Over three centuries ago the birth of the acoustic guitar enabled some of the most exquisite classical music to be performed in social gatherings and family parlors. Founded on the principle of 12 frets to the body and the bridge resting neatly in the center of the lower bout, the instruments delivered warmth and clarity – note by note. Wanting to replicate the presence of this voice with the projection expectations of America’s musicians, Bedell Guitars set out to locate and pair dense salvaged red cedar with incredibly figured East Indian rosewood from the coffee plantations of southwestern India. The results have been astonishing. To facilitate finger stylists the nut widths are 1 3/4 inches, and the body depths have been extended 1/4 inch to give a more powerful presence. The final detail of an old-fashioned hand carved dovetail neck joint brings the guitars to life in your hands. We are delighted to present the “Grandezza” dreadnought, the “Bella Voce” orchestra, and the “Bellissima” parlor.