We recently approached Joe Yanuziello with the idea of building an exclusive model for The Music Emporium. We were thrilled when he not only agreed, but began sharing his vision of what this guitar might be. Turning design decisions over to a master luthier like Joe is a very cool experience because you know you're going to get something really special, but you're not exactly sure what he's cooking up. Well, the time has come: introducing TME's exclusive Yanuziello model...The Continental.
What makes this guitar unique and only for TME? For starters, there is no body binding. The presentation grade Pommele Sapele top melds gracefully to the ivory colored, alder body. Mirroring that transition is a gorgeous clear jewel-like pickguard that has the same bevel as the body and is sprayed on the bottom with the same ivory color as the body. Note the ivoroid bridge base, ivoroid bar / pearl dot fretboard markers, gorgeous ebony fretboard, fluted ivoroid knobs, and the polished aluminum tailpiece. Joe's brilliant eye for design is all over this unique guitar!
From the moment you first pick a Yanuziello up, you know you're holding a special guitar - the quality is obvious (as is the weight, or lack thereof). Spend 5 minutes playing one and you will find yourself reaching for your wallet. They're very addictive to play and just exceptionally musical and unique.
The fit and finish are world class. Some guitars that reach this level of build perfection can be a little lifeless -the pursuit of perfection at the expense of being soulful. Not so with Joe Yanuziello's instruments. There's a lot of heart and soul in these guitars and we regularly find ourselves digging deeper, playing new licks and ideas when we get a spare 15 minutes to sit with one.
The tones from the Fralin/Yanuziello single coil pickups are articulate, nuanced, fat, and warm. There is a complexity to the tone of these guitars that's very appealing to our ears. You can achieve Frisell-esq clean tones all the way to swampy, loose-bass, pushed blues tones with ease. Did we mention that these guitars weigh between 5-6lbs? Just an amazing playing experience overall.
We can assure you, you don't own a guitar like this. These guitars would make an exceptional addition to any collection! Don't hold out as these guitars sell quickly. Priced with a Yanuziello Ameritage case.
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We ship all instruments with a 48-hour approval period during which time you can comfortably evaluate your purchase and determine if it's right for you. The prices listed on our website do not include shipping charges or any applicable taxes, duties, or custom fees. Instruments shipped within MA are subject to a 6.25% sales tax. All out-of-state shipments are tax-free though we do recommend you look into your individual state's tax codes to determine any tax liabilities. The Music Emporium has been shipping guitars around the world for 40+ years. Your instrument will be expertly packed and shipped via FedEx, UPS, or US Post, depending on the destination and level of service. If you have a preferred method not listed here, please let us know and we'll do our best to accommodate.
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