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NEW Bartolex 10-String Classical Guitar


Concert Guitar with Solid Cedar Top


Bartolex 10-String

Classical Guitar

Up for consideration is a wonderful-sounding Bartolex 10-String classical harp guitar, with a solid cedar top. This the newest Bartolex model, the SLC10, which features a solid Cedar top and Lattice 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 is the least expensive Bartolex 10-string model available, but it sounds better than most of the hand-made luthier 10-string guitars costing thousands more. So here is your chance to get this amazing new guitar right away, without having to wait or place a custom order. Satisfaction Guaranteed!!!

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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 the best 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. The sound, both acoustically and recorded, is wonderful. I personally am endorsing Bartolex 10-string guitars, because I have already played dozens of 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 hand-made guitars currently selling in the 3k - 6k range. This guitar has a AAA-grade solid cedar top, laminated 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 10-strings suffer from low A strings that sound weak and tubby, but the Lattice bracing creates a wonderful balance across all the 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: 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 string manufacturers offer 10-string sets, in cluding D'Addario, Hannabach, and Savarez.

* Scale Length 650 mm
* Nut Width = 84 mm
* 12th Fret width = 100 mm
* Action Fret 1 = 3 mm
* Action Fret 10 = 4 mm
* Top = Solid Spruce
* Saddle, Nut = Bone
* Back/Sides: Laminated East Indian Rosewood
* Fretboard = Ebony
* Finish: Lacquer
* Model: SLC10
* Serial #: 0210206
* Hardshell case

Here are some quick, 1-take MP3s of this guitar, tracked using a various mics (see notes below) 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 a great classical 10-string guitar for a CD project, 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 | Packington's Pound
(English Renaissance, before 1596)

4 | Bianca Fiore (Cesare Negri, 1535-
1604, Italian Renaissance)

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

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

7 | Brian Boru's March
(Traditional Irish tune)

8 | Tanz (English Renasiance)

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

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

11 | The Third Tune
(Thomas Tallis, 1505-1585)

12 | The Bartolex Song
(original composition)

13 | Timur's Song
(original composition, 2009)

14 | From the Beginning (Emerson,
Lake, & Palmer. 1972, Trilogy)

15 | Improvisation
(featuring the low basses)

16 | Kelly's Song
(original composition)

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 recitals, local gigs, as well as recording studio projects. It is also the ideal first guitar for getting into the world of Multi-String guitars, as it is a very affordable, easy-to-play, and a great-sounding instrument, and comes with a Satisfaction Guaranteed return policy.

USA shipping is $40.00 via or FedEx Ground with included insurance, and $65 for Fed-Ex 2nd Day Air. 3-day approval period, and you can return it for any reason if you do not love it (buyer pays shipping), but please ask questions first. I do accept PayPal and all the traditional forms of payment. Thanks for looking. This auction is for a Bartolex 10-string classical guitar and hardshell case and microfiber polishing cloth. No other accessories are included.

This guitar was recorded in stereo using 3 different sets of mics to give you an accurate idea of the sound of the instrument. The mic name is included in the MP3 file name for each track. GT2 is a pair of Wunder CM7GT large diaphragm tube mics; KM2543 is a vintage pair of Neumann KM254 and KM253 small diaphragm tube mics.

PLEASE CHECK OUT my other Pro Audio / music gear for sale in Current eBay Auctions, and also see some of other Bartolex Multi-Strings that have Recently Sold on eBay.


























































































































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