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    3 Standards, 1 Special, and 1 Deluxe The new Campellone batch-5516816f-5287-4391-b6bd-cb7fda04d200-jpeg

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    The Special's mine, keep your hands off it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluejaybill
    The Special's mine, keep your hands off it!
    You are going to absolutely love it !

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    Beautiful sunburst

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    That's a beauty! I am admiring the one in the for sale section.
    Too Bad, I cant spend THAT much right now. If its still around in August, it will be a goner and it will be my Co-Crown Jewel! IT'S JUST MY COLOR TOO!
    Vin, thanks for what you do for the Community with your Campellone Posts. You Calls it like you See's it. They really are amazing guitars for sure!
    JD

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    Stay tuned.......

    coming in July, the Campellone Deluxe V1KC model begins

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinnyv1k
    Stay tuned.......

    coming in July, the Campellone Deluxe V1KC model begins
    Very exciting!

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    Mark’s sunbursts are the best in the business but one small detail is better than I have ever seen on any other made guitars.
    That is binding scrapping. Mark’s are absolutely perfect with no ridge.
    I always thought Gibson had the best scrappers but Mark is far better.
    Women always made the best scrappers but Mark has surgical skill scrapping abilities. A true art form in itself.
    That is a tremendous skill that is overlooked. You screw that up and you have a ton of work to fix it.

    Sunburst is way more work than blonde.
    Why Gibson always charged more for blonde never made sense to me.
    Yes nicer wood for blonde but way more labor for sunburst.

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    Always good to see Campellone guitars being made!!
    Vinny, thank you for posting..

    I am on Mark’s waiting list for a future build..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick71 View Post
    Always good to see Campellone guitars being made!!
    Vinny, thank you for posting..

    I am on Mark’s waiting list for a future build..
    Sweet Nick ! My next will be a one off very custom build. I am very excited.
    It will have features from all my favorite archtop designs.
    I appreciate Mark stepping out of the box for this one.
    I love my Special but my V1K is a one of a kind and to me makes it more special.

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    The best tailpiece in the business.
    JD

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    BTW Mark told me, and I see in the picture, that he has three narrower bodies in this batch. Curious to know what these sound like and how different they are from full width?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluejaybill View Post
    BTW Mark told me, and I see in the picture, that he has three narrower bodies in this batch. Curious to know what these sound like and how different they are from full width?
    I played a thin bodied Campellone Deluxe at Rudy’s in NYC a few years ago and it was probably the best sounding and playing guitar I had ever played at the time. Unfortunately, I wasn’t in the position to purchase it at the time, or it would have been mine on the spot. That experience is what made me decide to jump when my thin bodied Trenier Model E became available. It’s comparable to what I heard that day at Rudy’s. I’m sure this batch of thins from Mark will be equally as spectacular. I love Mark’s guitars, and if I ever buy another archtop it will be a Campellone or a Trenier.

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    A little less bottom end. I’ve owned a couple Byrdlands and they sounded very close to a L5 just a little less bass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark M. View Post
    I played a thin bodied Campellone Deluxe at Rudy’s in NYC a few years ago and it was probably the best sounding and playing guitar I had ever played at the time. Unfortunately, I wasn’t in the position to purchase it at the time, or it would have been mine on the spot. That experience is what made me decide to jump when my thin bodied Trenier Model E became available. It’s comparable to what I heard that day at Rudy’s. I’m sure this batch of thins from Mark will be equally as spectacular. I love Mark’s guitars, and if I ever buy another archtop it will be a Campellone or a Trenier.
    Mark is such a great guy too. He really has very high standards. You won’t find a flaw on his guitars.
    He is even more anal than me if that is possible. Getting a guitar from him is just a great experience.
    His train runs on time too. He is 100% dedicated to his craft and customers.
    As you can tell I love the man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinnyv1k View Post
    You are going to absolutely love it !

    The new Campellone batch-fab83d22-37d6-4a8b-ade5-c672eb754f8e-jpeg

    " When in doubt ask the man who knows ."

    So,Vinny- - is that Mark's standard location for a h/b, and / or does he offer choices, maybe 1/2 from fb ?? (( That one is a hb right ? ))

    Thanks and yes that's a knockout !

    Dennis

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    Everything said about Mark Campellone as a person - and the flawless execution of his builds are absolutely true. A real gentlemen who provides a great experience with no anxiety. The build quality is perfection as Vinny noted. Here is a pic of my Campellone Special with Euro woods and pearl tuners. It’s a 24-3/4 scale and an awesome sounding guitar - and it plays like butter. It even has Abalone trim in the tail pc ebony insert.


