Bedell Serenade Orchestra
The Bedell Serenade Orchestra, as with the other limited edition acoustic guitars in the Brazilian Collection, is a true masterpiece. Meticulously hand-crafted one at a time in the Bedell Custom Shop in Bend, Oregon by our talented team of craftsmen. These exquisitely unique instruments are among the finest guitars crafted anywhere in the world. Each legally documented set of Brazilian rosewood in this collection is hand-selected to achieve supreme sound and stunning aesthetics. The combination of Sitka spruce and Brazilian rosewood results in clarity within every note, rich with overtones, emanating from a what can only be classified as a collector’s dream! These guitars will be available only once within this limited edition run of eight acoustic guitars. Available July 1, 2019.” Read Tom Bedell’s story about Brazilian Rosewood.
The Sounds That Changed the World
Brazilian Rosewood – Nature’s Most Remarkable Tonewood
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. Over-harvesting 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 Brazilian rosewood tonewood.
About the Brazilian Rosewood Collection
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:
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