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2009 Bartolex 10-String Classical Guitar


NEW Concert Guitar with Solid Spruce Top


2009 Bartolex

10-String Guitar

Up for consideration is a new, wonderful-sounding Bartolex 10-String classical guitar, with all solid woods and a solid spruce top. This is a new, old-stock / B-stock model with Ramirez fan bracing, and it is from the same Bartolex line that I personally play. Click HERE for my review of my own guitar. Click HERE for 1270 Hi-resolution photos of this guitar. This model is no longer in standard production, as it has a lot of high-end details that are very expensive to make. So here is your chance to get this amazing new guitar right away, without having to wait or place a custom order. The street price for the current model guitar (available in February) is $1,699 -- with laminated back and sides -- so here is a rare chance to get an all-solid wood concert 10-string guitar at a tremendous discount. The B-stock price has been lowered even $200 further. This deal will not last long, and when these last few NOS / B-stock guitars are sold, this great deal will be gone forever.

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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 a AAA-grade spruce 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 recorded, is wonderful. I personally am endorsing Bartolex 10-string guitars, because I have already played several dozen gigs this year 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 hand-made guitars currently selling in the 3k - 6k range. This guitar has a AAA-grade solid spruce top, solid East Indian Rosewood back & Sides, ebony fretboard, and creates a beautifully-balanced Spanish sound with rounded trebles, deep basses, and excellent resonance and sympathetic sustain. The low bass response is particularly good on this guitar. Many low A strings sound weak and tubby, but the Ramirez bracing creates a wondeful balance across all the registers, and creates a very even response all thw way down to low A.

Although the guitar is technically a new instrument, it does have 2 issues: 1) a pair of cracks on the back on both the upper and lower bouts, which can be seen in the photos. This was a defect in the otherwise very beautiful Indian Rosewood, as the cracks are in the exact same place, although the crack in the upper bout is longer. These have been both been professionally cleated and repaired. Also, there is a crack in the fingerboard which is not visible in the photos -- or even to the naked eye -- but when you change the strings you may notice a very thin crack in the fingerboard between the 7th and 8th strings, running from the 2nd fret up to the soundhole. As a result, we are selling this guitar as a B-Stock / Factory Second, and have further reduced the price $200 accordingly.

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 a great selection of 10-string sets and can put together custom sets for you at a discount over individual strings.

* Scale Length 650 mm
* Nut Width = 83 mm
* 12th Fret width = 90 mm
* Action Fret 1 = 4 mm
* Action Fret 10 = 4.5 mm
* Top = Solid Spruce
* Saddle, Nut = Bone
* Back/Sides: Solid East Indian Rosewood
* Fretboard = Ebony
* Finish: Lacquer
* Model: MRS10
* New hard case
* Made in China

Here are twelve quick, 1-take MP3s of this guitar, tracked using a vintage Neuman KM253/64 tube microphone, 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 CD, or for recording nylon-string guitar tracks in any musical style:

1 | W Zkobie Lezy (Polish Carol,
Spiewniczek Piesni Koscielne, 1908)

2 | God Rest You Merry
(English Carol, 18th C.)

3 | Go Tell It On The Mountain

4 | Intonation Test (Harmonic @ 12th fret, fretted note @ 12th fret)

5 | Mendelssohn
(Felix Mednelssohn, 1809-1847)

6 | Joy To the World (Antioch.,
G.F. Handel, 1685-1759)

7 | St. Louis
(Lewis H. Redner, 1831-1908)

8 | Stille Nacht
(Franz Gruber, 1787-1885,)

9 | Puer Nobis
(Michael Praetorius, 1571-1621)

10 | The First Nowell
(Traditional English Carol, 18th C.)

11 | Greensleeves
Traditional English tune, 16th C.)

12 | Resonance Test
(Showing Sympathetic Resonance)

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 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.

USA shipping is $40.00 via or FedEx Ground with included insurance. All sales are final, so please ask questions first. I do accept PayPal. Thanks for looking. This auction is for 2009 Bartolex 10-string classical guitar and hardshell case. No other accessories are included.

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