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Up for consideration is a new Bartolex 7-String classical guitar, with silk-lined hardshell case. This guitar is the new Bartolex 7-string model, the SRS7, which has Ramirez fan bracing, and a solid Spruce top. This
guitar is from the same Bartolex line that I personally play,
and it sounds simply amazing. Click HERE for 1270 Hi-resolution photos of this very guitar. This is a top-quality 7-string
classical guitar, and one of the few that you can get today without having
to pay several thousands of dollars, and go on a lengthy waiting
“I am delighted with my new Bartolex MRS7Cel seven-string. It sings under the lightest of touches, the top end is crisp and clear and the bass end is magnificent. The best guitar I've had in 35 years of playing”
-- Will Beavan
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 excellent. I personally
am endorsing Bartolex multi-string guitars and am selling them on
eBay and through Bartolex
USA, because I have already played hundreds 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 multi-string guitar in standard production,
at an affordable price -- and maybe it will be for you as well.
I have played and owned dozens of 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, with excellent resonance and sympathetic
sustain. The low bass response is particularly good on this guitar. Many low 7=A strings sound weak and tubby,
but the Bartolex design insures a prefect balance across all
registers, and gives a very even response -- all the way down
to low A.
I have the guitar tuned in a standard
7-string tuning where 1-6 is normal, and
By Mail has a great selection of 7-string sets and can
put together custom sets for you at a discount over individual
strings. Several excellent string manufacturers offer 7-string
sets, including D'Addario,
LaBella also makes a 7-string set but I do not recommend it, because the basses are too weak. All Bartolex guitars come standard with Savarez strings.
* Model: SRS7
* Serial # 00161013
* Top: Solid Spruce
* Ramirez Fan Bracing
* Saddle/Nut: Bone
* Fretboard: Ebony
* Finish: Lacquer
* Scale: 650 mm
* Nut Width: 56 mm
* 12th Fret width: 67 mm
* STRING SPACING
@ Nut = 50 mm o.c.
@ fret 12 = 59 mm o.c.
@ bridge = 68 mm o.c.
* NECK DEPTH
@ fret 1: 19mm
@ fret 7: 20mm
@ String 1 = 3 mm
@ String 7 =4 mm
* Neck Dots @ 7th fret
* Hardshell case
* Made in China
* 1 Year Warranty
Here are 12 quick, 1-take MP3s of this guitar, tracked
using a pair of Sony PCM D1 field recorder, using the built-in microphones.
This is straight, pure signal with no additional EQ or effects.
This guitar is very easy to record, and would make an excellent
classical 7-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 | Pavan #3 (Luis Milan, 1500-1561 Spanish Renaissance)
4 | Packington's Pound (English Renaissance)
5 | The Third Tune (Thomas Tallis,
1505-1586, with improvisations)
6 | Pavan #1 (Luis Milan,
7 | Improv
8 | Corn Yards (Renaissance)
9 | Renaissance Dance
10 | Bass Thing
(fretted 7th string)
12 | Harmonics Thing (improv)
13 | Brian Boru's March (Traditional Celtic)
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 relatively affordable, easy-to-play, and a great-sounding instrument.
My website Cathedral
Guitar has a lot of info on multi-string guitars; I
run an internet radio station on multi-string guitars and lutes, called 10-String
Radio; I moderate a 300-member 10-String
Yahoo Group on the multi-string subject, and am working on an instructional
website, 10-string.com. 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, here.
If you need a teacher to help you adapt to the 7-string guitar,
you can check this list here.
Also, if you will be playing mostly lute music on the 7-string,
I strongly recommend taking lessons from a lute player, if you
can find one. If you want online lessons, I highly recommend
the 10-String (tuned like an 8-string 7=D, 8=A) guitarist Perf
De Castro, who is both an excellent musician and a wonderful
teacher, and he offers private lessons via the
Here for more details.
CLASSICAL HARP GUITAR
This guitar type is a relative of the Harp Guitar family
also known as the Fretted
Harp Guitar. It has one big advantage over the other harp
guitar types in that the frets extend across the entire neck,
and can be played with a capo -- and be quickly
transposed into a variety of different keys, which is especially helpful
when accompanying singers. This is, of course, impossible on
a regular harp guitar with floating strings. Custom capos are made by Shubb (ask for the Pinnochio model), and also by Phill
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one Bartolex SRS7 7-string classical harp guitar
and hardshell case. No other accessories are included.
If you are not happy with the guitar for any reason, simply return
it within 3 days for a full refund (buyer pays shipping). So far, after
dozens of eBay and direct internet sales of multi-string guitars, not a single customer
has returned a guitar.
PLEASE CHECK OUT my other multi-strings by Ramirez, and Cathedral Guitars in my Current
eBay Auctions, and also see and hear dozens of my multi-string guitars
that have Recently Sold on eBay.
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