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2008 Campellone Standard

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SN# 3500908

Body size at lower bout: 16", Body Depth: 3 1/4" Scale length: 25 1/2" Nut: 1 11/16"

Finish: Vintage 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 rosewood fingerboard; pearl headstock logo; 3-ply body binding; deco truss rod cover.

Hardware: All gold hardware includes Grover 16X1 Super Rotomatic tuners, deco-design tailpiece, compensated adjustable bridge; hand bound tortoise pickguard; Kent Armstrong Handmade floating humbucking pickup with volume control, 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, in superb condition. Handmade at his Rhode Island workshop, this 16" Venetian cutaway guitar is made in the classic tradition, carved of handsomely figured bookmatched tiger 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. A final touch is the original art-deco styled tailpiece, surely among the most attractive ever designed, and a solid light rosewood fingerboard.

The tap-tuned parallel braced soundboard lends punch to the acoustic voice, which is warm and balanced through the entire range. 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 superb 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 deluxe black arched plush lined hardshell case.




























































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