Jesus Bellido is a renowned Spanish guitar maker from Granada. His father, Manuel Bellido, started to learn the Spanish art of guitar making in the 50s, and this art is being continued by his sons today. Jesus Bellido began working in his father’s workshop at the age of thirteen and built his first guitar under his own name at seventeen. His work, of course, evolved over the years. Today, he 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.
This guitar is his personal concert model, and it is a downright archetypal example of the great Spanish guitar. Traditionally built with a spruce top and rosewood back and sides, it develops a warm, round and intense sound. Moreover, the playability is fantastic and the trebles have a notable presence.
|Body and sides:||Indian rosewood|
|Air resonance frequency:||F#|