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    Vinny, that’s the most beautiful guitar I’ve ever seen. Mark, what you are making for my friend is extraordinary. Thank you for taking care of our guy!
    I love this!
    Joe D
    Last edited by Max405; 04-06-2020 at 01:22 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lawson-stone
    Reaching for my heart medication...wait... I don't take heart medication... reaching for the Kentucky Bourbon...
    This lockdown has rekindled my fondness for Bourbon. While I have always been a Jack Daniels guy (Gentleman Jack has been my "drug of choice" for many years now), I have been experimenting with the Kentucky variations (always liked Blantons, though it has gotten hard to find as of late). My new favorite has been Eagle Rare (made by the Buffalo Trace/Blantons folks), Amazing 10 year old, single barrel Kentucky Bourbon for under $40 a bottle.

    Eagle Rare | Buffalo Trace Distillery

    Sorry for the thread drift Vinny, but in these times, our fellow jazz guitarists need as much help coping as possible.

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    This self isolation is going to either cause a big fat belly or cirrhosis of the liver.......LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinnyv1k
    This self isolation is going to either cause a big fat belly or cirrhosis of the liver.......LOL.
    Or both.

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    Vinny,
    The lacquer really brought out the back beautifully. What a gorgeous guitar this is turning into. I’m happy for you Vinny. It’s good to see something nice besides all the doom and gloom in the news. Hope everyone stays healthy.

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    Steve you are so right. Although, I think an era of good feeling is right around the corner.
    I love the wood all over the entire guitar. The wood on the neck is killer.
    Vin, You will favor that guitar. It will make you better and it will get rid of your arthritis..

    JD

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    The book matching of the large wide quilting is spot on -it almost looks like a one pc back

  9. #208
    Mark really did me a solid for sure. This is a Standard with a bunch of no charge upgrades. Thank you Mr.Campellone !!! Can you imagine what Gibson would have charged ? 1st would have been $1000.00 extra just for blonde. Then who knows.....I dislike 2 pu guitars. 4 years ago I inquired about a single pu Tal Farlow. $3k more for less. This Campellone beauty will be my last and most likely my very best.

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    I've been "confined to quarters" the last two weeks waiting for the all clear so to speak. Watching your beautiful guitar being built has made this confinement much more bearable.

    Thanks Vinny.

    Tony D.
    Last edited by pilotony; 04-07-2020 at 08:24 AM. Reason: Syntax

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    I am sure Mark is really happy that he is putting a big ole smile on that pretty face of yours bro. In fact, I know it for sure.
    And, never say never.. who knows.. Maybe you’ll be back for a “Cameo” some day soon when some space opens up over at Casa di Vinny..
    JD

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    Vinny, the last photos look amazing. Very pleased for you!

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    No updates since 4/6? What's up Vinny, how are ya?

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    Last coat sprayed. Waiting for some dry time and final buff. Then hardware install and final pics. Right on schedule.

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    Great guitar! Do you know the serial number yet?

    I have been playing #322 hard for several hours a day during the last year. The voicing has gone from super to super-charged. I have used D'Addario PB's for years with excellent results. Several months ago I purchased a set of String Joy PB 11-52's. Try a set sometime. A little pricey but well worth the difference. BTW, I don't get a spiff for mentioning them.

    Mark and I have zeroed in on specs for the "Cameo." He says he has several nice sets of quilted he will show me. I cannot wait.

    Let us know how yours sounds when you get it.

    As an afterthought, I used to own an L-5 C. Beautiful guitar. Built in the 70's. I sold it to buy #322. I now realize I used to play too softly as a soloist. I do not think, in retrospect, it ever reached it's full voice. Too bad. George Gruhn bought it when I had it appraised.

