Up for your consideration the highly-acclaimed Bartolex 10-String
classical harp guitar, with cutaway, Fishman Presys pickup, hardshell case. This brand new guitar is SLS10CEL
, which features lattice bracing, a solid spruce top, laminated Indian Rosewood back & sides and an adjustable truss rod
!! This guitar has concert-lever sound and cosmetics, yet it is still very affordable -- unlike every other custom-made, luthier guitars. This is a brand new guitar that has some cosmetic finish blemishes on the side of the ebony fretboard (see photos
, frets 11-14
), so here is an extremely rare opportunity to get a new Bartolex and save $575 with our 25% b-stock 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, bar none, with a proven 10-year track record of over 500 multi-string guitars made. The company is headed by luthier
/ 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 over the last 10 years, and am 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 (even on a Ramirez),
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/Baroque 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 # 10105271
* Bracing: Lattice
* Top: Solid Spruce
* Saddle/Nut: Bone
* Fretboard: Ebony
* Adjustable Truss Rod
* 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 = 3.25 mm
@ String 10 =3.75 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 dozens 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.
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 SLS10CEL 10-string classical harp guitar, polishing cloth, truss rod adjustment key,
and hardshell case. No other accessories are included.
If you are not happy with the guitar for any reason, simply return
it within 7 days for a full refund (buyer pays shipping).
PLEASE CHECK OUT my other 10-string Guitars and Pro Audio gear 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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