Carlo Robelli was for some time the guitar house brand of Sam Ash Music stores. Although the brand has seen many models at many price points and build qualities, this batch of mid-90’s Korean made arch-tops were among their most prudent buys and have become a sought after and still affordable alternative for those who want to put a big box arch-top, albeit a laminated one, in there stable. It is our understanding that these instruments were manufactured in Korea by Samick who were also manufacturing the tapered body Epiphone Joe Pass II model which was essentially the same guitar excepting the hardware which was at a lower price point on the Carlo. That’s where this example gets interesting as all of the hardware has been substantially upgraded. The tuners are Gold Grover Imperials. The Tailpiece is a Gibson Diamond. The bridge is unbranded and we are not sure of its manufacture but it is of high quality and fully adjustable. The Pickups are APC humbuckers wired for coil tap and phase reversal. She has a light action and a lovely tone which bellies her provenance. As an added bonus all of the original hardware is included in the sale, including the original Gibson Byrdland-like Tailpiece, the pick guard, pick-ups, and tuners, all of it except the old wood bridge. She is very clean showing minimal play-ware and will ship with her original Sam Ash gig bag.

Year Condition Color Case
1997 Near Mint Black GigBag


Merillon Guitars
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