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Hand-built Baritones & Basses From Renowned Tuscan Luthier Bruno Bacci!

Aimed at inspiring musicians to broaden their musical and creative horizons, Bacci baritone guitars and basses are hand-crafted in Tuscany by skilled artisans. Each guitar is expertly assembled by luthier Bruno Bacci, who adjusts the tension and intonation to ensure maximum vibration and sound definition before hand-finishing each instrument, making every Bacci instrument truly one-of-a-kind!

After getting our own hands on a Bacci Leonardo Funk Machine, Chicago Music Exchange met up with Bruno Bacci and Mark Lettieri at The NAMM Show 2022. Now, as a result of our growing partnership with the luthier, CME is proud to be the ONLY destination for Bacci Guitars in the United States!

C&C Drum Kit
C&C Drum Kit Badge Detail
C&C Drum Kit Badge Detail

Handmade in the Heart of Tuscany

With a diverse range of expertise developed while working in a variety of professional fields, both in Italy and abroad, early on in his career—from metallurgy to marketing, carpentry, and graphic design—luthier Bruno Bacci brought a wide set of skills and a unique perspective to his passion for creating musical instruments to become a master of his craft.

After years of repairing instruments and setting up countless guitars and basses for professional musicians, Bacci found his center of gravity by starting with the voice of the wood, then working towards creating what he calls a “harmonic chorus” among all the parts of his instruments. Naturally, he began to apply his knowledge to creating musical instruments that integrate his artistic sensibilities and design skills, so that all aspects of Bacci baritone guitars and basses have been given careful consideration, with attention to every detail.

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Leonardo Funk Machine

If you’ve heard Mark Lettieri, Cory Wong, and their uber-funky joint endeavor, The Fearless Flyers, then you’ve undoubtedly heard this guitar in action!

The Leonardo Funk Machine Dual Output is the result of a study to maximize the potential of baritone guitars in contemporary music. Created to inspire unconventional tones and creativity, the Leonardo offers baritone players both comfort and playability, plus an innovative second output, dedicated to the bass pickup and positioned under the baritone’s three bass strings for a sound that’s richer and deeper, opening up new ideas and playing techniques.

C&C Drum Kit Black Sparkle
C&C Drum Kit Black Sparkle
C&C Drum Kit Black Sparkle

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Bridge

  • Original Bacci T-Style brass bridge gives a distinctive element
  • The strings pass over the bridge, then through holes in the body, and are anchored in place by a metal peg inserted into the body that holds the ball end of the string firmly
  • Features a unique concentric inlay, three compensated brass saddles

Pickups

  • Designed by Bruno Bacci in collaboration with Dreamsongs Pickups
  • Second output bass pickup captures the sound of the fourth, fifth and sixth strings for the instrument's second output

Dual Output

  • Connecting the second output to a bass amp gives a depth by increasing volume and amplitude of the low strings

Headstock

  • An originally asymmetrical shape that perfectly matches the line of the body
  • Features a 9-degree angle specifically crafted to give the instrument just the right amount of tension and vibration

Amrita IV Woodworm

For Bruno Bacci, a lover of Tuscan woodworking art, there is a very strong connection between the porous alder body of the Amrita IV and its percussive, warm, and airy sound. Crafted from an apparently solid piece of wood, if you look closely at its alder body, you’ll see that it has tiny tonal chambers made by the insect larvae of woodboring beetle, which give the Amrita IV a punchy, airy sound that has made bassists like Michael League—composer, producer, and founder of Snarky Puppy—fall in love with it.

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Feel the Power

  • Raw-looking bass that packs a punch
  • Effortless dynamic control and presence in the mix
  • Sound goes from flat to loud, and from sweet to mean, by modulating finger strength

Finishing

  • Nitrocellulose lacquer on body and neck allows maximum vibration of the woods
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Marleo V

As the newest instrument design from Bruno Bacci, the Marleo V was designed to feature extremely well-balanced weight distribution. Boasting Bacci’s construction standards, the Marleo V offers basissts a lightweight, comfortable instrument with pristine intonation and sonic versatility made even more vast with a Norstrand Audio active three-band preamp, which further increases the Marleo’s tone-shaping capabilities.

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Versatility & Balance

  • Modern design that brings with it a wealth of sounds

Active Preamp

  • Push-Pull knob for switching the 800/400hz mid frequency, bass and treble
  • Blend knob for mixing pickups and a tone for the passive part

Bridge

  • Original Bacci Marleo Bridge, made from a whole piece of brass,
  • Designed to have a dynamic response full of sustain with perfect pitch retention
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CONTACT US TODAY!

