My guitar arrived on 5/8/08 in perfect condition. On opening the crate and then the case, I was taken aback by the aesthetic beauty of this instrument. The quality craftsmanship of the build and the setup is just breathtaking.
The climate here in Ireland is considerably different to your own so I decided to wait one week to allow the guitar to adjust to its new climate and then I tuned the guitar to play it for the first time.The tone is spectacular and the instrument itself so responsive and easy to play. I have followed all your instructions in your notes which I thank you for. I have played guitar for over 40yrs and now teach classical guitar and I can tell you that I have never seen, or heard, or played a more beautiful guitar than the one you have just sent me.
Finally, a huge "Thank You" to you and your master craftsmen for creating such a wonderful instrument that I will cherish, and enjoy playing for the rest of my life.
Yours in music,
Frank O'Keeffe, Glanmire, Ireland, August 18, 2008
I received the guitar a few days ago. I am very impressed with your creations. Your Work of Art is absolutely magnificent! It's beautiful in every way. I celebrated with a bottle of champagne and a couple of friends when I opened the very well boxed guitar. Everybody was so excited to see it come out of its box.
I tuned it and started playing a few songs that I know. The sound it produces is just a pleasure to hear. It even made me , a beginner, sound good. I can't believe I own such a beautiful musical instrument !!!
Your Friend, Patricio Chavez
Pompano Beach, Florida USA, August 13, 2008
First of all I just wanted to let you know that I really appreciate for the fact that providing me a great service.
I received my guitar yesterday in perfect condition. This piece of art is truly beautiful! I love the color coordination of the rosette and inlaid purflings that you matched with B&S. I am very pleased with the construction and quality. The most importantly is its sound. Yes, it has great projection deep rich bass, clear trebles and lots of sustain, the sound that I expect from a high level classical guitar. Once again thank you so much for providing me such a wonderful instrument at affordable price.
Van, USA, August 6 2008
"La Dama" has arrived a week ago in a perfect condition. She is a truly beautiful Lady and I love the tone and color of her voice. I'm very happy with Her and I'd like to thank you for creating such an amazing guitar for my enjoyment. You are true artist Renato. Thank you very much !
Waldemar, Werrington D, Australia, August 5, 2008
She is superb! More beautiful than pictures could describe.
The work you did in creating her and then customizing her was fabulous! The inlay is wonderful!!! Thank you for your flexibility in doing that after she was already complete!
Again, thanks so much for such a pleasant transaction and getting to know you.
God bless you and your family for giving Him all the glory!!!
Steve, August 4, 2008, MD, USA
Just letting you know that I picked up my Beautiful New Babe yesterday. I just cannot thank you enough Maestro for the exquisite workmanship that went into the creation of this stunning masterpiece. This is without a doubt the most beautiful Guitar that I have ever had the privilege of holding in my arms, and the best part about it is she's mine. I have to pinch myself every time I hold her hoping I do not wake up from a dream. As exquisite and visually stunning as this Guitar truly is, the playability and tonal character of this Masterpiece is even better. The action is just wonderful; and the intonation is close to perfection. The sound of the Guitar right out of the box is astonishing to say the least. Judging by the fact that this babe is bran new and only a few days removed from the final lacquering, this is the best playing and sounding Guitar I have ever owned or had the privilege to play. I can only imagine how the sound will improve over the days and years ahead as I play her. Every piece that I play on her sounds like I'm playing the piece anew; and with each pluck it seems I am truly discovering the music anew as it was meant to be heard. BRAVO!!!!! Maestro, and THANK YOU!!!! from the bottom of my heart, you have not only made my day with this beauty, but you have made my life for music.
A thousand hugs,
Richard, AL, USA, August 1, 2008
I received my new Brazilian guitar in perfect shape and am absolutely thrilled with it. I've never seen such a beautiful guitar, the wood is so interesting and different. You've done it again and I wanted to thank you so much for such a beautiful work of art. Very very special "babe"!!!
Mark Knudson, OH, USA, July 18, 2008
My guitar came Monday July 14.
I was so happy/relieved to see how well you prepared her for the journey to Los Angeles. The box made of strong plywood and the guitar nestled in a dense foam padding in addition to the padded bag, I couldn't have asked for better packing. I will keep the box in case I have to move and she will be protected without worry.
I could not wait to hold and play her. Renato, you are a genius, the way you matched everything is true art to be compared with any painting you've ever been taken with. Her beauty is beyond words and she has a voice to match. I can feel her sing throughout my body, something I'd never experienced before with any guitar, mine or someone else's. Her voice has changed in the short time I've played her and can't wait to hear the beauty of it as and when she matures.
The workmanship and crafting of my guitar is flawless and believe me I looked inside and out. The guitar is so well built that, I believe with proper care and maintenance she will last for several life times. In truth I have never seen anything like it. Not in workmanship, beauty, sound quality and choice of materials, appointments, and I've had the pleasure to have seen some exceptionally crafted guitars in the hands of their owners as they were being played.
