AUTHORIZED BARTOLEX USA DEALER
Up for consideration is a mint-condition, 2009
classical guitar, with solid spruce top and BBand pickup. This
guitar is the SLS10el model, which features the lattice
bracing, laminated Indian Rosewood back and sides, and ebony
fingerboard. This guitar is from the same Bartolex line that
I personally play, and it sounds phenomenal, both acoustically
and amplified. Click HERE
for 1270 Hi-resolution photos of this guitar. This guitar is
like-new, in mint condition, and comes with a full 1-year dealer
warranty, with satisfaction guaranteed, and 3-day return policy.
This same model sells new for $1,984, so here is your chance
to get this amazing 10-string guitar in mint condition, with
the same 1-year warranty, and save $500!!!
$120 Off From Bing.Com
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 high-quality woods 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 recorded, is nothing short of
phenomenal. I personally am endorsing Bartolex 10-string guitars
and am selling them on eBay and through Bartolex
USA, because I have already played over 100 gigs on my
own Bartolex guitar, and I'm constantly astounded at how
good these guitars are. This guitar is the answer to my personal
dream of having a quality 10-string guitar in standard production,
at an affordable price -- and maybe 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 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 this guitar
due to the lattice bracing, which gives the guitar a very even
response in all the registers.
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, in cluding D'Addario,
LaBella also makes a set but I do not recommend it.
* Model: SLS10el
* Serial # 0208295
* 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 = 74mm o.c.
@ fret 12 = 88 mm o.c.
@ bridge = 102mm o.c.
* NECK DEPTH
@ fret 1: 19mm
@ fret 7: 20mm
@ String 1 = 3.75 mm
@ String 10 =5 mm
* Dot marker @ fret 7
* BBand AT6
* Hardshell case
* Made in China
As great as the acoustic sound is on this guitar, the amplified
sound is eaqually as good -- or perhaps even better! This guitar
features the BBand AT6
pickup system, which consists of 2 undersaddle pickups (strings
1-5 and 6-10), blended together with a soundboard transducer.
The controls feature a graphic EQ, volume, and a blend slider,
which blends the 2 undersaddle PUs together with the Soundboard
PU. The amplified sound is very, very natural, and easy to control
and adjust to fit the particular venue. It has no piezo quack
whatsoever, but is very much the natural amplified sound of the
guitar. For live gigs, I use this exact same system with a Trace
Acoustic TA-100R amp and a QSC K12 1000-watt powered
speaker (with no effects) and the amplified sound is simply stunning.
The unit uses a standard 9 Volt battery, which is included.
Here are 15 MP3 sound files to give you an idea of what
to expect. The guitar has a very nice sympathetic resonance,
as well as very even response across the registers. These MP3
files have no compression, EQ or reverb -- just straight signal,
tracked through a Neumann KM253 omni mic, into a Presonus
ADL 600 preamp into a Rosetta 200 A/D converter.
| Intonation Test (Harmonic /
fretted note @ the 12th fret)
| Resonance Test (Stopped scales / chords showing sympathetic
| Packington's Pound (English
Renaissance, before 1596)
| Kelly's Song
| Pavan #1 (Luis Milan, 1500-1561,
| Love Song (Guillaume de
Machaut, 1300-1377, French)
| Suite Española (Gaspar Sanz, 1640-1710,
| Tanz (Renaissance)
| Timur's Song
(O Come, O Come, Emmanel)
Here are some additional MP3 clips of this guitar using a Neumann
KM254 cardioid mic):
| Joy To the Person (Anon.
| Corn Yards (Scottish
| The Bartolex Song
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 an affordable, easy-to-play, and a great-sounding instrument.
My website Cathedral
Guitar has a lot of info on multi-string guitars; I also
run an internet radio station on multi-string guitars and lutes
Radio; and also I moderate a 10-String
Yahoo Group on the subject, and am working on an instructional
Perf De Castro
has a YouTube Multi-String
Guitar channel on the instrument. James R. Smith
has an excellent intoductory article to the world of multi-strings,
SHIPPING & TERMS
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I do accept PayPal (eCheck preferred) as well as all the traditional
forms of payment including barters and trades. Thanks for looking.
Please ask questions before bidding. Satisfaction Guaranteed!!!
If you are not happy with the guitar for any reason simply return
it within 3 days. This auction is for one Bartolex SLS10el
10-string classical harp guitar guitar and case. No other accessories
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