2018 Bedell Bahia - Brazilian Rosewood/Adirondack Top
No. 8005, Bedell deluxe hardshell case included, along with all chain of custody documents to certify the Brazilian Rosewood is from the 1950's and is legal to travel anywhere. MOST Brazilian instruments do NOT have these valuable- important documents and therefore cannot travel nor be sold across borders.
As we expect from a superbly crafted Brazilian/Adirondack Spruce top Dreadnaught this beautiful Bedell has gorgeous tones & tons of volume. If you're wanting to invest in a fine Brazilian Rosewood guitar, this is an amazing opportunity.
From a climate controlled, smoke free home and virtually unplayed HUGE collection. In as new condition. This magnificent Legacy instrument plays & sounds amazing. You won't want to put it down!
Please contact us with any questions you have regarding this beautiful instrument!!
Dreadnought Body Size
Honduran Mahogany Neck
Reclaimed, aged Adirondack Spruce Top
Nitrocellulose Gloss Finish
1.687" Nut Width
Waverly Tuners W/ Ebony Buttons
15.75" Lower Bout Width
10.625" Waist Width
11.437" Upper Bout Width
20" Body Length
4.75" Body Depth
No Electronics ( we can install on request)
4mm Brass Dot Fretboard Inlays
Deluxe Bedell Hardshell Case
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 stunning Bedell Bahia dreadnought we paired it with Adirondack Spruce.
The Bedell Bahia offers the finest music wood nature has created, hand-crafted into the finest guitars technology has enabled
All Bedell tonewood is ethically and legally procured, meeting all CITES regulations and Lacey Act requirements for chain of custody. We guarantee that every USA made Bedell guitar crafted out of wood from restricted species qualifies for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Guitar Passport and can be transported for performances throughout the world.