And now for something completely different...this striking Campanella Dué in European spruce and maple.
Joe Cleary builds exquisite, sonorous mandolins that draw deeply on violin design and aesthetics. His use of overhung violin edges and deep, earthy colors visually distinguish his instruments, but ultimately the prize is in the tone. Warm, woody, open from the get go, this Dué manages to push lower-mid air without sacrificing clarity. All that in a lightweight, quite resonant body. A cast, Allen tailpiece, Rubner tuners with ebony buttons, Campanella's signature bell headstock inlay in abalone, and an ebony pickguard complete the appointments.
Well into our second decade representing Campanella mandolins, we remain ever impressed with this unique, inspiring take on the modern American mandolin.