I have spent the last few years drawing this guitar, it is my latest project :The Bellagio.
I can consider this guitar the “pearl” of my electric guitars production and with this concept it was baptized with the name of one of the most beautiful villages overlooking my Lake Como: Bellagio, the pearl of the lake.
I am particularly proud of the result that I gained at after several prototypes that led me to the final model.
The elegant “offset” shape of the body has an excellent ergonomic line and an ideal weight balance. The body, in American pine, is light and the natural vibrations of this wood make it exceptionally resonant. The Bellagio is lacquered with a thin layer of nitrosynthetic-based paint in order to not to compromise the characteristic tone of this essence. The end result is an ergonomic, light, resonant and aesthetically fascinating body that, restores to the musician the sound of the wood itself.
The inspiration for the golden era of the electric guitar does not stop at the design of the body, modern but with a clear vintage flavor. The pickups and the electronic, aims to obtain a typical sound of the 60s. My goal is to deliver to each guitarist his instrument, to accompany him according to his choices, his needs and his rules. This approach drives me to make every guitar entirely by hand, with top quality components, with dedication and love.
Thermo-treatment is a process that treat the wood to temperatures between 330 ° and 430 ° F. This treatment takes place in a controlled and oxygen-free atmosphere. After this treatment, the physical and mechanical properties of the wood are modified, improving it in terms of mechanical resistance and resonance.
Sistema di Fissaggio Monovite
The Single-bolt Neck System is a further construction detail (only in the Deluxe line). This system ( made of stainless steel ) allows a superlative mechanical fixing and avoids unpleasant transverse movements. The Single-bolt Neck System gives an elegant look to the guitar and guarantees an excellent transmission of vibrations between the neck and the body.
Every part of the Bellagio, after being carefully seasoned, selected and carved, is individually finished manually to reach that level of customization that no machine or robot is able to satisfy.
We love our job, we love handtools, we simply love wood!
Each component used for the construction of these guitars is naturally seasoned for a minimum of 5 years in our workshop. We do our best to maintain constant temperature and humidity. Only in this way we can obtain a stable and very resonant instrument.
- model: Bellagio
- body: Mahogany
- top: Flamed Maple
- finish: Handrubbed sunburst with acrylic lacquer
- neck: Flamed roasted maple
- fingerboard: African Ebony
- tremolo bridge: Gotoh® 510
- machine heads: Gotoh®, 6-on-a-side
- pickup ring: Seymour Duncan® Triple shot
- passive pickups: Seymour Duncan® Sh ’59
- active pickup: As1-Seymour Duncan®
- fretwire: Stainless steel
- controls: Concentric Domed knobs (vol + tone)
- weight: 3.2kg
- price: Email for price enquiry