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2009 Bartolex 8-String Classical Harp Guitar


Acoustic/Electric Guitar with Fanned Frets


2009 Bartolex

8-String Guitar

Bill Gates Pays You $180 on Buy-It-Now INFO

Up for consideration is a brand new, wonderful-sounding Bartolex 8-String classical harp guitar, with Fanned Frets, Cutaway and BBand A6T electronics. This is a brand new model with lattice bracing, and it is from the same line that I personally play. Click HERE for my review of my own guitar, and CLICK HERE for 1270 Hi-Res photos of this guitar. This model is not in standard production -- and this fanned-fret version probably may never be -- so here is a very rare opportunity to get this amazing new guitar without having to wait or plce a custom order.

Microsoft has brought back their Paypal CashBack Promotion, and you will get a $180 rebate from Microsoft's if you use the Buy-It-Now. Please first read these DETAILS.

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 cedar top and workmanship, at a very affordable price (Click here for my Cathedral Guitar Interview with Neris). Click here for additional Bartolex reviews 1 | 2 | 3 . 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 Cedar top, laminated East Indian Rosewood back & Sides, and creates a beautifully-balanced Spanish sound with crisp trebles, deep basses, and excellent resonance and sympathetic sustain.

I have the guitar tuned to a standard 8-string tuning: 1-6 is normal, and the 2 low strings are 7=D 8=A. Strings By Mail has sells standard 8-string sets and can put together custom sets for you at a discount over individual strings.

The purpose of fanned frets is to increase the scale lenth of the low bass strings to give them better bass response, AND to decrease the scale-lenth of the trebles to give them better response for notes higher than 1 = E. This guitar is tuned in regular tuning, but this guitar also has great possibilities with adding a 1 = A -- high A string in a manner of Grammy-winning guitarist Paul Galbraith, who iplays the fanned-fret 8-string, and is probably most famous classical multi-string player.

This guitar is surprisingly easy to play. Since the scale starts at 610 mm, the shorter scale makes things very easy to reach, and I found the tilt of the frets to be comfortable. The design of the fanned-frets makes it very easy to adjust to playing it, and additionally the smaller scale-length would make this guitar a great 8-string for women, younger players, or anybody with medium to smaller-sized hands.

* Scale at 1 = 610 mm
* Scale at 8 = 648 mm
* Nut Width = 70 mm
* 12th Fret = 78 mm
* Top = Solid Cedar
* Back/Sides: Laminated East Indian Rosewood
* Finish: Lacquer
* BBand A6T Electronics
* Cutaway
* Model: SLF8 cel
* Serial # = 0303095
* New silk-lined case
* Made in China

Here are some 1-take MP3s of the guitar, tracked using a Wunder CM7 GT microphone and an Oliver Archut AKG-C12VRX through 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 8-string classical guitar CD or for recording nylon string harp guitar tracks in any musical style:

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In short, it 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.

USA shipping is $35.00 via or FedEx Ground with $20 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 8-string classical guitar and hardshell case. No other accessories are included.

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