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2008 Bartolex 10-String Classical Guitar


Concert Guitar with Solid Cedar Top


Bartolex 10-String

Classical Harp Guitar

Up for consideration is a wonderful-sounding, New, Old-Stock Bartolex 10-String classical harp guitar, with a solid cedar top, and laminated Rosewood back & sides. This the original model Bartolex 10-String guitar, 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 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 Feb., 2010) is $1,699 -- with laminated back and sides -- so here is a rare chance to get a concert 10-string guitar at a tremendous discount!!!

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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. 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 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 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.

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 = 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: SRC10
* Serial #: 1000194
* Hardshell case
* Made in China

Here are fifteen quick, 1-take MP3s of this guitar, tracked using a vintage Neumann KM254 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 | Resonance Test
(Showing Sympathetic Resonance)

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

3 | Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming
(German, 1599)

4 | Resonet In Laudibus
(German, 16th C.)

5 | Adeste Fideles
(John Wade, 1711-1786)

6 | O Come, O Come Emmanuel
(Latin chant, Mode I)

7 | People Look East
(French Traditional)

8 | Puer Natus
(Latin Chant, Mode I)

9 | Savior Of The Nations, Come
(German, 1524)

10 | We Three Kings
(John Hopkins, Jr., 1820-1891)

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, and $75 for Fed-Ex 2nd Day Air. International buyers please ask about shipping / insurance. All sales are final, so please ask questions first. I do accept PayPal. 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.

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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