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2011 Campellone Deluxe Thinline

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Body size at lower bout: 17", Body Depth: 2 1/4" Scale length: 25 1/2" Nut: 1 3/4"

SN# 4100711 Finish: Vintage sunburst, nitrocellulose lacquer type.

Materials: Solid bookmatched handcarved fine grain Sitka spruce top; handcarved AAA solid tiger flame maple back and sides with Venetian cutaway; 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 ebony bridge; hand bound tortoise pickguard; Grover 16X1 Imperial tuners with keystone pegs; Kent Armstrong Handwound humbucking pickup with volume control.

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 Deluxe series, and is perfect for the player who desires a full-voiced acoustic archtop with the comfort of a thinline body. Handmade at his Rhode Island workshop, the Campellone Deluxe Thinline is built in the in the classic tradition, carved of exceptionally vivid AAA tiger flame maple, with a hand-graduated tap-tuned Sitka spruce top. The back shows particurlarly intense figure in a chevron pattern, the sides are deeply quilted, and the neck is criscrossed with rollers of barber-pole flame.

This example is in immaculate virtually unplayed condition, with 100% original parts and finish, without pick, buckle, thumb or fingerboard wear. With it's finely carved, parallel braced braced top, the Campellone Deluxe Thinline is a true acoustic guitar, open and forward, with fine clarity, and an even response along the entire scale. The neck profile is full and gently rounded in the 50's Gibson style, with smoothly dressed medium frets over a generous 1 3/4" fingerboard of solid black ebony, ideal for either finger or pick style play. At just 6lb. 2 oz, the guitar is lightweight, resonant, and very well balanced on the lap or shoulder. To faithfully transmit the acosutic voice, the instrument is fitted with a Kent Armstrong Handwound full size floating humbucking pickup, with volume control, all suspended on the bound tortoise pickguard. A final touch is the original art-deco styled tailpiece, surely among the most attractive ever designed.

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 wait list, and snag this flawless 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 Cedar Creek deluxe black arched plush lined hardshell case.

























































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