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Marchione VT - Preowned - Special price

Marchione VT - Preowned - Special price

Price: $--SOLD

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The neck on this guitar is super fast, and its full C shape feels wonderful. This guitar just begs to be played, like a supercar that wants to get out on the open road and just go. It responds to every subtlety in your playing, whether clean or overdriven, and is wonderfully responsive across the entire range on the instrument.

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To paraphrase a master car designer- "any toaster can make toast but it takes a very special toaster to make toast that you covet." Marchione's Vintage S Style guitars are his interpretations of a familiar design platform that are handmade with the same love and attention that Stephen gives his superb archtops. They are guitars that you want to covet and lust over. From the finest personal wood selection, body contouring and neck shape, to the outrageously beautiful finishes and  final detailing they are the masterbuilder's Masterbuilt guitars.

CRAIG'S POV

Fresh out of a collection, this 2012 Marchione Vintage T is being offered at a very special price. It seems that the weather Gods decided to sprinkle this guitar with a bit of arctic freeze on it’s journey to our shop. The result is a light finish checking on the body only. Some would say that it adds character, giving the lacquer a very mild relic look. Well, in this case it will add savings to the next very fortunate owner of this outstanding guitar.

From my point of view, Stephen’s S-style guitars are among the best in the world. He is one of a select group of luthiers who make the bodies and necks from raw wood. When you buy a Marchione, you get the benefit of his eye and and his hands choosing not just the right piece of wood, but exactly the right section of the wood.

The neck on this guitar is super fast, and its full C shape feels wonderful. This guitar just begs to be played, like a supercar that wants to get out on the open road and just go. It responds to every subtlety in your playing, whether clean or overdriven, and is wonderfully responsive across the entire range on the instrument.

It’s got a light swamp ash body, and a really beautiful Madagascar rosewood fingerboard. As far as electronics go, this guitar is the first guitar Stephen has made with the EMG X pickup system, and Stephen’s own variable mid-boost control. The pickups are clear, responsive, and organic – vintagey, but with perfect balance and no noise.

The mid boost is actually fantastic, a linear taper knob that runs from full off to full on. In the off position you get the pure guitar, and then you can dial in the mid boost you want. So, in effect, you can cover everything from single coil, with clarity and articulation, and humbucker with fatness and warmth.

Stephen makes very few guitars, and few as special as this one.

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.

Bodylight weight swamp ash
Necksugar maple finished in gloss cherry sunburst
FingerboardMadagascar rosewood
Finishnitrocellulose cherry sunburst
Nut width1.71"
Nut materialvintage bone
BridgeWilkinson vintage tremelo
PickupsSSS EMGX with SPC mid boost
TunersSperzel locking
Hardwarechrome
Electronicsvolume, tone, mid boost and 5 way switch with military grade wiring
Weight7.5 lbs.
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