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Marchione Classical

Marchione Classical

Price: $15,000

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Stephen Marchione has been building classical and flamenco guitars since 1999. Marchione's classical guitar not only is concert worthy in its sound and tonal palette but truly is a joy to play. The wonderful neck profile, low action, immaculate fretwork and explosive tone make this a guitar that should appeal to anyone looking for a super fine nylon string acoustic guitar.

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CRAIG'S POV

Though I would never consider myself a "classical guitarist" I am never the less a guitarist who loves to play fine classical guitars. About 10 years ago, I went through a period of study with the otherworldly classical guitarist Virginia Luque. (You must check her playing out- what a gifted musician and teacher!) During that time, when I tried to convince myself or rather fool myself into thinking that I could really be a concert classical player I purchased, played and experimented with many fine guitars. My lessons took place at The Guitar Salon in NYC so I had the good fortune and opportunity to become familiar with the many fine builders past and present. So here is a name that should be added to the list.

Stephen Marchione has been building classical and flamenco guitars since 1999. At this year's Woodstock I had the good fortune to spend quality time with this offering and honestly was blown away. Marchione's classical guitar not only is concert worthy in its sound and tonal palette but truly is a joy to play. The wonderful neck profile, low action, immaculate fretwork and explosive tone make this a guitar that should appeal to anyone looking for a super fine nylon string acoustic guitar. Check out this stellar review from Classical Guitar Magazine for an in-depth look at the very guitar we are offering.

If you'd like to find out more about this item, just call or e-mail me. It would be my pleasure to talk to you about it.

ABOUT MARCHIONE GUITARS
At one time in his life, Stephen Marchione spent six hours a day playing the guitar. Now he makes them—in fact, since beginning his career as a guitar maker in 1989, Stephen has created more than three-hundred guitars for some of the best guitar players in the world. The journey from high-school jazz devotee to “the finest young guitar maker working today,” according to Chamber Music America, was a rich and complicated one. After establishing his own brand and working for several years in New York, Stephen Marchione moved to Houston, Texas, where he builds his entire family of guitars, but Marchione has also studied privately since 1994 with Manhattan-based violin maker Guy Rabut. "I try to build one violin a year to keep my chops up" Says Marchione. He feels that building classical guitars and violins broadens his understanding of top thicknessing, tap tuning, and surface preparation. On the other hand, building electric guitars has taught him the importance of the fretboard in a player's appreciation of a guitar. Marchione is considered one of a very few leading-edge pioneers in the design of guitars that combine elements of both jazz and classical construction. This well-rounded approach contributes to the magic one finds in a Marchione instrument, a magic that is at once very broad yet truly individual.

TopSwiss spruce
Back & sidesMadagascar rosewood
NeckSpanish cedar
Fretboardebony
Scale length650mm
Nut width53mm
Neck thickness22mm @ first fret
Nutbone
Rosettebloodwood motif
Purflingbloodwood
Headstock veneerbloodwood
Bindingziricote
Finishfrench polish
TunersSloan
Casecustom Ameritage Marchione
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