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Old 03-09-2019, 07:37 AM
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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!

Specifications:

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 doodahdoug@aol.com 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
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Old 03-09-2019, 11:35 AM
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I count it an honor to be the first person to bump this guitar. This would be a dream guitar for me if I had the funds available.
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Old 03-09-2019, 03:03 PM
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Wow--another incredible one from your collection!

One of these days I'm gonna try a Bashkin...this is the first one I've seen with an arm bevel. Gorgeous woods and Micheal's usual impeccable craftsmanship. What's not to love?

Best of luck with the sale, Doug!
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Old 03-10-2019, 07:43 AM
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I count it an honor to be the first person to bump this guitar. This would be a dream guitar for me if I had the funds available.
Much appreciated jab.phila!

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Wow--another incredible one from your collection!

One of these days I'm gonna try a Bashkin...this is the first one I've seen with an arm bevel. Gorgeous woods and Micheal's usual impeccable craftsmanship. What's not to love?

Best of luck with the sale, Doug!
Thank you Kevin. Michael Bashkin pulled out all the stops on this build with the Peruvian walnut Ryan style bevel, sharp florentine cutaway, hot hide glue, adi bracing and of course the exquisite set of Brazilian Rosewood and Italian spruce he selected voiced to his signature sound.

The rosette utilizes torched koa and white oak burl with bone dividers and is another example of his unique artistic touch.



Don't miss out your opportunity to own a Brazilian Rosewood Bashkin at a great price!
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Old 03-10-2019, 02:54 PM
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What a beautiful guitar from a top-notch guy! Can't go wrong with the guitar or the seller....!!
GLWTS!!
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Old 03-11-2019, 07:03 AM
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Just a bump for an incredible guitar and a good guy selling it!

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Old 03-12-2019, 05:01 AM
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What a beautiful guitar from a top-notch guy! Can't go wrong with the guitar or the seller....!!
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Thanks Glenn, this is a special one!

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Just a bump for an incredible guitar and a good guy selling it!

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Hey Jay, I know that you have visited Michael Bashkin's shop and played a number of his guitars. This is one of the best guitars that I have played and will make someone very happy!


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Old 03-12-2019, 06:25 AM
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I once owned a bashkin placencia of almost identical specifications and similar brazilian rosewood and owned it the longest among all the full sized acoustics that i have so far owned. Michael bashkin makes great guitars.
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Old 03-14-2019, 06:33 AM
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I once owned a bashkin placencia of almost identical specifications and similar brazilian rosewood and owned it the longest among all the full sized acoustics that i have so far owned. Michael bashkin makes great guitars.
Thanks for chiming in gitarro, every Bashkin I've played has been special and the superb set of BRW on this one moves it up a level among those.



I have received a few cash and trade offers so I will open this up to consider other partial trade offers for modern fingerstyle guitars with a 1.75" nut width with a sizable cash component.
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Old 03-16-2019, 02:17 PM
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Default Bashkin - Italian Spruce - Brazilian Rosewood Belleza GC

Bump it up for another look at this Bashkin - sounds as good as she looks!




If you have an interest in this guitar please reach out to me at doodahdoug@aol.com for fastest response.
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Old 03-17-2019, 11:19 AM
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Doug always has some of the creme de la creme of gorgeous acoustic guitars. This one is no exception. I have played this instrument, and the looks and sound of this one are marvelous!!

Someone is going to be a very happy camper when this one arrives to you........don't delay, act now.......!!!
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Old 03-20-2019, 06:20 AM
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Doug always has some of the creme de la creme of gorgeous acoustic guitars. This one is no exception. I have played this instrument, and the looks and sound of this one are marvelous!!

Someone is going to be a very happy camper when this one arrives to you........don't delay, act now.......!!!
Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this guitar Jim and yes someone is going to be delighted with this Bashkin.

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Old 03-21-2019, 06:13 PM
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Default Brazilian Rosewood Bashkin Belleza

Michael Bashkin - spec sheet bump for this beauty.



I measure the nut width at a slightly wider 1-13/16" vs. the listed 1.75"



Just an amazing instrument from Mr. Bashkin. Still considering some cash + trade options, let me know if you have an interest!
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Boy that is a GORGEOUS guitar!! Wish I wasn't so guitar rich and cash poor right now!!

Great guitar from a GREAT seller! Doug is an awesome guy. Buy with confidence!!
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Old 03-23-2019, 08:30 AM
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Boy that is a GORGEOUS guitar!! Wish I wasn't so guitar rich and cash poor right now!!

Great guitar from a GREAT seller! Doug is an awesome guy. Buy with confidence!!
Thanks Mike, I am surprised that someone hasn't snatched this one up yet.
Hit me up with your best cash offer and I am still considering a couple of cash + trade offers too, so get yours in soon if you have one of those.
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