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BARTOLEX 10-String Classical Harp Guitar


Cutaway, BBand Pickup, and Sound Port!!!


2010 Bartolex

10-String Guitar

Up for consideration is a new model Bartolex 10-String classical guitar, with cutaway, sound port and BBand pickup. This guitar is the world debut of a new Bartolex 10-string model, the SPS10Cel, which has Ramirez fan bracing, cutaway and features for the first time: a sound port!!! This guitar is from the same Bartolex line that I personally play, and it sounds phenomenal. Click HERE for 1270 Hi-resolution photos of this guitar. This model features the sound port, which increases the overall bass response and also gives the player a much better sound as you can hear it directly from the sound port. So here is your chance to get this amazing new 10-string guitar right away, without having to wait or place 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 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 | 2 | 3 | 4. The sound, both acoustically and recorded, is 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 continually 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 sound port. Many low A strings sound weak and tubby, but the Ramirez bracing creates a wonderful balance across all the registers, and creates a very even response all thw way down to low A.

I have the guitar tuned in Romantic/Baroque tuning, a standard 10-string tuning: 1-6 is normal, and 7-10 descend step-wise: 7=D, 8=C, 9=B, 10 =A. Strings By Mail has the best selection of 10-string sets and can put together custom sets for you at a discount over individual strings.

* Model: SPS10Cel
* Serial # 1002206
* Top: Solid Spruce
* Saddle/Nut: Bone
* Fretboard: Ebony
* Finish: Lacquer
* Scale: 650 mm
* Nut Width: 85 mm
* 12th Fret width: 100 mm
@ Nut = 77mm o.c.
@ fret 12 = 89 mm o.c.
@ bridge = 102mm o.c.
@ fret 1: 19mm
@ fret 7: 20mm
@ String 1 = 4 mm
@ String 10 =5 mm
@ String 1: 3 mm
@ String 10 =4 mm
* Dot markers @ 3 5 7 9 12
* BBand A2.2
9v battery
* Hardshell case
* Silk Lined
* w/Hydrometer
* Made in China

Here are 12 quick, 1-take MP3s of this guitar, tracked using a vintage Schoeps microphone (in both omni and cardioid), into a Presonus ADL 600 preamp with a Rosetta 200 A/D converter. This is straight, pure signal with no additional EQ or effects. This guitar is very easy to record, and would make an excellent classical 10-string guitar for a classical CD, or for recording nylon-string guitar tracks in any musical style:

1 | Resonance Test
(Showing Sympathetic Resonance)

2 | Intonation Test (Harmonic @
12th fret, followed by fretted note)

3 | Corn Yards (Scottish Renaissance,
Rowallen Lute Book, 1596-1657)

4 | The Canaries (Scottish Renaissance,
Rowallen Lute Book, 1596-1657)

5 | Joy To the Person (Anon.,
English Renaissance)

6 | Kelly's Song (original composition, 2008)

7 | Se A Mi Acorgo (Italian Renaissance)

8 | Packington's Pound (English
Renaissance, before 1596)

9 | The Third Tune (Thomas Tallis,
1505-1586, with improvisations)

10 | Pavan #1 (Luis Milan, 1500-1561
Spanish Renaissance)

11 | Wascha Mesa (Hans Neusidler,
1508-1563, German Renaissance)

12 | Improvisation (with low basses)

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 very affordable, easy-to-play, and a great-sounding instrument.

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 A2.2 pickup system, which consists of 2 undersaddle pickups (strings 1-5 and 6-10), blended together with a soundboard transducer. The recessed controls feature a volume knob and a blend wheel, 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 system with a Trace Acoustic TA-100R amp and a QSC K12 powered speaker (with no effects) and the amplified sound is simply stunning. The unit uses a standard 9 Volt battery, and the battery can be easily installed through the sound port, so you don't even have to loosen the strings!!!

Insured USA shipping is $40.00 via or FedEx Ground or $65 with FedEx 2-Day Air, with FREE USA shipping for Buy-It-Now customers. You will love this guitar!!! You get a 3-day return trial period for a full refund, with the buyer paying for the shipping both ways. I do accept PayPal -- eCheck preferred. Thanks for looking. This auction is for a NEW Bartolex 10-string classical guitar and hardshell case and microfiber polishing cloth. No other accessories are included.

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