    Congrats to all the new Campellone customers.

    Looking forward to Vinny’s next build.


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    I owned a Campellone standard few years ago, and it’s one of the few guitars I regret selling. But, I HAD to have an L5 CES at the time. While I loved having the L5, I miss that Campy more!
    Last edited by Mark M.; 05-18-2021 at 08:10 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinnyv1k View Post
    A little less bottom end. I’ve owned a couple Byrdlands and they sounded very close to a L5 just a little less bass.
    I'd agree with this. Mark built my "retirement present to myself" standard thin line in 2016 (I was experiencing some shoulder issues when playing deeper bodied archtops).

    Here's a shot of mine to give you an idea of the depth. Note the pickguard mounted volume and tone controls -- I asked Mark to place them on the pickguard despite the fact that this guitar has a built in Lollar humbucker -- normally he would have placed the controls on the body itself.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis D View Post
    " When in doubt ask the man who knows ."

    So,Vinny- - is that Mark's standard location for a h/b, and / or does he offer choices, maybe 1/2 from fb ?? (( That one is a hb right ? ))

    Thanks and yes that's a knockout !

    Dennis
    Yes Dennis but he will put it wherever you like. He would have no problem putting it further back like a 175. Mark is very flexible within reason.
    His default humbucker is a Kent Armstrong unless you want something else.
    Look at his gallery pics and you can see some nice customer customs.

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    I owned a Campellone standard few years ago, and it’s one of the few guitars I regret selling. But, I HAD to have an L5 CES at the time. While I loved having the L5, I miss that Campy more!
    Last edited by Mark M.; 05-18-2021 at 09:59 PM.

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    For the price point and workmanship excellence , nothing really competes with a Campellone. Except maybe an Andersen, but they are somewhat none traditional and lack that recurve which is a predominant feature in many of the great Archtops. However , I do really like Steve Andersen’s guitars , but I find that they lack the recognition or resale/ desirability of many of the other Luthier built guitars. I believe Campellone’s sonic quality is more familiar and what most people are after, especially for those seeking out a Gibson alternative.

    Lets face it - a Campellone build is exciting- 4 months goes by quick and progress keeps us motivated to buy.


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    Quote Originally Posted by vinnyv1k View Post
    Yes Dennis but he will put it wherever you like. He would have no problem putting it further back like a 175. Mark is very flexible within reason.
    His default humbucker is a Kent Armstrong unless you want something else.
    Look at his gallery pics and you can see some nice customer customs.

    Thanks Vinny..I'm a ways down the MC list, but so far, it'll have a set-in p/u for sure......

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    Quote Originally Posted by QAman View Post
    For the price point and workmanship excellence , nothing really competes with a Campellone. Except maybe an Andersen, but they are somewhat none traditional and lack that recurve which is a predominant feature in many of the great Archtops. However , I do really like Steve Andersen’s guitars , but I find that they lack the recognition or resale/ desirability of many of the other Luthier built guitars. I believe Campellone’s sonic quality is more familiar and what most people are after, especially for those seeking out a Gibson alternative.

    Lets face it - a Campellone build is exciting- 4 months goes by quick and progress keeps us motivated to buy.


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    ...and aesthically, nothing beats a Campellone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinnyv1k View Post
    Sweet Nick ! My next will be a one off very custom build. I am very excited.
    It will have features from all my favorite archtop designs.
    I appreciate Mark stepping out of the box for this one.
    I love my Special but my V1K is a one of a kind and to me makes it more special.

    The new Campellone batch-cc676802-99e7-4d27-b332-1bfdce652180-jpegThe new Campellone batch-1b31decb-bb05-43bd-8486-87b0534b82fa-jpegThe new Campellone batch-f19094cf-24fd-492d-ab23-10b0b98869ab-jpegThe new Campellone batch-54d3b102-736e-4dfb-b2be-971d5217f951-jpeg
    Vinny, I like the style of your Campellone builds and I can totally understand your enthusiasm about your next well thought out build with Mark C. I can tell from your experience and professionalism that these guitars help represent the sound & music you want to express.
    Knowing what you want and need makes a huge difference in getting a superior result.
    My next build will be very similar to my original build because I know the style and sound I am looking for.
    I know my playing capabilities and my expectations and enjoy pursuing them. Campellone guitars are the closest thing being made today in my opinion that help me get to where I wanna go guitar wise..
    My new build most likely will be as follows, 16 inch body non-cutaway, vintage sunburst, 3 inch deep body, single Lollar 50’s wind P90, 1 11/16 nut, 24.6 scale, rosewood fretboard & appointments, pearl dot inlays, rim strap pin..
    Last edited by Nick71; 05-19-2021 at 12:55 PM.

