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, resonant body. An engraved James 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.
Note: Photos and video are of a previously sold model. Updated photos coming soon!
- Engelmann Spruce top
- One-piece European Maple back
- Ebony, radiused fingerboard
- Ebony, two-piece bridge
- Tone-bar bracing
- James tailpiece
- Rubner tuners
- 1 1/8" Nut width
- Bobelock violin-style case