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Joseph Yanuziello Cappuccino Cupcake

Joseph Yanuziello Cappuccino Cupcake

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Originally conceived as a touring guitar for the brilliant and eclectic guitarist Kevin Breit (Norah Jones, Cassandra Wilson among others) the Cupcake was designed to be something that could be taken on a plane without a hassle then played in the studio or stage without missing a beat. Tonally it is quite versatile. Because of the Mojo Gold Foils and shorter scale it is, surprisingly, a bit beefier sounding than Joe's standard electric. It can pretty much go anywhere sonically, but with the convenience of also going anywhere physically.

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The Cupcake is a brand new model from Joseph Yanuziello, designed for the guitarist who needs an easily transportable guitar - a pro guitar you can travel with. The CupCake is a travel guitar for the guitarist who yearns for the eloquence, crafted beauty and playability from one of the finest guitar builders in today's golden age of lutherie.

CRAIG'S POV

Every once in a while, I get a guitar in that twists my head around, that I can't seem to put down; the damn thing just calls me from across the room and screams PLAY ME. I have one of those little devils right here in the shop; crafted from the otherworldly hands of none other than Joseph Yanuziello. (You should be familiar with Joe's work, but if you're not, check out some of my previous Yanuziello POVs).

Originally conceived as a touring guitar for the brilliant and eclectic guitarist Kevin Breit (Norah Jones, Cassandra Wilson among others) the Cupcake was designed to be something that could be taken on a plane without a hassle then played in the studio or stage without missing a beat. Kevin's Cupcake turned out to be such a success that he found no need to carry another 6 string electric on a gig. In other words: call Kevin and he shows up with the Yaz Cupcake, plays awesome, sounds great, no travel hassle and everybody's happy.  When Joe told me about his new creation I just had to order one for the shop in this yummy and wonderful cappucino finish.

Tonally it is quite versatile. Because of the Mojo Gold Foils (in mimi hum covers) and shorter scale, I find it, surprisingly, to be a bit beefier sounding than Joe's standard electric. It can play crunchy - think Keith Richard, jazzy - think Bill Frisell, bluesy - think Ry Cooder. It can pretty much go anywhere sonically, but with the convenience of going anywhere physically - think the overhead in an airplane.

It really is an instrument that you need to explore - that's what I find so inspiring about it - to find out exactly how it engages and amplifies your personal style. Bottom line, I really love this Cappuccino Cupcake. It really is a guitar that every guitarist has at one time or another needed, wanted or wished for but wasn't available until now.

Check the video of Kevin Breit performing with Cassandra Wilson (solo 4 minutes in).

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 YANUZIELLO INSTRUMENTS
It certainly doesn't take a genius to realize that guitar builder Joseph Yanuziello is the real deal. What's "the real deal" you say? When it comes to luthiers, it means someone who has built a meaningful full-time career over a long period of time, developed the craft/art/voodoo of instrument building to the highest level, carved out their own niche in an overcrowded sea of brand names, you know, the real deal! There is something about a Yanuziello that is both plain-and-simple and somehow luxurious at the same time. In fact, Yanuziello's background in design and wood/metal fabrication has served him well in producing what he would describe as "modern vintage instruments." His interest in many musical genres is reflected in the different electric and acoustic instruments he produces. "The challenge is to keep it fresh and new and a continuous learning experience...the players have a lot to do with this." - JY


Serial #24418EC
Bodysoft maple, one piece, hollow/chambered
Topcap hard maple
Neckselect curly hard maple, one piece, two way truss rod
FingerboardMacassar ebony, 12" radius
Fingerboard markersgold pearl diamonds @ 3-5-7-9-12-15-17-19-21, corresponding side dots
Scale length22-3/4"
Headstockplain maple for ivory lacquer finish
Nutpolished ebony, 1-11/16"
Neck dimimensions.840" @ 1st fret, .940"@ 12th fret
PickupsMojo goldfoils in mini humbucking covers
Controlsmaster volume master tone
Bridgecappuccino Mastery
Tailpiececappuccino Mastery OMV vibrato unit
Knobsdomed barrel
Switchivoroid, Switchcraft three way toggle, upper bout placement
Bindingivoroid, .060" top of body, fingerboard
Purflingholly and ebony parallelograms
TunersWaverly open back nickel, ivoroid buttons
Finishcappuccino mocha top cap over vintage ivory back/sides
Lacquertop coats clear, polished to high gloss
CaseAmeritage/Yanuziello tweed hardshell, plushlined, form fit
String setD’Addario EXL 145–12-54
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