New Cathedral Guitars Model 125CEL ($1,495)
10-String Classical Harp Guitar, w/Cutaway, Fishman Presys Pickup, and Softshell Case
Choice of Spruce or Cedar top (No extra charge)
Optional Sound Port (No extra charge)
Custom TKL Hardshell Case Upgrade = $150
Free USA shipping via insured UPS Ground, with Signature Required
Supply is limited -- Current Availability: 125CEL Cedar
Top (5x Available); 125CEL Spruce
Top (6x Available)
Up for Pre-Order is a brand new 2023 model year Cathedral Guitar 10-String classical harp guitar, with cutaway, Fishman Presys pickup, and softshell case. These are now shipping, and we are taking orders on a first-come, first-serve basis.This guitar is the Cathedral Guitars Model 125CEL, which features your choice of a solid Spruce or Cedar top, laminated Mahogany back & sides, Cutaway, Fishman Presys pickup, dual adjustable truss rod, and a softshell case. You can get a sound port installed if you like, and a TKL custom hardshell case is available as a $150 upgrade. This guitar is from the lineup of Cathedral models, made by Bartolex. The goal here was to keep the tonewood and workmanship quality very high -- but with simpler design using fewer cosmetic details, in order to keep the price-point as affordable as possible. Before we came along, the only game in town was the 10-String Ramirez 1a for about $15k!!!. This is a wonderful 10-string guitar, both acoustically and amplified, 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.
We have sold over 500 multi-string guitars over the last 17 years, and are by far and away the world's leader in Multi-String guitars.
CATHEDRAL GUITAR CUSTOMER REVIEWS
“Best Christmas ever! I must say it's a beautiful guitar -- Very rich and lush-sounding -- it is a quality instrument.”
-- Hal Hagen
“When it comes to impeccable craftsmanship, sonic/tonal quality, and outstanding value, the Cathedral integrates all three factors into one beautiful instrument. You won't be disappointed.”
-- Donn LeVie, Jr.
“Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!! OMG! Clearly it arrived . . . . It is even better than anticipated.”
-- Eric Hartshorn
Please visit BartolexUSA for additional Cathedral / Bartolex / Milagro reviews.
Bartolex / Milagro / Cathedral is founded by Argentinian guitar designer, luthier and guitarist Neris Gonzales, with production based in a high-quality Artisian Workshop in China. The result is a great guitar with high-quality tonewoods and Western-trained craftsmanship at a price / quality level that is untouchable by USA or European builders.
The sound, both acoustically and recorded, is simply wonderful. I personally am endorsing Cathedral Guitars, Bartolex and Milagro 10-string guitars. I have already well played well over 300 gigs on my own Cathedral and Bartolex 10-String guitar guitarss, and I'm constantly astounded at how good these guitars are, and for the price / performance ratio, they are simply unbeatable. If you play weddings, this guitar will pay for itself in about 6x gigs!!
This guitar has a AAA-grade solid Spruce or Cedar top (your choice), laminated mahogany back & sides, bone nut and saddle, 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 these guitars. It is also very even across the registers, and has excellent volume. An optional Sound Port is available free of charge, which allows the player better sound, and overall better bass response.
I have the guitar tuned with high-tension D'Addario EJ46TT Titanium Trebles 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.
* Model: 125CEL
* Manufacture Year: 2023
* Top: Solid Spruce or Cedar
* Saddle/Nut: Bone
* Fretboard: Rosewood
* Finish: Lacquer
* Adjustable Truss Rod
* 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
@ String 1 = 3.25 mm
@ String 10 = 3.5 mm
* Dot markers @ fret 7
* Fishman Presys Pickup
* Softshell case
(or optional $150 TKL Hardshell Case ) * Free USA shipping with prepayment * Made in China
Please check our OTHER OFFERINGS for more classical harp guitars as well as electrics, Pro Audio gear, including our own Flickinger Audio Mic preamp -- and we are actually the world's leading manufacturer of 10-String Classical Harp guitars, with over 500 guitars sold during the last 17 years. Thanks for shopping with Cathedral Guitars!!!