Up for your consideration the highly-acclaimed Bartolex 10-String
classical harp guitar, with hardshell case. This brand new guitar is SLS10
, which features lattice bracing, a solid spruce top, laminated Indian Rosewood back & sides, and hardshell case. This guitar has concert-lever sound and cosmetics, yet it is still very affordable -- unlike custom-made luthier guitars. This is a new guitar has some cosmetic finish blemishes on the side of the fingerboard (see photos) so here is a rare opportunity to get a new Bartolex at a nice discount!!!
for 1270 DPI Hi-resolution photos of the guitar. The photos are of the actual guitar you will receive.
is by far and away the world's leading multi-string guitar, with a proven 10-year track record of over 500 multi-string guitars made. The company is headed by luthier
and guitarist Neris Gonzales
, with production based in
a high-quality Artisian Workshop in China. The result is a great
guitar design with very high-quality tonewoods and workmanship, at an
affordable price. Click here for Bartolex
The sound, both acoustically and recorded, is outstanding. I personally
am endorsing Bartolex
10-string guitars and am selling them on
eBay and through Bartolex
, because I have already played hundreds of gigs on my
guitars, and I'm continually astounded at
how good these guitars are.
I have played and owned dozens of multi-string classical guitars,
and this instrument rivals, equals or surpasses most luthier-built guitars in the 3k - 6k range. This guitar has a AAA-grade
solid spruce top, laminated East Indian Rosewood back & Sides,
ebony fretboard, and creates a beautifully-balanced Spanish sound
with nice trebles, deep basses, and excellent resonance and sympathetic
sustain. The low bass response is particularly good on these guitars. Many low A strings sound weak and tubby,
but the Bartolex lattice bracing design ensures a wonderful balance across all
registers, and creates a very even response all the way down
to low A.
I have the guitar tuned in Romantic tuning, a standard
10-string tuning where 1-6 is normal, and 7-10 descend step-wise:
7=D, 8=C, 9=B, 10 =A. Strings
By Mail has a great selection of 10-string sets and can
put together custom sets for you at a discount over individual
strings. Several excellent string manufacturers offer 10-string
sets, including D'Addario,
LaBella also makes a 10-string set but I do not recommend it, because the low basses are too weak.
* Model: SRS10
* Serial # 10105290
* Bracing: Lattice
* Top: Solid Spruce
* Saddle/Nut: Bone
* Fretboard: Ebony
* Finish: Lacquer
* Scale: 650 mm
* Nut Width: 85 mm
* 12th Fret width: 100 mm
* STRING SPACING
@ Nut = 77mm o.c.
@ fret 12 = 89 mm o.c.
@ bridge = 102mm o.c.
* NECK DEPTH
@ fret 1: 19mm
@ fret 7: 20mm
@ String 1 = 3.5 mm
@ String 10 =4.5 mm
* Dot markers @ Fret 7, 12
* Silk-Lined Hardshell case
* 1 Year Warranty
* Made in China
Here are 14 quick MP3 sound files to give you an idea of what to expect. Recorded with a couple of prototype TAB Funkenwerk / German Masterworks CG•OA-1 condenser mics into a Trident 88 recording console using Metric Halo ULN8 converters:
1 | Resonance Test
(Showing the guitar's excellent Sympathetic Resonance)
2 | Corn Yards
3 | Joy To the Person
4 | Bouree in Em
(Baroque, J.S. Bach)
5 | Study in Bm
6 | Packington's Pound (English Renaissance)
7 | The Third Tune (Thomas Tallis, with improvisations)
8 | Pavan #1 (Luis Milan,
9 | Kelly's Song
10| From The Beginning (Emerson, Lake, and Palmer)
11 | Prelude in Dm
(Baroque, J.S. Bach)
12 | Brian Boru's March
13 | Timur's Song
14 | Kemp's Jig
In short, this guitar is a great concert and/or recording guitar
for any intermediate to advanced-level player, and it would make
a great guitar for classical concerts, recitals, local gigs,
as well as recording studio projects. It is also the ideal guitar
for first getting into the world of Multi-String guitars, as
it is a relatively affordable, easy-to-play, and a great-sounding instrument.
“Its been about seven months since I purchased my first Bartolex SLS10CEL 10-string, and I still can't put it down. The craftsmanship is breathtaking, and the tone is amazing. I strongly recommend this guitar to anyone who's considering purchasing a 10-string. This guitar has added much enjoyment in my life!” -- Heath Hartfiel
Read more TESTIMONIALS here
There are a couple of great anthologies for multistring guitar. The inventor of the instrument, guitarist/composer Fernando Carulli, has an excellent method book for the instrument HERE. Also, there is a great 220-page anthology HERE. In addition, my website Cathedral
Guitar has a lot of info on multi-string guitars.
We offer a case upgrade option for this guitar. If you need a professional 6-ply case, we offer the custom Ameritage 10-string case for an additional $300.
SHIPPING & TERMS
Insured USA and International FedEx Ground is $40, and
I do accept PayPal. Thanks for looking. Please ask questions
before bidding. Satisfaction Guaranteed!!! This auction is for
one Bartolex SLS10 10-string classical harp guitar
and hardshell case. No other accessories are included.
If you are not happy with the guitar for any reason, simply return
it within 3 days for a full refund (buyer pays shipping).
PLEASE CHECK OUT my other 10-string Cathedral Guitars in my Current
eBay Auctions, and also see and hear several of my 10-string guitars
that have Recently Sold on eBay.
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