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Old 03-09-2019, 08:37 AM
doodahdoug doodahdoug is offline
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Arrow SOLD! Michael Bashkin Bellezza GC - Italian Spruce - Brazilian Rosewood

For your consideration a 2008 Italian Spruce - Brazilian Rosewood Bellezza GC from world class luthier Michael Bashkin. AGF price - SOLD + shipping costs. Payment fees, if any, are the buyer's responsibility.

I purchased this guitar this guitar about 3 years ago directly from the original owner and both the guitar and custom fit Ameritage case are in excellent condition.

Brazilian Rosewood Bashkin guitars are a rare find and the figuring on this one is stunning. Paired with an Italian Spruce top, this guitar is a beautifully voiced contemporary fingerstyle guitar which also handles strumming and single note runs with ease. This versatile instrument has a well balanced sound with beautiful overtone content, plenty of power in the bass along with good volume and sustain. The fit and finish is top notch as you would expect.

Michael Bashkin's build list has been closed for over 3 years and his base price is $7,800 when it does reopen. Here is your opportunity to own a special Italian Spruce - BRW Bashkin Belleza GC at a huge savings!


Top: Italian Spruce
Back and sides: Brazilian Rosewood

Neck: Honduran mahogany
Headstock overlay: Brazilian Rosewood bound in Peruvian Walnut
Back of headstock: Brazilian Rosewood

Binding: Peruvian Walnut with maple and holly side purfling
Purfling: Peruvian Walnut with holly veneers
Rosette: Torched Koa and white oak burl, bone dividers
Bracing: Adirondak Spruce

Kerfing: Spanish cedar
Florentine cutaway
Clear pickguard
Ryan style bevel: Peruvian walnut
Tuning machines: Waverly gold with ebony buttons
Back xbrace cap: Brazilian Rosewood
Bridge plate: Honduran Rosewood
Nut and saddle: Bone
Bracing/Bridge glue: Hot hide glue
Bridge pins: Water buffalo horn

Fret markers: Mother of Pearl
Truss-rod: 2 way
Bridge: Macassar ebony
Fretboard: Macassar ebony
Nut width: 1 13/16"

String spacing at saddle: 2 1/4"
Scale length: 25.4"

Lower bout width: 15 1/4"
Lower bout depth: 4 1/2"
Upper bout width: 11"

Custom Fit Ameritage Case
Signed and dated Bashkin Guitars Spec Sheet

This guitar is quite simply a beautiful piece of playable art, sure to delight its next owner for years to come.

Available for sale only in the Continental U.S. Local Dallas, TX pickup is available. For quickest response send an email to [email protected] with questions or to discuss purchase arrangements.

Thanks for looking, now let me hear from you!

Last edited by doodahdoug; 05-16-2019 at 11:29 AM. Reason: Cash + trades now considered