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    The L-5 C was built in the 60's, not the 70's

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    The new CAMPELLONE V1K model begins-6462b81f-368e-48de-aa6b-324396a1bc44-jpgThe new CAMPELLONE V1K model begins-3992675e-0c16-41e3-aeb2-72a56b9d9ff1-jpgThe new CAMPELLONE V1K model begins-cb5afc0e-6ca1-485e-a8a8-1d4b25c44dc9-jpgThe new CAMPELLONE V1K model begins-79ff26b7-3f80-4912-aaee-198f34ddacbf-jpg


    This one kicks sand in my Gibson’s face. I am sure the Campellone V1K will do the same.

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    The new CAMPELLONE V1K model begins-095ecbb5-e0b1-42ed-ae67-dd593c9d2037-jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinnyv1k
    The new CAMPELLONE V1K model begins-6462b81f-368e-48de-aa6b-324396a1bc44-jpgThe new CAMPELLONE V1K model begins-3992675e-0c16-41e3-aeb2-72a56b9d9ff1-jpgThe new CAMPELLONE V1K model begins-cb5afc0e-6ca1-485e-a8a8-1d4b25c44dc9-jpgThe new CAMPELLONE V1K model begins-79ff26b7-3f80-4912-aaee-198f34ddacbf-jpg
    This one kicks sand in my Gibson’s face. I am sure the Campellone V1K will do the same.
    Do me a favor bro.
    Cover the Gibson’s with a towel.
    L,J

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    [attach=config]71283[/attachThe new CAMPELLONE V1K model begins-20200326_105626-jpg

    This is my "Special."

    Don Mills
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    Quote Originally Posted by Max405
    Do me a favor bro.
    Cover the Gibson’s with a towel.
    L,J
    Vinny/Joe,
    These pics of Vinny’s Campellone are exquisite. It’s the the best of a Gibson bourbon finish with tasteful flame and flawless workmanship. With Marks guitars you can rest assured in knowing they all come out beautiful - regardless of trim level - and no stress. Glad to see Marks guitars getting the recognition they deserve. He’s been at it a long time.

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    The 'V1K model'! Wow Vinny. That's very nice. I just thought of that early Beatles tune, 'It Won't Be Long'.

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    hey Don - nice to see the pics of your blonde Special - I forgot how beautiful that back is - that back set came from a source which unfortunately has pretty much dried up - I bought a lot of great wood from them over the years - wish I had bought more because I don't see much stuff of that same quality out there now -

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    Gorgeous Special Don ! Total Bengal Tiger.

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    It sounds better than it looks!

    I've owned an L5c and two Super 400's. All 60s vintage. They were great backup instruments with lots of punch, but not solo guitars. One Super 400 was set up Johnny Smith style. Beautiful instrument I sold for a pretty penny. My guitar teacher during high school had an early 50s L5c which was ambrosia to the ears. Unfortunately mine was not.

    My Campy can punch rhythm too, but it is a solo instrumentalist's beast. Sweet with even mids and solid lows. All balanced.

    I am an intermediate player and have a super jazz playing instructor. I am in bootcamp, and making progress.

    ...Don

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    Mark, you might remember when you quizzed me about #322's specs. I asked you to select the flamed maple. I remember you going over to your stash and selecting the wood. I was amazed the first time I saw it when I went to RI to pick it up.

    The guitar you are doing for Vinny is gorgeous. Love the sunburst. Which sunburst is it?

    ...Don

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    Mark took the perfect archtop design (L5) and perfected it basically building a better mousetrap. I have a couple friends I have tried to convince this fact to but they simply can’t step out of the “G” box or live without that G on the headstock. I will admit it took me a long time but better late then never. Thanks Steve (QAman) !

    People in the know.....know. A new L5 is now $12K. You can get a used L5 in fair to good condition for mid 6’s or a brand new Campellone Deluxe exactly how you want it and far better quality and tone.
    On a side note Mark can really spray a sunburst. Even better than the old Heritage boys. Gibson / best designs - Campellone / best execution.

  28. #227
    Don it is dark cherry sunburst.....

