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    A new round of excitement The Campellone Deluxe Silverfoxx Model begins-f95278b2-d7be-404c-ac62-d59e3287240e-jpg

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    Please elaborate on what a Silver Fox Campellone entails?

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    vinny you are one true guitar lovin gentleman


    & congrats & happiness for silverfoxx...what a turnaround from a short time ago, when he was liquidating stuff...such good news!!..nothin sweeter than a comeback!

    looking greatly forward to this build...

    go mr. campellone go

    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by jads57
    Please elaborate on what a Silver Fox Campellone entails?
    There is a pic right above your post, looks good to me

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    Alan,
    Looking forward to all the build updates.....its going to be fun.

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    Another Campellone thread. WooooHooo!

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    Congrats!!! What are the specs?

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    Just love that Wood!! Looking forward to following the build. Best of luck!!!

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    Hi Gustavo.
    The specs for the new guitar are :-
    Scale 25" , Body 17" width, Depth 3" Nut width 1.11/16th"
    It will feature a KA built in pickup with controls on the body
    The model designation is "DeLuxe " and will have a thick
    carved top. The Colour finish will be Chestnut Sunburst.
    I have every confidence in Mark Campellone, who is very
    efficient, and a gentleman, a pleasure to deal with

    Best regards, Silverfoxx
    .

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    Jads 57
    Can I refer you to my answer to Gustavo here, which details the
    specs of the new Campellone about to commence its build


    Kind regards, silverfoxx

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    These posts are compounding my gas. The final bucket list guitar was supposed to be an L-4 CES. But, now... I’m wondering if a Campellone should be next. Until I can figure it out, I am enjoying experiencing this vicariously through Vinny1k and now Silverfoxx!

    Happy New Guitar Day today, Vinny!

    Good luck on this build Silverfoxx!

    Roli

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    If you ask me, I think there should be Walther PPK's inlaid on the fretboard, from various angles. And we all know the 1st song you should play on this guitar..
    Only fitting..
    So deserving for you to have this guitar Foxmann. Mark is gonna make you very happy. I am so excited for you buddy.
    Cant wait!
    Joe D

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    Mark told me he picked out some really nice flamed maple that is really going to “POP” with the chestnut sunburst.

    007- enjoy the build ride.

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    this guitar will definitely have a "License to Kill"

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    Quote Originally Posted by rolijen
    These posts are compounding my gas. The final bucket list guitar was supposed to be an L-4 CES. But, now... I’m wondering if a Campellone should be next. Until I can figure it out, I am enjoying experiencing this vicariously through Vinny1k and now Silverfoxx!

    Happy New Guitar Day today, Vinny!

    Good luck on this build Silverfoxx!

    Roli
    Roli, thank you for your good wishes, as you may surmise ,Vinny1k and I are very good friends, and I take his recommendations seriously.
    We both have owned a considerable number of Gibsons, including an L4CES ( mahog back &sides) It is a very good guitar and IMHO
    infinitely preferable to an ES175 ,but I suggest that a Campellone would be a far better buy, you can only obtain a used L4CES as they
    are no longer in production. If my friend tells you that a Campellone is a better option, then sure as eggs it is.

    Kind regards Silverfoxx

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    Note the D’Aquisto New Yorker Mark is restoring in the pic. It was a original blonde but was left in a attic for years. Top was cracked and needed a complete rebound. The gassing binding stained the guitar hence the new dark finish.

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    Vinny,
    Re: the D’Aquisto in the background, that would be EXACTLY what I would do, if I had the chance. Find an old D'Angelico with good bones and send it right to Mark. Have him turn it into a brand new guitar again, with new bindings a neck reset, build up the neck height, firm up the bracing.. Ask him to return a guitar to me that I know will last another 60 years without me having to worry about it. With a cutaway. Not restored to collector condition, but Restored to a condition that is like it was when it was new. I know I would pay probably $15,000 for the bones and pay Mark $3,500 and receive back a guitar that would be worth $8,000. Bad business decision, but I wouldn’t care one bit. I’d get buried with it anyway.
    I’d ask Mark to put his name inside the guitar. A D’Angelico made perfect and new again by Mark Campellone. 2 of the greats.
    Joe D
    (Yeah I know, I lost my mind.. this CoVid thing is driving me f crazy.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by silverfoxx
    Hi Gustavo.
    The specs for the new guitar are :-
    Scale 25" , Body 17" width, Depth 3" Nut width 1.11/16th"
    It will feature a KA built in pickup with controls on the body
    The model designation is "DeLuxe " and will have a thick
    carved top. The Colour finish will be Chestnut Sunburst.
    I have every confidence in Mark Campellone, who is very
    efficient, and a gentleman, a pleasure to deal with

    Best regards, Silverfoxx
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    Silverfoxx, i know it will be a great guitar and more comfortable than the normal L-5 specs. Congratulations. I have a question.
    Why did you prefer the KA built in pickup instead of the standard Classic 57? Are you looking for a different kind of sound?
    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gustavo Eiriz
    Silverfoxx, i know it will be a great guitar and more comfortable than the normal L-5 specs. Congratulations. I have a question.
    Why did you prefer the KA built in pickup instead of the standard Classic 57? Are you looking for a different kind of sound?
    Thanks.

