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Cathedral Guitar 10-String Classical Harp Guitar

 

Model 125CEL, Cedar Top, Cutaway, BBand A3T

NOW WITH O-PORT INSTALLED


Cathedral
Guitar

10-String Guitar

Up for consideration is a new Cathedral Guitar 10-String classical guitar with hardshell case. This guitar is the Model 125CEL, which features a solid Cedar top, Mahogany back & sides, cutaway, BBand A3T electronics, and Planet Waves O-Port. This guitar is a brand-new 2013 model from a new line of Cathedral Guitars, made by Bartolex. The goal was to keep the quality very high, but with simpler inlays / rosettes to keep the price-point at the level where it will be more affordable for most guitarists. Click HERE for 1270 Hi-resolution photos of this very guitar. This comes with a Satisfaction Guaranteed, 3-day return policy, and a full 1-year warranty. This is a wonderful 10-string guitar, and one of the few that you can get today without having to pay several thousands of dollars and go on a lengthy waiting list!!!

CATHEDRAL GUITAR REVIEWS
This guitar is a complete steal at this price. I would buy another one of these in a heart beat. This one's a keeper.
-- Lee De Falla
Watertown, WI


Best Christmas ever! I must say it's a beautiful guitar -- Very rich and lush-sounding -- it is a quality instrument.
-- Hal Hagen
Oslo, Norway


When it comes to impeccable craftsmanship, sonic/tonal quality, and outstanding value, the Cathedral Model 15 integrates all three factors into one beautiful instrument. You won't be disappointed.
-- Donn LeVie, Jr.
Austin, TX


Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!! OMG! Clearly it arrived . . . . It is even better than anticipated.
-- Eric Hartshorn
Oakland, CA


Click here for additional Cathedral Guitar reviews.

Bartolex
is a guitar company founded by Argentinian luthier and guitarist Neris Gonzales, with production based in a high-quality Artisian Workshop in China. The result is a not only a great guitar design with high-quality woods and western-trained workmanship at a very affordable price -- but also has become the leading seller of 10-string guitars in the entire world. (Click here for my Cathedral Guitar Interview with Neris).

The sound, both acoustically and recorded, is wonderful. I personally am endorsing Cathedral Guitars, Bartolex and Milagro 10-string guitars and am selling them on eBay, at the Guitar Foundation of America Guitar Conventions, and through Bartolex USA. I have already well played over 200 gigs on my own Cathedral and Bartolex 10-String guitars, and I'm constantly astounded at how good these guitars are, and for the price / performance value they are simply unbeatable. This guitar is the answer to my personal dream of having a quality 10-string guitar in standard production, at an affordable price -- and maybe it will be for you as well. This model 125CEL is so good, that I am keeping 3 guitars for myself for amplified gigs (in Romantic, Dm, and Theorbo tuning).

I have played and owned dozens of multi-string classical guitars, and this instrument rivals, equals or surpasses many luthier built guitars in the 3k - 6k range. This guitar has a AAA-grade solid cedar top, laminated mahogany back & sides, and rosewood fretboard, and creates a beautifully-balanced Spanish sound with nice trebles, deep basses, and excellent resonance and sympathetic sustain. The low bass response is particularly good on this guitar (you can tune it down to low E with a special Savarez string). It is also very even across the registers, and has excellent resonance and sympathetic sustain.

STRINGS
I have the guitar tuned with Savaerz Strings in Romantic tuning, a standard 10-string tuning where 1-6 is normal, and 7-10 descend step-wise: 7=D, 8=C, 9=B, 10 =A. Strings By Mail has a great selection of 10-string sets and can put together custom sets for you at a discount over individual strings. Several excellent string manufacturers offer 10-string sets, including D'Addario, Hannabach, and Savarez.

