Yanuziello "The Continental" #1


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.

Stunning, no? Unfortunately, this guitar was sold the second it arrived but fear not, more are on order!

So, 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.

Interested? We may have another on the way.
  • Body: Western red alder
  • Top cap: Presentation grade Pommele Sapele
  • Neck: Genuine mahogany - two way truss rod
  • Fingerboard: Black ebony 12” radius
  • Fingerboard markers: ’Continental’ pattern – Ivoroid bars & pearl dots - side markers
  • Scale length: 24-3/4”
  • Headstock: Black ebony face veneer
  • Nut: 1-11/16” polished bone
  • Neck dim: ”C” shape .850” 1st fret .950” 12th fret
  • Pickups: Fralin/Yanuziello single coils – rev. wound
  • Covers: Yanuziello custom made - chromed brass
  • Bridge: Yanuziello - Ebony/Ivoroid - bone cap, thumbwheels
  • Tailpiece: Yanuziello custom Continental trapeze – polished aluminum
  • Knobs: Yanuziello custom made fluted Ivoroid
  • Switch: Switchcraft - three way toggle
  • Pick guard: Clear Lucite – backpainted Antique Ivory
  • Binding: Ivoroid .060” fingerboard & headstock
  • Tuners: Waverly - open back nickel - Ivoroid buttons
  • Finish: Back/sides – Antique Ivory – clear top coats all over, polished to high gloss
  • Case: Ameritage/Yanuziello hardshell - plushlined - form fit

Free Freight: The Music Emporium is happy to provide free ground shipping on all merchandise priced over $100 and purchased online at themusicemporium.com. This offer applies to all merchandise shipped within the 48 continental US States.* If you wish to expedite your shipment or your order doesn't qualify, we provide competitive rates. Once you enter your shipping info, you'll be given a selection of services from UPS, FedEx and USPS.

Exclusions: Certain products are excluded from our free shipping offer due to manufacturer restrictions. Also, oversized items or large amplifiers weighing more than 75 lbs may incur extra shipping charges.

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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 Priority Mail, 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.

**There are instances where the approval period does not apply. If you've played the instrument in our store and we then ship it to you, there is no approval period. If the item is a Sale Item (special discounted price, an item listed on our Specials Page), there is no approval period. There are no returns accepted on electronics (amps, pickups, pedals, etc.) unless the product is received in damaged or defective condition.

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