I only have one regret and that is that I waited to order my guitar for as long as I did. If I had it to do again I would without hesitation. I will highly recommend you to my friends but, in truth, once they see and hear my guitar they will be asking me how to get one.
Thank you for everything.
Forrest, LA CA, USA, July 16, 2008
La guitarra ha llegado a su destino en perfectas condiciones y quiero corroborar lo que tantos y tantos te han manifestado con anterioridad, una terminación impecable y un sonido tal y como tú lo calificas: ESPECTACULAR ! Quedo totalmente satisfecho por la adquisición. Gracias maestro
Desde España, un abrazo.
The guitar arrived in perfect conditions. I want to confirm, like so many before me, that the finish is perfect and the sound is as you qualify: SPECTACULAR !! I am totally satisfied with my purchase. Thanks maestro from Spain.
Juan Bustos, July 16 2008, Jaén, España
Fabulous!!! The most beautiful guitar I've seen yet! It will stay in my family as a keep sake.
Thank you so much for this beautiful gift, I know I will have a very hard time putting it down. It is truly a work of art!!!
Yours very truly with a BIG hug!,
Mark Knudson, June 2008, OH, USA
My instrument arrived yesterday and it's absolutely beautiful! The wooden container and packaging was great. I can't believe that in just four days from Paraguay to my doorstep in Massachusetts.
The workmanship is wonderful and I'm only beginning the process of playing it in. I'm looking forward to listening to the tones open up over time. You were correct, the bases are much deeper and resonate much more than my current instrument. And the finish is really beautiful. Very, very happy! This process was worth the wait. In fact, I'm contemplated ordering another instrument. Blackwood this time. Can't wait to show this baby off and even more anxious to get home and play. Thanks for all your help and communication.
Paul, MA, USA, June 19, 2008
It's only been 3 days since I receivedmy Beautiful Guitar. I could not wait any longer to comment.
As a retired brass instrument concert musician (many years ago), I have a good background in quality instruments and have played the guitar as a relaxing pastime for nearly 45 years. For the past 30 years I have been creating in wood as a Master Carver and Sculptor in wood, so I know the qualities and characteristics of wood. I have also been carving relief and incise designs into custom musical instruments for almost 20 years. Through all of this, I have seen no instrument that surpassed a Renato Bellucci Guitar creation in quality, beauty or playability. What a magnificent instrument! The woods are of rare aged choice and quality, which makes these instruments the most beautiful and resonating of any anywhere.
My new guitar is a work of art. The Master luthiers, apprentices and You, Renato, need to be commended for your commitment to excellence.
Thanks for the multiple optional choices in the ordering process. Sorry, I kept adding to the order as it progressed.
This instrument has actually possessed me to practice to be better....not just to entertain myself.
I'm an old guy with a new toy....What a Joy!
With mucho thanks,
Kent Bailey, June 13, 2008
First of all I would like to express my thanks to you for making such an incredible guitar. What a display of talent! The quality and tone of your instrument is superb beyond all my expectations easily surpassing that of my Ramirez, Blochinger and Tezanos. All of which I spent thousands more. They don’t even come close. Definitely the best value and investment in a concert guitar I ever made. This guitar looks, sounds and speaks very very highly of your dedication to the art of classical guitar. I am looking forward to purchasing my next instrument. Talk to you soon.
Thanks again and may God continue to bless you, your family and team of luthiers.
Hugo Richer, Houston, Texas, June 10, 2008
The Blackwood has arrived safely it really is quite astonishing! It is hard to believe that woods can be manipulated to create instruments of such beauty and sophistication, but it seems you have all outdone yourselves yet again. Everything about it is spectacular, and the "phase 3 " bulge in the spruce reminds me of hand carved archtops.
I truly appreciate all you have done in the past year to provide me with these fine instruments. This is a great enterprise you have taken on, and I wish you continued success in all your artistic endeavors. I look forward to communicating sometime in the future, perhaps even a visit for some lessons 1st hand !
Thanks so much Renato !
Steve Miller, New York, May 29, 2008
Thank you for the spruce top Brazilian guitar which I received yesterday. After opening the case, I saw nothing but a gorgeous looking instrument. I have never had a Brazilian guitar before, and I compared that with the Indian rosewoods that I have, and it was really no comparison.
As you have said, the guitar has tremendous volume even compared with steel string guitars. Besides the clarity and the separation of the notes, it is very easy to play. The biggest surprise I have is that this guitar's tonal quality is very "sweet". Something that I have never experienced. I played with it for almost three hours before I put in down. That kind of got me wonder what a double top would sound like. I am now contemplating of upgrading it yet by getting a double top spruce brazilian from you soon...
In any event, thank you again for the great sounding guitar.
Patrick Lee, May 15, 2008, USA