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    Nick,

    We know what we love. Thank God we have someone to build it.
    For me the Wesmo model is the perfect guitar with minor tweaks.
    17x3x25x1-11/16 fits me like a tailored glove.

    Looking forward to your next build Sir.

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    Best guitar value out there
    new or used
    period

    im always shopping for another Special

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    I must add that the pic above of Vinny's Blonde Special is superb, it has simplicity
    and elegance in spades, Imo the essence of a beautiful instrument, ,my own Deluxe
    is also a delight to behold and the temptation to acquire a Campellone, Special
    is almost overwhelming , I must not procrastinate. Time is not on my side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinnyv1k View Post
    Nick,

    We know what we love. Thank God we have someone to build it.
    For me the Wesmo model is the perfect guitar with minor tweaks.
    17x3x25x1-11/16 fits me like a tailored glove.

    Looking forward to your next build Sir.
    Those are the specs of my upcoming special, except for 1 3/4: wide at the nut.

    And sorry, antique blonde! I know how you love that sunburst!

    EDIT: Oh, I didn't know you had a blonde as well! You have the bases covered I think!

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    The new Campellone batch-efbc7f44-aed6-4377-8048-dc364b91d515-jpgThe new Campellone batch-389cd8f0-4789-426c-9408-e4ac4e1788ac-jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinnyv1k View Post
    The new Campellone batch-efbc7f44-aed6-4377-8048-dc364b91d515-jpgThe new Campellone batch-389cd8f0-4789-426c-9408-e4ac4e1788ac-jpg
    Wow...gorgeous Vinny!

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    Mark will send more pics of his latest batch after he sprays on their birthday suits.

    I love the smell of nitro in the morning.

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    The new Campellone batch-73acfe8e-0c30-4000-a647-7b598c893b41-jpegThe new Campellone batch-c63d440f-8a0f-4731-9a2f-f9fdf8aa15f7-jpegThe new Campellone batch-b8eef70b-efa1-425a-a0b1-f794946fcf99-jpegThe new Campellone batch-94fff814-826d-47a2-bd04-3533ae643afc-jpegThe new Campellone batch-ae9dbb28-f11f-4328-81c3-aea1c7761831-jpeg

    Back before my inheritance when I was in Jersey there was a petite sized Campellone that was specially made for Steve Miller
    Gryphon Had the guitar on their site it has remarkable custom features it had a pick up amount to pick up more down where a Joe Pass pick up would be.
    it was built to commemorate 9/11 I had a gorgeous inlay on the headstock that was the skyline in Manhattan and underneath that was a similar colored material that represented the reflection of the skyline on the Hudson it had a rose inlay on the back of the headstock and a rose inlay on the wood tail piece
    I loved that guitar so much I had Mr. Wu build me a 17 inch version of that But with a floating pick up - Of course the Mr. Wu is nothing like a real Campellone as I’ve learned
    Ha Hah Hah Hah Hah
    If I ever saw that Manhattan Skyline again I’d grab it in a heartbeat
    My office lost four clients in the towers I never forgot how my big board at work look so strange with those four red icon staring in the face representing those four clients being down
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    Wow !

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinnyv1k View Post
    Mark will send more pics of his latest batch after he sprays on their birthday suits.

    I love the smell of nitro in the morning.
    Funny post vinny

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    I'm not one to post about gear stuff often but I'm very impressed with these guitars. I personally love those diamond shaped inlays. Something about a diamond inside of a rectangle(gap between two frets). And the classy headstock design. And the great wood picked out. And the bursts done. I'm sure the guitars sound as gorgeous as they look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crm114
    The new Campellone batch-73acfe8e-0c30-4000-a647-7b598c893b41-jpegThe new Campellone batch-c63d440f-8a0f-4731-9a2f-f9fdf8aa15f7-jpegThe new Campellone batch-b8eef70b-efa1-425a-a0b1-f794946fcf99-jpegThe new Campellone batch-94fff814-826d-47a2-bd04-3533ae643afc-jpegThe new Campellone batch-ae9dbb28-f11f-4328-81c3-aea1c7761831-jpeg

