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Marchione Amber Neck Through

Marchione Amber Neck Through

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The Marchione Neck-through model came to life through a search for a guitar with a seemingly endless supply of clear ringing sustain. After many rounds of experimentation, it became clear to Stephen Marchione that the best way to allow the sound and vibrations to travel throughout the guitar was to minimize the amount of joinery between multiple pieces of wood.

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The Marchione Neck-through model came to life through a search for a guitar with a seemingly endless supply of clear ringing sustain. After many rounds of experimentation, it became clear to Stephen Marchione that the best way to allow the sound and vibrations to travel throughout the guitar was to minimize the amount of joinery between multiple pieces of wood. He found that the majority of vibrations that get lost as they travel the length of the guitar, do so where two pieces of lumber connect to one another.

Immediately it struck Marchione--how better to achieve sustain than by eliminating the neck joint that so often plagues even the most well designed guitars? By building a guitar such that the machine heads, nut, fingerboard, pickups and bridge were all attached to the same single piece of wood, Marchione was able to bring his dream of beautiful long-ringing sustain to fruition.

The Neck-Through guitar has a thick neck tone and incredibly long ringing sustain. From deep clean jazz tones to modern crunchy bliss, this guitar delivers an incredible tonal spectrum that is sure to delight even the most fervent of nonbelievers. This guitar is able to distinguish and translate all the subtleties that most guitars cannot register. The stability inherent in Neck-through construction ensures that this guitar stays in tune and continues to deliver under even the most demanding of conditions.

CRAIG'S POV

I am not aware of any guitars quite like Stephen Marchione’s Neck-Through model. It may look familiar, but everything from its construction to its sound is absolutely unique.

The Neck-Through is made from a single piece of incredibly light, resonant and beautiful African Mahogany. Including the neck. It feel like home, but is sonically much more than you’d expect from an S-style guitar.

First, the notes are extremely articulate. There are no dead spots or unevenness. I can only describe it by comparing it to putting a great guitar’s signal gently through a vintage optical compressor. The notes are fattened up, and the sonic peaks are evened out. This guitar is almost piano-like in its consistency and clarity. You really have to hear it and play it to understand exactly what I’m trying to communicate.

As with all Marchione guitars, the fretwork and setup are sublime. The neck shape starts out a soft V (.850” at the first fret), and tapers up into the body at the 17th fret. Stephen’s exceptional lutherie skill keeps the neck wonderfully shaped and contoured throughout its length.

The Marchione Neck Through is its own thing – but allows you to express yourself in any genre. From my point of view, it’s one of those rare instruments that has no limits to what is stylistically possible.

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.

Body and neckone piece of African mahogany
Finishamber
FingerboardAfrican ebony
Scale length25 1/2"
Nut width1.72"
Nutvintage bone
BridgeMarchione design hardball
PickupsMarchione PAF specially deigned by Dimarzio
TunersSperzel locking
Hardwaregold
Electronicsvolume, tone, 5-way with military grade wiring
Weight6.60 lbs
CaseMarchione custom designed Armitage hard shell ( additional)
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