Washburn has unveiled its new Bella Tono series of acoustic guitars. The series features an all new “Studio”-sized body that has a smaller body profile, but still delivers full body tone.
The Bella Tono Novo S9, the initial offering in the Bella Tono line, features a high gloss Charcoal-Burst Spruce top and Figured Walnut back & sides. The “Studio” body design makes for a comfortable playing experience while managing to maintain the tight lows, focused mids and clear highs commonly associated with larger body sizes.
The guitar features a full 25 ½” scale length, and an Okoume neck with a satin-finished, modern “C” profile. The guitar also has an ebony fingerboard with subtle inlays and black and white binding of the top and back.
The Bella Tono Vite S9V also features a Charcoal-Bust Spruce top and Figured Walnut back & sides. The Vite differs, however, in its cutaway body design, its Barcus Berry LX4 pickup system and an exotic-wood vine inlaid ebony fingerboard. It also features the new “Studio” body design and an Okoume neck with a satin-finished, modern “C” profile.
The Bella Tono Elegante S24S features a Solid Spruce top with Pau Ferro back & sides and the new “Studio” body size. The soundboard is adorned with abalone for both the rosette and purfling, which is further accented with a padauk highlight and ebony binding. The ebony fingerboard continues with the abalone appointments, depicting an inlaid scene of mountains and birds of flight.
Like the other Bella Tonos, the Elegante S24S also features an Okoume neck with a satin-finished, modern “C” profile.
The flagship offering in the series is the Allure SC56S. This model features the new “Studio” body size, a solid Spruce top, Acacia back & side and a cutaway body design for easy access to the upper frets. The soundboard is adorned with abalone for both the rosette and purfling and is bound in maple. The ebony fingerboard depicts a beach island scene of a palm tree and birds of flight which are inlaid in abalone and turquoise.
The solid Spruce top showcases Washburn’s Comfort Arm Rest. The Allure SC56S features a full 25 ½” scale length and a Mahogany neck with a finished, modern “C” profile. The guitar also comes equipped with a Barcus Berry LX4 pickup system.
For more info on the Bella Tono series, head on over to washburn.com.