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2003 Campellone Deluxe

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SN#: 2290403 Body size at lower bout: 17", Body Depth: 3 1/4" Scale length: 25 1/2" Nut: 1 11/16" Neck depth, 1st/10th frets: .82/.96

Materials: Solid bookmatched hand graduated AAA Sitka spruce top; hand graduated solid tiger flame maple back and sides; solid tiger flame maple neck; solid ebony fingerboard; pearl headstock logo and fret inlays; 5-ply body binding.

Hardware: Solid ebony hardware includes deco-design tailpiece and compensated adjustable rosewood bridge; hand bound tortoise pickguard; gold Grover Keystone Rotomatic tuners with keystone pegs; Vintage Vibe CC floating 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.

Handmade at his Rhode Island workshop, the Campellone Deluxe is a full depth Venetian cutaway guitar in the classic L-5 tradition, carved of bookmatched tiger flame maple, with a hand-graduated tap-tuned Sitka spruce top. The back shows impeccably bookmatched tiger flame figure, and the neck is criscrossed with rollers of barber-pole flame.

With it's finely carved, parallel-braced braced top, the Campellone Deluxe is a true acoustic guitar, rich and warm, with depth, focus, and an even response along the entire scale. The neck profile has a fine gentle D profile, easy in the had, with a fresh high-precision setup over a fingerboard of solid black ebony. In gleaming condition, the guitar is free of pick, buckle, thumb or fingerboard wear, and appears virtually unplayed.

The guitar is amplified with a Vintage Vibe CC floating pickup, an innovative single coil bar built to late '30s Gibson specs for faithful prewar tone. A final touch is the original art-deco styled tailpiece, a Campellone original. Finally, we salute Mark on his commitment to keeping his instruments affordable to the working player. We can think of few other makers today who deliver so much quality so reasonably, or attractively. Not surprisingly, value like this has generated quite a backlog.

Skip the wait list, and snag this handsome instrument while you can. One only: call now.

Setup: This instrument is strung with medium gauge nickel roundwound strings. The guitar will accommodate lighter or heavier gauge strings, according to preference. String action is set at 4/64" to 5/64" 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 deluxe arched black plush lined hardshell case




















































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