GUITAR SPECS:
* Model: 125CEL
* Production Year
* Top: Solid Cedar
* Saddle/Nut: Bone
* Fretboard: Rosewood
* Finish: Lacquer
* Scale: 650 mm
* Nut Width: 85 mm
* saddle width: 117 mm
* STRING SPACING
@ Nut = 77 mm o.c.
@ fret 12 = 89 mm o.c.
@ bridge = 101mm o.c.
* NECK DEPTH
@ fret 1: 19 mm
@ fret 7: 20 mm
* ACTION
@ String 1 = 3.5 mm
@ String 10 = 4.5 mm
* Dot markers @ fret 7, 12
* BBand A3T Pickup
* Hardshell case
* Made in China

UPGRADE OPTIONS
We offer the upgraded Ameritage 10-string case for an additional $249 (regular price = $337).

SOUND FILES
Here are 17 quick, 1-take MP3 sound files of me playing this guitar, to give you an idea of what to expect. The guitar has excellent power and projection, and records very well. These MP3 files have no compression, EQ or reverb -- just straight signal, tracked through a pair of Schoeps CMT541 mics into a Presonus ADL 600 preamp into a Sony PCM D1 flash recorder.

1 | Intonation Test (Harmonic /
fretted note @ the 12th fret)

2 | Resonance Test (Stopped scales / chords showing sympathetic resonance)

3 | Packington's Pound (English
Renaissance, before 1596)

4 | Kelly's Song
(original composition)

5 | Joy To the Person (Anon.
English Renaissance)

6 | Corn Yards (Scottish
Renaissance, 1596-1657)

7 | From the Beginning
(Emerson, Lake and Palmer)

8 | The Third Tune
(Thomas Tallis w/flamenco improv)

9 | Bianca Fiore
(Italian Renaissance)

10 | Se A Mi Acorgo
(Italian Renaissance)

11 | Brian Boru's March (Anon.,
Irish, Ca. 1200)

12 | Pavan #1 (Luis Milan,
Spanish Renaissance)

13 | Improv

14
| Pavan #2 (Luis Milan,
Spanish Renaissance)

15 | Suite Espanola (Gaspar Sanz, Spanish Renaissance)

16 | Rohan's Theme (Lord of the Rings)

17 | Danza
(Italian Renaissance)


Here are 21 additional sound files of Cathedral Guitar Model 15 serial #004 tracked through 3 different mics, a Wunder Audio CM7/GT/M7, a Schoeps CMC56, and a AMI UM17 multi-pattern tube mic, into a Presonus ADL 600 preamp into a Rosetta 200 A/D converter. The name of the mic used is in the file name

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 |7

8 | 9 |10 |11 |12 |13 |14

15 |16 |17 |18 |19 |20 |21

Here are 15 additional MP3 sound files of Model 15 serial #007, using a vintage Neumann KM53 mic into a TAB-Funkenwerk V78M tube preamp:

1
| 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8

9
| 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15

In short, this guitar is a great concert and/or recording guitar for any intermediate to advanced-level player, and it would make a great guitar for classical concerts, recitals, local gigs, as well as recording studio projects. It is also the ideal guitar for first getting into the world of Multi-String guitars, as it is an affordable, easy-to-play, and a great-sounding instrument.

RESOURCES
My website Cathedral Guitar has a lot of info on multi-string guitars; I also run an internet radio station on multi-string guitars and lutes 10-String Radio; and also I moderate a 265-member 10-String Yahoo Group on the subject, and am working on an instructional website, 10-string.com. Perf De Castro has a YouTube Multi-String Guitar channel on the instrument. James R. Smith has an excellent intoductory article to the world of multi-strings, here

TEACHERS
If you need a teacher to help you adapt to the 10-string guitar, you can check this list here. Also, if you will be playing mostly lute music on the 10-string, I strongly recommend taking lessons from a lute player, if you can find one. If you want online lessons, I highly recommend the 10-String guitarist Perf De Castro, who is both an excellent musician and a wonderful teacher, and he offers private 10-string guitar lessons via the internet. Click Here for more details.