    Back before my inheritance when I was in Jersey there was a petite sized Campellone that was specially made for Steve Miller
    Gryphon Had the guitar on their site it has remarkable custom features it had a pick up amount to pick up more down where a Joe Pass pick up would be.
    it was built to commemorate 9/11 I had a gorgeous inlay on the headstock that was the skyline in Manhattan and underneath that was a similar colored material that represented the reflection of the skyline on the Hudson it had a rose inlay on the back of the headstock and a rose inlay on the wood tail piece
    I loved that guitar so much I had Mr. Wu build me a 17 inch version of that But with a floating pick up - Of course the Mr. Wu is nothing like a real Campellone as I’ve learned
    Ha Hah Hah Hah Hah
    If I ever saw that Manhattan Skyline again I’d grab it in a heartbeat
    My office lost four clients in the towers I never forgot how my big board at work look so strange with those four red icon staring in the face representing those four clients being down
    CRM114,
    I like that guitar.
    And, all the more for it’s representation of NYC WTC.
    I am a native New Yorker, fourth generation living in the city.
    I went to the Culinary Institute of America and worked in some of the best French restaurants in Manhattan in the 1990’s. I was part of a team that helped re-open Windows of the World Restaurant on the 107th floor of World Trade Center. The re-opening took place between the first car bomb attack and the second airplane attack. I had moved on and was no longer there the day of 9 11.
    So many were affected that day.
    So many were horrifically killed that day.
    So many were forever changed that day.
    Love and Prayers to all our family, friends, coworkers & neighbors..
    Never Forgotten

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    Yours is some story
    thanks for sharing that

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    Inheritance? That’s another thing I’ll never experience.

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    2B
    I’ll give it all back if I could have my parents bac
    you still got your parents ??

    I’ll give it all up to be able to talk to my mom or my dad
    I think it’s James Brown said money don’t change you

    unfortunately money changes the people around you. I’ve learned the hard way over and over these last five years all of a sudden everybody thinks you owe them something “oh come on man you’ve got the money”

    Yes they say on TV man
    “don’t try this at home”

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    Inheritance? That’s another thing I’ll never experience.

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    [QUOTE=vinnyv1k;1122219]3 Standards, 1 Special, and 1 Deluxe The new Campellone batch-5516816f-5287-4391-b6bd-cb7fda04d200-jpeg[/QUOT

    For the beer judges of the forum. When Mark Campellone makes a batch of guitars you pour over them and first smell the guitar. Then you get in your hands and feel the puppy as your hand sides down the neck. Your eyes see a wonder of flame and burst or blond--- gorgeous. Finally as a musician you ears hear the magic and the next thing you know...........damn this batch of brew is incredible we have to make sure and keep brewing this stuff..........because in the end it is a Legendary Guitar. Tasty stuff!

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    That’s funny it’s spoken as reverently as people used to describe approaching Patrick’s unity you don’t just walk in the room you turn the lights down maybe like a couple of candles put on some Bolero on the stereo and then you quietly enter


    [QUOTE=deacon Mark;1122813]
    Quote Originally Posted by vinnyv1k View Post
    3 Standards, 1 Special, and 1 Deluxe The new Campellone batch-5516816f-5287-4391-b6bd-cb7fda04d200-jpeg[/QUOT

    For the beer judges of the forum. When Mark Campellone makes a batch of guitars you pour over them and first smell the guitar. Then you get in your hands and feel the puppy as your hand sides down the neck. Your eyes see a wonder of flame and burst or blond--- gorgeous. Finally as a musician you ears hear the magic and the next thing you know...........damn this batch of brew is incredible we have to make sure and keep brewing this stuff..........because in the end it is a Legendary Guitar. Tasty stuff!

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    I had a long talk with 2Boday and we talked about things that used to beYou know used to be that you could get a nice Gibson or Heritage on the used market for a decent price - well shit they’re not the same companies anymore and those days are over probably the best set up we saw was when Chicago Music Exchange Had the big sale. Same things going to happen to Mark eventually he’s going to start making guitars there won’t be any more coming out and then they’re only be a finite number of them and when they come up on the used market the prices are going to go up the same way that the Gibson guitars and Heritage guitars have gone up in the last year or so

    I got a lot of gear and I love a lot of the guitars that Herotagr made some of the best I have are the Heritages and yeah I like my Gibsons too of course

    but I think Mark Campellone‘s guitars are some of the best that I have and ever well have PERIOD

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    Remember me talking About that Manhattan Skyline Gryphon had on consignment - a star owned guitar made by Mark Campellone custom ordered by Steve Miller was selling for $3750.

