Bedell Revere Orchestra Guitar
"Over a half century ago several Brazilian rosewood logs were shipped from NE Brazil to a small company producing church ornaments just outside of Madrid, Spain, where they rested peacefully in a warehouse. As the generations passed and the business focus changed, the logs were cut into tone wood sets for guitars and the company became known as
Madinter, one of the premier tone wood suppliers to the world's exclusive guitar builders.
Year-by-year, over more than 5 decades, the tone wood sets aged, cured by the ideal Spanish climate. The sap crystalize, the stress in the wood relaxed, the cellulose matured between the annual growth fibers…nature took its natural course of turning tone wood into incredible music wood. Just as pre-war guitars are known for their extraordinary sound as the tone woods age, the Brazilian rosewood of Madinter cured naturally.
Bedell Guitars acquired Madinter's entire collection of treasured Brazilian rosewood in 2013. It is all legally documented. It was harvested before Brazil prohibited the export of Brazilian rosewood logs in the late 1960s, before the initial CITES convention of 1972 and long before Brazilian rosewood was declared an endangered species by CITES in 1992. This treasured wood is the finest music wood Mother Nature has created. It responds to lower energy bass frequencies with power and enthusiasm and rejoices in the higher energy treble notes. There is a timbre, an energy, an incredible aliveness that comes from the instruments we are crafting with this aged, cured Brazilian rosewood. There can be no question, Brazilian rosewood is the finest guitar body music wood and the journey of the Brazilian we are using makes this the most amazing collection in the world.
But we do not take our Brazilian rosewood for granted. In launching the new Bedell Bahia dreadnought, orchestra and parlor we have paired it with Alaska Sitka spruce that was salvaged from the forest floor near Craig, Alaska. We never use wood from clear-cut trees…most importantly from over 1,000 year old-growth Sitka forests. Our soundboards are over 400 years old…growing slowly as they compete in the forest for sun, water and freedom. The result, the slow growth and tight growth rings give the tops of our instruments previously unheard power and clarity.
Tom Bedell designed the Revere series guitars for one reason and one reason only: to offer the world’s most talented musicians the finest instruments possible, made from ethically sourced heritage tonewoods, to inspire and illuminate the music they were born to create.
The Bedell Revere Orchestra pairs naturally seasoned Brazilian rosewood and hand-selected Adirondack spruce for the ultimate in projection, articulation, and balance. A handcrafted koa inlay accents the three-piece back from Brazilian rosewood trees that were acquired by our Spanish wood partner over 50 years ago and aged in an ideal climate near Madrid.
To enable the legacy sound of the Revere Orchestra, each perfectly cured rosewood back-and-side set is paired with the stiffest Adirondack spruce soundboards in order to allow for the thinnest, lightest top possible for maximum responsiveness. Together they offer the artist incredible opportunities for powerful, nuanced expression.
The Revere Orchestra is equipped with the PowerMix Pure XT system from K&K Sound: an electronics package that has earned the respect of players worldwide, and offers the purest sound possible.
This Bedell is in Excellent + Condition with only a few very light surface scratches on the back of the guitar near the lower bout..which are hard to detect by the eye. This guitar is as like new as it gets.
Includes Original Hardshell Case.
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