Bedell Guitar’s Brazilian Rosewood Collection
EXTRAORDINARY LIMITED EDITIONS OF FOUR ANTIQUITY DESIGNS
Bedell Guitars is pleased to present the incredible sounding and exquisite Bedell Brazilian Collection, four unique purpose built limited editions of eight each, individually released each quarter throughout 2019. They will be available to experience exclusively at these eight Bedell dealers. The first guitar, the Bedell Overture Dreadnought, is unveiling today at these fine Bedell Dealers:
Artisan Guitars, Franklin, Tennessee
Acoustic Vibes Music, Tempe, Arizona
Action Sound, Hawkins, Texas
Guitar Maverick, Keller, Texas
Garrett Park Guitars, Annapolis, Maryland
Two Old Hippies, Nashville, Tennessee
Wolfe Guitars, Jupiter, Florida
Harry’s Guitar Shop, Raleigh, North Carolina
BEDELL OVERTURE DREADNOUGHT
European Spruce/Milagro Brazilian Rosewood | $9,990
Released February 19, 2019
The Milagro tree, a “miraculous” Brazilian rosewood tree that grew on an undulating hillside in Espirito Santo, developed a spider-webbing pattern as its nascent roots went in search of a limited water supply. The result: it resonates like glass with unmatched sustain and projection. European spruce is unique in its clarity and power. The Bedell Overture sounds like it is performing in a century old European stone cathedral with its rich overtones and enduring sustain. View this model here.
BEDELL FORTE DREADNOUGHT
Adirondack Spruce/ Puerta d’ Iglesia Brazilian Rosewood | $7,990
Released April 1, 2019
Striking with its prominent sapwood, European cathedrals often selected Brazilian rosewood for their magnificent entryway doors, hence, Puerta d’Iglesia. Paired with the power of stout Adirondack spruce, each hand selected tonewood set has been chosen for its stunning beauty and tonal brilliance. The appropriate designation for the Bedell Forte is “elegance”.
BEDELL SERENADE ORCHESTRA
Sitka Spruce/Unique Brazilian Rosewood | $8,990
Released July 1, 2019
Searching through our collection, we have selected eight of the most highly figured and exquisite looking sets of Brazilian for this very special offering of orchestra instruments. Designed for individual note richness and clarity, Sitka spruce is the ideal choice to achieve fingerstyle brilliance. The Bedell Serenade articulates the music of each string in melodic wonder.
BEDELL CADENZA PARLOR
Ocean Sinker Redwood/Esperanza Brazilian Rosewood | $6,990
Released October 1, 2019
Discarded into a bog on a NE Brazilian ranch, the Esperanza tree absorbed mineral deposits, making it more dense and brilliant as a tonewood. 7,000 miles away, an ancient redwood tree was washed into the Pacific Ocean and over the years drifted its way to Manzanita Beach in Tillamook County, Oregon. The result: the Bedell Cadenza is a warm and sweet sounding parlor that sings like an angel.
ABOUT THE BEDELL BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD COLLECTION
Frequently, the acoustic sound of the 1960’s resulted from guitars crafted with Brazilian rosewood. Its unique capability to deliver resounding bass and shimmering highs remains unmatched by other tonewoods. Overharvesting motivated the Brazilian government in 1967 to ban the export of Brazilian logs. In 1992 countries throughout the world joined together in declaring Brazilian rosewood an endangered species – in the same classification as elephant ivory.
A small church ornament company just outside of Madrid, Spain had imported several Brazilian rosewood logs during the 1950’s and 60’s, before the restrictions were imposed. Later becoming a tonewood supplier, their documented Brazilian was grandfathered in, allowing it to be legally sold and used in the finest acoustic guitars in the world. In 2013, Bedell Guitars was able to acquire this entire Brazilian rosewood tonewood collection, making us the only acoustic guitar company in the world with a large assortment of fully legal, documented aged Brazilian rosewood tonewood.