New Classical Guitar from Granada
Alma Aurea model
Opus m98, 2nd Epoca
640mm scale with 52mm nut width
Canadian cedar top
Indian rosewood back & sides
Spanish cedar neck
African ebony fingerboard
Madagascar rosewood bridge & headstock veneer
Gotoh 35ARB510Qc tuners with ebony knobs
Hand rubbed French polish finishing
Cibeles fiberglass case included
Guitars weight is 1.40Kg / 3.086 lbs
Total length of the guitar is 98.5 cm / 38.78 inches
Body length is 48 cm / 18.89 inches
Upper bout is 27 cm /10.63 inches
Lower bout is 36 cm / 14.17 inches
Depth of body is 9.3 cm/ 3.66 inches
Jesus Bellido the renown Spanish guitar maker from Granada was born in 1966 within a family of guitar makers.
At the age of 13 he began his professional training at the workshop of his father Manuel Belido and built his first guitar under his own name at the age of seventeen !!!
His work of course evolved over the years and today Jesus Bellido builds both his own model and copies of guitars made by Antonio de Torres, Santos Hernández, Louis Panormo, Jose Pages, Jose Pernas, and Manuel de la Chica among others.
For some time he also taught guitar-building lessons until, in 1995, he decided to devote himself exclusively to building his own instruments. During recent years he has also taken part in numerous exhibitions and lectures. The quality of his work resulted in him being selected as a Spanish representative in expert lutherie for the European Economic Community, in the conferences held in Colonia during 2001 and 2002, within the “Leonardo da Vinci Project”.
From a technical perspective, he has applied diverse building methods, always seeking to make the most of the advantages in each one. Nowadays, after having tried several building methods, he keeps two: the traditional Spanish system and a second one that includes lutherie techniques.
In a constant search for top quality, he uses only first-rate materials and accessories. For peg boxes, he includes only the most well-known and top quality brands in the world. For varnishes, he uses the best shellac. Having his own sawmill allows him to offer a great variety of woods, whose cut and drying are carried out in the most rigorous way.
His special guitars are made from first quality woods undergoing drying processes that last over 15 years, and in many cases over 30 years