    Yeah like I said used to be

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crm114 View Post
    The new Campellone batch-73acfe8e-0c30-4000-a647-7b598c893b41-jpegThe new Campellone batch-c63d440f-8a0f-4731-9a2f-f9fdf8aa15f7-jpegThe new Campellone batch-b8eef70b-efa1-425a-a0b1-f794946fcf99-jpegThe new Campellone batch-94fff814-826d-47a2-bd04-3533ae643afc-jpegThe new Campellone batch-ae9dbb28-f11f-4328-81c3-aea1c7761831-jpeg

    Back before my inheritance when I was in Jersey there was a petite sized Campellone that was specially made for Steve Miller
    Gryphon Had the guitar on their site it has remarkable custom features it had a pick up amount to pick up more down where a Joe Pass pick up would be.
    it was built to commemorate 9/11 I had a gorgeous inlay on the headstock that was the skyline in Manhattan and underneath that was a similar colored material that represented the reflection of the skyline on the Hudson it had a rose inlay on the back of the headstock and a rose inlay on the wood tail piece
    I loved that guitar so much I had Mr. Wu build me a 17 inch version of that But with a floating pick up - Of course the Mr. Wu is nothing like a real Campellone as I’ve learned
    Ha Hah Hah Hah Hah
    If I ever saw that Manhattan Skyline again I’d grab it in a heartbeat
    My office lost four clients in the towers I never forgot how my big board at work look so strange with those four red icon staring in the face representing those four clients being down
    Just wanted to clear up a possible confusion here - the Manhattan Skyline guitar was a custom build for a fellow from Staten Island. The small guitar that Gryphon had for sale was one of two that I'd build for Steve Miller - one was a full size 17", the other smaller guitar (pictured here below) was based on his Ibanez GB10 custom -
    The new Campellone batch-481089-jpgThe new Campellone batch-481085-jpgThe new Campellone batch-4810822-jpg

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    Mark thanks for clearing the air on that one. It sure is good have you post in here sir


    Quote Originally Posted by MCampellone View Post
    Just wanted to clear up a possible confusion here - the Manhattan Skyline guitar was a custom build for a fellow from Staten Island. The small guitar that Gryphon had for sale was one of two that I'd build for Steve Miller - one was a full size 17", the other smaller guitar (pictured here below) was based on his Ibanez GB10 custom -
    The new Campellone batch-481089-jpgThe new Campellone batch-481085-jpgThe new Campellone batch-4810822-jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by MCampellone View Post
    Just wanted to clear up a possible confusion here - the Manhattan Skyline guitar was a custom build for a fellow from Staten Island. The small guitar that Gryphon had for sale was one of two that I'd build for Steve Miller - one was a full size 17", the other smaller guitar (pictured here below) was based on his Ibanez GB10 custom -
    The new Campellone batch-481089-jpgThe new Campellone batch-481085-jpgThe new Campellone batch-4810822-jpg
    That Florentine cut is very interesting. The point is rounded not sharp. I am wondering how Mark did that ? A rounded binding cap ? I like it.

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    [QUOTE=deacon Mark;1122813]
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    3 Standards, 1 Special, and 1 Deluxe The new Campellone batch-5516816f-5287-4391-b6bd-cb7fda04d200-jpeg[/QUOT

    For the beer judges of the forum. When Mark Campellone makes a batch of guitars you pour over them and first smell the guitar. Then you get in your hands and feel the puppy as your hand sides down the neck. Your eyes see a wonder of flame and burst or blond--- gorgeous. Finally as a musician you ears hear the magic and the next thing you know...........damn this batch of brew is incredible we have to make sure and keep brewing this stuff..........because in the end it is a Legendary Guitar. Tasty stuff!
    Maybe the beer judges PORE over them, but I doubt that they POUR over them, and hopefully not beer!

    In my experience, the beer gets poured over the guitar somewhere during the fourth set!

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    I had occasion to speak to Mark yesterday afternoon and he had just finished spraying the bursts. He said he was really wiped out from that. But then considering his incredible bursts I’m sure they are really inspired work.
    Last edited by Crm114; 05-22-2021 at 03:52 PM.

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    I opened a savings account this morning just for my M. Campellone guitar. Mark told me it will be around 2 years from this past April. So I figure, the more I can save, the more options I can have!