Enrico Bottelli of Voghera in Italy

  • Year:

    2017 - Special model - number 267. Labelled, numbered, dated and signed by the maker. Also signed and dated under the soundboard.

  • Body:

    CITES-certified Brazilian rosewood - beautiful quarter-sawn timber with doubled purfling to back and sides that frame the body beautifully.
    Body length:- 483 mm.
    Top bout:- 280 mm wide & 91 mm deep.
    Waist:- 238 mm & 95 mm deep.
    Bottom bout:- 365 mm wide & 93 mm deep.
    All shellac french-polished.

  • Front:

    European spruce with fine and even grain width across the soundboard. This luxury model has a wider rosette with absolutely stunning details framed inside and outside by a motif that is echoed in the purfling, the bridge tie-block and down the centre of the head. The bridge tie-block cap is famed in white mother-of-pearl. Quite beautiful and executed to perfection.

  • Tuners:

    Klaus Scheller - model H - high-precision, well-engineered tuners with nickel silver sideplates and snakewood buttons

  • Scale:

    65cm with 19 frets on an ebony fingerboard mounted on a gorgeous flamed Honduran mahogony neck.

  • Neck Width:

    52mm at the nut with 42 mm string spacing.

  • Weight:

    1518 grams

  • Condition:

    New and immaculate. All shellac french-polished to very high standard.

  • Comments:

    Well this Bottelli model is one that can easily leave you speechless. The quality of materials, the luxurious yet very tasteful and harmonious decoration, the high level of craft all combine to stunning effect. When on top of this, you grasp the quality of sounds that this guitar is capable of producing, then you realise this is surely at the top level of traditional guitar-making. Bravo Enrico.
    Although Enrico regularly makes a special, highly-decorated model, this one has more specific Hauser design bracing (from a 1952 Hauser), having both depth of bass with clarity and purity of treble. Finding a variety of tone colours comes with ease as does playability and response to vibrato.
    With limited output to achieve this build standard, such guitars are not easy to come across and we look forward to the next.

    Enrico Bottelli - Click here to find out more about this maker

  • Price:
    Sold December 2017. Please enquire for next new one.
    + 44 (0) 1732 453 523 Contact via Email

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