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Comment by Richard on July 12, 2010 at 9:13am
I don't know if you'll find this interesting, James, but 15 years ago, I spoke with Renato personally on my ham radio. I had been working South America for awhile when he said hello and we found that we both had classical guitar in our interests. We had a long conversation and ended up exchanging QSL cards. He also sent along a CD that he had put together, pictures of his place by a lake and a few other knick-knacks. It's amazing to me that after all this time his name once again enters my world. Nice fellow to talk to, if I remember, I'm just not sure about the guitars he's pushing.
Comment by James P. Royle on July 12, 2010 at 8:50am
Thanks Richard, I'm good now. That would not be something that I would consider without playing it. Jim
Comment by James P. Royle on July 12, 2010 at 6:52am
Thanks Richard, I will check it out. Without even going there, the situation has always made me a little suspicious. Jim
Comment by Richard on July 11, 2010 at 10:47pm
To James re: Renato Bellucci (note spelling). Since your post was in May, I'm not even sure that you're still interested in an answer; however, my suggestion is that you go search on his name (or Mangoré guitars) in the Classical Corner of You're going to find hundreds of posts about this very controversial fellow and his guitars.
Comment by Jonathan Gates on June 7, 2010 at 5:59pm
I rcvd an email from someone named George in response to my entry about the Joanne Falletta Competition in Buffalo. He said something about her being in Denver once. Email evaporated before I read it and I cannot find his Comment on the Martin, Gibson or Classical Cognoscenti groups I posted it in. RSVP George.
Comment by Jonathan Gates on June 6, 2010 at 10:32pm
Went to the finals of the Joanne Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition in Buffalo NY last night. The winner, a Russian, performed Rodrigo’s Concerto de Aranjuez with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra under Joanne Falletta . She was a Julliard guitar major. I was in the 5th row. Blew me right out of my socks. His and his competitor’s guitars were magnificent. Looked like Brazilian rosewood back and sides. Beautiful. They were LOUD and the tone smooth as silk. No amplification. Seating capacity: approx. 2,500
Comment by James P. Royle on May 13, 2010 at 5:32pm
I have very little classical guitar knowledge. Are any of you familiar with Renaldo Belluci's guitars at
Comment by Jamie Marie Andreas on May 12, 2010 at 6:12pm
Hi Folks,

I have just uploaded a video of "Sor's Etude in Bm". It is part of a complete lesson with note by note directions, instructional video, etc. If anyone is working on this piece,or would like to, you may be interested.

I can answer any playing questions in my group at this site, or in my "Free Guitar Improvement Workshop"

Comment by David Mitchell on April 26, 2010 at 4:51pm
sorry, that's why I had the caveat on the original post
Comment by David Mitchell on April 26, 2010 at 3:54pm
according to the link O fpund had 805.882.1166 as the phone # & 805.884.6107 as the fax number. it was under shipping address

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