  29. #228

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    Vinny, beautiful. Stunning.

  30. #229

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    Quote Originally Posted by MCampellone
    hey Don - nice to see the pics of your blonde Special - I forgot how beautiful that back is - that back set came from a source which unfortunately has pretty much dried up - I bought a lot of great wood from them over the years - wish I had bought more because I don't see much stuff of that same quality out there now -
    Here’s the back of my 2011 Special.
    Keith
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  31. #230

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    Beautiful. No, just a work of art!
    Last edited by Don6200; 04-27-2020 at 02:43 AM.

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    Mercy!!!

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    Home stretch. The new CAMPELLONE V1K model begins-f3621ded-c90f-40de-98cc-02a33fa67f27-jpgThe new CAMPELLONE V1K model begins-66743df6-a70a-4089-a82e-3a098edbb194-jpg

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    I kinda want one now. Pretty much just like Vins. Don't know if I could afford it.

  35. #234
    My dear friend silverfoxx (007 to me) will be in Mark’s next batch.
    Very excited for him. He is a big Gibson fanboy like me. Can’t wait till he experiences the next higher level of archtop Heaven.

  36. #235
    Quote Originally Posted by floatingpickup
    Here’s the back of my 2011 Special.
    Keith
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    Stunning Keith ! You won’t find orange peel or buffing marks on a Campellone.
    I remember when my Special was being made a member here pm’d me and told me you won’t believe how good of a sprayer Mark is......Correct !

  37. #236

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    Quote Originally Posted by MCampellone
    hey Don - nice to see the pics of your blonde Special - I forgot how beautiful that back is - that back set came from a source which unfortunately has pretty much dried up - I bought a lot of great wood from them over the years - wish I had bought more because I don't see much stuff of that same quality out there now -
    Hi Mark,
    I'm planning to have you build me one of you're beautiful pieces of art. I'm about an hours drive from you and I was thinking after they lift the band on entering RI, I would like to come down and meet you. Probably in September?

    StrBender aka Stephen Prunier

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    I am excited for you. I have kept in touch with Mark since 2005. My "Special" was built in 2006. It is a treasure. Yours will be also.

    Don Mills

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    Thanks for your endorsement of Mark's guitars. He is a remarkable gentleman besides a phenomenal luthier. I have many goals, but one is to sing his praises by learning to play jazz commensurate with my #322 "Special's" voice.

    I found a composition of Ned Cosmos' "Stardust" I learned a long time ago. Does it "ring" on #322!

    Frankly, it's a goal of mine to keep Mark busy for the next umpteen years creating masterpieces. Also to be a good enough instrumentalist to showcase his instruments.

    Well, it is a goal.

    My best,

    Don Mills

    PS: I refer to my " Special" as "#322." The moniker is so fitting.
    Last edited by Don6200; 04-27-2020 at 02:48 AM. Reason: Update comment.

  40. #239

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    Be prepared to meet the "Pro from Dover."

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    Mark is very dedicated to his craft. He told me he doesn’t take vacations he just builds guitars. I have said this many times. In 50 years his guitars will have a value like DA’s have today.
    My regret is jumping on the Campy train late in life.

    Mark is a good guy. He made me some ebony saddles for my Gibson’s and refused payment for them. I have talked with several members here that own Campellone’s and all have a huge love for his guitars.

    Mark will be 66 in August. Don’t wait too long if you are on the fence.
    He is 2 months younger than me. Bent over carving tops all day is hard on the back and shoulders I am sure. I know I am thinking about retirement. Let’s hope he isn’t.....for at lest a little while.

  42. #241

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    I’m more reminded of the early Beatles tune

    It Wont Be Long (yeah)


  43. #242

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    I’m more reminded of the early Beatles tune

    It Wont Be Long (yeah)


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    whoops unintentional dOutlet shot

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinnyv1k
    Mark is very dedicated to his craft. He told me he doesn’t take vacations he just builds guitars. I have said this many times. In 50 years his guitars will have a value like DA’s have today.
    My regret is jumping on the Campy train late in life.

