Washburn and UK distributor Sound Technology Ltd are pleased to announce immediate availability of the all-new Bella Tono Series.
The Washburn Bella Tono Series consists of four acoustic guitars, all of which feature an all-new “Studio” sized body, that has a smaller body profile but still delivers a full body tone. Bella Tono Series guitars are affordable, innovative, visually stunning, and sonically excellent.
Bella Tono Novo S9
The Bella Tono Novo S9, the initial offering in the Bella Tono line, features an eye-catching high gloss charcoal-burst spruce top and figured walnut back & sides. The new Washburn “Studio” body design makes for an incredibly comfortable playing experience whilst maintaining the tight lows, focused mids and clear highs commonly associated with larger body sizes.
Its full 25 ½” scale length extends an undeniable familiarity to the player and the satin finished, modern “C” profile of the okoume neck is smooth and cozy feeling in the hands. Subtle yet beautiful inlays adorn its ebony fingerboard and the under-stated black and white binding of the top and back add to the overall striking look of this superb little instrument.
Bella Tono Vite S9V
At first glance, the Bella Tono Vite S9V is an obvious pairing to the Novo, boasting the same eye-catching high gloss charcoal-burst spruce top and figured walnut back & sides. The Vite differs in its cutaway body design, the Barcus Berry LX4 pickup system for amplified possibilities and an exotic-wood vine inlaid ebony fingerboard. It too features the new Washburn “Studio” body design, full 25 ½“ scale length and a satin finished, modern “C” profile okoume neck.
Bella Tono Elegante S24S
The Bella Tono Elegante S24Sfeatures a solid spruce top with a gorgeous pau ferro back & sides pairing and the new “Studio” body size. The soundboard is adorned with stunning abalone, for both the rosette and purfling, which is further accented with a rich padauk highlight and ebony binding. The ebony fingerboard continues with the lush abalone appointments; depicting an inlaid scene of mountains and birds of flight.
The guitar’s solid spruce top helps define sonic nuances throughout the entire register of the instrument. It also features a 25 ½“ scale length and a satin finished, modern “C” profile mahogany neck.
Bella Tono Allure SC56S
The flagship offering in the Bella Tono series is the Allure SC56S. This model features the new “Studio” body size, a solid spruce top, gorgeous acacia back & sides and a cutaway body design for easy access to the upper frets. The soundboard is adorned with stunning abalone, for both the rosette and purfling, and is bound in maple.
The ebony fingerboard continues with the lush appointments; depicting a beach island scene of a palm tree and birds of flight which are inlaid in exquisite abalone and turquoise. The solid spruce top showcases Washburn’s Comfort Arm Rest. It features a full 25 ½” scale length and modern “C” profile mahogany neck. For live performances, the Allure SC56S comes equipped with a Barcus Berry LX4 pickup system.
Pricing & Availability
- Washburn Bella Tono Novo S9 – £169 RRP inc VAT
- Washburn Bella Tono Vite S9V – £219 RRP inc VAT
- Washburn Bella Tono Elegante S24S – £439 RRP inc VAT
- Washburn Bella Tono Allure SC56S – £489 RRP inc VAT
Washburn is distributed in the UK and ROI by Sound Technology Ltd. For more information please call 01462 480000 or visit www.soundtech.co.uk/washburn.