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    Gustavo,
    a good question, i like the Classic '57 pickup(s) they are on my Byrdland, Tal Farlow and L5CT and are fine.
    Both Mark C and Vinny1k recommended the KA in lieu of a '57, their opinion was that a KA sounds even
    better mounted on a Campellone, and I am happy with their advice. I will say in passing that your
    Gibson has the best tone that I , and others, have heard from an L5.

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    A KA is more balanced and focused than a 57. IMO much better for chord melody. Every string has the same volume every fret.
    I always thought the 57 was the best till Mark was adamant about the KA. I wanted a 57 in my Campellone. Glad I listened to Mark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinnyv1k
    A KA is more balanced and focused than a 57. IMO much better for chord melody. Every string has the same volume every fret.
    I always thought the 57 was the best till Mark was adamant about the KA. I wanted a 57 in my Campellone. Glad I listened to Mark.
    They are a bit different. The KA is more like a genuine PAF in that it is unpotted and is a bit more "microphonic". Arguably, the 57 classic can be a bit "muddy" by comparison. I like them both, but if I was custom ordering a guitar, I would probably go with the KA. That said I have no plans on replacing the 57 classics in my 4 Gibson archtops that have them with KA's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Max405
    If you ask me, I think there should be Walther PPK's inlaid on the fretboard, from various angles. And we all know the 1st song you should play on this guitar..
    Only fitting..
    So deserving for you to have this guitar Foxmann. Mark is gonna make you very happy. I am so excited for you buddy.
    Cant wait!
    Joe D
    Sir 007 informed me that several years ago he switched over to a Glock. Though heavier and harder to conceal he appreciates the improvement in accuracy and reliability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinnyv1k
    Sir 007 informed me that several years ago he switched over to a Glock. Though heavier and harder to conceal he appreciates the improvement in accuracy and reliability.
    Wait... no way Bond is carrying Combat Tupperware! Walther Forever! I've never had a failure in my PPKS!

    I'm just shocked. I gotta sit down a minute.

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    Sorry Lawson but after being knighted by the Queen 2 years ago for his life long service as her No.1 secret agent I believe his opinion holds more weight on his daily service weapon of choice. Not to mention his keen marksmanship. He can shoot a gnat off a water buffalo’s butt from 500 yards. And yes his martini must be shaken not stirred.

    And when he wasn’t stomping out evil he was instructing his disciple Joe Pass.The Campellone Deluxe Silverfoxx Model begins-f5821cec-df60-4c85-95e0-470a850274d5-jpeg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Max405
    (Yeah I know, I lost my mind.. this CoVid thing is driving me f crazy.)
    Yeah, I'm losing my mind too...but over all of Vinny's Campellone builds. Vinny, you are the man!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinnyv1k
    Sir 007 informed me that several years ago he switched over to a Glock. Though heavier and harder to conceal he appreciates the improvement in accuracy and reliability.
    Are you sure that wasn't a Sig 007 was carrying? Well, Germany and Austria share a border so I understand the mix up.

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    Mark is back in production mode. Top and back.The Campellone Deluxe Silverfoxx Model begins-1e463b8e-3014-4626-950e-f90044400eba-jpgThe Campellone Deluxe Silverfoxx Model begins-c0cdb3c9-fa9e-466d-b1ce-68214efa9158-jpg

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    Note the perfect book match on the back.
    007 you are going to get a real whooper. ( Jimmy D term ).

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    Ted you are next batch right ? I know Mark is excited to do a cherry sunburst. He said he hasn’t done one in a while. Guitar build threads are quite fun to see chunks of wood come to life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinnyv1k
    Mark is back in production mode. Top and back.The Campellone Deluxe Silverfoxx Model begins-1e463b8e-3014-4626-950e-f90044400eba-jpgThe Campellone Deluxe Silverfoxx Model begins-c0cdb3c9-fa9e-466d-b1ce-68214efa9158-jpg
    great to hear...and see!


    cheers

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    Foxman,
    If ANYONE on the planet was having a guitar made, and it wasnt me, the one person I am MOST glad its being made for is YOU.
    You deserve this guitar so much. Like our friend Stringswinger would say, A life well lived.. You have graced the world with the presence of an absolute true gentleman of the highest caliber. Well, as a result, add ANOTHER beauty to your life (and you have many)..
    I am very happy for you Foxman. A perfect guitar for a perfect husband, perfect Daddy and perfect friend.
    All the best, to the best..
    Joe D.

