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2001 Campellone Standard

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SN# 1810301

Body size at lower bout: 17", Body Depth: 2 3/8" Scale length: 25 1/2" Nut: 1 11/16" Neck depth, 1st/10th frets: .76/.92

Finish: Cherry sunburst, nitrocellulose lacquer type.

Materials: Solid bookmatched handcarved fine grain quartersawn Sitka spruce top; handcarved solid quartersawn tiger flame maple back and sides with Venetian cutaway; solid tiger flame maple neck; solid ebony fingerboard; pearl headstock logo; 3-ply body binding; deco truss rod cover.

Hardware: Solid ebony hardware includes deco-design tailpiece and compensated adjustable ebony bridge; hand bound tortoise pickguard; gold Grover 16X1 Super Rotomatic tuners, Kent Armstrong Handmade floating humbucking pickup with volume and tone controls, endpin jack.

Notes: It is expected that a first-class luthier will excel at the fundamentals of the craft: joinery, voicing, fit and finish. But Mark Campellone is that rarest of builders who succeeds where so many of his peers fall short, in the crucial dimension of design. Simply put, all of Mark's instruments are beautiful, as pleasing to behold as they are to play. Simple, tasteful, with understated elegance, Campellone guitars draw from the heart of traditional styling, updated with bold, modern flair.

This instrument is from Mark's Standard series, and is a wonderful example of his work. Handmade at his Rhode Island workshop, this Venetian cutaway guitar is made in the classic tradition, carved of exceptionally figured quilted maple, with a hand-graduated tap-tuned quartersawn Sitka spruce soundboard.

The neck profile is an elegant gentle D, with smooth low action over finely dressed medium fretwork.. This fine example was built with a slimmer 2 3/8" body depth, for enhanced comfort, and weighs in at a delightful 5lb 13oz. A final touch is the original art-deco styled tailpiece, surely among the most attractive ever designed, and the solid ebony fingerboard is graced with a single block inlay at the 12th fret, cursively inscribed with the name of the original owner.

The X-braced soundboard lends warmth and depth to the acoustic voice, which is clear and balanced through the entire range. Apart from some fogging on the pickup cover, and some scattered finish nicks, the instrument shows fairly light playwear altogether. We can think of no other maker today who delivers so much quality so reasonably. Not surprisingly, value like this has generated quite a backlog. Skip the long wait list, and snag this immaculate specimen while you can. One only: call now.

Setup: This instrument is strung with medium gauge nickel roundwound strings (.013-.056). The guitar will accommodate lighter or heavier gauge strings, according to preference. String action is set at 5/64" to 6/64" at the 12th fret, with moderate relief for acoustic playing with medium strings. The action may be lowered or raised to your requirements with the adjustable bridge.

Case: Original worn Cedar Creek black arched plush lined hardshell case.




























































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