Beautiful & Unusual Classical Guitars - Episode 2: Mangore 'White Tiger'

Introduction

Bellucci Guitars headed by Renato Bellucci is known for making stunning guitars made from exotic woods and incorporating new design features like beveled cutaways, elevated fingerboards, soundports, & tailpiece bridges. Something else that they have also built a culture around is their use of unusual woods & combining them in unique ways. 

In this article I will be focusing on just one of their designs as their company has too many wonderful classical guitars to cover in just one article!

The 'White Tiger' Classical Guitar

 Back and Sides: Black & White Ebony 

Back and Sides: Black & White Ebony 

 Top - Spruce

Top - Spruce

 Scale Length: 630mm + Indented/Beveled Cutaway for access to the upper frets.

Scale Length: 630mm + Indented/Beveled Cutaway for access to the upper frets.

 Violin Type Bridge made from Ebony

Violin Type Bridge made from Ebony

 
 All headstocks need 3 Birmanian Rubies mounted in 18kt gold don't they?

All headstocks need 3 Birmanian Rubies mounted in 18kt gold don't they?

 The ebony armrest alla Greg Smallman in all its glory.

The ebony armrest alla Greg Smallman in all its glory.

 A nice view of the Artec Edge-Z Preamp

A nice view of the Artec Edge-Z Preamp

Full Specifications at a glance:

  • Back and Sides - Black & White Ebony
  • Top - Spruce
  • Scale Length - 630mm
  • Preamp - Artec Edge-Z
  • Carbon fiber truss rod
  • Indented/Beveled cutaway
  • Armrest - Ebony
  • Gold plated tuners
  • 22 frets
  • Radius fingerboard
  • Bridge and Neck nuts - Buffalo horn

My Opinion

Sadly I haven't played this guitar and I probably never will as it was custom-made for a lucky gentleman from the USA but I can say that it looks stunning and is has some wonderful features that I'd certainly love to have on my custom-made guitar (when I get one).

Leave a comment and let me know what you think and make sure you check out my other articles on modern classical guitar design.

Mangore Guitars

Artec Preamps