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    ......and all those years of dedication - stomping out evil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinnyv1k
    ......and all those years of dedication - stomping out evil.
    I just want to know if the guitar will ship with a shoulder-holster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lawson-stone
    I just want to know if the guitar will ship with a shoulder-holster.
    His guitar strap always has one. Stomping out evil is 24/7

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    Come October 007 will be playing a blistering version of Cherokee on his new Campy that would even make Tal Farlow run for cover.

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    I wanna see that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Max405
    I wanna see that!

    Afraid not Joe, miracles take longer LOL

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    Machine process on top and back. The dark spots is very slight burning from the process that gets carved and sanded off. Very nice wood ! The Campellone Deluxe Silverfoxx Model begins-9ed00994-ca16-4d41-adf1-0b1e512914f8-jpg

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    Progress The Campellone Deluxe Silverfoxx Model begins-8ae9b19d-9107-4847-9c96-fc62d6807b8b-jpgThe Campellone Deluxe Silverfoxx Model begins-3d703e24-f470-4cb7-8caf-949d46fc8d18-jpgThe Campellone Deluxe Silverfoxx Model begins-36361491-fa5f-4c4f-93a4-2bb8015fb597-jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinnyv1k View Post
    Progress The Campellone Deluxe Silverfoxx Model begins-8ae9b19d-9107-4847-9c96-fc62d6807b8b-jpgThe Campellone Deluxe Silverfoxx Model begins-3d703e24-f470-4cb7-8caf-949d46fc8d18-jpgThe Campellone Deluxe Silverfoxx Model begins-36361491-fa5f-4c4f-93a4-2bb8015fb597-jpg
    Thanks Vinny for posting these pics from Mark, the plates look perfect.,my enthusiasm increases at each stage of this exciting
    build , impatience has to be curbed in waiting. I hope that our friends here can also enjoy this process of which there will be
    a very satisfactory conclusion in a couple of months. Mark C does a first class job on every guitar that he builds.
    Kind regards my friend.
    007

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    Looks great already, Alan.

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    Hi Rob,
    Thank you for your enthusiasm too, the good thing here is there are no sour
    grapes, or snide remarks, on a new build . just general good vibes. I can
    assure you that on completion this guitar will meet with all round approval.


    Best regards, Alan

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    Mark has a Cameo in this batch. It will be chestnut sunburst also.
    Can’t wait to see this batch.
    Next batch Tony will be up to bat. Mark told me he now has a year backlog. No rest for the weary. LOL....

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    All braced up and ready for the cutaway.
    No seam separating worries The Campellone Deluxe Silverfoxx Model begins-e7f6681a-ee96-4cb1-8fc1-0290cc239de2-jpg

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    As you can see Mark has it down to a fine tuned science.

    His necks are very stable also. My Special needed 1 trussrod crank then never moved again. My V1K none so far. He also uses a dual action rod.
    I am very happy for one of my dearest friends.

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    ^ so clean inside and out! an artist

    cheers

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    Vin and Alan, WOW, that looks great. This is such an enjoyable experience. I wonder if the strip that reinforces the top plate joining does more than just reinforcing. Perhaps a source of that unique Campellone sound?
    I’m happy for you Alan. Vin, you are a great friend.
    JD

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    Quote Originally Posted by Max405 View Post
    Vin and Alan, WOW, that looks great. This is such an enjoyable experience. I wonder if the strip that reinforces the top plate joining does more than just reinforcing. Perhaps a source of that unique Campellone sound?
    I’m happy for you Alan. Vin, you are a great friend.
    JD
    The center strips on the top and back plates are done solely as seam reinforcement (commonly used on flattop guitars) and won't affect sound in any significant way. I know Gibson didn't use it (and I've only seen a few Gibson archtops with center seam issues), but after seeing it used on Heritage archtops, I decided to to start using it myself - figured a little extra insurance can't hurt -

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinnyv1k View Post
    All braced up and ready for the cutaway.
    The Campellone Deluxe Silverfoxx Model begins-e7f6681a-ee96-4cb1-8fc1-0290cc239de2-jpg
    Pardon my ignorance, what are the two little kerfed pieces, obviously having something to do with the cutaway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woody Sound View Post
    Pardon my ignorance, what are the two little kerfed pieces, obviously having something to do with the cutaway.
    Good question - the inner face contours of the plates carry through into the cutaway area - this creates a gap between the plate and the flat gluing surface of the rim assembly in that area - this "ramp" is installed to fill that gap - you can see how it works in the pics below -

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