    Mark is a good guy. He made me some ebony saddles for my Gibson’s and refused payment for them. I have talked with several members here that own Campellone’s and all have a huge love for his guitars.

    Mark will be 66 in August. Don’t wait too long if you are on the fence.
    He is 2 months younger than me. Bent over carving tops all day is hard on the back and shoulders I am sure. I know I am thinking about retirement. Let’s hope he isn’t.....for at lest a little while.
    I just turned 62 and I've started my SS early. I'm my Mom's caretaker (she's 86 acts like 76!) so that's my full time job. It doesn't pay but the benefits are good. Free rent and I get to play guitar as much as I want. I just can't go out often without taking her with me. I tease her and say, if she doesn't act her age I'm putting a band together and she can spend her days riding in a van. She thinks it's so funny she tells her friends all the time

    I've been a fan of Marks since the late 90's when I started getting Just Jazz Guitar magazine. I've wanted one for a long time and now is the time to do it. Seeing I live so close to his shop I'd love to go and check it out etc, but that's not possible because of the travel ban. I'm in MA he's in RI. So I might go ahead and order one so I'm on his schedule, and hope to visit before he starts the build. What is the deposit amount 50% + or - ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strbender
    I just turned 62 and I've started my SS early. I'm my Mom's caretaker (she's 86 acts like 76!) so that's my full time job. It doesn't pay but the benefits are good. Free rent and I get to play guitar as much as I want. I just can't go out often without taking her with me. I tease her and say, if she doesn't act her age I'm putting a band together and she can spend her days riding in a van. She thinks it's so funny she tells her friends all the time

    I've been a fan of Marks since the late 90's when I started getting Just Jazz Guitar magazine. I've wanted one for a long time and now is the time to do it. Seeing I live so close to his shop I'd love to go and check it out etc, but that's not possible because of the travel ban. I'm in MA he's in RI. So I might go ahead and order one so I'm on his schedule, and hope to visit before he starts the build. What is the deposit amount 50% + or - ?
    A wise move getting on his backlog list. You will get the guitar when promised- and wonder why you waited so long to buy one.

  47. #246

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinnyv1k
    Stunning Keith ! You won’t find orange peel or buffing marks on a Campellone.
    I remember when my Special was being made a member here pm’d me and told me you won’t believe how good of a sprayer Mark is......Correct !
    Absolutely! Mark is the best.
    Keith

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strbender
    I just turned 62 and I've started my SS early. I'm my Mom's caretaker (she's 86 acts like 76!) so that's my full time job. It doesn't pay but the benefits are good. Free rent and I get to play guitar as much as I want. I just can't go out often without taking her with me. I tease her and say, if she doesn't act her age I'm putting a band together and she can spend her days riding in a van. She thinks it's so funny she tells her friends all the time

    I've been a fan of Marks since the late 90's when I started getting Just Jazz Guitar magazine. I've wanted one for a long time and now is the time to do it. Seeing I live so close to his shop I'd love to go and check it out etc, but that's not possible because of the travel ban. I'm in MA he's in RI. So I might go ahead and order one so I'm on his schedule, and hope to visit before he starts the build. What is the deposit amount 50% + or - ?
    Hi Strbender - for regular production models, I require a $500 deposit to begin construction - not sure about travel restrictions between MA and RI, but you're welcome to visit the shop if you're able -

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    The latest batch plus a couple Gibson projects.The new CAMPELLONE V1K model begins-5a994c54-b748-473a-b49f-6cdc1052b9e0-jpgThe new CAMPELLONE V1K model begins-85b1cd28-62a3-4f46-960e-09364f2e923d-jpg

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    Note the 2 pup P90 one with block inlays and the single P90 model.

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    Wow. Is he making one with a carbon fiber soundboard, or is that one just painted black?


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