9.4 of 10 Condition (about half a dozen small, tight finish crazing lines - very hard to see unless held at the perfect angle to the light)
Built using his Mark Whitfield archtop as the starting point Mr. Marchione designed his Semi-Hollow with input from noted New York jazz guitarist Mike Moreno. Needless to say, Mr. Moreno was thrilled and astonished by the result; a powerful tone with unequalled sustain. As with all of Marchione's guitars there is no plywood involved just solid carved wonderfulness. This one is made with figured Walnut back and sides which adds a bit if bite to the tone while the modern symmetrical f-holes help to open up the sound. One of the nicest semi-hollows I've ever played. And the body is carved with a delicacy that only a world-class luthier can accomplish - it's only 1" deep at the edges and about 1 7/8" deep at the bridge. I surely wish I could keep it.
All solid carved woods
Figured Walnut back and sides
Italian Alpine Spruce top
1-piece Walnut neck
Ebony fretboard, bridge tailpiece, knobs, headstock overlay and bindings
Twin coverless Marchione humbucking pickups special designed by Steve
Blucher of DiMarzio pickups
3-way 2 volume, 2 tone
Modern Symetrical soundholes
Black Sperzel locking tuners
25 1/2" scale
1 11/16" nut width
15" lower bout
11" upper bout
1" to 1 7/8" body depth
Original super deluxe Ameritage hardshell case with Marchione logo
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