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Stephen Marchione Vintage Tremelo

Stephen Marchione Vintage Tremelo

Price: $--SOLD

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Ameritage case included

Always searching, Marchione has upped his game by gently refining his VT for 2019. His use of torrefied woods, refined shapes and contours and tweaked pickups has added next level sensibilities to an already superb design. As always, Stephen chose only the finest mastergrade woods for this build. And to top it off, he dressed this VT in a sublime transparent limed butterscotch nitro finish.

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CRAIG'S POV

In my mind, there is a spectrum of guitar builders. It ranges from assemblers to builders to craftsmen, to artisans, to artists. An artist imbues every one of his (or her) creations with a part of his or her soul. It's something that's hard to characterize in words, but it's something you can feel the moment you touch the instruments. There's no question that Stephen is a true artist.

Always searching, Marchione has upped his game by gently refining his VT for 2019. His use of torrefied woods, refined shapes and contours and tweaked pickups has added next level sensibilities to an already superb design. As always, Stephen chose only the finest mastergrade woods for this build. And to top it off, he dressed this VT in a sublime transparent limed butterscotch nitro finish.

The playability is truly outstanding! The sonic palette is deep and wide with all the woody resonance of a fine vintage piece along with the clarity and precision of a modern bespoke guitar. Personally, I just love this guitar. There is an an elegant simplicity about it: nothing to add or change — the ultimate sophistication!

Bottom line: If you are looking for something really special, this Marchione is certainly worth considering. I think the real magic here is in how a single builder can conceive all the details and then execute them as a complete thought into one beautiful handmade guitar. It's all here. This Marchione needs to be experienced.

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.

Bodytorrefied one piece premium swamp ash
Necktorrefied mastergrade flame silver maple
Fingerboardold growth Madagascar rosewood
Finishlimed butterscotch nitro cellulose lacquer
Nut width1 11/16"
Neck carve.86"-.92" C shape
Scale25 1/2"
Truss rodstainless steel adjustable
ElectronicsMarchione new generation designed silent singles and PAF
Hardwarechrome
Gluehot hide glue, all joints
Fretsstainless steel 6150
TunersGotoh
Weight7.0 lbs
BridgeGotoh 6 point
CaseAmeritage
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