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Marchione Uni-Body Carve Top, 2018

Marchione Uni-Body Carve Top, 2018

Price: $10,950 - New Price ( was $12,500)

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preowned 2018

Stephen's Uni-body model is a very special guitar. It's one that you simply can't order. The reason is that Marchione only builds this rare model when he finds the perfect piece of wood - perfect in every way. You can imagine how rare it is to find a single piece of wood perfect enough to carve into a complete guitar. Add to that; there is no room for error in the crafting of a uni-body.

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Condition: This minty Stephen Marchione Uni-Body came straight out of a collection. It is in the same condition as when it first left our shop in 2018.

CRAIG'S POV

Stephen's Uni-body model is a very special guitar. It's one that you simply can't order. The reason is that Marchione only builds this rare model when he finds the perfect piece of wood. And I mean perfect in every way. You can imagine how rare it is to find a single piece of wood perfect enough to carve into a complete guitar. Add to that; there is no room for error in the crafting of a uni-body. One misplaced carve, one slip of the chisel, even a nick in the headstock, and the whole project is ruined. Bill Evans writes about a particular kind of Japanese calligraphy on the liner notes to "Kind of Blue." There’s no room for erasures, no room for error, no going back. This guitar is exactly like that. As Stephens says, it really takes his 30 years of luthier skills to birth one of these beauties. In the last 10 years, he has only made 6 of them.

It's a stunning piece of work. Poplar is a great tone word, particularly when it's torrefied, which gives it additional stability and a sweet vintage tone. There is no compromise to its resonance because of any glue joints. Why? because it doesn't have any. Other than the ebony fingerboard, the guitar is built out of one beautiful, superbly carved and finished, singular piece of wood.

In Stephen's words, "There is no energy loss. Every note you play rings true, just like when you play baseball and the bat hits the ball perfectly. You know it's a homer on impact. It's a beautiful thing."

From the custom electronics to the finely carved vintage feeling neck, this guitar is rare, beautiful, toneful and alive. If you are into fine boutique S style electrics, this uni-body is next level stuff.

No fancy inlays here, no crazy colors, just amazing wood and superb craftsmanship.

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 woodtorrefied poplar
Body optionuni-body
Neck woodtorrefied poplar with ebony fretboard
Radius12"
Fretsstainless steel
Nut width1 11/16" (42.9mm)
BridgeWilkinson VSVG vintage tremolo
Neck pickupTone Specific 65 custom single coil
Middle pickupTone Specific 65 custom single coil
Bridge pickupTone Specific Virtuoso custom humbucker
Controlvolume, tone, 5-way
Colortinted lacquer with reds and browns
Weight6.9 lbs
Caseoriginal hardshell
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