AUTHORIZED BARTOLEX USA DEALER
Up for consideration is a brand new, wonderful-sounding
alto classical guitar, with Cutaway and BBand electronics.
This is a brand new model with traditional fan bracing, and it
is from the same Bartolex line that I personally play. Click
for my review of my own
guitar. Click HERE
for 1270 Hi-resolution photos of this guitar. This model is not
in standard production -- as it has the short-scale 627 mm scale
length -- so here is a very rare opportunity to get this amazing
new guitar without having to wait or plce a custom order.
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Bartolex is a guitar company founded by Argentinian luthier
and guitarist Neris Gonzales, with production based in
a high-quality Artisian Workshop in China. The result is a great
guitar design with a master-grade spruce top and workmanship,
at a very affordable price (Click here for my Cathedral
Guitar Interview with Neris). Click here for additional
Bartolex reviews 1
. The sound, both acoustically and amplified, is wonderful. I
personally am endorsing this line of guitars, because I have
already played several dozen gigs this year on my Bartolex
guitar, and I'm continually astounded at how good these guitars
are. This guitar is the answer to my personal dream of having
a quality multi-string guitar in standard production at an affordable
price -- and perhaps it will be for you as well.
I have played and owned many multi-string classical guitars,
and this instrument rivals, equals or surpasses many hand-made
guitars currently selling in the 3k - 6k range. This guitar has
a master-grade solid Spruce top, solid East Indian Rosewood back
& Sides, and creates a beautifully-balanced Spanish sound
with rounded trebles, deep basses, and excellent resonance and
sympathetic sustain. The bass response is particularly good on
this guitar. Many low A strings sound weak and tubby, but this
one is is powerful enough to raise the dead!!!
I have the guitar tuned to a standard 7-string
tuning: 1-6 is normal, and the =A. Strings By Mail
has a great selection of 7-string sets and can put together custom
sets for you at a discount over individual strings.
This guitar is surprisingly easy to play. Since the scale length
is at 627 mm, the shorter scale makes things very easy to reach.
The smaller scale-length would make this guitar a great 7-string
for women, younger players, or anybody with medium to smaller-sized
hands. Additionally, the guitar can be tuned at a higher pitch
with the proper guage of strings, so you can play Renaissance
lute music at the same pitch that would be used when played using
* Scale Length 627mm
* Nut Width = 56 mm
* 12th Fret = 66 mm
* Action @ 1 = 3 mm
* Action @ 7 = 3.5 mm
* Top = Solid German Spruce
* Back/Sides: Solid East Indian Rosewood
* Finish: Lacquer
* BBand Electronics
* Model: MRS7 cel
* New silk-lined case
* Made in China
Here are some 1-take MP3s of the guitar, tracked using
2 Schoeps microphones -- which are known for sounding
very natural and uncolored -- into a Presonus
ADL 600 preamp. This is straight, pure signal with no
additional EQ or effects. This guitar is very easy to record,
and would make a fine classical guitar for a solo 7-string classical
guitar CD or for recording nylon string guitar tracks in any
In short, this guitar is a great concert and/or
amplified guitar for any intermediate to advanced-level player,
and it would make a great guitar for concerts, recitals, local
gigs, as well as recording studio projects.
SHIPPING & TERMS
USA shipping is $35.00 via or FedEx Ground with $15 for optional
insurance. All sales are final, so please ask questions first.
I do accept PayPal. Thanks for looking. This auction is for 2009
Bartolex 7-string classical guitar and hardshell case. No
other accessories are included.
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