiful. Her trebles are sharp loud and clear, her intonation is perfect, her action is perfectly set, she feels very comfortable to play. She was very cold coming out of the crate and even then her sound was warmth (I did not tune her up until she warmed up a tittle bit). Have not had much time to play her yet. The grain on the African Blackwood is fantastic. The arm rest helps position my hand and fore arm very comfortably. The radiused fretboard along with the large scale neck give my left hand a lot of freedom. She has not even been played for a day and she is allready making great sound I will make it a point to send you a recording in about 3 months. I feast my eyes in the beautiful inlay work and the marketry. I cannot thankyou enough, Best Regards, Ken
Ken, USA January 12, 2010