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A two-year quest led to the new series, which delivers accentuated response in the bass tones, clear, balanced tone, and elegant details.

Bedell
Revolution Parlor

Anaheim, CA (January 16, 2017) -- Bedell Guitars introduces the Revolution Series, featuring hand-tuned guitars crafted in Bend, Oregon, USA, from exotic tonewoods. A two-year quest led to the new series, which delivers accentuated response in the bass tones, clear, balanced tone, and elegant details.

Bedell Guitars sought to create a series in the Folk Rock Collection that would deliver a breakthrough bass response: loud and profound. Tom Bedell’s search for cocobolo, an incredibly figured, accented with sap wood known as the densest tonewood of all, led to Nicaragua, where he secured the beautiful-looking exotic tonewood–all legally harvested and fully documented.

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The one-piece Honduran mahogany neck is dovetailed into the body with a compound taper similar to how vintage guitars were made in the 1930's.

Bend, OR (December 18, 2015) -- Brazilian rosewood has long been heralded as the pinnacle of guitar body tonewoods. Thought many of the tonewoods in the rosewood family grow in the tropics, none has ever matched the magical Dalbergia nigra of Brazil. Decades of being buried in a wet environment and the slow natural aging of the Esperanza tree somehow results in the finest music wood of all. You can hold a tonewood set between your fingers and feel it vibrate. A bright glass-like ring that sustains, and that unique Brazilian rosewood aroma, are a testament to its life.

With this prodigy of Brazilian rosewoods, Bedell Guitars has created the Rio Power Dread, the Rio Bold Orchestra, and the Rio Regal Parlor. They are extraordinary Brazilian instruments. Due to Esperanza's denseness a thinner more responsive back is used. A hand selected extra stiff salvaged Bearclaw Sitka spruce soundboard and tone bars are hand carved for 100% tuned tops. The one-piece Honduran mahogany neck is dovetailed into the body with a compound taper similar to how vintage guitars were made in the 1930's. And a stunning Bedell Rio Burst is applied to compliment the magic of the music these instruments produce.

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