CLASSICAL HARP GUITAR
This guitar type is also a relative of the Harp Guitar family known as the Fretted Harp Guitar. It has a big advantage over the other harp guitar types in that the frets extend across the entire neck, and the guitar can easily be played with a capo, and be quickly transposed into a variety of keys, which is especially helpful when accompanying singers. This is, of course, impossible on a regular harp guitar. Custom capos are made by Shubb (ask for the Pinnochio model), and also by Phill Elliott.

SHIPPING & TERMS

Insured USA FedEx Ground is $40. I do accept PayPal, Visa, Master Card, AmEx. Thanks for looking. Please ask questions before bidding. Satisfaction Guaranteed!!! This auction is for one Cathedral Guitar Model 125CEL 10-string classical harp guitar guitar, Planet Waves O-Port, BBand A3T Pickup installed, and hardshell case. No other accessories are included.

SATISFACTION GUARANTEED
If you are not happy with the guitar for any reason, simply return it within 3 days (buyer pays shipping). So far, after several dozen of eBay and direct internet sales, not a single customer has returned a guitar because they didn't like how it looks, plays, feels, or sounds. In fact, many people voluntarily write in to say how thrilled they are with their new Cathedral Guitar. These comments are often reprinted with permission on the BartolexUSA website.

PLEASE CHECK OUT my other multi-string and Bartolex guitar in my Current eBay Auctions, and also see and hear some 10-string guitars that have Recently Sold on eBay.

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Cathedral Guitar Model 125CEL Classical Harp Guitar with Cutaway, & BBand A3T Pickup

Cathedral Guitar Model 125CEL Classical Harp Guitar with Cutaway, & BBand A3T Pickup

Cathedral Guitar Model 125CEL Classical Harp Guitar with Cutaway, & BBand A3T Pickup

Cathedral Guitar Model 125CEL Classical Harp Guitar with Cutaway, & BBand A3T Pickup

Cathedral Guitar Model 125CEL Classical Harp Guitar with Cutaway, & BBand A3T Pickup

Cathedral Guitar Model 125CEL Classical Harp Guitar with Cutaway, & BBand A3T Pickup

Cathedral Guitar Model 125CEL Classical Harp Guitar with Cutaway, & BBand A3T Pickup

Cathedral Guitar Model 125CEL Classical Harp Guitar with Cutaway, & BBand A3T Pickup

Cathedral Guitar Model 125CEL Classical Harp Guitar with Cutaway, & BBand A3T Pickup

Cathedral Guitar Model 125CEL Classical Harp Guitar with Cutaway, & BBand A3T Pickup

Cathedral Guitar Model 125CEL Classical Harp Guitar with Cutaway, & BBand A3T Pickup

Cathedral Guitar Model 125CEL Classical Harp Guitar with Cutaway, & BBand A3T Pickup

Cathedral Guitar Model 125CEL Classical Harp Guitar with Cutaway, & BBand A3T Pickup

Cathedral Guitar Model 125CEL Classical Harp Guitar with Cutaway, & BBand A3T Pickup

Cathedral Guitar Model 125CEL Classical Harp Guitar with Cutaway, & BBand A3T Pickup

Cathedral Guitar Model 125CEL Classical Harp Guitar with Cutaway, & BBand A3T Pickup

Cathedral Guitar Model 125CEL Classical Harp Guitar with Cutaway, & BBand A3T Pickup

Cathedral Guitar Model 125CEL Classical Harp Guitar with Cutaway, & BBand A3T Pickup

Cathedral Guitar Model 125CEL Classical Harp Guitar with Cutaway, & BBand A3T Pickup

Cathedral Guitar Model 125CEL Classical Harp Guitar with Cutaway, & BBand A3T Pickup

Cathedral Guitar Model 125CEL Classical Harp Guitar with Cutaway, & BBand A3T Pickup

Cathedral Guitar Model 125CEL Classical Harp Guitar with Cutaway, & BBand A3T Pickup


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