I received the fabulous maple cutaway, yesterday. The maple parts are literally marbling ! All of details are beautiful and elegant. The sound is crystalline, but also so mellow. I can hear different and various kinds of harmonic overtones at one time. The sound's character is so unique and ravishing. I'm also fully satisfied with the scale length of 640 mm, as my hands are not big enough for 650 mm. Thank you Renato and the luthier for an awe-inspiring instrument.
With warm regards,
Yukio, Japan, November 7th, 2006
With all of my heart, I have always been VERY good with words. I've written several novels countless poems (Some I allowed to be published) and I have never interviewed for a job that I didn't get because I always know what to say and the right time to say it, but when I opened the package with my Cedar Top inside today I went blank and all I had were very strong emotions that had no words to fit them. When I began this THANK YOU letter I knew that to describe the guitars beauty or it's sound or tone or it's workmanship or even how I felt all the way through my soul would only insult you and your guitars for there are no English words that express what should be said. Every word I know of does not rise high enough to do it justice. So in order not to belittle You or your masterpieces I will simply say before the entire world that I could not be more pleased and (this coming from a man who used to buy and sell antique guitars) I've never heard a better sounding guitar IN MY LIFE! You shipped it Monday, I got it Wednesday, the service and courtesy and sense of friendliness knew no bounds! To anyone else reading this: Don't hesitate any longer! Buy a guitar from this man and then guard it with your life! Search all you wish, it is a waste of time--buy a BELLUCCI first and save all that time, money and disappointment for this is the guitar you are looking for, I promise!!! I know of no way I could possibly ever thank you properly but I gladly say this: MAY GOD DEEPLY AND RICHLY BLESS YOU EVEN GREATLY BEYOND WHAT HE ALREADY HAS. A true friend for life.
ARLAN D. KENT, Oklahoma, USA, Nov, 2006
The Gorgeous Guitar arrived today in perfect condition. I have seen a few concert quality instruments and had the privilege of owning one before receiving yours. This guitar is truly beautiful. It was obviously made with great love and attention to detail, which I deeply appreciate. The sound opened up quite a bit after being in the room for only 45 minutes and being played some. The trebles are bright and very clear. The bases are bold, but not overbearing. The balance between the two is ideal for me. If I were standing in Asuncion today, I would surely give you a big hug for making me such a lovely guitar.
Mel , USA Oct, 2006
What can I say? I know you have heard this many, many times before, but WOW! Just the looks of this guitar alone are simply breathtaking. The dark cedar top with he Australian rosette and dark binding is simply hard to believe. It is the most beautiful guitar I have ever seen in my life. The Bolivian Rosewood on the back amazes everyone who sees it.
About the sound? Sir, I was stunned from the very first chord I rolled! There is balance of gorgeous rich penetrating tone and power in every register. The guitar lacks nothing. I especially am appreciative of the low-profile neck. I do not have really large hands and, therefore, love the feel and shape of this neck. I can get around quickly without fatigue. I also love the laminated maple and ebony through the neck. Strong yet a work of art!
Renato, I cannot thank you enough. I don't think I have ever been this happy. I will play this one forever!
Mel Hallam, Wyoming, USA, Oct, 2006
My guitar arrived late yesterday afternoon. Thank you very much! I pray that one day I'll be worthy of owning such a beautiful instrument!
Suzanne, Australia, Oct, 2006
The sustain is excellent and the feel of the fretboard is perfect. I want to play her all the time...the tuners are gorgeous.
Playing is so much easier with this instrument. The width of the fingerboard is perfect and feels so comfortable. The fourth string is top notch... outstanding sustain. The best I ever heard or played. Playing Bach BWV 996 will be easy now ! Thanks a lot !
Leonardo Jordan, Colombia, Oct, 2006
The guitar arrived and it is fantastic. I really do like the sound and looks of the Cocobolo. The action is also great, you and the builder did another great job. Thank you.
Brian, US, August 2005
This is Hee Chae Woo. I received the cedar top guitar yesterday. As you said, it is a great instrument. I like its projective sound. I feel it open up little by little. I am happy. The action is perfect for me. Your guitar is a truly wonderful guitar instrument. It is going to put its more expensive American-made brothers and sisters to shame. Sincerely, I would like to give my best regards to you and your luthier. It is one of the best sounding classical guitars I've played.
Hee Chae Woo, Korea, July 2005
I've played it non-stop since it arrived, and I can't walk past it without picking it up and playing it. The sound is beautiful, the action is great, it looks great, and it's got my name inside!. The difference between this guitar and my Ramirez 1A is that this guitar is easy and fun to play - it has restored my enthusiasm for guitar playing and song writing. Thank you for your prompt attention to my initial queries, you're customer service is superb. Many thanks, again
Dave, England, July 2005
Your fabulous case arrive at my home today. I am so stunned and impressed from the beauty of the case that I can't find any words to describe it. My greatest respect goes to all the great and unbelievable craftsmanship that was poured into this finest work of art. It is just amazing!!! And I am honored to be the proud owner of your one and only guitar case. The fact that I am not a player of classical guitars, but an enthusiastic local performer of Mississippi Delta Blues a la Robert Johnson (www.deltabluesboys) might not please you, but as you can see on the photo I am attaching to this mail, my main axe, 1931 National Style O, has finally found a case that not only fits her like a glove, but is the most beautiful house that she can wish for. It is kind of peculiar to receive such a wonderful gift in the most difficult and challenging time of our Nation, but you can be sure that your case makes me happy every time I look at it, and hopefully give me the courage to carry on.
Thank you for sending me such a precious thing in my life.
Kazu, March 28, 2011
Robert Klein, USA,
March 25, 2013
Today I received "My dream guitar" in perfect conditions. I can only say this:
WHAT A BEAUTY !!!
HOW COMFORTABLE !!!
WHAT A SOUND!!!
Juan Pablo Celis, Antofagasta, Chile
Just wanted to let you know that she has arrived safely. Thank you for the documentation provided with the guitar, very helpful ! The description of her sound on your website was very accurate and is incredible, especially for a cutaway. I will definitely buy another guitar sometime next year or as soon as my budget permits. Now I have to get to her…irresistible !
Best regards, Jens, Japan
Thank you again for your prompt attention to my purchase of the Lepacho/Spruce Guitar, truly a work of art. Please relay my warmest congratulations to your Master Luthers for such a fine example of their talents.
I would like to mention that as a youth my father taught me to appreciate good tools and the artistry required to create beauty through training, care and pride in producing top quality products from fine woods. The guitar that arrived today brought back memories of those days in my father's shop. The time may never come when I can shake your hand in thanks for your adding to my enjoyment of life and music but you have made a friend.
Warren - Great Falls, Montana, USA
I had to ride home for lunch to take care of some business and to my surprise the Red babe had just arrived. My wife and I opened her up and were stunned by her character and beauty. Thank you so very much we shall cherish her all of our lives. The workmanship is impeccable, a true work of art. I am stunned at the beauty of the cedar top. The grain is so strait and tight. I put some new strings on her and tuned her up. What a glorious sound that emanates from this red beauty. My wife describes it this way : like a heavenly harp, clear and distinct. I feel like I've won the lottery, a true one of a kind instrument. I will do all I can to get a Brazillian rosewood next year. Thank you so much brother Renato, you are true a one of a kind friend.
Big hug, Richard Wilson, Valley AL, USA