There are definitely still those enticed with Bellucci guitars, as this thread proves. The bellucci website is attractive and professional and looks better than it did years back when I first stumbled upon it. The pictures of the guitars look exotic and unique, and the descriptions are seductive to say the least. Sometimes when I am bored, I go to his website just to read some of the awe inspiring poetry used to describe the guitars he is selling
There is already plenty of information on the forum and on the internet that should warn individuals to beware. For Omar's sake and others who may seek to purchase a Bellucci, I can reiterate my first hand experience with two bellucci guitars. Years back when seeking to upgrade my lowly $100 classical guitar (A Vantage VIC-2G made in Indonesia), I stumbled on the Bellucci website. I was honestly intrigued but knew these guitars were well out of my price range. A friend who collects a lot of steel string guitars happened to have 2 bellucci guitars and he was willing to sell me one, so I thought I could get the guitar of my dreams at a really good deal. In short, I went over to his house, tried both guitars, and to my dismay found that my $100 guitar sounded superior to the two Bellucci's... taking a closer look I also noticed serious workmanship flaws like overly thick and unevenly applied lacquer, and the wood still looked fresh under the finish, as if the tree had just been cut a few hours before turning it into a guitar!
Other online reviews have confirmed my experience and the integrity of Mr. Bellucci has proved to be highly questionable. I don't seek to defame anyone or any business, but I do find it necessary to warn anyone who might become an easy victim. I don't know if his guitars have improved over the years, but it is just far to risky for anyone to try and find out when they are much better alternatives out there.
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