What's It About?

The Custom-Select System™ is our two tiered customization platform. Tier one is a foundation of custom designed signature elements and components which are standard to each and every Belltone® guitar that reflect and establish the brand persona.

Belltone® ‘Signature’ Features

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Body Shape

Our take on the classic single cutaway. A ‘Pear’ shape profile with soft curves defines our Belltone® body design. Made of Alder wood for its tonal qualities and smooth fine grain.

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Models

B-Classic One
flat top, top edge binding

B-Classic Two
body and arm contours, no binding

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Tapered Neck Heel

For fast and easy access to upper fingerboard

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Neck

Maple wood with Deep ‘C’ profile … 10 to 16 compound radius for ease of cording and soloing … 22 Med Jumbo Frets… GraphTech TUSQ XL nut

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Headstock

In line 6 tuner profile with truss rod access and black & white purfling edge trim detailing with Belltone® decal logo

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Tuners

Belltone®Lockers™ staggered height 18:1 ratio locking machine head tuners

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"Dolphin Nose" Control Plate

Lightweight all-aluminum machine tooled with up-angled 3-way pickup switch for a more natural and smooth motion

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"Tall Boy" Reverse Dome Control Knobs

True solid brass machine knurled knobs specifically engineered to be slightly taller than standard T-style dome knobs for a more solid grip and control

Devil’s Tail™ T-Style / Filtertron Bridge

Lightweight all-aluminum machine tooled plate with vintage solid brass 3 saddles set up … updated with ‘swivel’ saddle lock features for more flexibility, accuracy and stability for intonation. The smooth, rounded ‘Devil’s Tail’ rear of the bridge provides a softer and more comfortable resting anchor for palm of the picking hand compared to traditional T-style stamped bridges

Electronics

We exclusively use Emerson electronics featuring hand-selected, premium audio quality parts to achieve consistent & reliable tone … including our very own Emerson Pro pots which feature a ‘treble bleed’ taper for retaining high end frequency response that is unmatched. Each and every component is specifically selected to provide maximum clarity and performance from our pickups and controls

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Pickup Format

All Belltone® guitars come with standard ‘Filtertron’ pickup routs. This is for both the bridge and neck pickups. We offer a wide range of selectable filtertron sized pickup options that can cover everything from the traditional filtertron, original and modern gain PAF humbuckers, vintage P-90 growl, and classic and hot rodded single coil tones.

Pickguard

Taking our cues from the classics, our Belltone® pickguard is standard vintage-inspired design.

Hardshell Case

Our Belltone® custom-built hardshell wood cases have been designed to exclusively fit and protect our Belltone´guitars with molded foam body-hugging cushioning for maximum stability and security.

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Finish Format

One of our primary objectives at Belltone®Guitars was to develop a specific finishing aesthetic that represented what we were looking for in a new guitar. We wanted to capture a more retro look and broken-in feel … a guitar having a softer and warmer persona … something in contrast to the high buffed gloss and bright shiny chrome that has been the status quo benchmark for most new electric guitars since their introduction. At the same time, we did not want to swing the pendulum in the opposite direction and go the faux relic and fake aged and distressed look, as being a new guitar brand, we felt it less than genuine. Our guitar bodies are finished with nitro lacquer and buffed to a soft-gloss shine … not too dull, not too bright. Our necks are also nitro lacquered and have a soft gloss, fastback finish for smooth, effortless movement up and down the fingerboard. The majority of our hardware and pickups have a duller, brushed nickel ‘Airstream’ finish. We believe that the combination of this approach works to reach our goal.

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