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
It has been a year since my 75th birthday. On that day I received the great gift: my second Custom Bellucci guitar. A great instrument that, along with my first Bellucci, is a true work of art. When I add the amazing guitars you built for me to the great online teaching I receive from your website mangore.com plus your great advice, it has allowed me to feel like an accomplished, happy guitarist
I can play these guitars for hours and your fingers will never feel tired. The sound is powerful and beautiful. I will always be thankful for having met you Renato. My best regards to your family. Please continue to make many guitar players happy with your work. A big hug, Josep. ( josepguitar- jonyguitar ) firstname.lastname@example.org
Querido amigo Renato:
Ahora hace un año, el mismo día en que cumplí 75 años recibí un maravilloso regalo, gran detalle por tu parte, mi segunda custom Bellucci. Gran guitarra que juntamente con mi primera Bellucci la JOSE´PS obra de arte y con tus acertadas clases y consejos me han permitido a pesar de mi edad sentirme un poco guitarrista pero mucho mas feliz.
Estas guitarras las puedo tocar horas y horas sin que mis dedos se cansen y sus sonidos son distintos pero únicos y potentes.
Siempre estaré agradecido por haberte conocido y por tus atenciones. Saluda a tu familia de mi parte. Continúa haciendo felices a muchos guitarristas.
Un fuerte abrazo,
Josep, Barcelona, Spain July 5, 2013
Got the guitar yesterday, let it sit overnight before opening. Words cannot express my happiness.This is the Classical I have been looking for for 45 years. A work of sonic art, so playable. Best top I have ever seen. Thanking you
Gregory Donaldson, Canada, 2007
La Espanola has arrived yesterday and indeed, she's a one of a kind jewel! I wanted to share with you how impressed I am with the flawless artistic craftsmanship as well as with the wonderful musical projection of this beautiful instrument. The fine details that so much appealed to me in the pictures and sample video posted in your website, come short of doing justice to the honor of contemplating and playing the real thing. The experience of tuning the guitar was done with the utmost respect, as I was pretty conscious of me witnessing first-hand the wonderful sounds and colors of my guitar coming to life. Once properly tuned, I could really tell she has a very vivid projection, one that grows in you by the minute with a clarity and richness of sound which I've never heard in any other guitar I've played to this date; to this I must add the ease of play as a very intrinsic character that makes you fall for this instrument at first play.
Thank you so much for delivering quality, beauty and satisfaction through one of the most rewarding on-line shopping experiences there is. Yours is a truly professional service, certainly client-oriented and one that matches advertisement, technology and state of the art products with great value (even the selection of the sturdy hard-shell carrying case reveals a true commitment to the high quality of its contents!); the courier express delivery and their monitored access follow-up was another highlight of great costumer service. You have done a great job in putting together your website as part of a business that combines expertise, knowledge and art into a very special showcase that glows with your love for the instrument and music, transcending to your clients. I am also very pleased to have signed up as a member and enjoy access to the vast musical knowledge and useful learning tools. I feel privileged to be one of your costumers and I want to take this opportunity to thank you and your luthier for bringing me so much joy and happiness in one single package; I hope to have the opportunity to visit Luque in the near future (a place that I once visited and stayed during a one month vacation in the 80's and from which I have very fond memories) and look forward to meet you and visit your workshop in person.
un fuerte abrazo,
Carlos Pineda, Washington, D.C.
Happy Days are here. Just received my beautiful Mangore Fleta/Torres concert guitar and she is simply beautiful. The figuring on the rosewood is gorgeous and the cedar has a rich warm color and I am having a difficult time taking my eyes off of her.... played a few notes, and tone and sustain are great. The action on the guitar is so much better than what I am used to. Most certainly, I will be able to play longer and will enjoy this much more. Please pass along my regards to the builder and let him know that he has created yet another masterpiece. The Rosette, purflings, head stock, finish are all absolutely spot on and I couldn't be happier. Without a doubt, I will be ordering another Mangore beauty from you in the near future. In fact, I just received the Bubinga backs and sides, as well the Engelmann spruce soundboards that I will be sending to you for the builder to create yet another masterpiece. I have already selected the Rosette for my guitar and will wait with just as much anticipation as I did for my first custom Mangore.
I have seen the guitar and I am speechless for the beauty of it. It sounds amazing. This looks like it has a lot of expensive custom options. The binding in the back, the tuners etc...Did you go out of your way to make me extremely happy? That, you did...I hope it did not cost you a lot of money to do all these. I feel a bit sorry for you now. Please tell me that you at least did not loose money on this guitar. Now, my son will certainly pick this guitar up and become a good player. This guitar makes you want to play it all the time. Wow...
I received the baby this morning. She's just like I expected: Magnificent ! A big hug from your friend and admirer.