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Description
Mirabella Guitars continue the NY Guitar Tradition and style of building high-end, fully Handmade instruments from which Cristian was raised on. While incorporating his own innovative designs. This balance, as well as the balance of visual striking ascetics, top-quality workmanship/materials and acoustic-science, are all reflected in each and every guitar Cris Mirabella creates. Much of Cris's youth was spent in Jimmy D'Aquisto's workshop, listening and learning from the Master Luthier. While not a full-on apprentice of Jimmy; as he was to young at the time. Mirabella did apprentice under Ron DeMarino who built a name for himself as a great NY Luthier and repair tech after many years of doing work on countless vintage guitars for John Lennon and other well known artists of every genre. Cristian Mirabella is most well known for his fully carved archtops like his Crossfire model, as well as restorations of many fine vintage instrument masterpieces, by names such as D'Angelico & D'Aquisto. However he has also built many unique one of a kind guitars such as this masterfully crafted Semi-Hollow body, utilizing the same level of attention to detail as his more expensive Archtops.

This 14" Mirabella Semi-Hollow body is an incredible piece of Luthier craftsmanship, steeped in the old NY-style tradition. Fully handbuilt by one master builder, this guitar has lots of Mirabella Guitar firsts and features many of Cris's most sought after appointments. This particular example was built in 2013 and has had only one owner who has another Mirabella on order and sold us this piece, through Mirabella's NY shop, in order to fund it. When we first saw it in Cris's shop we just had to have it. Cris went over the entire instrument, which was already in incredible condition, especially for its age and gave it a clean bill of health, minus a few fine scratches on the body, that are difficult to photograph. If you’d like us to try; let us know. The guitar is in structurally perfect condition. Cris added new Ebony pickup covers, buffed out the top, polished the frets and did a beautiful fast playing setup. So whoever buys this guitar is essentially getting a Mirabella that plays like a new one, for approximately 2k less than a new equivalent Mirabella with the same appointments; except there will be no 2 year wait time for this guitar. 

As we were saying the guitar is the first to ever have the Mirabella "Paper Airplane" inlays, which have become a very popular appointment on Mirabella's guitars. It's also one of the first instruments to feature Cris's open headstock design and custom shaped dual sound-holes. Two of our favorite appointments of this guitar are the Archtop style Ebony Guard with Koa stripe and Mirabella “M” emblem on the top of the headstock. 

The guitar is bound in figured Koa, which is part of it's theme. You can find Koa throughout; such as the body binding, in the inlays, pickup covers, truss rod cover stripes and beneath the Ebony knobs as well as under the mini 3-way toggle switch. Most modern day Mirabella Electrics have mini toggle switches rather than large ones. This is his preference as it's a very sturdy switch and doesn't get in the way of playing, while being placed in the optimal position for quick pickup switching. 

This beauty is extremely lively played acoustically, with its Maple top and Honduran Mahogany back and sides. You'll instantly notice harmonics that leap off the board and a gorgeous chime to the notes. Once plugged in the Benedetto/Duncan A6 pickups with custom Ebony covers are warm and articulate but with great clarity, definition and punch in all three positions. Definitely the perfect match for this particular instruments acoustic voice. You'll also notice how balanced the neck to body ratio is, whether you're seated or standing. The custom contours allow for comfort and easy access to the entire fingerboard. From the back you'll notice the black stinger paint job on the headstock; just giving this lovely guitar an even more sophisticated appearance.

This instrument is the perfect mix of old world American craftsmanship and modern design. Playability is fast with Cris's modern medium C profile and the action is nice and low at only 3 & 4 64" at the 12th fret. It's currently strung up with 11's. The guitar comes with it's original black tolex hard shell case. These don't come up for sale often, so grab this beauty while she's still here. 

Specs:

Model: Chambered body #0010 (11-4-2013)
Body Size (lower bout): 14 inches
Cutaway: Florentine
Top: Carved Maple 
Body: Honduras Mahogany with back contour
Body binding: Koa
Neck: Honduras Mahogany
Fingerboard: Macassar Ebony
Bridge: Nashville Tunomatic
Headstock: Modern with opening
Nut: 1 3/4
Scale: 24 5/8 (only a tad under a 24 3/4" Gibson scale length, giving the strings a little more slack) 
Radius 12" 
Nek Profile Modern Med C .82" - .94"
Inlays: Mirabella "Paper Airplane" (first instrument to have them)
Frets: 22  (size #154)
Tuning machines: Sperzels with custom ebony buttons
Controls: volume/tone volume/tone, mini toggle switch
Knobs: Ebony with Koa accent
Tailpiece: Black
Pickups: Custom Benedetto/Duncan A6 with custom Ebony covers
Pickguard: Ebony with Koa accent
Finish: Black Nitrocellulose Lacquer top with Brown burst back and sides
Weight 6lbs 15oz
Original Fitted Black Tolex HSC included.
South Shore Guitar Boutique

South Shore Guitar Boutique

2013
Mirabella
Excellent
Black
$7,000 down from $7,150
South Shore Guitar Boutique
Mike Termini
631-482-3313
North Babylon, NY
4:06 PM
Monday,Tuesday By Appointment Only Wednesday-Saturday 12:00PM to 6:00PM Sunday: Closed

Items purchased must be paid within 24hr.

We offer free shipping on selected products within the continental U.S. Please contact us before purchasing if you have any questions. Our primary shipping vendor is Fedex ground with insurance. For small accessories, P.O. boxes, or non-continental US customers, we may use the United States Postal Service. Expedited Orders We will upgrade the shipping delivery method to 2-day, or overnight (if applicable) upon request (charges will apply). Consignment Items Consignment Items do not qualify for free shipping, Shipping will be calculated at checkout. Sales Tax 8.625% sales tax will be added to all orders within New York State.

Returns on New items are accepted (unless noted in the description), and must occur within 4 days from when you receive the item. (buyer must notify us that they will be returning the item within 4 days of receiving the item, or return will be void) Buyer pays for shipping cost , Buyer is responsible for returning the item undamaged, we can provide return label which cost will be deducted from the refund owned to the buyer. A 10% restocking fee will also be assessed upon return of the item. We reserve the right to refuse refund if item is not returned in the same condition it was originally shipped to the buyer. Returns on Used items are accepted (unless noted in the description), and must occur within 2 days after receiving the item. (buyer must notify us within 72 hours of receiving the item if they plan to return the item or return will be void. Buyer pays for return shipping , Buyer is responsible for returning the item undamaged. We can provide return label which cost will be deducted from the refund owned to the buyer. A 10% restocking fee will also be assessed upon return of the item. Used effects pedals and accessories are not returnable. All items must be complete including all original packaging, accessories and documentation. With the exception of defective and/or “damaged during shipping” items, all shipping charges will be charged to the customer, even if the order was shipped free. Items will be inspected before issuing a credit. S.S.G.B. reserves the right to refuse items that were not returned to us in the same condition as when they were delivered to the customer. Certain items are non-returnable (effect pedals, tubes, strings etc.). Consignment Items are not returnable.