Help us, help you! Call us at (773) 525-7773 or chat us on our website and we can help find the right Bacci Guitar for you to add to your own collection!

Whether you’re interested in any of the instruments we have in stock, or you’d like to choose from among the custom options available for order, call, chat us, or visit CME’s Lincoln Avenue showroom to learn more about Bacci baritone guitars and basses!

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Bacci Leonardo Funk Machine Dual Output Baritone Rose Gold Electric Guitars / Baritone
Bacci Leonardo Funk Machine Dual Output Baritone Rose Gold Electric Guitars / Baritone
Bacci Leonardo Funk Machine Dual Output Baritone Rose Gold Electric Guitars / Baritone
Bacci Leonardo Funk Machine Dual Output Baritone Rose Gold Electric Guitars / Baritone
Bacci Leonardo Funk Machine Dual Output Baritone Rose Gold Electric Guitars / Baritone
Bacci Leonardo Funk Machine Dual Output Baritone Rose Gold Electric Guitars / Baritone
Bacci Leonardo Funk Machine Dual Output Baritone Rose Gold Electric Guitars / Baritone
Bacci Leonardo Funk Machine Dual Output Baritone Rose Gold Electric Guitars / Baritone
Bacci Leonardo Funk Machine Dual Output Baritone Rose Gold Electric Guitars / Baritone
Bacci Leonardo Funk Machine Dual Output Baritone Rose Gold Electric Guitars / Baritone
Bacci Leonardo Funk Machine Dual Output Baritone Rose Gold Electric Guitars / Baritone

Bacci Leonardo Dual Output Baritone Rose Gold

$5,495.00
Bacci Leonardo Dual Output Baritone Pearl Celestial Blue Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Bacci Leonardo Dual Output Baritone Pearl Celestial Blue Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Bacci Leonardo Dual Output Baritone Pearl Celestial Blue Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Bacci Leonardo Dual Output Baritone Pearl Celestial Blue Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Bacci Leonardo Dual Output Baritone Pearl Celestial Blue Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Bacci Leonardo Dual Output Baritone Pearl Celestial Blue Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Bacci Leonardo Dual Output Baritone Pearl Celestial Blue Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Bacci Leonardo Dual Output Baritone Pearl Celestial Blue Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Bacci Leonardo Dual Output Baritone Pearl Celestial Blue Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Bacci Leonardo Dual Output Baritone Pearl Celestial Blue Electric Guitars / Solid Body

Bacci Leonardo Dual Output Baritone Pearl Celestial Blue

$5,495.00
Bacci Leonardo Dual Output Baritone Sunset Red Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Bacci Leonardo Dual Output Baritone Sunset Red Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Bacci Leonardo Dual Output Baritone Sunset Red Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Bacci Leonardo Dual Output Baritone Sunset Red Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Bacci Leonardo Dual Output Baritone Sunset Red Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Bacci Leonardo Dual Output Baritone Sunset Red Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Bacci Leonardo Dual Output Baritone Sunset Red Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Bacci Leonardo Dual Output Baritone Sunset Red Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Bacci Leonardo Dual Output Baritone Sunset Red Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Bacci Leonardo Dual Output Baritone Sunset Red Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Bacci Leonardo Dual Output Baritone Sunset Red Electric Guitars / Solid Body

Bacci Leonardo Dual Output Baritone Sunset Red

$3,858.00
Bacci Leonardo Funk Machine Dual Output Baritone Vintage White Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Bacci Leonardo Funk Machine Dual Output Baritone Vintage White Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Bacci Leonardo Funk Machine Dual Output Baritone Vintage White Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Bacci Leonardo Funk Machine Dual Output Baritone Vintage White Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Bacci Leonardo Funk Machine Dual Output Baritone Vintage White Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Bacci Leonardo Funk Machine Dual Output Baritone Vintage White Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Bacci Leonardo Funk Machine Dual Output Baritone Vintage White Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Bacci Leonardo Funk Machine Dual Output Baritone Vintage White Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Bacci Leonardo Funk Machine Dual Output Baritone Vintage White Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Bacci Leonardo Funk Machine Dual Output Baritone Vintage White Electric Guitars / Solid Body
Bacci Leonardo Funk Machine Dual Output Baritone Vintage White Electric Guitars / Solid Body

Bacci Leonardo Funk Machine Dual Output Baritone Vintage White

$4,995.00

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