AUTHORIZED BARTOLEX USA DEALER
Up for consideration is a new Bartolex
10-String classical guitar, with solid cedar top, cutaway
and BBand AT6 pickup. This guitar is the SLC10Cel 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
brand new, and comes with a full 1-year warranty, with a satisfaction
guaranteed, 3-day return policy. This is a very in demand model,
and here is your chance to gety one now without haveing to place
an order or go on a 6-month waiting list!!!
$158 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 an
affordable price (Click here for my Cathedral
Guitar Interview with Neris). Click here for additional
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The sound, both acoustically and recorded, is nothing short of
astounding. 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
Bartolex SLS10CEL 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 most luthier
built guitars in the 3k - 6k price 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 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: SLC10Cel
* Serial # 1002202
* Top: Solid Cedar
* 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, 12
* BBand AT6
* Hardshell case
* Made in China
As great as the acoustic sound is on this guitar, the amplified
sound is equally as good -- or perhaps even better! This guitar
features the BBand A6T
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 12 short, 1-take MP3s files of this guitar, tracked
using a MBHO / Straesser CM601 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:
| Resonance Test
(Showing Sympathetic Resonance)
| Intonation Test (Harmonic @
12th fret, followed by fretted note)
| Packington's Pound
(English Renaissance, before 1596)
| The Third Tune
(Thomas Tallis, 1505-1585)
| Pavan #1 (Luis Milan, 1500-1561,
| Corn Yards (Scottish Renaissance,
Rowallen Lute Book, 1596-1657)
| Joy To the Person (Anon.,
| Se A Mi Acorgo
| Branle Gay (Renaissance)
| From the Beginning (Emerson,
Lake, & Palmer. 1972, Trilogy)
| Kelly's 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 SLS10Cel
10-string classical harp guitar guitar and case. No other accessories
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